I like to look good, but you'll never find me in a self-sacrificial fad like big, heavy earrings or super pointed toe shoes. Ok, so my size 9 feet would probably keep me out of that shoe fad as well, but that's another story...
The point is, I like to look good, and feel comfortable doing it. Who doesn't?! That said, I really like the layered shirt look. Not only does it enable me to crawl through tunnels with my kids at the playground in an unrevealing manner, but I just feel like my clothes look better on me that way. The downside, it can get hot--especially in the summer, and especially if you've just crawled through a tunnel into a group of moms who already think you're a little crazy.
In my effort to beat the heat and keep my layers, I found the Blush Topless Undershirt. Made in regular and maternity styles, it's basically a tube-top you wear around your waist.
My three favorite things about the Topless Undershirt:
1) Love, love, love, love, love this for nursing in public places!!! All your clothes don't have to be button up shirts or strange nursing tops!! Yay!!
2) Lightweight: The soft material is lighter than a Shade tank top, but not so light you can see through it well.
3) Comes with a little bag made from the same material. When I'm not wearing mine, I keep it in the bag, hanging over the neck of a hanger in the closet. It's easy to find, and it isn't all wrinkled from being stuffed in a drawer.
The Blush Topless Undershirt will not hold your pants up when you're pregnant like a Belly Band will, but it also won't hold the heat in. Belly Bands actually advertise that they provide added warmth. Not particularly something I need when I'm pregnant, to be honest.
When worn over a cotton blend camisole, the Undershirt performed flawlessly and stayed in place. Over a silky camisole, there was a bit more slipping down, but it wasn't noticeable on the outside of my shirt. I think if I had folded the top over (as it can be designed to), it wouldn't have slipped as much.
Overall, it's nice for maternity and regular uses, but I'm particularly swooning over the idea of keeping my sad post-pregnancy belly from being exposed to the elements (and wandering eyes) while I'm trying to inconspicuously nurse my baby. Find it for $15 at toplessundershirt.com.
Who would like to try out the Blush Topless Undershirt? Enter by indicating what color you would like to win on this post by midnight August 19. One lucky winner will be randomly selected, and announced on Citrus August 20th. Shipping to Continental US only. Thank you Blush!