When it comes to nursing tops, nursing tanks are as fashionable as they are functional. They can be worn year-round, alone or layered under other nursing clothes. What’s more, the best nursing tank tops pair well with so many types of separates, giving you a wide range of looks.
Nursing and maternity tanks can be worn with jeans and a leather jacket for a sporty look, under a blazer or dressy sweater for a meeting or dinner, and with shorts and tennis shoes when you take your baby for a stroll around the block or when you’re ready to hit the court for a friendly game. The possibilities are endless.
We recommend looking for lightweight, breathable fabrics that are comfortable all day and all night. Also, consider breastfeeding access and whether you prefer snaps, pull up, pull down, or side access.
Pro tip: Look for nursing bras with a racerback design or convertible straps so your bra straps won’t slip out from your tank’s shoulder straps. And make sure there’s a place to put your breast pads, a new mom must-have!
Our Top Nursing Tank
The Sublime® Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Tank is an innovative, all-in-one that tops the list as our favorite nursing tank for breastfeeding. The super-soft fabric provides support, and the hip-length cut gives great coverage, but it’s the ingenious engineering in this pumping tank top that knocks our socks off.
The Sublime® Pumping Tank fits all standard pump flanges, making it easy to double pump, nurse, pump one breast at a time, or nurse with one breast while pumping the other. This award-winning maternity tank features our patented clip that allows you to unclip a pumping layer or a nursing layer – a true 24/7 nursing tank (and a must for exclusive pumping).
Nursing Tank Tops with Built-in Bras
When you wear a great nursing top with a built-in bra, also called a shelf bra, you may not need an additional nursing bra, which makes for an especially smooth silhouette. When it comes to nursing tank tops, it’s a good idea to look for tanks with full coverage, quick nursing access, and removable padding.
The Simply Sublime® Maternity & Nursing Tank has it all – a true wardrobe staple. It has an extra long cut and provides super light compression that can feel soothing after delivery. Plus, it’s made from soft and stretchy material that adapts to your baby bump and postpartum tummy so you can wear it from your first trimester through nursing, and beyond.
It can be layered under absolutely anything and comes in many colors. Plus, it has adjustable straps and removable padding. No wonder it’s award-winning: NAPPA Best for Moms, Mom’s Choice, and Little Baby Gear’s top choice for the best nursing tank, among others.
When it’s time to relax and try to grab a few winks, reach for the Bamboo Lounge Around Nursing & Maternity Tank. It’s made from silky-soft, premium bamboo fabric that keeps you cool and comfy all day and night. We love the built-in shelf bra with padding that stays put and the easy release nursing clips for breastfeeding on demand or pumping.
A list of our favorite nursing tanks would be incomplete without our Signature Nursing & Maternity Cotton Tank. With its flattering neckline and elegant drape over your baby bump, this nursing cami in White, Black, and Grey Heather can be worn alone or layered under a jacket, blazer, or sweater for a chic nursing outfit. The fabric’s a lovely blend including cotton and spandex, making it soft and stretchy (the perfect layering piece).
Best Pregnancy Support Tank
If you’ve ever wanted some help carrying your bump around, your dreams are about to come true. With targeted support above and below your bump, the stretchy and soft Bamboo Bump Support Maternity Tank snuggles your belly so you’ll feel more comfortable and so much lighter – but you’ll have to wait for your little one to arrive until you’re really walking on air.
Whether you’re wearing it alone or layered, this lightweight tank is cut long so you’ll have plenty of coverage. It also doubles as a foundation piece that can be layered under garments like dresses that may otherwise be see-through or clingy. We also love it for extra support postpartum!
Before you got pregnant, you may not have thought too much about tank tops. It’s easy to take this simple wardrobe piece for granted. But now that you’re pregnant or nursing, things are different.
Maternity and nursing tanks offer many options that make them more accessible, more convenient, and more comfortable than regular tanks. They’re a great investment whether they have clip-down cups or a layered design. And you can always add our Ultra Absorbent Reusable Nursing Pads to create a leakproof nursing tank!