Not Your Mother’s Nursing Bra Collection
Above: Not Your Mother’s Nursing Bra Collection includes La Leche League International’s Faith Bra.
“A trio of new and attractive nursing bras from La Leche League International & Q-T Intimates form a darling offering of maternity apparel that promises to be ‘Not Your Mother’s Nursing Bra’.”
by Michelle Broomes, Lingerie Journal Editor.
It’s no secret that finding maternity bras that are both fashionable and functional can be challenging for the nursing mom. In fact, lacking underwear that helps her celebrate one of the most eventful and poignant times of her life – breastfeeding her little one – can be quite a discouraging dilemma, often forcing mom to choose utility over her fashion sense.
Particularly with the young mom, she often demands that her undies are a vital combination of useful and trendy – not making her feel “momsy” even if this notion seems a little ironic. Yet, some high street nursing bras, due to a lack of creative design and accompanying absence of support, can fail to deliver what the nursing mom needs and wants and, therefore, be a big let-down.
Above: La Leche League International’s Love Dot.
“This collection of nursing bras is designed with specially sourced laces and trims that are truly pretty.” – Liz Marrell, Q-T Intimates.
“Gone are the days of utilitarian, solid, basic nursing bras. Today’s nursing moms want to look and feel the way they always have… feminine,” concurs Liz Marrell, Design & Creative Director at Q-T Intimates who are introducing beautiful maternity lingerie in conjunction with their nursing wear specialty brand, La Leche League International Intimates (LLLI).
A trio of new and attractive nursing bras from LLLI and Q-T Intimates form a darling offering of maternity apparel that promises to be “Not Your Mother’s Nursing Bra”. Elegant lace, molding, sculpting underwire and on trend patterns make these styles right up-to-date. Co-ordinating briefs, that are worthy to be seen, will add a sensuous and youthful essence to these bras, finishing a look that balances and defines femininity with primary purpose.
“As pretty, maybe even a little sexy, as these nursing bras are, function is not forgotten, with easy to use one-hand nursing buckles, built in slings, and comfort shoulder straps so she [mom] can nurse her baby with ease and in style,” Liz explains about these exciting products.
The pieces in Not Your Mother’s Nursing Bra range are created with an eye for flair, incorporating those little nuances that make them look and feel as gorgeous and enticing as mainstream styles.
“This collection of nursing bras is designed with specially sourced laces and trims that are truly pretty. It also includes small details that make a difference, like picot elastic, satin bows, and rosettes,” Liz says of this firmly functional yet flirtatious nursing assortment.
And here’s a closer look at the tempting trio that will certainly thrill new moms:
LLLI Intimates Mama Rose Bra
Available in June from sizes 34B to 42G, with co-ordinates in sizes small to 3X.
A beautiful black underwire balconette adorned in geo lace print. Classic black makes it truly an everyday piece but with a textured visual that stops it being boring. Lightly padded bottom cups should feel comforting and supportive along with structural underwire. The bra is lovingly ornamented with a red rosette at centre bust. Pair with racy black lace brief for added style. The balconette shape should allow mom to wear it with a lower neckline, as some nursing styles can be wardrobe restrictive due to their often full cup design.
Mama Rose will be available in June from sizes 34B to 42G, with co-ordinates in sizes small to 3X.
LLLI Intimates Love Dot
Available in April in sizes 34B to 42G. Available briefs come in small to 3X.
A sweet piece in a fun polka print on a grey background, with a tender pink garland running through corded lace top cup. Underwired for support and finished with a dainty bow. This could be that perfect spring style for the new mom as it will be available in April in sizes 34B to 42G. Available briefs come in small to 3X.
La Leche League International Faith Bra
Faith comes in 32C to 40G with accompanying bottoms from small to 3X.
This style is easily a staple for the nursing mom. With lace and diamond jacquard print in Black and Blush colourways, Faith offers full support for the nursing mom and should fit comfortably into her wardrobe as the style is lovely but not overly fussy. Blush should be particularly useful in warmer weather under lighter tops. The bra is wired and lightly padded for added shape and support.
Faith comes in 32C to 40G with accompanying bottoms from small to 3X and is available now at www.qtbras.com.
All bras come fitted with elastic sling and nursing buckle with pull-down feature to augment their usefulness. As with any bra, the nursing mom should make sure that she is wearing the right size in her nursing style to accommodate her needs and should seek professional fitting advice if she is unsure about what actually fits her correctly.