I love nursing my babies. Somehow, I gain a lot of satisfaction just knowing that I am able to provide for them, even though it is tiring. But one thing that really frustrated me when I was nursing Vera during the first year of her life was the lack of stylish and comfortable nursing wear in Singapore. In a way, I was saved by the 2 faithful ponchos I got from Mon Petit Jardin
as they allowed me to nurse practically everywhere without much need for nursing clothes.
But it is still nice to have pretty nursing clothes. It just makes breastfeeding a little more comfortable and convenient. That was why I was really excited when I first heard that Dorothy, designer and founder of the Dotted Line
was embarking on a new design label specializing in nursing wear, Dote Studio
I think I first got to know Dorothy through my other design blog, laissezfaire
. Before entering the fabulous world of fashion, she spent her days in a small cubicle at a large international financial institution. She decided to follow her passion a few years back when she took up a course in fashion design and started the Dotted Line
. With her new journey into motherhood early this year, she wasted no time in getting started with her second business venture, Dote Studio
when she too got fed up with the lack of stylish nursing wear available in Singapore.
Dorothy also asked me to be involved in the design of the label for Dote several months back.
I was pleasantly surprised when Dorothy told me that she was going to give me a gift when Dote Studio was launched earlier this month. I was absolutely delighted when a nursing dress and top came in the mail the day I was about to deliver. As I had expected, the clothes were gorgeous and very well made. It really got me excited about nursing again. Thank you so much for your thoughtful gift, Dorothy!
I really can't wait to try on the clothes once that postpatum tummy becomes less visible. =))
above: Mist puff sleeve dress
(S$109, US$75 approx)
above: Slate Top
. (S$69 or US$48 approx.)
And if you are one who likes to touch and feel your clothes before buying, you will be pleased to know that Dote Studio will also be collaborating with Maternity Exchange, Singapore, to offer more nursing options in the coming months. Do visit these 2 websites for the latest info!