I love being a blogger. It means that I get the opportunity to try out products that I might not consider buying for myself. In this case, a maternity bra. I don’t know about you. But I have a grand total of three non-wired bras that I use as maternity bras. Two of them came as a pair for a grand total of £15 from Marks and Spencer. Living the dream! So I was pretty excited when I was asked to review a luxury comfort bra from Theya Healthcare. It came at just the right time, too, as at seventeen weeks pregnant, my boobs are so, so sore. Apologies for the overshare, but if you’ve been there, you know it’s true; and if you’re there now, this is the bra for you!
It’s full title is the Fleur Back Fastening Recovery Bra from Theya Healthcare, and it’s available to purchase from Theya Healthcare and House of Fraser online, for £41. The recovery bra bit in the title is because it’s primarily designed for those who’ve recently had surgery on their breasts (it doesn’t have any seams, tags or wires) but the level of comfort Theya Healthcare have built in make it perfect for use as a maternity bra.
I know it’s not the prettiest, sexiest bra on the market. But to be honest, feeling sexy is pretty low down my list of priorities at the moment (sorry hubby!). Comfort is my number one priority. And my word, this bra is comfortable. I would go so far as to say it is the most comfortable bra I have ever worn. I hardly notice I’m wearing it, and don’t even get that, ‘ahhh, thank goodness’ feeling when I take it off. It’s that comfortable.
It gives my boobs a really good shape, too, which I wasn’t expecting from a bra that leads on comfort. It would be nice if it did come in slightly prettier styles, though, while keeping the base design the same. Even plain black would make it a little more desirable (although it does also come in cream, if you want something in more of a nude tone). That’s my only downside for this bra. It’s made from bamboo, which makes it super duper soft, and has really nice moulded cups, which I guess is what gives my breasts such a lovely shape.
The straps are adjustable from the front so there’s not awkward reaching around behind your back, and the cups even unclip so you could use it as a nursing bra, too, although there’s not the double-strap design of a normal nursing bra so you might find it tricky to retrieve the strap when you’ve finished feeding!
Overall though, I really rate this is a maternity bra and would highly recommend it to anyone who’s in that rapidly-growing-achy-breast stage of pregnancy!
Disclosure: I was sent the Fleur Back Fastening Recovery Bra by Theya Healthcare for the purposes of this review; however all opinions are my own.