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With pregnancy and childbirth, your body goes through a number of changes. Being comfortable during this period of change must be a priority and choosing the right clothes is incredibly important for both you and your baby. Wearing the right maternity bra will help distribute the weight evenly, provide much-needed support as your body changes, and ensure you are always comfortable. However, it can often be confusing and overwhelming to figure out everything a maternity bra should, and should not, have. In collaboration with The Channel 46, Vasanth Sampath, Co-Founder at Tailor & Circus, offers advice on the 6 must-have maternity lounge bra features that you should look out for.
Detachable straps, cups, or even wrap-over fronts are features to keep an eye out for when shopping. Choosing a bra that makes way for easy nursing is crucial. Detachable straps, cups, or even wrap-over fronts are features to keep an eye out for when shopping. With these, feeding is transformed into a simple, fuss-free activity.
Owning a bra that does not uncomfortably dig into your skin is a big flex for regular bra-wearers and an absolute must for maternity bra wearers. While hooks, clips, and buttons may provide aesthetic value, they can become very uncomfortable, very fast. As a pregnant woman or a new mother, the last thing you need is a piece of plastic or an itchy label digging into your shoulder..
While cotton is a traditional fabric choice due to its breathability, Beechwood Modal fabric is now growing in popularity. Selecting the right fabric for your maternity bra is crucial. Make sure you pick out a fabric that soothes your skin, as well as your baby’s. When breastfeeding, many women complain about leaks that stain their clothes. A maternity bra made from an absorbent, leak-proof material helps avoid this problem. While cotton is a traditional fabric choice due to its breathability, Beechwood Modal fabric is now growing in popularity. As a natural bio-fibre, it is both breathable and silky soft, making it comfortable to sleep in. It is also hypoallergenic, and, therefore, a safe choice for both you and your baby.
It’s important to look out for a bra that provides you with the support you need, without an underwire. When it comes to maternity bras, an underwired bra is the biggest NO. The underwire places added pressure on the chest, which can lead to blocked milk ducts. It’s important to look out for a bra that provides you with the support you need, without an underwire. Having a soft and seamless under-band can allow for that extra degree of comfort. Similarly, flat seams allow the bras to remain seamless while also providing structure.
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