Many women seem to have a hard time finding the right bras to wear during the pregnancy cycle. It is hard enough to fathom all of the changes that your body is going to go through but also that you will have to purchase an entirely new wardrobe for all of those changes is almost too much to bear. The good news is that there are so many options for stylish and on trend maternity-wear now that you won't have to walk around in an oversized mu-mu. Many people encourage showing your bump off in tighter fitting clothing, after all your baby is something to be proud of, so why not show it off!
Finding the perfect maternity bra is so incredibly important to keep you happy and comfortable during your pregnancy. Most importantly, find a bra that fits you correctly and do not try to continue to wear your old bras once you have outgrown them! There are also so many stylish options to choose from now that you will actually be excited about picking out your new bra for your exciting life step.
A maternity bra is meant to accommodate your ever-growing breasts while pregnant and you should expect to grow more and more the closer you get to your due date. You want to make sure to find something that is comfortable and that has adjustable straps to accommodate your growing and changing body. We recommend getting fitted by one of our specialists for a couple maternity bras at around 18 weeks and then again closer to the end of your pregnancy. Here are a few of our favorite Maternity bras:
This soft and seamless bra by Anita has built in shaping to give you comfort all day and night long. The fabric is made from a breathable microfiber that allows room to grow but is also reinforced to give support as well.
We love this beautiful maternity bra by Elle Macpherson Intimates because it hardly looks like one! It features 3-part lined wireless cups with side support, a drop down cup for nursing and stretch lace to aid and support your breasts.
Nursing bras have many helpful functions that will assist you in nursing your baby once he/she has been born. It is recommended that you purchase a few nursing bras 2 weeks before the baby's arrival and not worn until the baby is born and milk has come in, we fit nursing bras with these size changes in mind. In the first 6-8 weeks of nursing, you can expect that your cup will increase one to two sizes from the point reached by the end of the pregnancy. After around 8 weeks of nursing, the band size will gradually decrease to around where you started pre-pregnancy, but cups will remain larger than they had been before pregnancy for at least as long as nursing continues. We recommend when you are fitted for your bra to make sure that the band is parallel with the floor and that you look for thicker straps or straps with padding to give you extra comfort.
Picking out a nursing bra is a piece of cake since there are so many gorgeous options to choose from. Make sure you purchase at least 3 nursing bras so that you will have multiple options and a back up when its laundry day! Take a look at our favorite nursing options, you would hardly know these are nursing bras they are so good looking!
This molded cup nursing bra from Cake Lingerie is the perfect nursing bra because it is faltering to most shapes, provides amazing support and can be worn under almost any piece of clothing. The drop down cups make nursing a piece of cake!
The black licorice bra from Cake Lingerie is luxurious, glamorous and and hardly looks like a nursing bra! It features easy drop down cups for feeding, six hook and eye extensions for growth and cotton lined straps for added comfort, what more could you need?
After you have stopped nursing, there are still some changes that will occur to your body and breasts but many studies have shown that the rumor of sagging is not true! You may end up wearing a smaller cup size post baby, so it is a perfect time to re-evaluate your bar wardrobe. Just make sure you find a bra that is comfortable and fits your correctly. We have endless options to choose from in this department and our knowledgable specialist are super helpful in measuring and helping you finding you the correct size and fit.
This is one of our favorite tee-shirt bras by Marie Jo! We love the houndstooth pattern and it is also super comfortable! It lifts and separates the breasts without any extra pushing or centering, which is perfect for a mom that has just stopped nursing.
This full coverage bra from Le Mystere has memory foam cups with a soft brushed lining for superior comfort, which is ideal for new moms.
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