I've worn out some of mine so I plan to find 2-3 new ones. I have liked Bravado in the past, and am open to other suggestions. I'm a 40DDD right now in a sports bra, and am probably F when nursing (which I think is EEE?). What have you liked?
Large Chested Ladies - Nursing Bras
I really like my Bravado bra I got last month. It's the silk something or other one, very comfy and not really any uniboob effect. I have another Bravado from Target-Stella was I style I think-it was half the price, but not nearly as great as the regular line Bravado. I would rather pay more for the regular one than the version carried at Target, especially being larger chested. Although now I need to measure myself, but in American bras I'm like a 38d-dd.
Yeah stick with the silk one that has the back closure. The original one is not comfy and the thing goes up to my armpits and OF COURSE you can see the stupid bra whole I'm wearing a scoop neck. I really hate that. Why would anyone in their right mind want a bra that doesn't plunge? Even if you don't wear v-necks there is no need for that fabric on a D cup!
I'm a DD according to bravados site. Which isn't the norm for me, pre-pregnancy I was a D but before that, at my normal weight, a C cup. So I feel like the super extra coverage is annoying and always seem to be between sizes! Like this maxi dress-- an XL at Khols (hate their clothes but I'm going for cheap!) and the top fits SO BIG but the rest of the dress fits pretty well if not on the tight side. Are my boobs getting smaller? Um. That can't be...
Regarding target-- the Gillian somethingorother brand I got last time was horrid. This time I'm splurging but really don't want to buy them off the Internet or spend $50+ a piece. My boobs will be a high-traffic area with a newborn and (hopefully she won't want nom noms all the time!) 3-almost-4 year old means my bras are gonna be WORN out. I really don't want to resort to Motherhood Maternity. I've tried Le Letche League and am not impressed. I even spent the $50 on a Cake non-lined balconnete bra which makes the girls look awesome but isn't comfy. Hopefully this thread will steer me in the right direction.
If I can find any of the others, I will let you know, but I mostly lived in GlamourMom tanks. They are quite comfortable and even look nice under a button front blouse. I will occasionally go to work after this baby, where I didn't last time, but I still feel that I can dress professionally enough with these.
Edited by cmu204 - 7/14/13 at 7:19am
I buy regular bras and sew on new nursing clips. Clips are cheap (under $5 for a bunch of them) on eBay and anyone who can machine or hand-sew a straight line can pop the new ones on. Tutorial is here for anyone who might want to try it! I just haven't found nursing bras that fit my size (34HH) that don't look like something my grandma might wear.
I'm just a C when not pregnant, but pregnancy makes me instantly a D and now I'm a DD, or, "E," if you will, and I expect that post partum I'll be an F for awhile, before settling back down to an E, like last time.
As for bras, I cannot rave about Fancee Free enough, in terms of support. I tried soooo many during my 5 year nursing career with my boys, and these were the only ones that really gave killer support and lovely shaping under clothes and made me feel pretty and worked *with* me during nursing (i.e. only expose the relevant area, not the whole half-chest area, and do a good job of keeping the nipple area pointed nicely for baby to get it but not drown in it, rather than other bras which were doing nothing but 'releasing the flop.' )
Wish the company still existed, so I'd know I could get more later on, but as is I've had to scoop up the leftover stock for cheap on eBay, I have 8 now.