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Undercover Mama Review

by Carly

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In my experience, finding decent (and cute) nursing clothes can be rough. When I had my first daughter, I owned a lot of clothes that suddenly fit me again, but were not appropriate for breastfeeding. She was born in February, so with it being so cold, a lot of my shirts were high-necked and I had to layer tank tops underneath that didn’t always match or were not meant to be pulled down in the front. I did have a couple of nursing tanks, but I found that they were too short for my taste and uncomfortable to wear with a bra.

This pregnancy, I have been on the hunt for a good tank top that will be more appropriate for me – particularly since this baby is due in the summer! I’m definitely going to need tank tops to keep cool.

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I was introduced to Undercover Mama last month and after taking a peek at their website, I was very excited to try their nursing top. It isn’t like a normal tank top, but appears as more of a strapless tube-top type of shirt. However, it has some pretty fun little things that make wearing your own bra so much easier than a typical nursing tank.

There are two options. The first is that you can wear this with a nursing bra and use the little loops to attach the shirt to the bra clip. The second is that you could also use it with a non-nursing bra by using the hook to attach it to the bra strap. If you struggle to find a nursing bra that fits you, I highly encourage you to look into this option as it might just save your sanity.

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When choosing my tank, I was absolutely thrilled to see how many different color options there are: fifteen solid colors and a polka-dot. I’m a sucker for mint, so that is what I chose (much to my husband’s dismay; I think he was hoping I’d change it up a bit – it’s like he doesn’t even know me!) and I was very pleased to see how true to the color it is to that which was presented online.

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When the shirt arrived a few weeks ago, my belly measured at about 42 inches around, so I was worried that it wouldn’t fit me since I had ordered a size medium. That way, when my littlest arrives, I could still wear it comfortably. Despite my concerns, I was pleased to see that due to its longer length, I was able to wear it even with my 28-week belly! In fact, it has fit me for the last three weeks and I have been getting a lot of use out of it.

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My eldest daughter still nurses occasionally, so it’s still important to me to have easy-access for her if needed. Mostly, I have been happy to have a shirt that actually goes over my bump that I will be able to use a lot after giving birth. Furthermore, it’s a tank top that I will wear for many years to come – even when I’m done nursing. It’s comfortable, the length is excellent for me, and the ease of use is spectacular.

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After all of this, my one complaint is that, without straps, the back can sometimes fall a little lower than I want it to. This doesn’t change my high opinion about it, but it is something to consider (and remember) when wearing it out and about without an over-shirt.

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You can find Undercover Mama on their website as well as on Amazon.

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2 comments

Carolyn Allen Russell May 13, 2016 - 10:41 am

Just out of curiosity, how do you intend to use it when you’re not nursing anymore? I had one with my last baby and loved it, but I strictly wore it under other shirts so that I could lift the outer shirt to nurse and still have my torso covered. Will you continue to layer it under other outfits later on?

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Carly May 13, 2016 - 10:58 am

I personally felt very comfortable wearing it without a top layer – I don’t mind my bra straps showing since they show in half of my tank tops anyways! But, yes, layering would be another option, particularly in the cold months. I like long tanks to wear under my sweaters.

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