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When Should I Buy A Maternity Bra?

Read our blog to find out more about maternity lingerie

Belle Lingerie21 December 2021


First of all, if you're a new or expecting mum then we wish you a huge congratulations! This is quite literally the most exciting time of your life. With pregnancy, comes a lot of questions, products, and advice. Here at Belle Lingerie, we cant advise you on which pram you should purchase or what car seat to buy but what we certainly can do is give you thorough advice and tips on maternity lingerie. Maternity lingerie is extremely important throughout pregnancy, as it's designed to be soft and comforting towards your tender and often achy breasts. We see many changes to our body throughout pregnancy and the change in our breasts is often a significant one, they may start to feel tender, sore, heavier, and may have even gone up a size or 5! That's why investing in proper maternity bras will allow your breasts to get the support and comfort they most definitely deserve. In this blog, we're going to give you advice on WHEN you should buy a maternity bra and recommend some of our faves this season!




The first thing you might be wondering is what is a maternity bra? Well, a maternity bra is designed purely for comfort and support whilst you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding. This ultimately means they're extremely comfortable, often designed with lightweight, breathable, and very soft fabric. Maternity bras usually have a piece of fabric that clips up and down out of place, for ease when feeding your precious little baby. You might associate maternity bras with being ugly and frumpy, but that's definitely not the case here at Belle Lingerie. We have a wide range of maternity bras to ensure there's something for everyone. If you're a lover of designer lingerie, we have a lovely collection of maternity bras from Calvin Klein. Or, if you're looking for comfort and popularity, Anita is an excellent brand that specialises in maternity lingerie. You should typically buy a maternity bra when you start to notice a change in your breasts. This could be tenderness, soreness, heaviness, or a change in size. If you're the search for the perfect maternity bra then it's good to know what you should be looking for.



First things first, look out for a supportive maternity bra. The signs of support in a bra could be the width of the straps. Having wide straps means they will sit on your shoulders more comfortably and ultimately give you more uplift and support, which will overall improve your back and chest support. Look out for firm elastic straps, these cause less bounce and give you extra support. The Carriwell Nursing Bra with Carri-Gel in White is a great option if you're looking for excellent support. The next thing to look out for in a maternity bra is high fabric coverage, it's a good idea to cover your breasts and keep them snug, this will prevent any pain or discomfort, especially when your breasts become more sensitive. Another thing to look out for is adjustability, a minimum of 3 hook and eye positions is a good thing to remember, as this will give you lots of growth room (trust us, you'll need it!). The Anita Maternity Seamless Nursing Bra is a high recommendation from us, the soft and lightweight fabric offers support yet comfort which is ideal for mums and mums to be.




Now that we have gone through what a maternity bra is and what you should be looking for when shopping around for one, it's time for our much-loved recommendations! Like we mentioned earlier, we have a huge range of maternity bras for you to choose from. From designer Calvin Klein to the much-loved Anita, there's something for everyone. The Rebel collection from Pour Moi is a functional maternity range that doesn't compromise on style. This nursing bra has an inner side sling overlay for more coverage made from pretty feminine lace. The drop-down nursing clips offer a functional yet modest design. Lightly padded cups create support and the adjustable straps offer an individual fit. The non-wired and stretch underband design combined with the 4 rows of 3 hooks & eyes for rib cage expansion offers you the utmost comfort. Next is the Obsession bra from Hotmilk. This bra is smooth, uncomplicated, and feminine, perfect for both pregnancy and breastfeeding. Featuring Flexi underwire and a wide hook and eye closure allow for super-comfortable wear. Easy one-handed drop-down cups make breastfeeding easy, while the full cup design gives you great modesty. Sound good? There's plenty more where that came from! Shop our maternity wear on our website today.

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