Pregnancy is full of unexpected surprises. For me, the first was at roughly 15 weeks, I had for the first time in my life outgrown a bra. I was quick to realise my usual undergarments would no longer do and it was time to invest in some maternity wear.
If you’re at that stage, where it’s time to hit the maternity shops and you’re feeling just a little overwhelmed, sit back and relax your pregnant self while we bring to you, our Babyology maternity lingerie roundup.
Finding a maternity bra that won’t dig into your sides, gives you enough support and doesn’t look like Nana’s bra can be difficult. Triumph understands exactly what you need in a maternity bra. No juggling a hungry baby while you struggle to unclip, Triumph’s Gorgeous Mama Wire-free Top is easy to undo with just one hand. Superb comfort, drop-down feeding cups and a side support sling help to make breastfeeding a breeze. A bra that will grow with you means you won’t be running back to the shops every second week, the soft cups on the Gorgeous Mama Top are able to stretch as you do. A plus is the bra’s breathable fabric that gives ultimate comfort for tender breasts.
If you’re after something with a touch a fancy then Triumph’s Gorgeous Mama Lace Wire-free Bra is as fancy as they come with its beautiful lace trimmings and floral lace adorns. The bra comes with a padded underbust in soft micro-feel fabric for comfort as well as a side sling and drop down cup for easy access. It’s available in nude or black, up to an E cup. You can find both bras online at Triumph.
You may recall when we told you all about the award winning Boob Fast Food Maternity Bra last August? Comfort is an obvious must when looking for a maternity bra, while style and great colour are added bonuses. This bra’s stretch fabric allows for growing breasts without compromising on support. Available in a number of styles and catering to all sizes from S to XL, you can purchase it from local stockist, Maternity and Baby.
There is no better feeling (other then admiring your sweet baby of course) than being just a little sexy in your nursing undergarments and Le Mystere’s Sexy Mama Nursing Bra does just that. It’s not often you can find a nursing bra that ticks all the practical boxes and looks great. Their comfort, easy access and attractive look are just a few reasons we love these bras. You can order it directly from Zodee.
One yummy mummy who is well experienced when it comes to maternity underwear is Heidi Klum. The creative director and face of Bendon Lingerie, she showcases sophistication, elegance and femininity through her intimates collection of gorgeous maternity lingerie, with its realistic sizing from 10C all the way to 16G. The stunning, Madeline maternity bra is just one of 12 bras in the Heidi Klum range. The bra’s intricate lacework tied with comfort and the support of drop cups for easy feeding means you will be able to nurse in comfort and style. Check out the full range at their online shop.
For the past four years I have been either pregnant or breastfeeding, which means I’ve had quite a few maternity bras – none of them nearly as stunning as the ones from Etsy store Lolofly USA. These bras are not only pretty, but practical for any pregnant or breastfeeding mum, with clip-downs for easy access, adjustable under-bands, removable pads and soft underwire for comfortable everyday wear. Lucky for us they do ship internationally, which means you can purchase directly from Lolofly USA.
There is nothing I hate more than bra underwire stabbing into me (ouch), especially when you’re pregnant and already more uncomfortable than you’ve ever been. You won’t have that problem with Target’s wirefree maternity bra. With easy release clips for drop cup nursing and adjustable shoulder straps, the wirefree bra has been designed for ultimate comfort while supporting the changing needs of your body during pregnancy and nursing. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can mean jumping numbers in size, which can make it hard to find the right fit, but Target have your back, accommodating sizes from 12DD all the way up to 20D. Order online from Target.
A sports bra with nursing access and ultimate support for pregnancy? Yes, please! Designed for high impact sports, Hotmilk’s Active Sports Flexiwire bra is available up to a H cup, with sizes smaller than a D coming this June. The bra has padded front straps for comfort and a flexible underwire for support and shaping. The Topcool Mesh in the cup panels and back means the bra is breathable for a cooler workout. But that’s not all – each sports bra comes with a free seven day pre or postnatal exercise program. Pick it up from Hotmilk.
With so many great options we know you will find a maternity bra that works for you. Happy hunting!