This post was created in partnership with Cake Maternity. As always, thoughts are entirely my own, and I only work with brands that I love! Thanks for supporting brands that support us.
I’ve spent a lot of time and money searching for the best nursing bras out there. During my third trimester, I thought I was ahead of the game and purchased a few nursing bras that I thought would be perfect for breastfeeding.
I did my research and sized up, but little did I know that what worked for me during those last few weeks of pregnancy wouldn’t cut it during the fourth trimester.
During my hunt for the best and most supportive nursing bras, I ended up with styles that were either too small, too big, and mostly uncomfortable.
If you can relate, let me know in the comments!
Finally, during the sixth week of my breastfeeding journey, I had the opportunity to try Cake Maternity nursing bras. The ethical lingerie brand carries underwear, clothing, swimwear, sleepwear, and accessories for mindful mamas.
Cake Maternity Review: Supportive + Stylish Nursing Bras
Here are five reasons why we love Cake Maternity. (And why you will too!)
- Elevated designs that are comfortable + supportive
- Ethically Made
- Zero image editing policy
- Minimal Waste Packaging
- Sizes for EVERY body – Ranging from 28—42 bands, A—L (US) / A—HH (UK) cups.
1) Elevated designs that are comfortable + supportive
Whether you prefer a supportive nursing bra to wear all day or want beautiful lace lingerie to make you feel luxurious, it’s nice to know you don’t have to sacrifice comfort. Cake Maternity features a range of styles designed by mindful mamas who know how important comfort and fit are when you’re breastfeeding.
Bra Styles include:
- Cotton Lining
- Fuller Bust
- High Coverage
- Plus Size
- Soft Cup
2) Ethically Made
Here on the blog, we love supporting ethical + eco brands. Cake Maternity’s offices and warehouse run off 100% Solar Power. They also don’t use harmful dyes or chemicals so you can feel comfortable in your undergarments.
“We believe in quality over quantity, so all of our pieces are crafted from high-quality fabrics and accessories. It’s important to us that we create and curate a range of durable and long-wearing items that stand the test of time and don’t just end up in landfill. It’s safe to say that fast-fashion isn’t our thing, we’re slow-fashion, and we’re proud of it.”Tracey Montford, Cake Maternity Founder
3) Zero image editing policy
Pop over to their Instagram, and you’ll see real women represented. This woman-owned business also supports working mamas by providing supportive, flexible work environments.
4) Minimal Waste Packaging
I love that the packaging is plastic-free, and there’s not a lot of waste when you receive your order. They use recycled tissue paper, and eco gummed stickers to package items.
- Cake Maternity offers Free Shipping for orders over $99 in Australia.
5) Sizes for EVERY body
Shopping for the right bra isn’t always easy.
Shopping for a nursing bra online can be even trickier.
With the “Find my fit” feature, it’s easy to figure out what size you’ll need by answering a few questions and using a measuring tape. You can also select various options for issues you might be having with the fit, and you’ll get a suggestion on a different size to try.
Sizes range from 28—42 bands, A—L (US) / A—HH (UK) cups.
If you’re searching for a supportive and comfy bra for everyday wear, you’ll love the Lotus-Hands Free Pumping Bra.
As soon as I checked out the site, I knew I would love this bra. I’m a big fan of the blue tie-dye style and seamless design. While the Lotus bra looks like a workout top, it’s actually a hands-free pumping bra. You can slip a breast pump into the discreet side opening and pump on-the-go. Brilliant!
I use a Medela pump and a Haakaa Silicone breast pump and tested both while wearing the bra. The Lotus bra is honestly a game-changer because it holds the pumps in place. I don’t have to worry about spilling milk or holding the pumps.
Lotus Pumping Bra Reviews:
“So handy be able to wear the same bra all day for both feeding and expressing, and to not have to change into my other pumping bra to express between feeds.” – Helen
“Really good sports bra. I will definitely use it even after I’ve stopped breastfeeding.” – Agusta
If you want an ultra-feminine style that doesn’t look like a nursing bra, try the Truffles Lace Nursing Bra.
This luxurious lace nursing bra features French-inspired deco lace, a deep plunge and flexible wire that’s sexy and supportive. That’s a win-win in our book! If you want to complete the look, pair it with a matching brief. Both are made free from Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Certified materials and free from harmful chemicals.
Truffles Nursing Bra Reviews:
“I’m really thrilled with the quality and fit of this bra. It doesn’t look like the old school ugly saggy nursing bras and is comfortable as well! Very much true to size which makes for easy online shopping.” – Allanah
“They are comfortable, practical, provide the support I need and give a really nice shape all while looking nice and allowing you to still feel good about yourself instead of just a milk machine.” – Lynsey
How to Care for Your Nursing Bras
To wash your Cake Maternity nursing bras, hand wash in cold water to extend the life of your bra. Skip the dryer, and air dry in the shade.
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