Our top picks for maternity bras
What is the best maternity bra? And how do you find a cheap nursing bra that will give you comfort and support? There are many factors that will determine what an individual woman would recommend as a good maternity bra. Those with a larger bust may favour function over femininity while the fashion conscious would never consider anything that didn't look gorgeous. We've picked some maternity bras that score highly. They're not in any particular order as the best maternity bras are the ones that suit you, your shape and your lifestyle.
BEST SMOOTH CUP NURSING BRA: Anita Smooth Flexi Wire Nursing BraPrice: £38
Sizes: 32C-38I, 40C-40G, 42C-G and 44C-E
Smooth cup bra available in three different colours. Underwire designed not to pinch or cause problems. Drop cup fastening, adjustable straps, pockets for breast pads. Rates highly for looks and comfort. more
RECOMMENDATION: Buy a cup size up.
BEST NURSING BRA FOR CHANGING CUP SIZE: Hotmilk Show Off Nursing BraPrice: £35
Sizes: 32C-32H and 34B-38H
Soft cup non-wired full cup bra made with fabric designed to stretch at the top to allow for change in cup size. Drop cup fastening, adjustable straps. Pretty bra with leopard print detailing. more
BEST NURSING BRA FOR SPORTS: Cake Nursing Sports BraPrice: £44
Sizes: 32B-36H, 38C-38H and 40D-40H
The first high-impact support bra for nursing women. The moulded cups are underwired and drop down for feeding. It has an inner cotton A-frame support and carefully engineered support panels to minimise bounce and maximise support without restriction. more
RECOMMENDATION: Cold hand wash.
BEST NURSING BRA FOR CHANGING CUP SIZE: Seamless Drop Cup Nursing Bra by CarriwellPrice: £23
Has innovative side panels that allow the bra to expand when your bust needs it to. Features a revolutionary elasticised under band and elastan-blend fabric body for great support and to allow it to accommodate up to two cup sizes bigger. Very good value. Winner of the 'Mother and Baby Favourite' award. more
BEST PRETTY NURSING BRA: Heidi Klum Intimates Madeline Nursing BraPrice: £40
Gorgeous and feminine bra available in five different colours. It's a non-wired, full cup bra with drop cup fastening and adjustable straps and rates highly for looks and comfort. more
RECOMMENDATION Cup sizes tend to be a little small though so bear that in mind and get a cup size larger than normal.