This Stylish New Clothing Collection Makes Breastfeeding a Cinch
Photos courtesy of Madri
As most moms know well enough, breastfeeding your babe can be both a tremendously rewarding and challenging endeavor. Among the reasons why some mothers may struggle with nursing is accessibility, and that's something newly-launched brand Madri Collection aims to tackle. The NYC-based brand was unsurprisingly founded by two mamas and longtime friends, Ashley Melone and Danielle Walish. The first-time designers had managed to navigate their pregnancy (they gave birth one five weeks apart) stylishly, but after delivering they bonded after a mutual frustration with finding feeding and pumping-friendly options that were as chic as they were convenient. And when they put their heads together to come up with a solution, the result was so successful some of the most fashionable publications, including Vogue, Real Simple, and Goop, immediately took notice.
The self-proclaimed "ready-to-mother" collection launched in Spring 2018 and includes tunic dresses and tops with sneaky zippers in the front pleats, crossover tops, jumpsuits, and rompers that allow breast access with the swift lift of a panel, and cropped tops with built-in bras. Mardi Collection includes a few bottoms as well — elastic-waist skirts and tie-waist pants — that adjust to fit mothers' still-evolving bodies. In addition to the smart, stylish designs, the line's pieces are well-made with lightweight but luxurious fabrics (that happen to resist wrinkling) like Japanese cotton and seersucker and they're offered in a fairly affordable price range, between $98 and $268. For women that have had to sacrifice style while nursing their little ones, this brand offers the perfect solution to relying on the same old button-downs and wrap dresses. The future of postpartum fashion has arrived.