Hello all you sexy mommas!
Pregnancy is beautiful and it’s certainly got it’s perks (pun intended)
But then pregnancy ends, you may or may not have breastfed and before you know it your perky, voluptuous new boobies have returned to their pre-pregnancy size… yay.
On the plus side, after almost a year of sharing your womb with a tiny human, you finally have your body back and your breasts are almost your own again! YAY!!!!
If you’re thinking about revamping your underwear drawer. It’s a nice excuse for getting out of the house and leaving your man savour some quiet baby time 😉
It’s recommended that you wait for 2 months after weaning or giving birth (If not breast feeding) before you start investing in a new bra and “It can take up to a year for those excess underarm bulges to disappear”, according to the lovely lady who took my measurements.
So what next?
I had it in my head that I needed an underwire bra to offer me support and a bit of lift (Especially now) but then I looked in the mirror in that changing room after an hour of trying on and adjusting different bras and I was like, screw it, who needs lift! Before I got pregnant and indeed throughout the whole pregnancy and during breastfeeding, I lived in braletts.
‘A bralette is a bra without wires or molded cups, think on par to a sports bra, but without the intensity to hold you in. They have thin or lacy straps like a regular bra, and provide a reasonable amount of support for small to average busted women. Microfiber, lace, or a cotton blend are the common fabric contents.’ – BraFitAdventure
They’re comfy and they offer more than enough support, they’re sexy (especially when worn under a shirt with the top button left undone.) I didn’t have to wait until two weeks before having my baby to purchase nursing ones as there’s no pesky cup sizes and they’re relatively inexpensive. So I dug out a few that I’d packed away and purchased a few more inexpensive ones. Et Voilà! Comfort, support and no bulges. I wasn’t trying to squeeze myself into anything! The freedom was liberating.
As stated in the link above: ‘If you are between a 30A to 38 C you can get away with it.’
They’re the comfiest thing in the world and you can get so many different types!
Below are a few links to different styles and where you can buy them.
I bought a few nursing ones in Primark/Penneys. They’re super comfy and cost about €4 each.
Blush and Powder Blue Bralette: : €7 & €5 Both Primark
Lilah Bralette: €22.35 – Nasty Gal
Floral Lace- Trimmed Bralette: €9.00 – Forever 21
Teal Scallop Lace Bralette: €11.99 – New Loo
– A x