Could I breastfeed in this? This is the number one question nursing moms ask themselves before getting dressed. Women should not have to sacrifice style and comfort for functionality! To solve this problem, Le Regard Apparel created The Emery suit and The Lucie dress to provide stylish post-partum clothing with functionality, longevity, class and comfort. These staple pieces simplify women’s lives as professionals, stay-at-home moms, or momtrepreneurs. Being a mom should not hinder your professional life.
Nursing moms struggle to find functional, stylish, and comfortable clothing. As a new mom, I faced that reality – the lack of nursing-friendly attire. Like most moms, I had to return to work outside the home soon after the birth of my daughter. I searched the market for clothing that will cater to the nursing mom’s most pressing need, enable her to breastfeed conveniently, and simultaneously flatter her post-partum body. The clothes I found resulted in either stretched necklines or extra fabric on my baby’s face.
$1: We thank you for your support
$5: A hand-written thank you card
$10: A hand written thank you card & a pen
$25: A Le Regard T-Shirt
$50: La Cherie Lace piece or personalized notebook
$100: La Cherie Dress without the Lace
$115: La Cherie Dress with the Lace
$125: The Lucie Dress (nursing or non-nursing)
$200: The Lucie Dress & La Cherie Dress (Early Bird Special)
$225: One Emery pants or skirt suit in black or navy blue
$275: 3-piece Emery pants and skirt suit in black or navy blue
$500: Le Regard Collection: One 3-piece suit, a Lucie& La Cherie & name listed in our “Founding Supporter” webpage
$1000+: Le Regard Collection, get a dress named after you or a loved one. A thank you page on our website for one month, & a special shout-out on our social media pages.
What makes Le Regard unique?
No more stretched necklines
Apparel created for all seasons
Fashionable & Comfortable
Flatters the post-partum body
- No more fighting fabric
Wear Le Regard Apparel to work, dinner, church, and for special occasions.
The Emery Suit
The Emery suit is made for the professional mom. There is no suit like the Emery on the market that provides this utility, style and confidence to the modern mom. Whether a mom, boss lady, corporate executive, or momtrepreneur, fulfill your many duties discreetly and at ease. The buttons on the suit open from the shoulders to the waist, and the bodice drops at the waist to allow for nursing and pumping on the go. You no longer need to worry about difficulty pumping at work. You can also feed your child immediately after getting home. The peplum detail conveniently flatters the post-partum belly. The pants are flowy and widen towards the bottom.
The Lucie Dress
The Lucie dress is designed to enable the modern mom to breastfeed in public and in style! It is made from a soft, stretchy fabric that is flattering to all body types. Invisible zippers at the bust area allow for discreet breastfeeding. The Lucie dress is a piece of clothing that is made to last through nursing and post-partum. It is a versatile dress that women can turn to anytime they want to look and feel fabulous.
La Cherie Dress
La Cherie dress gives you a modest fitted look without sacrificing class. Sexy never looked this well! Le Regard designs embody confidence and modesty. The brand embraces all body types and ensures that women who wear it are not self-conscious.
As an added bonus, we will be making the non-nursing Lucie dress for all of our supporters who may not be nursing.
Le Regard means "the look" in French. Women can go for this look at anytime!
Le Regard Sizing
We are currently planning to mass produce Small, Medium, large, & XL but plus sizes will be available on demand.
I have taken this idea from concept to product with several prototypes. I have already laid the ground-work with a USA manufacturer. With your contribution, I will have the financial resources to manufacture clothing that empowers women to continue to strive as professionals without compromising motherhood. Backing this Kickstarter campaign, will allow me to contract with wholesale fabric suppliers to make our first production for fall 2017. Your contribution will also make it possible to hire other women in producing and managing the line.
May to June: Kickstarter Campaign
July to August: Production Run
August to September: Ship Dresses and suits
Shipping fees are set per reward tier. Please add shipping cost in your pledge.
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I want to thank my husband for being by my side every step of the way. I could not execute this dream without his support, and keen sense of fashion.
Ashley Workman my Social Media Specialist, I cannot thank you enough. You and Michael personalized my vision and took it to another level all on your own. Ashley you worked tirelessly to create a worthy campaign!
Romane Armand and Zina thanks for being such great friends and for coaching me!
Raissa, you have taken this journey with me from the very beginning, and encouraged me continuously to believe in my dreams.
Diamond Ohemeng, Public Relations, I thank you for your amazing work ethic, and for creating that amazing website.
Tatum Allen, thanks so much for capturing our story for the world to see. Grateful for my models, Natalie, Madi, Alyssa, & Rous who portrayed the beauty of Le Regard dresses.
Thank you Ashley, Amanda & Frances for taking such beautiful photos!
Many thanks to my family and friends for supporting and believing in me. And finally, you! I thank you so much for being on this journey with me from the very beginning.
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges we anticipate are in relation to getting on our manufacturer's production calendar in time to deliver everything by Fall 2017. Also, we hope that third party reward items such as T-shirts, pens, and notebooks, will be shipped in a timely fashion for us to customize and send your order in time.
We have also sourced the fabric, but worry that we would not have continuation of our previously chosen fabric. Midway through the Kickstarter we intend to contact and secure the fabric and trims.
Shipping is another uncontrollable part of this process. However, we are currently trying several mail delivery service to ensure the best and fastest delivery method.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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