The Fashion Bust team know lots of pregnant ladies right now, and we are always being asked about pretty maternity and nursing bras.
A lot of women seem to assume that being pregnant or breastfeeding means you have to sacrifice lovely lingerie, but this just isn’t the case. And if it’s looks you’re after, one of the brands we always recommend is Elle Macpherson Intimates.
Elle Macpherson’s first pregnancy inspired the supermodel to take a new look at maternity bras based on her own experiences, and this is a part of the collection that remains very important to her.
Want to know more about maternity bra fit and what to wear when? Read our handy guide.
The most important factors for both maternity and nursing bras are, of course, comfort, functionality and fit, but Elle Macpherson Intimates maternity bras are also about the ‘gorgeous factor’.
Lace and colour are key elements to the collection, and the latest styles for Autumn/Winter 2013 are oh-so-pretty.
Cloud Swing (pictured) is the most popular maternity bra, partly because it also features in the mainline collection so fans can keep wearing their favourite style throughout their pregnancy. It’s available this season in pretty pink with aubergine highlights, and – just out – bright red with midnight blue detailing. Delicious.
Also in the collection this season is the super comfortable Light of the Moon bra with its moulded cups and lace trim in deep purple, while Momamia offers a pinstripe look in two colourways: red/grey and blue/black.
Also look out for Medina, a pretty navy floral style, and our favourite of the continuity lines – La Mere in gorgeous pearl lace.
All the bras come with matching low-cut bikini briefs.
UK stockists for Elle Macpherson Intimates include Figleaves, Selfridges, House of Fraser, John Lewis and Asos.