A cheeky question...!

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  1. Mel32

    Mel32 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I hope this post doesnt offend anyone! Just really looking for some opinions.

    I'm a new mum and getting more and more determined not to return to work as I personally don't want to leave him in nursery so early. However I'm quite up for working!

    Since I've had my baby I've had a number of occasions I'd really like a nice dress that is suitable for breast feeding - something which is nice enough for a wedding or party. I seem to either find really expensive ones, casual day dresses or maternity dresses (but my bumps gone!). I feel there's not much choice! Anyway I can picture different designs that would work well for feeding and I'm seriously considering having them manufactured.

    I guess my question is... is this appealing to anyone else? Its hard to tell without seeing the designs I know, but would you buy a special BF dress or not? I'm trying to see what demand there would be. As a startup I probably couldn't afford to have too many designs manufactured straight away. Pricepoint would be around £45.

    The plan is to have them manufactured and sell on an online boutique type shop (named after my son). Other options would be to do specialist gift boxing to buy as presents for new mums and mums to be as if anyone else is like me it can be really daunting breastfeeding as a first timer!
     
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  2. Maaaaaac

    Maaaaaac Well-Known Member

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    This is an excellent idea! Really is. I would def buy something like this if available also id buy as gifts. Definitely something missing in the market
     
  3. El1en

    El1en Well-Known Member

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    I looked for a nice dress to bf in for a wedding and they were expensive and tbh for me they were really frumpy. Definitely the kind of thing id be into
     
  4. Mel32

    Mel32 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks that's encouraging! I have a wedding to go to and I just keep finding dresses that I'd practically have to take off to feed in or too pricey... or casual so it got me thinking

    I'd love to make this work but I need to know there's enough interest :)

    Thanks again!
     
  5. Becky1

    Becky1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm always on the lookout for bf friendly clothes. Although have found quite a few cheaper dresses at Closet online.


     
  6. Mel32

    Mel32 Well-Known Member

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    Glad of the positive feedback. Feel free to let me know what would be on your tick list when browsing. I think I have rounded up a plan so I'm quite excited to create a boutique.. but i really want to match what people are looking for. I am sourcing samples and interesting and unique products so I'll keep this updated.

    If this thread isn't appropriate please let me know!! :)
     
  7. T84

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    I would have defo been interested! I had my dads wedding when dd2 was only 7 weeks. When I was looking for dresses in the hope of still bf'ing then they were all pretty frumpy. I personally felt comfortable enough to show a bit of figure but the were all really floaty and not modern at all. Also my boobs were massive but the rest of me wasn't in proportion to this so really struggled!! Great idea!!


     
  8. kumber

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    There's a group on fb called Can I Feed In It, would probably be great for market research


     
  9. Beckyb1991

    Beckyb1991 Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant idea. I attended a wedding when my daughter was a few weeks old and had to get a hotel room where the wedding was held to take my dress of to feed her.. was a huge pain xxx
     
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    I know it's not much help but next do some breastfeeding clothes not all are overly pricey either I got two tops, two vests and 4 bras for 60 something
     
  11. BunnyN

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    Clothes in general for BFing were not a huge problem for me. Dresses are another story. I gave up wearing dresses while I was feeding. If you could really find way to make dresses work it would be great.
     

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