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Pretty Nursing Bras; Bravado Body Silk Nursing Bra Review

     Who wouldn’t love a pretty nursing bra? I have shopped for nursing bras at major retailers and wondered where the sexy and pretty nursing bras were. Did retailers think that breastfeeding women weren’t interested in feminine bras? If you have felt the same way, then you’ll love this bra for both comfort and beauty. It’s offered in several colors, offers soft cups, is wireless and is comfortable enough to sleep in. The Bravado Body Silk Nursing Bra is definitely a Mom pleaser!

     When I was pregnant with my first son I was unsure how/when to buy a nursing bra. At 38 weeks I headed to Victoria’s Secret and was surprised to find that they didn’t carry breastfeeding bras! I specifically went there because they are a bra store, and don’t normally purchase their bras. I shopped in maternity stores, babies-r-us, Walmart and ultimately bought many bras from Target. While I love my work horse Target nursing bras, they certainly aren’t something I’d reach for to feel sexy…I feel the phrase ‘over the shoulder boulder holder’ best fits them.
      I am thrilled to collaborate with Nursing Bra Express to share some pretty nursing bras…because brestfeeding doesn’t mean work horse bras are our only option! Nursing Bra Express is an online retailer with a huge selection of nursing bras and nursing apparel! The bra seen here is the Bravado Body Silk Nursing Bra, Jaquard Pattern, Jungle Purple!! My husband saw it and said, wow, that’s a sexy nursing bra! Exactly…

        In addition to being attractive, this bra is super comfortable! I love wearing it. I have a Medium and have found that it washes and wears well. It’s so comfortable that I could fall asleep in it and not wake up with a wire poking or a strap digging into my shoulder. Some fantastic features include; Wireless, Stretchy, 3 Rows of back hooks, Snap to Nurse in the front…with a Second set of alternate hooks that slide to release, and Removable Pads! While this is very comfortable, I do prefer a wire for more support. Luckily, as a not super busty Mom I can wear a bra like this as long as I’m not doing jumping jacks or running a supermarket marathon.

          The removable pads are a fantastic feature! The bra can be work with or without them. They can also be replaced with natural fiber nursing pads and changed as needed. These pads aren’t present in my other non-wire thin cup bras and I find myself avoiding wearing those out for fear of high-beaming everyone with my nursing nipples. Occasionally the pads do bunch up a tad, like after a wash, but are easy to re-form to their original shape and contour. I really like that I can put disposable, or reusable nursing cups in here to contain leaks and save my over-shirt.

     The Unsnap to Nurse hooks are a nice feature. In addition to these clasps, one Major Plus to this bra is the ability to adjust strap length in the FRONT of the strap! I have no idea why some companies put this feature in the back of the bra…at the very bottom. These are easy to adjust and along with the stretchy cups, this feature allows you to make adjustments as your supply and cup size go up and down throughout the day. The soft cups do come out in the wash and need to be put back in. I find it easiest to put them in a garment bag to keep them from getting lost.
     A second set of hooks accompanies the bra along with instructions to remove the snap to nurse hooks, and replace with these metal slide to nurse. One benefit to these is to reduce noise, however I still prefer the snap to nurse that they came with and find that these get caught on the fabric. Instructions require you to cut the plastic clip (carefully) and replace with these metal ones.

     In addition to a great selection of products, Nursing Bra Express offers breastfeeding tips and support, along with gift certificates and offers a ‘no hassle’ return policy for unworn, unwashed, and unused items for 45 days. If this bra is out of your budget range at $49, they offer a Factory Outlet section with bras as low as $6.99!! Amazing…I know. You couldn’t even buy a lower quality bra from a mainstream retailer at that price!!
     Now for the giveaway! (Closed) One lucky USA 18+ winner will receive a Bravado Body Silk Nursing Bra in Jungle Purple or Jungle Berry. Please no spam accounts, entries and accounts will be verified.

 Disclosure; This is not a sponsored post, I did receive a product sample to facilitate this review, the opinions here are my own.

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