How do I know what size maternity bra to buy?
We know that it is quite daunting, deciding what bra size to buy. Even in ‘normal’ lingerie, we are constantly being told that 80% (give or take) of women are wearing the wrong sized bra. Then you find out you’re pregnant and you start doing your research and suddenly you find that it’s the worst thing ever if you’re wearing the wrong bra size. Let’s try not to panic now, shall we? Whilst we can’t comment on other companies sizing, we can talk you through how ours works!
How does maternity bra sizing actually work?
We currently have three maternity bra styles in stock; the Second Skin maternity bra, the Second Skin Organic sleep & yoga maternity bra and the Second Skin strapless maternity bra and we are going to take you through the sizing for each of these below.
Second Skin maternity bra
This is our fantastic everyday maternity bra, made from silky soft microfibre. The lower centre-front and wrap over design mean that you can wear lower cut tops and embrace your new curves! This maternity bra also has dual cup sizes which, we hope, makes choosing the right size a bit easier. Your boobs can grow considerably during your pregnancy and this way you’ve got a bit more room for change.
- If you are B or C choose cup size B
- If you are D or DD choose cup size D
- If you are E or F choose cup size E
Second Skin Organic sleep & yoga maternity bra
Our Second Skin Organic sleep & yoga bra is made from super soft organic cotton (perfect for chapped and bleeding nipples) and is perfect for sleeping in or for gentle exercise. As with the Second Skin maternity bra, our sleep bra has a crossover front, although this time it is slightly more elasticated so that you can gently pull it to the side for nighttime feeds. No more faffing with nursing clips at 2am! The organic cotton is also really breathable, so the idea is that that you get less sweaty with all those hormones flying around.
We have put together a sizing chart unique to this bra to help you find the right size. It comes in five sizes; small, medium, large, x-large and small+ (for small backs but larger cups). To find your size, simply find your band size and cup size on the table and where they meet is your ideal size for this bra.
Second Skin strapless maternity bra
Our beautifully soft Second Skin strapless maternity bra is perfect under halterneck or strapless dresses. You’ll get 2 short fabric straps, 2 clear straps and 1 long fabric strap (for halterneck styles) with your bra. It also has firm side boning that won’t put too much pressure on your boobs and silicone along the top so that it won’t slip down when you’re not using the straps.
We’ve put together a little picture so that you can see what size you would need:
We offer the bra in a small, medium, large or a small+ (for small backs but larger cups). Use the chart in the same way as the one for the Second Skin Organic sleep bra (above).
Ultimately, it’s more about what is comfortable for you and gives you more support. Remember that you should try to fit your bra really tight in the band (under your boobs) and then the cups should be comfortable. You should try to have as little support as possible going through your straps, otherwise you’ll end up with a bad back. Check out our fitting guide on our website or give us a call on +44 (0)207 940 8250 if you would like more personally tailored advice!
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