Favourite Breastfeeding Accessory: The Nursing Bra Tank Top from Bravado

I discovered Bravado during my third pregnancy when a friend recommended getting the Bodysilk Seamless Nursing Bra. Until then, it had never crossed my mind to wear a nursing bra in pregnancy, but I loved it as soon as I tried it on. It was a perfect fit; the material was breathable and its removable padding meant it was the ideal bra to wear under any outfit. I wore it under T-shirts, work shirt, dresses, silk tops… It was like a second skin, and I found it so comfortable I even ended up wearing it at night towards the end of my pregnancy. It also turned out to be my favourite bra when I was breastfeeding Jumpy.

When I was choosing what to review from the Bravado range, I felt tempted to go for that staple wardrobe essential, but decided I should try something new just to check whether other items in the Bravado range were as good as the bra.

After breastfeeding three babies, I had tried quite a few nursing tanks, but was disappointed every time as they were badly designed, uncomfortable and unflattering. They were invariably way too large or too tight and I always ended up getting rid of the feeding tanks and wearing a low-cut tank top with one of my feeding bras. I did not have really high hopes when I asked to be sent a black Essential Nursing Bra Tank Top, but I have to say giving a bra size rather than a top size when ordering it aroused my interest.

Bravado Nursing Bra Tank Top

The people at Bravado were kind enough to send me the tank top in two cup sizes the week before my due date. Until I received them, I did not realise the nursing vest was designed to double as a pregnancy one. I started wearing the smaller one the next day, and I have to say I was won over straight away. In fact, I have not worn anything other than my two essential nursing bra tanks since then, and it has been nearly four weeks!

Bravado Nursing Bra Tank Top - pregnant

I like wearing vests and having my tummy covered. I wore support vests for the whole length of my pregnancy. I liked feeling that my bump was nice and secure when it was tightly wrapped around comfortable fabric. I wore my essential nursing bra tank under my work outfits just before I went on maternity leave. It felt like wearing a decent bra with a good fit, not just a flimsy vest with a tiny bit of support. I liked the material of the vest as well as the fact I did not need an extra layer and it felt nice and snug against the bump. It was not however tight around the bump and I missed the comforting support for the bump. I was impressed that wearing it in pregnancy did not stretch the fabric but keep in mind I only wore it for a few days before I gave birth.

I have been living in those two vests since Wriggly was born. I am so grateful I was sent two as when one is in the wash, I can wear the other one. Both cup sizes have been ideal, even though I am more comfortable in the larger one now I am breastfeeding. It can be a bit of a struggle to get the vest on, but once it is on, it is so comfortable I quite simply do not want to take it off and I wear it day and night.

I have now been wearing the vests for almost a month, and even though I had bought myself a new Bodysilk Seamless Nursing Bra, since receiving the vests, I have not worn anything else. It is much more comfortable than a bra whilst providing the support you need. It is easy to clip open with one hand, which means my hungry newborn does not have to wait. It hides my stomach so I can just wear my normal tops and pull them up when Wriggly needs a feed. I am glad I did not have to buy expensive or unflattering nursing tops.

You could Win a Bravado Essential Nursing Bra Tank Top in Mykonos Blue in the size of your choice.

All you have to do to enter the competition is use the entry box below and answer a simple question in the comments section at the bottom of the page. For extra chances of winning, check the instructions in the form. Entries are open until midnight GMT time on 22nd July 2014 and the competition is open to UK residents only. Good luck!

Bravado Essential Nursing Bra Tank Top Giveaway (in Mykonos Blue, worth £36)

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•The giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 and over.
•The prize will be supplied directly by Bravado Designs UK.
•I was sent two Bravado Essential Nursing Bra Tank Tops for the purpose of this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.






  1. I would love to win this for my sister, who is expecting! Thank you!

  2. Alexandra Mercer (Life of mummy) says:

    I’d like to win because thy sound fantastic.
    Great photo of you btw x

  3. Yes please. I am due in December and that would be the prefect item for me.

  4. Anne Stewart says:

    We are trying for baby #2! 🙂

  5. Gorgeous pic of you honey <3
    – I'm happy to say I don't need the nursing tank right now 😉

  6. @goriami says:

    Due in 6 weeks, and this looks PERFECT! x

  7. sharon smith says:

    for my daughter

  8. Leanne Bell says:

    Currentky pregnant with my 2nd, so would love to try one of these.

  9. Katharina Chana says:

    Would love to own one proper nursing piece that doesn’t suffer the constant up&downs with tandem feeding my girls xx

    • I bet you would! It is a great vest (so fab I will now wear anything else under my T-shirts!). Good luck!

  10. Pia Stephens says:

    I’m currently breastfeeding and Bravado products are SO comfortable x

  11. Keira says:

    Would love to win I’m due in october

  12. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I’m nursing my son and don’t own a nursing tank. Would love this one!

  13. Rebecca Mpb Phillips says:

    im expecting a baby girl in sept and hoping to breastfeed so it would make life easier!

  14. for my wife

  15. Cheryl Kean says:

    I would love to win for my daughter who has just found out she and her partner are expecting !

  16. What a thoughtful husband!

  17. emma falvi says:

    as i am trying for baby number to

  18. Martina Pichova says:

    I am due in 8 weeks and planning to breastfeed for a long time so I could definitely use it.

  19. Because my best friend is having a baby and I know she would love this!

  20. Clare Kendrick says:

    I plan to breast feed in Sept when my little girl arrives and these would come in very handy.

  21. Tammy Tudor says:

    One of my closest friends has just found out she is pregnant and I am trying to build up a huge present bundle to give to her, this would be a perfect addition! 🙂

  22. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    I’d love to win for myself as I’m feeding my 2nd daughter and these look lovely

  23. I’d love to win it for baby number 2

  24. elizabeth says:

    i’d like to win this for my sister who is due for her baby any day now!!!

  25. Looks like a must have nursing accessory

  26. I’m 17 weeks pregnant and just finished feeding my 21monyh old so chucking all
    My scabby bras out and need to treat myself to some
    Lovely new ones!

  27. I’ve been BFing for 18 months now and my bras have HAD it. Need a new nice one!

  28. Alex Telford says:

    I’m due to have my second in just over a week (eeeek!) Having fed my eldest for 13 months, I know how important it is to have really comfy clothes and covering my tummy is an absolute must! Thank you for the opportunity to win one 🙂

  29. Rachel Craig says:

    Great looking practical item for Nursing / Breastfeeding Mother. Such clothing is an asset for mum and baby, as can make the whole experience more comfortable.

  30. elishia bakle says:

    i would love this for my niece she is having her first baby and she loves wearing tank tops and i want to help promote breastfeeding for this first time momma

  31. Jodie Burnett says:

    I would like to win as I’m feeding my baby boy, but have developed an allergy to my more attractive looking nursing bras, ridiculous as it sounds the boobs come out in hives as soon as I put them on. So I’m stuck using 1 cotton nursing bra. Would be great to try a nursing vest for it’s covering up properties too.

    • This one would probably be ideal for you. Let me check the fabric content for you… the bra part is made of polyester, cotton and spandex. Mel

  32. Sharls1 says:

    This review is great, I will be checking out the website and would love to win this.

  33. My sister would find good use for it.

  34. Lynn Parry says:

    Due in September so look like an ideal addition to the wardrobe!

  35. Gemma Clark says:

    My bestie is having a baby and really needs some feeding wear!

  36. lynn Heath says:

    I would love to be able give this to my sister as a gift

  37. laura stewart says:

    would love this it would come in handy

  38. Samantha J says:

    I am breastfeeding my baby and this would be perfect for when I am out and about

  39. Tracy Hanson says:

    Would love this for my friend. Almost gave up trying but has a happy bump now. 🙂

  40. Kathy Cakebread says:

    my friend would love this

  41. Viv C says:

    Would be great for a friend who is pregnant

  42. aideen mcelhone patel says:

    Planning breast feeding my

  43. katie Kathurima says:

    would love this as a treat for my sister in law

  44. Stephanie Tsang says:

    I would love to win because I’m expecting my second child in January and would love a discreet nursing top as I plan on breastfeeding.

  45. Corrin Davies says:

    4 yrs of breastfeeding between my kids – nursing clothes are much needed!

  46. nashath ullah says:

    It looks extremely comfy!

  47. kiddyreviews says:

    It’s nice to find a top that works from pregnancy into nursing and this is such great quality too. Thanks for sharing on #britmumsreviews

  48. rebecca miller says:

    I breastfed my son until he was 13 months old, and this looks fabulous, I wish I’d had one then. I’m now expecting my swcond baby and I would absolutely love to win this! Fingers crossed xxx

  49. Because no one needs to see my post natal tummy 🙂

  50. clair dutton says:

    would love to try it

  51. NATALIE says:

    would love this, i am due in Septemberxxx

  52. Maria Blythin says:

    would love to try this x

  53. Keshia Esgate says:

    Looks great!

  54. Susan H says:

    just the thing for a family festival

  55. for my daughter

  56. Amy Ripley says:

    For my pregnant friend!

  57. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    For my daughter who is expecting her second baby in November

  58. EJ Dunn says:

    My cousin has just had a little girl. I’d like to give this to her.

  59. Tarbs Gill says:

    It would make life easier for my sister!

  60. Angela Williams says:

    To encourage my friend to breast feed

  61. Laura Oxley says:

    Because they look rather stylish but still comfy

  62. Jenni Grainger says:

    I’m pregnant 🙂

  63. Elizabeth Williams says:

    I would like to win as it looks stylish yet practical for nursing.

  64. Kevin Smith says:

    For my wife, who is expecting twins in January. It’s gonna be an expensive business so every little thing will help!

    • Definitely! I will have another giveaway for newborns in the next couple of days if you are interested. Good luck!

  65. harriet says:

    Hope to win, great competition!

  66. claire little says:

    I’d like to win it for my god daughter. I had a similar one and found it a godsend with my breastfeeding would recommend to all 🙂

  67. Joanna Sawka says:

    For my sister in law. She is due in February

  68. Not long until my first now – would definitely come in handy!

  69. I’d love to give this to my sister in law

  70. Vera Bahounkova says:

    Because my doughter expecting a baby soon

  71. Emma Andersson says:

    Because I’d love something more discreet to wear on my holidays, I usually use a blanket but its so hot now!!

  72. chris parham says:

    great for breast feeding

  73. lisaell says:

    My bestie had her wedding planned for this year and got pregnant, when on holiday her partner decided that he no longer wanted any of it all, so no shes doing it alone, so I want to win for her.

  74. Elisha Cook says:

    I currently expecting my third and would love to win this top to make breastfeeding a lot easier, looks very comfortable too 🙂

  75. Monika S says:

    my brothes wife is expecting again and she will brestfeed

  76. katherine b says:

    I’m expecting my second baby in August – this would be perfect for hot summer days x

  77. LYN JONES says:

    For convenience and style

  78. Kristy Leanne Brown says:

    I would love to win this for my lovely sister who is not only breastfeeding her 1 year old still but has another on the way

  79. Anthony Gerrard says:

    Would be great for my Mrs and our next arrival

  80. I would love to win the tank top, I’m currently breastfeeding my daughter and having the right paraphernalia definitely makes it easier.

  81. LEE HARDY says:

    Love to win for the wife.

  82. Janet Thornton says:

    After attempting to breastfeed 2 of my children(and was upset that I couldn’t)I’m now 28 weeks pregnant and would love to try it again.

  83. liz ferguson says:

    It would be a boost for my getting back into shape endeavours.

  84. Laura Asplin says:

    I would like to win as they look so comfortable

  85. jessica newman says:

    im breastfeeding my son and this top would be great for feeding in public

  86. Kirsteen Mackay says:

    To make feeding on the beach easier.

  87. Natalie Gillham says:

    I would love to win this for my young friend who has just given birth to a baby boy 🙂 x

  88. Natalie Crossan says:

    For my friend who just had a baby

  89. Joanne Hover says:

    Looks lovely & practical too!

Thanks for taking the time to write a little message. Comments always make me smile! x Mel