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Do I need a maternity bra?

Many of you may think you do not need to buy a maternity bra and can get away with wearing a bigger sized bra or even a sports bra. This is not advised as your breasts will be changing shape and some normal bras may be uncomfortable, the wiring may irritate or your breasts may be a little squashed.  A good maternity bra will usually be a soft cup bra without wiring and will be extra soft, extremely comfortable but will also give your breasts the support they need during this time.

When should I buy a nursing bra?

Ideally you want to purchase your nursing bra towards the end of your pregancy so you are prepared for the arrival of your new born baby and are able to breastfeed discreetly and easily straight away.  It is also advised to buy at least two nursing bras so you can alternate them and wash one while the other is being used.

What is my bra size and how do I measure myself?

We are here to help you find a beautiful maternity or nursing bra, therefore it also needs to fit beautifully!  It is crucial to wear the correct size bra at any one time, but it is even more important to wear the correct sized bra during a time when your body is changing shape.

Each style and brand of lingerie can fit very differently, however our products have carefully been chosen to ensure they are comfortable, well-fitted and of a good quality.. so you’re halfway there already!

Here are some handy tips on how to measure yourself:

  1. With a tape measure, measure just under your arms and under your bust around your body and try to keep the tape measure tight, but not too tight.  If your measurements are an uneven number, please round the number up.  This number is your band/back size.
  2. Whist wearing a well-fitted, non-padded bra, measure around the fullest part of your bust area.  For every 1″ difference in your band/back size and this measurement, you will go up one cup size.  For example, if your band/back size is a 34 and your bust measurement is 36, your bra size will be a 34 B.
  3. Please also make sure there is no breast tissue hanging over the side of the bra or that you are not bulging over the top.
  4. The bottom of your bra, i.e. the underband should fit tightly around your body to grip your rib cage and should not slip or move when moving around.
  5. Both the front and the back of the bra should sit around your body at the same height, so please do not adjust your bra straps too much.
  6. If the bra is wired, the wires should touch your rib cage at the front around the bust and at the underarm.  The wires should not sit on any breast tissue.
  7. Your beasts should not be bulging over the cups, and equally, there should not be any loose fabric.

Will my bra size change after giving birth?

Yes, most woman’s upper body will get smaller once they have given birth, therefore when buying a nursing bra during the last weeks of your pregnancy, please ensure you choose a bra that has many band/back hooks and set it to the last hook, so you can tighten the band straps and make them smaller as your body changes.

Try to allow extra room in the cups for when your breasts are at their largest while producing milk and wearing breast pads.

Worldwide Sizing

Band/Back sizes:

UK / USA

EURO

FRANCE

ITALY

AUSTRALIA

28

30

32

70

85

1

10

34

75

90

2

12

36

80

95

3

14

38

85

100

4

16

40

90

105

5

18

Bra Cup sizes:

UK

USA

EURO

FRANCE

ITALY

AUSTRALIA

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

A

A

B

B

B

B

B

B

C

C

C

C

C

C

D

D

D

D

D

D

DD

DD/E

E

E

DD

DD

E

DDD/F

F

F

E

E

F

G

G

G

F

F

FF

H

H

H

FF

G

I

I

I

G

GG

J

J

J

GG

H

K

K

K

H

HH

L

L

L

HH

J

M

M

M

J

JJ

N

N

N

JJ

K

Should you have any further questions about how to measure yourself or are uncertain what your bra size may be, please feel free to call us or email us for any assistance.