the most challenging parts of pregnancy
Choosing a maternity bra can be one of the most challenging parts of pregnancy. When shopping for a bra, there are several things to consider. Your body type, breast size, shape, and the season you are expecting all play into choosing the best maternity bra. Your style and comfort needs will change with time as well. So before you know it, you’ll have found the perfect bra for you!
You should always try on a maternity bra that has a good fit. Most women will require a larger cup size throughout their pregnancy. Since your breasts are going to increase in size, it’s a good idea to get a good fit that also accommodates that change. Also wear a compression-type bra during your pregnancy so that underwires don’t dig into you. Choose a cup size that is just large enough to provide you with a good fit and a good level of comfort.
Stay away from bras with underwires
While it’s perfectly fine to shop for maternity fashion bras in large sizes like a 34A, it’s not recommended that you over-do it. After all, you don’t want huge, crazy-ass bras hanging off your shoulders and causing you to look like a frump! Look for smaller, discreet bras and pair them with flattering tops. Stay away from bras with underwires, because although they make you appear larger, they can make you look uncomfortable and even ashamed of your growing bust. Outgrowable, practical and comfortable bras are best for you throughout your entire pregnancy.
The first thing to consider is whether your breasts may grow at all during your pregnancy. Maternity clothes and lingerie use measurements called the band size of your breasts to determine how they will be enlarged once you have given birth. Your milk supply increases steadily throughout the first half of your pregnancy, which means your breasts may start to appear bigger than before. The band size of your breasts should reflect this increase in size, or you should plan to buy larger-sized bras until your milk supply increases. If you start to notice that your nipples or other parts of your breasts may become sore or tender after a certain period of time, it’s a good idea to wait to buy maternity clothing until after your baby is born.
Choose cups and panties that match your bra
Maternity underwear and swimsuits come in many different styles. A good rule of thumb is that the softer the fabric the longer you can wear it before needing to replace it. Cotton is an excellent soft fabric, but you might also want to opt for a micro-fiber or satin option if you’re worried about sensitive skin. Choose cups and panties that match your bra and other maternity clothes to give you a seamless look.
You can use your maternity bra throughout your pregnancy, if you choose, as long as it’s a comfortable fit. You can also wear it after your baby arrives if you like, just like you would wear a regular bra. When you wear a bra with your old clothes, you can keep the bra looking new while still using it for support. It’s best to choose seamless nursing bras so that your bra will stay in place and look great throughout your whole pregnancy. This way, you can wear your old bikinis along with your new crib set and your old maternity clothes, saving you lots of money.