Ugly nursing bras.
I bought about five bras and four nursing tanks in nude, black, and white. I wore them day in and day out, in all their orthopedic-looking glory, for a full year. They were functional and practical and had not a hint of style or sex appeal to them.
Not this time. This time? I’m getting pretty bras. I don’t care what they cost. My boobs are worth it. My self-esteem is worth it. My marriage is worth it.
There’s nothing like the little spring you get in your step from wearing a pretty bra and panty set, especially on a date night. It’s just a nice little lift, a feeling of being kind of girly and cute. Having a little secret that you may or may not share with that special someone.
I’ve spent the past couple of years building up a collection of pretty lingerie and it’s made me – and my husband – so happy to feel a little sexy and flirty despite my status as a suburban mom. Since I’ve gotten pregnant and my bra sizes has been changing as fast as Lindsay Lohan’s face (Hey LiLo! Skip the lip fillers, babe!), I’ve settled for a steady stream of functional bras with very little glamor. Like fellow Babble mom Casi, I’ve been adamant about cute panties but the bras? Meh.
As soon as I deliver and my breasts settle into nursing form though, I’m going bra shopping. No orthopedic nursing bras this time! I’m looking for lace, fun colors, that little something-something that makes me feel like a woman, not just a milk-maker.
Here are a few of the cutest bras I’ve scoped so far.
Many thanks to Babble mom Michelle for her round-up of the best nursing bras and all my friends who weighed in when I asked for recommendations!
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