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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Disclosure:
•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.

 

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139 Comments

  1. katherine b
    21/07/2014 / 8:19 am

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

    • 21/07/2014 / 12:03 pm

      Not long now… How exciting!

  2. LYN JONES
    21/07/2014 / 8:53 am

    For convenience and style

  3. Kristy Leanne Brown
    21/07/2014 / 9:05 am

    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

    • 21/07/2014 / 12:02 pm

      She will never be bored again 🙂

  4. Anthony Gerrard
    21/07/2014 / 1:54 pm

    Would be great for my Mrs and our next arrival

  5. 21/07/2014 / 3:04 pm

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

    • 21/07/2014 / 8:03 pm

      It does, doesn’t it?

  6. LEE HARDY
    21/07/2014 / 3:33 pm

    Love to win for the wife.

  7. Janet Thornton
    21/07/2014 / 8:19 pm

    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.

    • 21/07/2014 / 8:24 pm

      Hope it all works out for you this time.

  8. liz ferguson
    21/07/2014 / 9:06 pm

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

  9. Laura Asplin
    21/07/2014 / 9:39 pm

    I would like to win as they look so comfortable

  10. jessica newman
    21/07/2014 / 9:46 pm

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

  11. Kirsteen Mackay
    21/07/2014 / 10:13 pm

    To make feeding on the beach easier.

  12. Natalie Gillham
    21/07/2014 / 10:23 pm

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

  13. Natalie Crossan
    21/07/2014 / 10:25 pm

    For my friend who just had a baby

  14. Joanne Hover
    21/07/2014 / 11:30 pm

    Looks lovely & practical too!

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