When is the Right Time to Buy a Nursing Bra?
When should you get fit to buy a nursing bra? Women often ask if they should wait after they have their baby, lose weight, or when they stop nursing to go bra shopping. Here are some simple tips on how to navigate these bosom-altering moments.
It’s never a bad time to be fitted!
A lot of women think it’s not worth to buy a new bra until they lose all of their weight, after their pregnancy, or when they’ve weaned their baby. We're here to say, why suffer?!? Why be uncomfortable and miserable wearing bras that don’t fit? There’s the mentality a lot of women have that in order to treat yourself, you have to achieve your ultimate goal. That’s crap.
When you notice your bra isn’t fitting right—the straps are falling off your shoulders, cups are too small or too big, you’re hanging out or coming out of your bra, underwires digging into your breasts, band rides up the back, or you’re constantly adjusting it. Each of these mean your bra isn’t fitting, and it’s time to get a new one.
You don’t have to go out a buy an entire new bra wardrobe and spend a small fortune. Buy one or two bras at a time. This way, you buy what you need. Buying small quantities of bras as you transition into your new size is a smart bra-buying strategy.
Also, it’s good to know your correct size so if you do change size in the future, you’ll have more confidence on how to navigate the sizing system.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Most women go up between one to three cup sizes throughout their pregnancy. This means you’ll need to go be fitted and buy a new bra each time you go up a size. Sorry ladies, the days of you wearing the same size your entire pregnancy are gone. As soon as you feel like your bra is getting too small in the cups or in the band, go get fit for a new one.
Two weeks before you have that little bundle of joy, we recommend you get a transitional nursing bra. These are bras that are low in support, come in S, M, L, XL, etc., and are perfect as you transition from the hospital to home and when your milk comes in.
Two weeks after you have your baby is when you should be professionally fit for a nursing bra, preferably an underwire to achieve the best support.
To see our favorite transition and nursing bras, click HERE.
Postpartum Weight Loss and Gain
At many points in our lives, we gain and lose weight. Unfortunately, some women wait months or years after their bra stops fitting to get a new one. Why wear things that don’t fit and don’t make you feel good? You’re so worth it to invest in your chest and wear things that make you feel like a million bucks and flatter your beautiful self.
As soon as you notice your bra isn’t fitting or is uncomfortable, go get fit. Buy one or two bras in your new size, wear those out, and by the time you start to lose weight it will be time to buy another couple bras in your new smaller size! Bras typically last about 6-12 months.
Where to be fit?
Visit a professional. If you're in Utah or plan on visiting, book an appointment with us! If you can't make it to us, do a web search of "bra fitter near me" or "bra shop near me."
An in-person fitting with a professional fitter will always give you the most accurate size. It enables you to not only be measured but be fit in bras to confirm your current size.
If you don't have the option to be fit in person, we recommend using our free online size calculator. It uses two measurements and your breast shape to determine not only your size, but recommendations of bras that would be best for you.
After you've ordered bras from us and you're still not sure about their fit, you can always book an online fit check. We have a video call with you so we can see exactly where things are sitting and if you need to changes sizes or styles.
Use the buttons below to schedule or to use the calculator!