By- Pooja Merani, COO, WacoalIndia
Hello mothers! It is pretty uncomfortable when you purchase a pregnancy bra just to outgrow it in a short period of time. Furthermore, buying yet another pair of pregnancy bras would be a burden for you because you already have a lot on your plate. You should make an effort to choose underwear that fits your new shape because your body is changing. The objective is to experience comfort and support throughout this critical period of parenthood.
The ideal size can have a profound impact on how you feel. So, as soon as the pregnancy starts, switch to a properly sized bra rather than struggling with old (unfit for the new you) bras.
It is advised that you make this alteration during your first trimester of pregnancy if you are already observing growth in your measurement. You might go to any high street retailer that offers a free measurement service to find your perfect size.
Always wear a wide strap bra to support your increased bust weight and to distribute the weight across the shoulders. Look for straps that can be adjusted to help you lift your new breasts. It would be ideal if you could find maternity bras that also function as nursing bras, with a clip that opens to allow for easy breastfeeding in the future.
Choosing the Best Fit
When choosing the proper fit for your maternity bra, the following advice may be helpful:
Measure your body around, beneath your arms only, to start. If the measurement is an odd number, round up to the next even number.
Measure the fullest part of your bust, making sure the tape is flat against your back and level all the way around. If the cup covers your breasts without spilling out and the band is level all the way around without riding up in the back, you’ve found your perfect-fit bra!
Don’t skip out on trying them on; it’s the only way to know if you’ve found the right bra.
As a result, we can safely conclude that purchasing a maternity bra should not be as difficult as it appears at first. Choose a store that offers fitting so that the trained attendants can guide you to the perfect fit.
Cotton, spandex, and nylon
The fabric you choose will be directly proportional to the level of comfort you expect from your maternity bra. The weather and your body temperature are important considerations when choosing fabrics for your maternity bra. It is recommended that you choose breathable fabric because you may sweat more underneath or between your breasts during your pregnancy. As a result, choose natural fabrics like cotton and silk for your everyday underwear. You can always have spares in nylon and spandex on hand for days when you just want to change!
What distinguishes a maternity bra from a regular bra
A maternity bra won’t come in as many colours, designs, or levels of support as a typical bra. It is intended to offer support for developing breasts as an enhanced version of a typical bra. In order to maximise comfort and durability throughout pregnancy, maternity bras feature bigger straps, a band with more hooks, and a soft cotton inside with additional layers of fabric. Regular bras, on the other hand, come in a broad variety of hues, patterns, styles, and materials that are perfect for coordinating with varied attire.
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