November 28, 2016

Mom Bra-blems




Okay moms. It’s time to get down to the nitty gritty and talk about the one thing we all hate shopping for post-partum…bras.

If you’re anything like me, you couldn’t believe how huge your lady friends were right after delivering your bundle of joy. And you may have lived in nursing bras for quite some time afterwards. But you know that as soon as you put those breast feeding days behind you, the girls tend to take on a whole new shape of their own. Your perky breasts now resemble pancakes, and none of your pre-baby bras fit anymore, both around your chest or in the cups.

Let’s talk about common bra-blems you’ve most likely had, are having, or are going to have post-partum.



1. Slipping straps.

This is a huge one for me. I can never get my straps to stay up, probably from the terrible posture I now have from carrying the weight of my baby belly. 

2. Gaping cups.

Before Cooper, I was a nice full C-cup and totally proud of it. My ladies were awake at all hours and filled out my clothing perfectly. Since breast feeding, they have been completely deflated. This has left a big gaping space of air in my bras. No more perky push-ups. Just Frumpy McFrump mom.

3. Back band riding up.

All. The. Time! This is my pet peeve. I’m constantly pulling the back of my bra down and adjusting it. A lot of this is usually due to me tightening the straps too much because they are slipping, so in turn, the back pulls up on me.



After dealing with these annoying problems for 8 months (I stopped breast feeding after 2 months), I’ve decided it is time to invest in some really good bras. Let me tell you…I’ve tried the cheaper route. Purchasing those cheap no name bras from some big box store. I promise you, DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY! These bras become misshapen so fast, you’ll end up spending more after having to  buy new ones again shortly after.

On the same token, I try to stay away from the flashy, “pretty” lingerie (except for special occasions, of course) because it will cost you an arm and a leg, and you won’t get the support you really need. That's not to say that supportive can't be pretty. You will just need to find the balance. Look for companies that specialize in providing supportive and great quality bras. One of my new favorites is Third Love because they have both super functional and really pretty lacey bras that fit AMAZING! What I really like is they allow a free 30-Day Trial for their classic bras using their Fit Finder. Once you find the right fit, you’re guaranteed to be hooked, so use code: TLNOVBB15 to save 15% off your first purchase.

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** Thank you, Third Love for supplying my readers with the generous coupon and photos! All opinions about products mentioned in this post are my own. 



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