I recently attended the launch of new luxury breast feeding friendly range RICIA. Set up by the lovely Julia Rose, her brand is aimed at making sure breastfeeding women don’t have to sacrifice style this party season. Creating high-end, luxury garments, the brand’s debut collection is glamorous, stylish and most importantly, super practical when it comes to breastfeeding. All styles have cleverly disguised flaps and panels which are subtly designed into the garment. They've also been made with a woman's post-pregnancy body in mind - allowing extra room around the ribs, hips, and bust - so super comfortable and flattering too.
I got to try on some of the dresses (there was even an Emma dress!) and I can confirm, breastfeeding or not, these silk styles are simply stunning. Beautifully cut, well made, all in pretty soft and modern colours. The perfect go to brand if you're looking for a party, black tie event, wedding or any special occasion that requires you to be that bit more dressed up. Yes the price tag is premium (prices start at £115 going up to £350) but the classic styles mean that they can be worn for years, even beyond breastfeeding, so you will get a lot if use out of them. I also think they would make gorgeous bridesmaids dresses - even if you're not a mum! She has a great range of styles for all shapes and sizes - sleeveless, arm coverer, long, short, wrap, high neck... She also offers free UK shipping and returns.
I know from my past experiences finding clothes, especially for weddings, where you had to breastfeed, a complete nightmare. RICIA is committed to enhancing the shopping experience for breastfeeding mums who often struggle to find anything to wear, especially for special occasions and events. All RICIA pieces are designed and made in London, using luxury fabrics (why can’t breastfeeding women wear silk?) and everyone involved in the creation of each piece has been paid fairly. £10 from every sale is donated to the Mummy’s Star charity which supports women who are affected by cancer during or shortly after pregnancy.
These are some of my favourite pieces, click the images to shop:
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