If there’s ever a time when a woman needs good bust support, it’s during pregnancy and breastfeeding. That whole making-a-baby and breastfeeding caper can play havoc with your bra size, especially if your tatas are already on the voluptuous side.
But no more worrying, mamas with plus-sized boobs.
We asked our Pregnancy and Baby group members to recommend the best plus-size maternity bras for comfort and these are the brands they recommend.
Hotmilk Temptation Full Cup Nursing Bra ($79.95): Focusing exclusively on maternity lingerie, these guys know what a mama needs from her bra. The Temptation is sized all the way up to H cup with cotton lined cups (and dreamy rosebud highlights!) for maximum skin breathability with a side of sexy to boot. And the convertible racer back makes it a multi-tasking wonder, just like mum.
“Hotmilk are amazing. I have a larger bust and these are the most supportive and comfortable. I ordered online and they have a great returns policy too” – Mardee M
“Hotmilk Lingerie, I have three of their maternity bras and they are so comfortable. I’m an H cup now and they have plenty of growing room.” – Danielle W
“The Hotmilk Temptation bra not only gives me great shape and support but makes me feel feminine and confident.” – Sammi H
“I got one Hotmilk wire-free bra…Couldn’t recommend those styles more highly!” – Tara T
Freya Pure Moulded Nursing Bra ($89.95): Freja’s supportive bras are always exquisite, and this super smooth and seamfree stunner is a perfect addition to your bra collection. The wide straps don’t dig in, the moulded cups provide lovely shape and three hooks at the back hold everything where it’s meant to be. Sizes range from 8FF to 18G.
“Great bra for pregnancy and breastfeeding, I had some back and neck pain from not being supported in my bra until I bought a couple of these! I live in them now! I recommend them!” – Jessica A
“This bra is super comfortable, really easy to get in and out of, and makes feeding my newborn that much simpler. I am very happy that I purchased this bra in black and nude.” – Melanie I
Elomi Smoothing Nursing Bra ($94.95): Pretty lacy bras are nice and all, but sometimes you need something that will be smooth and invisible under a t-shirt. The Elomi Nursing Bra comes in black or nude in sizes from 12E to 22FF.
“I have purchased two Elomi bras. They are plus size and I love them. Bonus – they have flexi wire so the girls are separated and you still feel supported. Worth the investment” – Rhonda P
Elomi is my favourite. – By far one of the best bras that I found for nursing with a larger cup size. It provides lift like a normal bra but still allows me to feed my baby. Comfortable as.”- Erin P
Cadenshae Confetti Ultimate Nursing Bra ($69.99): Their most popular bra by miles and with good reason too. The colourful Ultimate Confetti Bra provides big busted mums with all the support and comfort they need around the clock. The adjustable bra straps can be clipped together into a racerback style for when mum wants to get moving. It’s a design that fully supports high-level impact and looks cute as-a-button too.
“I second Cadenshae! Their customer service is amazing, and they were so helpful when I emailed them to tell them what I was looking for in a bra and they were able to help me choose the right style for me. I’m normally a 12E, but am a G, if not a GG cup now.” – Laura B
“Cadenshae – They have great nursing support bras for large breasts. Plus you can get one that converts from normal bra to sports bra with by simply hooking one strap over the other. Genius for all-day wear.” – Laura H
Triumph Lace Maternity Wire-free Bra ($69.99): The multi-piece cup on the lovely lace front provides great shape while giving mummas that all-important support. Extra-wide straps ensure there’s no digging in throughout the day, so you can enjoy every milky moment with your darling little bub.
“Triumph are amazing. I wear this for longer between washes then I should because I can’t handle anything else” – Elena V
“Second this! I am currently 31 weeks and an E cup. The triumph bras provide the most support and comfort.” – Tiff D
Berlei Barely There Cotton Maternity Bra ($59.95): This baby doesn’t look like anything special until you put it on. What it lacks in decoration it makes up for in softness, simplicity and comfort. This plus-size maternity bra comes in nude, black and white in sizes up to 18E.
“I’m really happy with my Berlei one.” – Sally D
“I’m an E cup and bought the Berlei Barely There maternity bra…love it.” – Amber B
“So I just got my Berlei Barely There maternity bras… and they are so comfy!! I got size 16F and I feel like there is still enough wiggle room for when my milk comes in!” – Ebony K
Bravissimo Non-Padded Cami Sleep Bra ($53.55): A simple and understated bra that’s worth screaming about. Additional padding on the straps up the comfort factor for mums with bigger busts while the full cover front gives you all the support you need night and day. Available in grey and black from DD up to J Cup.
“Absolutely love this sleep bra, I wear it when I’m just around the house as it’s just so comfortable. Even wore it to nip out to the shops. Buying another so I don’t have to be without one when it’s in the wash” – Louise
“I love it. This has become my go-to bra for every occasion I can get away with it, not just for sleeping.” – Marthe
Cake Maternity Croissant Seam-free Bra ($74.90): A simple one-piece front cup design gives this beauty silky, smooth appeal plus all the support of a seriously engineered piece of lingerie. It comes in black, beige or auber, as pictured at the top of this post. From the stretch and flexible wire to the underbust support, every part of this seam-free bra is made to provide the most comfort possible. Sizes run from 10C to 18H.
“The brand Cake Maternity is great quality and very supportive.” – Daina
“My two favourite bras are Cake Crosspoint for out and about and Sugar Candy…amazingly supportive!” – Rhiannon I
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