A week or so before little pops planned induction I paid our local retail park a visit in order to get the last bits for the hospital bag and also to get measured and fitted for a nursing bra. At 36 weeks pregnant i was within the advice guidelines of when to get measured.
Assuming that this was something relatively simple i was surprised to see that they actually stocked nothing in my 'bigger size' and the ranges that they did stock were of very basic designs. Over the next few days i searched several bigger name retails with no avail. So it a bit of a last minute panic the night before planned induction i resorted to ordering a couple from and online shop on Ebay.
When maternity and nursing lingerie specialists HotMilk got in touch to see if wanted to review a nursing bra i jumped at the chance. Firstly i was pleasantly surprised by the range of bras they had available and secondly how beautiful the range was. I searched the website (which can be done by size) and was spoilt for choice.
I selected the 'Show Off' nursing bra in navy, which is made from a silky microfibre material and has a lovely lace detailing pattern at the top.
Although the bra is non wired it does provide plenty of support, fuller cups and is extremely comfortable to wear and is a great fit.
The back is fitted with six hook and eye fasteners to allow for a comfort fitting and also has the one handed clip fasteners which are perfect for breastfeeding. The frame support also provides a modesty cover which is great when feeding out and about.
I was extremely pleased with the fit of the bra, which provides really good support (i thought that i would only find this support in an underwired bra) and looked pretty too which is a far cry from some of my other nursing bras.
Comfort is extremely important and i have worn this throughout the day and despite feeding on numerous occasions the bra remained comfortable and required no adjusting or messing after feeds.
The bra washes well and has retained its shape and support extremely well. Not only is this a really pretty bra it is an ideal nursing bra for me, providing me with support and comfort and addressing all the practicalities needed when breastfeeding.
The show off bra is priced at just under £33 which is more than i would normally pay but as a 'bigger size' customer struggling to find something on the high street is well worth the investment in my opinion.
Disclaimer: I was sent this bra for the purpose of review but all thoughts and opinions are my own