Holiday Dress-Up: 9 Maternity Fashion Ideas

There are plenty of obvious nursing tops out there. You know the ones--they're cotton and have giant flaps in front of your chest that you lift up when it's time to breastfeed. What's exciting to us, though, is that there are now so many discreet and downright pretty nursing shirts and even dresses. They're made of soft jersey fabrics and cost a bit more. But if a shirt like the ones shown In this slideshow get you through this holiday season feeling a lot less self-conscious, we say it's worth it!

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Easy Does It

Sarah Kehoe

Easy Does It

Maternal America magenta nursing shirt ($89).

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Going for the Gold

Bryan McCay

Going for the Gold

Maternal America shirred nursing shirt ($94).

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Dressy Option

Bryan McCay

Dressy Option

Olian Empire-cut nursing dress ($110).

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Hello, Gorgeous!

Bryan McCay

Hello, Gorgeous!

Embrace top from Ripe Maternity ($84).

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Indigo Girl

Bryan McCay

Indigo Girl

Japanese Weekend shirt ($80).

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Tied With a Bow

Bryan McCay

Tied With a Bow

Malawi top from Nixilu ($58).

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Comfy & Beautiful

Bryan McCay

Comfy & Beautiful

Glamourmom Nursing Bra Long Tank in Jade Mist ($39).

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Glamorous Underthings

Bryan McCay

Glamorous Underthings

Belabumbum Lotus Lace nursing bra ($39).

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Nurse in Style

Bryan McCay

Nurse in Style

Bebe au Lait nursing cover in Soft Spot ($35).

Originally published in the November 2009 issue of American Baby magazine.