Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra | Review

Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra | Introduction

I’ve got to tell you: breastfeeding with nursing bras is so much more comfortable than without; definitely less clumsy. I  should know, I spent the first few months of breastfeeding without using one. Now a ‘nursing bra pro’ with over 2.5 years of experience, I can tell you that the Bravado body silk seamless nursing bra is definitely tops.

How do I know? Well, I’ve heard and read about it, and I’ve now tried it.

As you can probably imagine, I was pretty chuffed when I was asked to check it out; even more when it arrived.

Bravado body silk seamless bra - garnet

Sent free of charge for my independent and honest review

Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra| First Impressions

I liked what I saw … really neat and inviting packaging. My word, what exquisite colours … so gorgeously rich in depth, and appealing to the eyes. You should have seen the big smile on my face when I looked in the mirror with it on.

Bravado Body Silk Seamless Bra Charcoal Heather

Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra | Key Features

  • Easy sizing for its dual maternity and nursing bra functions
  • 4 hook and eye extension for rib cage expansion during pregnancy
  • Firm and flat nursing clips that are easily opened and closed with one hand
  • Removable foam cups to give a smooth look with or without breast pads
  • A proprietary Bra Conversion Kit (BCK) to change it to a “regular bra” post-breastfeeding

  • Full skin-to-skin contact of baby to breasts when feeding – opened cups fully drop down
  • Seamless with stretchy material for comfy all-day wear, and adjustment to the changing pregnant / nursing breasts

Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra | My Experience

Sizing:

During my first pregnancy, I learnt that you need to be measured every few months for the right bra size to support your growing breasts. As an eco-friendly savvy saver, big on getting good value for money, I wasn’t really keen on buying bras I could only use for a few months.

So stumbling on seamless wireless bras was a dream come true; they seamlessly (no pun intended) adjust to your changing breasts from pregnancy to breastfeeding, and beyond.

Bravado has a clear sizing guide on their website, as well the phone number and working hours of their certified bra fitters. I however decided to get measured for my Bravado bra size on the high street when I was around 25/26 weeks pregnant … just because … well … it was a kinda treat, I suppose.

Fit:

I am impressed with how comfortable and supportive this bra is; so much better than the cheaper seamless one I’d been using (from a different brand). I must also say that it’s made of really good quality material.

Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra | Top 5 Likes

  1. Snazzy colours that feel good
  2. Good support without compromising comfort
  3. Excellent value for money for its superb quality
  4. Durable and super comfy to wear all day during pregnancy, whilst breastfeeding, and beyond
  5. Easy sizing which makes it a fab baby shower present if you know the size of the mum’s top

Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra | Product Information

  • Price: £30 on Bravado UK’s website (£26.99 – £36.87 from other retailers)
  • Usual Colours: Ivory, Butterscotch, Pink Ice,
  • Seasonal Colours: Cherry, Silver Bell
  • New Colours: Charcoal Heather, Garnet (not yet available on Bravado UK’s website)
  • Size: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large

Bravado Body Silk Seamless Bra Pink

Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra | Care Information

  • Machine washable
  • Wash before wearing
  • Wash with similar colours
  • No tumble drying or ironing

Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra | Overall

I’m really thankful for this bra; they are now my seamless bra staple … so comfy for my expanding pregnancy rib cage whilst breastfeeding my toddler. It’s not surprising that celebrity mums like Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Jessica Alba, Miranda Kerr, Cate Blanchett, Pink Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Garner, Miranda Kerr, and others consider it a nursing bra to have.

You can buy the Body Silk Seamless from Bravado with free shipping; and Amazon has more colours and even XXL size.


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Hotmilk Lingerie’s Eclipse Nursing Bra | Review and Giveaway

Eclipse Nursing Bra | Introduction

Nursing bras are one of my current motherhood staples, and not surprisingly …. or perhaps, silly as it might sound to some, they are one of the things with the potential to get me excited. So, you can imagine how pleased I was when Hotmilk Lingerie asked me to check out one of their nursing bras.

“Lush”, I thought … “most definitely, bring it on”. I enjoy checking things out, especially things that fit well with my life.

Even better, I’ve consistently heard good things about Hotmilk on the nursing outfits’ grapevine – ‘stylish’, ‘comfy’, ‘good support’, ‘popular’ ….

So, this is one review I couldn’t say ‘no’ to.

After exploring their nursing bra range, I decided to go for the Eclipse Black Nursing Bra.  

Eclipse Nursing Bra | @aNoviceMum Reviews

They posted it to me free of charge for this review, and as usual, my opinion 
of the bra is independent and honest.

Eclipse Nursing Bra | First Impressions

I liked the look of the bra on their website and I wasn’t disappointed when I received it … the silky feel, the lacy rims, the cute little bow and the beautiful diamanté hanging from it – what a gorgeous ornament, give it that extra oomph.

Can you keep a secret? Shhhh … don’t tell anyone. It’s the most stylish nursing bra I’ve ever owned.

It looks good and feels good, both to touch and wear.

Hotmil's Eclipse bra, won by a pregnant womanEclipse Nursing Bra | Key Features

  • Underwire-free soft cup for comfortable support
  • Wider straps on larger cups for added strength
  • 100% cotton lined cups and straps for breathability
  • Stretchy at the top of the cup for pregnancy breast growth
  • 6 hook and eye extension for pregnancy rib cage expansion
  • Full cup with an A-frame for support and coverage when nursing
  • One-handed drop down cups for quick and easy access for breastfeeding

Eclipse Nursing Bra | My Experience

Sizing:

I got myself into knots trying to decide my size. You see, I like products that I can use for a long time; it’s better for my pocket and the environment. Hence, I wanted a size that I could use for the rest of my pregnancy, my next breastfeeding journey (however long it is), and if possible, beyond. Ambitious, I know; but I’m quite a ‘use-for-as-long-as-possible’ kinda girl.

It’s worth noting that I was around 25/26 weeks pregnant when I got my sizing done for this review. It’s not uncommon to go through 2 to 3 bra fittings and cup sizes during pregnancy, thanks to all the changes it brings about in the body. This will of course vary from one person to another.

With all the bust size changes I’ve been through – due to almost 3 years of breastfeeding and months of pregnancies – my correct bra size is oftentimes a mystery to me.

Hotmilk’s customer service to the rescue ….

They have a bra size chart and guide on their website, with clear instructions. However, I wasn’t sure whether my size judgement was correct. So I did what anyone in my position would do, and contacted their customer service. Their response was prompt and helpful. I emailed my underbust and cup size measurements to them, and they told me my bra size for their brand … simples.

Hotmilk Bra Size Chart

 

A woman unhooking a Hotmilk eclipse braFit:

I was quite surprised at how supportive it felt, given that it’s an underwire-free bra … it’s just as you see it in the picture on their site.

Unlike some of the nursing bras I use, the inner A-frame of the strap covers the top of the breast, and maintains the firm support of the bra when the cup is unclipped for breastfeeding. The hook and eye extension is also brilliant; giving ample room for adjustment during pregnancy and beyond, without compromising the firm support the bra gives.

The main part of the cup isn’t stretchy, but its top is; I reckon this and the adjustable straps will accommodate the size changes of the breastfeeding breasts.

 

A frame of the inside of a Hotmail nursing bra

Eclipse Black Nursing Bra | Top 5 Likes

  1. It’s adjustable and gives excellent support to changing pregnant and breastfeeding breasts
  2. It’s multi-functional; serving both as a maternity and nursing bra and I reckon you can continue to use it post-breastfeeding too.
  3. It’s made of comfy fabric … you can see and feel that it’s good quality
  4. It’s stylish and attractive … pleasing to look at and wear
  5. It’s good value for money … its price reflects its quality.

And I really appreciate Hotmilk Lingerie’s customer service. It makes such a difference to buy from companies that respond quickly to one’s concerns, doesn’t it.

Eclipse Nursing Bra | Product Information

  • £39.95
  • Sizes 32 to 42
  • Black and Nude
  • Cups B to H, including DD, FF, and GG

Eclipse Hotmilk website

Eclipse Nursing Bra | Care Information

  • Cold machine wash at gentle temperature
  • Line dry in the shade: no tumble drying
  • No ironing, bleaching, or dry-cleaning

Eclipse Nursing Bra | Overall

I’ve enjoyed reviewing this bra, and I’m glad it’s part of my wardrobe. I know there are cheaper nursing bras out there; I’ve got some myself … without doubt though, you get what you pay for. The quality of this bra means that it will most definitely last longer than some of my other ones.

You can buy the Eclipse from Hotmilk Lingerie, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and 30 days return and exchange process. And you can get 10% off on your first order if you join their mailing list. You can also buy it from Amazon, where it is currently on sale, and from other online and high street shops.

Hotmilk Lingerie's guarantee and 10% discount on first order

You can also get matching bikini briefs from Hotmilk Lingerie, maternity / nursing sleep bras, and other kinds of underwear.

This is one maternity / nursing bra I’m happy to recommend.

Eclipse Black Nursing Bra | Giveaway

Now, regular visitors to my blog know that I always try to accompany my reviews with giveaways. Well, this review is no exception, thanks to the generosity of Hotmilk Lingerie.

For your chance to win an Eclipse Nursing Bra for yourself or a loved one that could really do with it, accurately complete the following entry options on the widget below; terms and conditions apply.

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