My Underwire Revelation {Bella Materna Nursing Bra Review ~ Ends 6/10}

After 3 years of searching, I finally found a comfortable nursing bra I love! I wrote (and raved) about it, and much like when I had my first child, I doubted that I could ever love another bra so completely! But, like any mom of multiple kids knows, when another one comes along your heart grows big enough to accommodate them all! And that’s exactly what happened when I found the Bella Materna Basic T-shirt Nursing Bra with underwire. 

Wait. What!? Yes, I said underwire. Crazy, I know. I avoided them like the plague for years, thinking they’d give me plugged ducts or mastitis or just be really uncomfortable. I thought breastfeeding and underwires were mortal enemies. Not so! Anne from Bella Materna advised me that the underwire is just fine for nursing moms (that’s why they design them, of course) and that I might feel a little weird in it at first because I wasn’t used to a wire anymore, but that’s perfectly normal. And she was right. I was uncomfortable for a quick minute, but after wearing this comfortable underwire nursing bra for a day, I fell right back in love with underwires.
I felt like my old self again! And my boobs were actually… well, boob-shaped! …and, UPLIFTED!

The pretty Basic T-shirt nursing bra gives nursing moms the “lift” they need with the help of their patented Flexy-wire®, which has been used for 12 years and is lactation consultant-approved. It’s soft and the elastics are plush so there’s no digging, no discomfort – only comfortable support like your favorite pre-pregnancy T-shirt bra. And since it’s T-shirt season, you have every reason to need a bra that will fit smoothly with dependable support and a shape that will make you feel confident in your favorite summer clothes. I can personally attest to the fact that this bra has given me more of a “real” shape than any other nursing bra I’ve tried. I finally don’t feel like I have to layer my clothes to hide my shape! 
The most unique feature, I think, is the set of “Infinity Rings.” They’re discreetly attached between the cups (you can see them in the pic, above, if you look closely) and you can use them to convert your bra into a regular non-nursing bra when you’re done breastfeeding. Isn’t that cool? That tells me that a lot of people use these bras for a long length of time, which means they must be pretty durable. Mine is new, but given the quality construction of it, I would guess I’m going to wear it for a long time to come! And if lots of customers are having theirs converted, that means Bella Materna customers want to stay Bella Materna customers even when they have the option of shopping for regular bras!
Other features include:
  • sizes: 32–38 B-E cups (want F & G? See Basic T-Shirt Full Cup)
  • patented Flexy wires® for safety and comfort
  • one-handed nursing clip access (I do really love the pull-aside access of the Anytime Bralet, but the clips on this are as easy as clips can be.)
  • on body adjustable straps
  • 6 set hook-and-eye closure at back to accommodate changes in curves during the pregnancy and nursing stages.
Aside from the actual products they sell, there are a lot of reasons I like Bella Materna as a company, too. Their garments are created for moms, by moms, and the company’s mission is to support and celebrate the changing mother’s body in a safe and conscientious way.
Straight from Anne and Candace, the moms behind Bella Materna:
“Bella Materna products are made from high quality, materials that are Oeko-Tex 100% certified to be free of toxins for moms and babies.  90% of all items are manufactured in the USA (Seattle WA) and are always produced under safe healthy conditions.   We believe in what we make: 100% satisfaction guaranteed.”
I feel great about supporting a company like Bella Materna, and I feel really great about the “support” they provide for me! I can’t wait to try more of their designs, underwires included. A whole new world has opened up to me, I definitely see more Bella Materna (and more T-shirts) in my future!

Buy It!

The Basic T-shirt Nursing Bra with Underwire is available at in Bare, Black or Plum for $58.00

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One lucky ABCGP reader will win their choice of Basic T-shirt Nursing Bra with Underwire! Enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below. Good luck! (US only, 18 and over. Ends 6/10.)
*Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own and honest based on my personal experience with the product. 

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  1. I like the Everyday Bralet
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  2. Christy G says:

    I would love to try the sexy t-shirt nursing bra!

  3. Amanda C says:

    Would love to try the t-shirt nursing bra

  4. Mayla M says:

    I also like the Ruched Clip Bralet Full Cup.

  5. Anne Perry says:

    I like the lounge wrap

  6. Jessica Hughes says:

    The lounge wrap looks so comfy!

  7. pinky sade says:

    I like the Anytime Bralet Full Cup

  8. Whitney ford says:

    There anytime full gown

  9. Need a new one so bad!

  10. Sonya Morris says:

    I would love to try the Nursing Sports Bra!

  11. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i learned they sell F-I bra sizes

  12. Jennifer Marie says:

    I would like the Anytime Gown
    with Removable Pads also.

  13. Cindy B says:

    I love the peacock lace collection.

  14. I’d get the anytime bralet.
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  15. I love their nursing bras! I have 3 and my favorite is the smooth wire free full cup!
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  16. Jennifer says:

    I’d love to try the smooth wirefree nursing bra!

  17. Natalie Goodwin says:

    I would love to try the sexy t-shirt nursing bra!

  18. Krystle Rogers says:

    I would love the lounge wrap….It looks very comfortable!

  19. I like the Hot Pant Undies!
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  20. courtney k says:

    i’d like to try the anytime tank-it looks so comfy!

  21. I would love to try the Peacock lace push-up

  22. Sabrina Radke says:

    I would love to try the lounge wrap

  23. Alix Davis says:

    I like the sexy tshirt nursing bra!

  24. katherine d says:

    love the Peacock Lace Push-Up Bra

  25. I like the Smooth Wire Free Full Cup Nursing Bra
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  26. Jenilee says:

    The anytime gown

  27. Sarah B says:

    I think the lounge wrap looks neat

  28. i like the anytime gown

  29. Samantha S says:

    I would love to try the Bralet.

  30. Laura Miller says:

    I love the peacock lace collection!

  31. I would like to try the full cup tshirt bra.

  32. i would love to try the t-shirt nursing bra.

  33. Rachel Powers says:

    I would love to try the nursing sports bra.

  34. Sarah Hayes says:

    id love to have the Peacock Lace Push-Up Bra

  35. Evette M says:

    I would like to try their loungewear 😀

  36. maternity panties, I just recently bought my first few pairs and WOW what a life saver

  37. Christi says:

    I’ve been told that underwire nursing bras aren’t good but as I am counting down these last couple of weeks before baby’s due, I can’t imagine enough support without underwire. I’d be thrilled to win and be able to try one out!

  38. Anytime Gown
    with Removable Pads

  39. Cathy C says:

    I love the sexy tee shirt nursing bra,

  40. the anytime tank looks so comfy!
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  41. I’d love to try the Anytime Bralet Full Cup
    with Removable Pads because it is wireless.

  42. Sarah P. says:

    I love the range of products at Bella Materna – and the fact that they are all free of toxins.

  43. Heather V says:

    Would love to try the tshirt bra.

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