Wouldn’t You Though?
You know that clever duvet design we all now use that makes changing the cover sooo easy? I invented that. Oh wait, hang on, no I didn’t because it got no further than pub talk.
Now here’s a lady who had an idea and ran with it, all the way to the designers and manufacturers. Say ‘hello’ to Camilla Bartlett of Milla London designs,
Camilla, who lives on the Kent / East Sussex border found that all the breast feeding tops she tried with weird panels and clips, err (pardon the pun) sucked. So, she set out to create something new, simple and effective. If you’re a new mum struggling with drapage in public places you’re going to want to read about this range – and if you know someone who’s expecting you are too because one of the tops would make a lovely present.
The tops all incorporate zips on both sides to allow discreet feeding access – SO obvious, why has no one else ever thought of that? There’s also a stretchy ‘modesty layer’ lining at the front so there’s no need to flash a post-birth tum either.
Camilla’s background was far from fashion and retail – working in the city in international banking – so once she’d had a smart idea she got an ex-Boden and Jaeger designer involved to come up with a relaxed modern look.
The tops aren’t that cheap at around fifty pounds each, but frankly anything that makes your life easier in those early days has got to be worth it, and they’re very versatile.
There’s a classic Breton-style Brigitte top (£54), and a bright red Grace top (£52) with a zip down the back which are smart enough to dressed up with a jacket and chunky jewellery when you get to the managing-to-leave-the-house-for-something-nice stage.
The tops are gorgeously soft quality cotton with a smidge of lycra and the side zips are cleverly integrated so barely visible. Even the arms have been thought through – ‘bracelet length’ to allow for all the hand-washing new mums have to do.
So if you’re in the baby zone, or you know someone special who is and you’d like to treat them, you can’t go far wrong with one of these.