As the nation waits excitedly for the arrival of the Royal Baby, here at Fashion Bust we’ve been researching the best maternity and nursing bras that will help keep any new mum comfortable, pretty and practical during this important time.
So, if you’re looking for bras that will help you to adapt to the changes in your body during pregnancy and beyond, look no further. Make sure you also check out our helpful guide to fitting maternity and nursing bras. We hope you’re paying attention, Kate.
Royce Lingerie, Blossom pregnancy and nursing bra
The Blossom bra from Royce Lingerie is the brand’s newest and most technically innovative bra, designed to take you through pregnancy and breastfeeding with maximum comfort and support. This pretty bra uses stretch fabric on the cups that adjusts to the changing size of your breasts with a hidden centre cord allows you to adjust the fit and style. Wear it loose for a crop top style or tighten it for more of plunge look. £30, 32-40 back and three cup fittings: C/D/DD, E/F/FF and G/GG/H. In black/white spot. Buy it from Royce Lingerie.
Elle Macpherson Intimates, Cloud Swing Maternity Nursing Bra
With its soft cups and six position back fastening, this bra is comfortable and easy to wear while your breasts grow during pregnancy. The floral lace makes it a really pretty bra, and it’s also got drop down cups for nursing, so it will still be wearable when the baby arrives. £40, 32-36 D-G. In Cameo with Bright Rose, Folkstone Grey/Cameo. Buy it from Figleaves.com.
Anita Maternity, Maternity Jacquard Underwired Nursing
This underwired bra is made from specially developed microfibre decorated with a cool jacquard pattern and has pre-formed cups to ensure it gives your bust a lovely shape. If you have larger breasts, the width of the back increases for extra support, and the KwikKlip system allows for easy opening of the cups so you can also wear this bra when you’re breastfeeding. £35, 34-44 C-G. Black and White. Buy it from Figleaves.com.
Cake Lingerie, Vanilla Cream Flexible Wire Nursing Bra
If you still want a wire bra while you’re nursing your baby, this Cake bra has a flexible wire that’s specially designed for a comfortable fit and ideal for while you’re breastfeeding. The soft drop down cups and bows add a pretty, feminine touch. £38, 32-40, C-G. In cream. Buy it from Figleaves.com.
Lorna Drew, Alexa Nursing Bra
One brand that can already count the Duchess of Cambridge among its many celebrity fans is Lorna Drew. Offering beautiful, stylish lingerie with cups that can expand and contract by up to three cup sizes to accommodate the changing shape of breasts while breastfeeding, Lorna Drew offers the perfect combination of fashion and functionality. We particularly love the satin Alexa bra which features smooth elastic strapping that frames the bust. £39, 30B to 38J. Ice blue/white. Buy it from Lorna Drew.
Bravado, Body Silk Seamless Bra
The Fashion Bust extended family are big fans of this bra and it’s perfect for those with busts in sizes A-C because it feels as comfy as a crop top. Made from soft stretch fabric and featuring wide sides and a deep underband, this bra offers nursing mums great support without wires, and the size adapts to the shape and size changes during nursing. I also comes with removable foam in the cups for versatility and extra comfort. £29.70, S-XL. Black, White, Latter or Pink. Buy it from John Lewis.