My Go-to Nursing Bras: Bravado Designs | Dearest Lou

My Go-to Nursing Bras: Bravado Designs

Buttercup Nursing Bra (sweater/capri outfit)  || Ballet Nursing Bra (black cardigan/floral skirt) || Clip and Pump (not pictured)

I have had a handful of friends and some readers ask me about nursing bras. I completely spaced that we took these photos back in April. Look how cute and little Adrien is with that gummy smile? So much has changed since then but one thing hasn't and that is we are still nursing!

The most important purchase a mama-to-be can purchase for herself is a couple amazing nursing bras. Underwire is a no go for the first few months since it can clog your milk ducts (ouch). Finding a supportive, flattering, and comfortable nursing bra was quite a challenge for me the first time around. I never found a perfect bra but found a couple that worked alright.

While I was pregnant with Adrien my bestie Fati introduced me to Bravado Designs and I'm hooked!

Guys, these nursing bras are a game changer and I have yet to find another nursing bra company similar or like them. I love that they offer a variety of styles and colors too. Also if you aren't sure about breastfeeding I would still recommend Bravado Designs since the bras are so comfortable especially towards the end of pregnancy when nothing seems to fit.

There are three particular styles I want to talk about today and why I think every pregnant mama needs them.

Buttercup Nursing Bra- If there is only one bra you can splurge on I would suggest the Buttercup Nursing Bra! The wire-free frame is perfect for all stages of pregnancy-postpartum. Not only is it wire-free but it's also VERY supportive. For the first 6 months postpartum my chest was much larger since I was Adrien's sole source of nutrition. The convertible criss-cross straps were perfect during that time and a feature I definitely took advantage of for additional support while out and about!

In the past I would always have to change from my day bra to a comfortable sleeping bra but with the Buttercup style I don't find myself needing to do this. I live in this style of bra and own 3 of them that I cycle throughout the week.

Ballet Nursing Bra- This is the perfect at-home nursing bra. he pull-away full breast access is so convenient and nice for skin-to-skin. I also love that I just need to slip it on and there's no clips in the back. It's as comfortable as wearing no bra at all. It doesn't offer any foam cups or much coverage but it's amazing for fellow co-sleeping mamas and makes those night time nursing sessions so much easier.

Clip and Pump- If you are planning on pumping at all YOU NEED THIS! For the first couple months when I was away at work shooting weddings I would have to switch bras in my car to pump and it was kind of a hassle. I wish I would have had this sooner. This handy little garment makes pumping so much easier. I love that I don't need to change bras in my car and having both hands available to work and multitask while pumping makes it 100x more enjoyable.


  1. These sound great! I'll have to share with my friend who's expecting her first baby!

  2. Girl you look gorgeous! Love how real you are sharing these! Breast feeding should be showcased like this! Cannot wait to be a mama someday!


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  3. This looks like it makes resting so much easier! Nothing like needing things to be more streamlined when you're in a new mama

  4. You look beautiful ! I need to share this info with my sister who's expecting !

  5. Dang! I wish I would have known about these bras!

  6. I have got to get a couple of these bras you talk about. I actually have been wearing just a regular bra and it is just miserable when it is time to feed

  7. What a great option for nursing! And can we talk about how amazing the color of that off the shoulder top looks on you?!?