As beautiful and amazing as pregnancy is, it does take a toll on your body. And for most of us mere mortals a good bra to “pick us back up” is beyond necessary.
Blogger Tina Hamilton guest blogs today and gives us the run down on finding your best bra fit after pregnancy.
Finding a bra that makes you feel sexy, comfortable and beautiful all at once is not the easiest task. Your body has gone through so many changes while creating your little miracle that you may not have any idea what size you are now. The truth is you are not alone. You have been busy learning your role as a new mom that you haven’t had the time to pay attention to the clothes that you are wearing. That is perfectly OK and normal but every mom deserves to feel sexy, comfortable and beautiful every day. Here are some useful tips to finding your best bra fit after pregnancy.
Understand that your size can fluctuate a little everyday.
If you are pumping or breast feeding you can expect your size to fluctuate a little bit throughout the day. For that reason, it is a good idea to get some bras that vary in size. To determine what your most normal cup size is, usually an hour before or after feedings, measure around your bust at the nipple and right underneath where the band would sit. Once you have determined the size, buying some bras either half a size above or below that will give you a little room to feel more comfortable.
Find a nursing bra that is easy for you to use.
If there is anything that new mothers love most it’s the things that make our lives a little bit easier. When it comes to nursing bras, you may have to try on nursing bras at the store and test out how easy they are to unclasp and reclasp. For that reason I don’t recommend you buy them online. Consider the design of the clasp as well. Some can come unclasped easily, especially when your baby is nuzzling against your shoulder so it is good to have a clasp that lays flat again your skin when it’s secured.
Consider a professional bra fitting session.
Although it may seem expensive and time consuming, many women, especially new moms, can benefit greatly from a professional bra fitting. Most stores will do it for free with the purchase of a bra and it can be done in a few minutes. This is a great option to use especially after you are past the stage of breastfeeding and your breasts fluctuate less frequently.
Remember: Most of the support should come from the band and not the straps!
Your band should actually provide the most support, using the straps only to give you a little bit more lift.
Don’t Sacrifice on style.
Let your personal style come through in your new bra choices instead of getting a boring bra that you’re OK with. Getting a sexy bra that you can wear on mom’s night off, like date night with dad, will make you feel beautiful inside and out.
Author Bio: Tina Hamilton is a journalist, blogger and social media guru. You can usually find her online or walking along one of the Souther California’s beaches with her dog Joey. Follow her on twitter @tinathescribe