I heard that celebrity moms like Christina Aguiliera, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts and Sarah Jessica Parker all wore nursing bras by Bravado. Celebrity moms can afford the very best, so it was nice to hear that their favorite nursing bra was so reasonably-priced ($45 at figleaves).
Since I’ve been looking for a nursing bra that was comfortable, supportive and affordable, I decided to order the Bravado Original Nursing Bra and the Bravado Original Nursing Bra Plus Style. Normally, I prefer to try on a bra before buying, but I felt comfortable ordering from figleaves since the site offers free return shipping and a money-back guarantee.
Sizing the bra was easy since they are sold in Small, Medium, Large and X-tra Large. Each fits a range of band and cup sizes, which is great if you’re looking for a bra that will fit you as your body changes during pregnancy.
The Original Nursing Bra offers light support, which is ideal for women with smaller frames or anyone looking for a comfortable sleep bra. The sports bra-style back distributes the weight of your breasts evenly, which helps if you have an aching upper back. And the wide under-breast elastic supports your breasts and eliminates the need for an uncomfortable underwire. (Underwire bras can constrict the breast and cause either blocked ducts or mastitis.)
The Original Nursing Bra Plus Style offers more support than the Original Nursing Bra, which makes it ideal for women with larger breasts or those looking for a daytime bra. The Plus Style has the same features as the Original but additional support is provided by additional side pales and a wider elasticated band under the cross-over cups.
For nighttime use, I will continue using the $11.99 Nursing Sleep Bra from Motherhood Nursing since it is so affordable and comfortable. But for daytime use, I plan to use the Bravado Bras ($45) since I found them to be extremely supportive yet not constricting.