Pregnancy brings with it a whole boatload of challenges, not least of which is adjusting to your changing body. Of course, your belly isn’t the only part that’s growing, meaning a good bra that’s comfortable — and can accommodate your expanding cup size — is totally essential. To give you one less thing to think about (#pregnancybrain), here are bralettes for each trimester so you (and the girls) will be covered.
Your breasts may begin to feel fuller than ever, so go with something pretty but comfortable like this Les Lunes George V Balconnet Bra ($82). Made of bamboo, it’s super soft and comfy, but still looks sexy.
Okay, now things are really moving along — like on a daily basis. Your boobs have gone beyond their usual size and most likely you’re a little shell-shocked (and maybe reluctant to admit you need a new bra). This Soma Embraceable Wireless Plunge Lace Trim Bra ($42) is surprisingly firm in the band and provides maximum support with total comfort. The cups are flexible, which is key to accommodating the constant size adjustment, while the lace stretches with you at the top of the cup so you never have a gap. For a bralette, this gives remarkable lift and separation; plus, it closes in the back so you don’t have to attempt to pull it over your head or step into it.
Your boobs are like WHOA! Since you may have grown more than a few cups by now, you need something that supports ever-changing breast size and shape and that you can wear after the baby comes, AKA: a nursing bra (either with clips built in for instant access or a style that easily pulls to the side for nursing). Even if you aren’t going to nurse, you need something that gives substantial lift and separation. A bra is a 24/7 necessity now, so you will finally understand why women everywhere love sleep bras. Your goal: something firm with stretch, like this Cake Lingerie Sugar Candy Wire-Free Nursing Bra ($60).
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