As a breastfeeding mum, having a decent nursing bra is essential. But it can be hard to find one that fits, is comfortable and washes well – as well as looking nice and being supportive. So I was excited to receive a Carriwell Seamless GelWire Nursing Bra to review.
I have a few nursing bras from when I was feeding Alfie but have found them to be more uncomfortable and not a great fit at the moment so I don’t really like wearing them. I’ve been living in some stretchy sleep bras from Asda which are comfortable and easy to feed in but not flattering in the slightest!
When I was asked to review this bra, I had to choose a size based on my current bra size as they come in small, medium, large or extra large. As I was only 4 weeks post baby, my boobs are obviously fluctuating so I went with my pre-baby size of 30FF. I didn’t want to get it too big and then not be able to wear it in a few months when my supply has settled.
When it first arrived, I did think it’s not the most attractive bra I’ve ever seen. However, I soon changed my mind when I put it on – oh my god, I had a cleavage again!! My boobs weren’t sitting on my belly and they actually looked nice in a bra. I got a medium sized bra which is a touch too small cup wise, but I think when my milk supply settles it will be perfect! The band fits perfectly on the biggest setting, so if I lose weight, I can still adjust the band to make it smaller and fit well. It also came with a band extender which would be perfect if you were wearing it as a maternity bra.
The Gelwire aspect of the bra is pretty special. It manages to lift your breasts, giving them support and comfort but without digging in or leaving marks like lots of wired bras do. And no chance of a stray bra wire breaking your washing machine!!
The clips are easy to undo and do up one handed when you’re feeding and the cups are soft so you can tuck them out of the way during a feed but stretchy enough to pull up and clip in after a feed.
I highly rate this bra. So far it’s been great under all my clothes and can’t be seen as it doesn’t come up stupidly high or have ultra thick straps like most nursing bras. It really is the most comfortable nursing bra I’ve ever worn and I’m actually sad when it’s in the wash and I can’t wear it – to the point I have already ordered a second one to wear.
If you’d like to be in with the chance of winning your own Carriwell GelWire nursing bra, then check out my giveaway below. Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks as I have a few breastfeeding related goodies to giveaway! Good luck!
*I was sent this bra to review in exchange for my opinion. All views are my own and 100% honest*
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