How to choose the right maternity bra
A maternity bra should be both comfortable and pretty.
Here are our tips. During pregnancy, hormonal variations cause certain discomfort in the chest area. It evolves, grows, rebels.
To avoid suffering too much, it is important to have a comfortable maternity bra, which does not compromise on aesthetics.
At the start of pregnancy during the first weeks, your chest increases in volume and you feel it weighing down. Afterwards, this will stabilize. It is important to have sufficient support to feel comfortable and free to move.
Models developed by the Anita brand, specialist in lingerie for future mothers, or Bravado, will be of great use to you. At night, opt for a seamless model without staples to avoid any discomfort. Anita here again has created a bra popular with our customers. Very comfortable, it will also be useful when breastfeeding...or the Ballet crossover bra from Bravado. Lined in cotton on the inside, it is unparalleled softness. And finally, the cotton racerback bra from Bravado, for a more sporty look.
Once the chest has stabilized, once the feeling of discomfort has passed, you can treat yourself by opting for a more elaborate maternity bra, with white, blue, black lace... Cache-Coeur, le Mystère, Anita, Bravado, create very pretty models which do not compromise on the comfort of the mother-to-be.
Discover here all the other bra models to wear during your pregnancy. Before giving birth During the latter stages of your pregnancy, your chest will work again and could cause you discomfort. Indeed, milk comes in and your body prepares to feed your baby. At this time, you need a bra suitable for maternity and which is useful for breastfeeding if you wish. Bravado is a brand that we love for the quality and softness of its lingerie. Their models are Oeko Tex certified, therefore do not contain any harmful substances, for your health and that of your baby. Their maternity and nursing bra notably won an Award... Le Mystère is also a brand that we recommend: our article on the brand validated by Oprah Winfrey can be found here!
What about the size? Choosing your size is not easy. In store, we guide you and our years of experience allows us to know which size will suit you. The sizes of maternity bras vary from one brand to another… so we recommend referring to the size guides on our site or contacting us if you have any doubts. Generally speaking, for your pregnancy, we recommend adding one back size and one cup size to your pre-pregnancy size, for breastfeeding, one additional back size and two cup sizes to your size before pregnancy.