I don't think I have ever had the right size bra for my body type and breasts. I was never properly "fitted" until a month or so after Mason was born, when my milk was in and settled, and I went shopping for nursing bras. I thought those were my "right" size but I was very wrong...and evidently, so were the people in the store who measured me for the bras.
I came across Leading Lady nursing and full figure bras, and was intrigued immediately. From their website:
"Leading Lady is a premiere intimate apparel company dedicated to creating comfortably functional, remarkably affordable, stylish and easy-to-wear bras, camis and sleepwear. A family owned and operated business, Leading Lady has been expertly tailoring nursing and full figure bras for top brands and retailers across North America for more than 70 years. For the first time, Leading Lady’s comprehensive line of nursing and full figure intimates – including sexy stretch lace wire-free and underwire bras, supportive and seamless sport and yoga bras, and cozy sleep and leisure bras – can be purchased directly on LeadingLady.com.
Leading Lady is proud to celebrate “Leading Ladies” everywhere through its products, programs and philanthropic activities. Leading Lady is dedicated to arming new moms with the support – physically, intellectually and emotionally – they need to nurture their babies through breastfeeding and committed to supporting a variety of organizations and issues relevant to women across the country. Follow Leading Lady on Facebook and Twitter."
For my review, I chose the wire free molded padded seamless full figure bra in true jade and the cotton front closure leisure bra in white.
My breasts definitely grew after having the twins, and even more so after having Mason and probably a little more recently too. I had recently bought a couple bras at a local store, that had wire in them, and not only did I get the wrong size because I was not properly fitted again (and they were non returnable), but they broke within a few weeks of use, and the wire popped out of the fabric! So the first thing I needed to do before selecting the bras for this review was get the proper size. On Leading Lady's website, they have a fitting tool where it walks you through how to measure yourself, and then you put in your measurements, and it calculates what size bra you are. I used this and was SHOCKED at the size it said I was!! The nursing bra store I had been fitted at earlier this year was waaay off! I was skeptical that this was the right size, but the customer service for this company was amazing and Erin assured me it would not be a problem to exchange the bras if I needed to when I received them.
No need for that though! These bras are AMAZING!!! They fit PERFECTLY and I chose no wires, so I am very comfortable in them. I am just not a fan if wire bras anymore. :-)
These bras are excellent quality, and there are so many selections so there is definitely something for every woman, every shape and size. If I were still nursing, I would have chose new nursing bras, but for all you pregnant or nursing mamas out there, I highly recommend getting your bras through Leading Lady.
You can't beat the prices of Leading Lady's products, either. They are extremely reasonable and low priced, and still of excellent, top quality. They are having a huge sale right now, with everything 60% off, but even without the sale, the prices are still very affordable and trust me when I say investing in Leading Lady's products will be well worth it and you will not be disappointed!
PURCHASE IT: Head on over to Leading Lady today and shop their wide array of bras for nursing or full figured women, and purchase some today!
WIN IT: Leading Lady is offering ONE lucky reader of Mama 2 Multiples one free product plus FREE shipping! Enter below, being careful to read and follow ALL instructions CAREFULLY.
Winner will be chosen at random by midnight January 8, 2012 and will be contacted soon after. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email to claim their prize, before I will be forced to choose another winner. Good luck!!