We spend so much time trying to find our “just right” bras for pregnancy, nursing and pumping, but what about when we’re done breastfeeding? Do we just go back to wearing our pre-pregnancy bras? Maybe, if we’re lucky… but if you’re like many (self included!), your — ahem — ladies simply don’t regain the same buoyancy and shape they once had (sad, but true… I know!). Plus, do we really want to go back to wires?
Don’t fret, though. We’re here to help. As a team of moms ourselves, we’ve culled together our most favorite, flattering, well-fitting and dare I say SEXY post-nursing bras for you!
Before you get started, though, take a moment to determine your bra size. Here are some tips on how to do this.
Once you know your correct cup and band size, let the shopping fun begin!
Alright mamas — here’s our list of what we think are the best, most comfortable bras out there. We hope you find your new “just right” bra here. Good luck!
Lively Bralette ~ $35
Great coverage and support, and a sleek design that will make you feel good and oh-so-sexy. ~ Charlene
Nike Longline Sports Bra ~ $40
Honestly, this is the only bra I wear anymore — it’s one of the most comfortable bras and it looks great underneath everything. Plus, I’m too lazy to change into workout clothes so I love that I can wear it with “work clothes” (HAH), exercise clothes, or “Friday night clothes” (aka jeans and a flannel shirt, lol). The straps can either criss-cross in the back or run straight, and it comes with light removable pads. ~ Brit
A bra that feels literally like second skin. It’s honestly the most comfortable bra I’ve ever owned. Plus, they have a wide range of sizes — for small-chested women (hiiiii!) to busty ladies (I recommended it to friends with bigger breasts, and they love it too!).
Love the sexy and sweet lacey racerback. *Runs large. ~ Meg
Wacoal ~ $ Price Varies
While I haven’t personally tried Wacoal bras, they have a great selection and they make all the “best bra” lists. ~ Charlene
Natori ~ Price Varies
Natori bras are my go-to. This brand fits well, holds up in the wash and lasts forever. ~ Meg
^^I second this. I’ve had so much success with Natori bras. They are comfortable, pretty and look nice under all my clothes. My most favorite is the Natori Understated Underwire T-Shirt Bra (~$66). ~ Marissa
ThirdLove ~ $30-$80
Great for women who have an odd size or are between sizes; you’d be surprised at what a proper-fitting half size can do for ya! ~ Meg
Pepper ~ $38-$54
For women with small breasts or who may have lost a cup or two after pregnancy and nursing (it happens more than you think).
There you have it, ladies — our favorite, most comfortable bras for moms. We hope we’ve helped you find your perfect post-pregnancy and/or breastfeeding bra, because there’s truly nothing like a flattering, well-fitting bra to make you feel confident, sexy and beautiful. And if you have any favorites that aren’t listed, please share them with us in the comments below.
Happy bra shopping!