This Mothers Day, we are celebrating those who are just about to become a mother themselves. When you have a baby on the way, you can sometimes find yourself putting your own self care to the bottom of the list. However, it’s important that amongst the cute little outfit picking, tiny shoe shopping and nursery decorating, that you don’t forget about yourself.
Pregnancy is an out of this world experience, during which breasts change shape and size and continue to do so after the birth. Throughout this time it’s more important than ever to be comfortable and supported.
Our Nursing Bras are specifically designed to provide you with comfort, support and practicality. As essential as all these are, we also believe it’s important to help women look and feel confident and empowered! Read on to discover a selection of maternity bras we know our customers love.
If you’re looking for a lightly padded nursing bra, the Eleanor is for you. Based on our Cari Spacer bra, the Eleanor Nursing Bra is available in a beautifully soft latte shade with a delicate stretch lace trim. The back includes a strong clasp for everyday use, whilst also being easy to unhook for feeding time with six fastening positions to allow space for you to grow and J-Hooks can also be converted to a racer back style for a little extra support.
The spacer foam cups provide a smooth look under clothes and moulds to your shape to accommodate for variation in breast size, all while helping your skin to breathe during body temperature fluctuations. With drop-down cups featuring a soft inner A-frame, cushioned wire casing and flexi wire, the Eleanor Nursing Bra is designed to ensure it is as comfortable as it is wearable.
This non-wired, light weight bra combines a soft side sling and drop down cups to provide both support during the day and ease at feeding time. Available in black, nude or linen, this pretty nursing bra is crafted with cotton fabric that is breathable and soft on your skin, whilst moulding around your breasts for added comfort and uplifting support. Its strong clasps are easy to manoeuvre for feeding and six fastening positions allows for space to grow. With two styles of matching briefs available (short and thong), this Mother’s day, feel confident and comfortable in this feminine and flattering set.
Even though our Andorra non wired isn’t a Nursing Bra, we couldn’t help but feature this beauty. Many women have spoken about how they love to use the Andorra as a pregnancy bra just because of how comfortable and light it is to wear. With matching lace briefs in a full stretch lace short style to keep you feeling sophisticated, the Andorra non wired is available in a pretty Blush shade with a subtle two tone lace (and coming soon in black!).
The A-Frame style Nursing Bra (try our Eleanor) provides a little more coverage of the breasts. It’s soft ‘A’ shape frame provides support and holds the breast in place while the cup is dropped down for feeding.
The Side Sling style Nursing Bra (try our Sophie) covers the breast a little less than the A-Line style does. It features a soft sling of fabric at the side of each breast. It supports the breast from the side, ensuring breasts stay in place whilst feeding whilst allowing for more skin-on-skin contact.
When should I get a Nursing Bra?
The time when expectant mothers tend to purchase maternity bras varies from person to person. The general rule of thumb is that when you start feeling uncomfortable, it’s the perfect time to switch.
What Should I Look For In a Nursing Bra?
Those pesky pregnancy hormones can make your breasts fluctuate at the drop of a hat, and with daily fluid retention you can expect your breasts to vary in size frequently. Look to buy a bra that not only offers comfort, but the ability to grow with your body and adjust when the time is needed. This means that the bra may last you your entire pregnancy, and even several months afterwards.
Do I Need to Get Measured?
Finally, if you are unsure of your size, go to your local Panache Stockist and make sure you get professionally fitted. During your pregnancy it can often be difficult to size up your breasts as they are constantly changing, so getting a professional fitting will ensure you get all the support you need from a bra, as well as helpful advice from a friendly sales assistant if you have any queries.
Pregnancy has different symptoms and side efforts for every woman, but some aspects remain the same. Comfort is the key to a happy pregnancy, so get the support you need to enjoy this life-changing journey.
You can find our Click, Fit and Collect service at the checkout, where expert fitters will be available in-store for a bespoke consultation to make sure your new lingerie fits you perfectly in every way. It is important to ensure you are wearing a supportive Nursing Bra, especially during pregnancy when your breasts are changing the most. Whether it’s a treat for yourself or you’re looking for some mother’s day gift ideas, check out out full Mother’s Day collection. You deserve lingerie that it designed with your comfort, support and well-being in mind.
Happy Mother’s Day, Love Panache x
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