There is nothing like a well-fitted, attractive bra to make you feel like a million bucks, especially when you are nursing! When you’re in the transitional period of losing your pregnancy weight and don’t feel at your very best, a well-made bra that provides support and sexiness can make all the difference in the world.
You might think that you can get by on inexpensive nursing bras, especially if you don’t know how long you’ll be nursing. It pays to invest in a few good ones — experts agree that three is a good number: one to wear, one in the closet and one in the wash — and rotate them. It’s a good idea to replace your nursing bras every 6-12 months because they stretch out a lot more than typical bras, what with the tugging open and stretching of the fabric as your breast grows (and shrinks) throughout the day.
Another caveat is that in general, you’ll be getting a well-made bra when you spend a lot of money on a nursing bra, but the reverse is also true. The better nursing bras do cost more than the least expensive ones but not all expensive bras are well-made. Treat yourself to a fitting at a local bra store and make sure you’re getting the right size.
A quality well-fitting bra is important for support and comfort, but it also does wonders for one’s self-esteem. When you are battling sleepless nights while nursing around the clock and are still transitioning between your maternity wardrobe and your pre-pregnancy clothes (with not much leisure time for yourself), it’s hard to feel like yourself. A bra that fits well and looks smashing makes a big difference with ones self-esteem.
These are some of my favorite nursing bras that look sexy, feel amazing and will last longer than some of the other brands out there.
I’m a big fan of no-show bras and the Anita Stretch Microfiber Underwire Nursing Bra features unlined molded cups which provide a nice shape and smooth look under clothes. This is a great seamless option! Those looking for a sexier version can opt for the Cherry Blush Wire-free Nursing Bra. The cups are lined with cotton and there is a cute scalloped trim along the bust line.
Elle Macpherson, the legendary supermodel has her very own line of intimates which includes several different designs for nursing moms. The Light of The Moon Wire-Free Nursing T-Shirt Bra is just gorgeous with its navy blue European inspired design and lace wings. The bra is seamless and foam-lined cups prevent show-through. The Spree Nursing Wire-free Bra from Elle Macpherson is another gorgeous pick. This no-wire soft cup bra is lightly lined and has a beautiful lace overlay. The bra comes in both Nude and Black.
Cake Lingerie is one of my all-time favorites (as you may already know). One of my favorite picks for summer is the French Vanilla Bra. The light blue antique lace overlay and delicate bows look especially lovely against the cream underneath. very classy! The Lotus Seamless Nursing Bra from Belabumbum is another favorite of mine. This bra is also a comfortable pick during your pregnancy. Trimmed in a romantic lotus lace, this wire free bra can be purchased in 5 different colors.