1,360 of 1,367 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2011
When I bought this bra online I was a little worried about the fit. I ordered a M for size 36D. Right now that bra fits perfect and I love it. It's very comfortable, supportive and it seems to be made of good quality. Right now I'm only nursing a toddler but my baby will be born in the next two weeks and my milk production will be increasing by a lot. I have rib band set on the last hook (biggest size )and I am afraid that it might not fit as good after baby comes (but I will be loosing weight, so hopefully it will fit even better). The only problem I have is that after wearing it all day, the rib band left red marks on my skin. However I didn't feel any discomfort at all. Overall it's a great bra and I glad that I bought it.
Here are the sizes off of the packaging:
rib band---cup size
-----------B C D E(DD) F(DDD)
32---------S S S S M
34---------S S M M M
36---------S M M L L
38---------M M M L L
40---------M M L L XL
42---------L L L XL XL
44---------L L L XL XL
46---------L XL XL XL XL
169 of 171 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2014
I have been breastfeeding for 7 years continuously as of this writing. It was (long past) time for some new bras. After carefully measuring (34DDD/E) and researching the huge variety of bras available, I decided to try this one based on reviews both here and from friends. I really wanted to love this bra like so many others but I had to return it.
Material is soft and very comfortable. Band measurement was right on and band never cut into me (wore for about 1/2 a day). Clasps are strong yet easy to undo and reconnect one-handed. Removable pads for discretion and leaks also conceal nursing pads.
Cups are not very supportive. This is great for many but not for shallow breasted women who need lots of lower support. Wearing this, my breasts drooped way over the band -causing it to fold in half- and looked awful. The pads helped cover nipples and did add some support when placed low but only gave me a tube-boob look. Without the pads, nursing pads show clearly.
Photos are with and without pads. Photo without the pads also shows the folded band.
149 of 155 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2009
I have been searching for a decent nursing bra that is comfortable, stylish, and functional, and have finally found it! This bra is great because it has a wide comfortable band that doesn't dig into my breasts as many others did, and it is cut low enough that it doesn't stick out under tank tops or low-cut shirts. I love the removable foam pads that prevent my nursing pads from showing through shirts. It is a little pricey but well worth it! Make sure you hand-wash to keep looking like new... I machine washed and dried my first one and now it looks a little worn... but still works perfectly fine. I am a 36 DD and wear a Large... XL would be a little big on me.
171 of 192 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2012
I have read the negative reviews and have come to the conclusion that if you are very large breasted, this may not be for you. I was a 34B before pregnancy and am a 34C now. I bought the small of this in teal from Target.com about 6 months ago. Have washed it several times, used it almost continuously (as it is my favorite). My only issue was that is is bright teal and so I had to only wear dark shirts with it. Teal was the only color Target had. I then found it on here in all different colors. I was hesitant to order because I wanted to make sure it was the same bra I loved so much. I ordered the butterscotch as I needed something "nude" to wear under white shirts. It arrived yesterday and I wore it all day today. I am so in love with this product! I am taking the plunge and ordering 2 more (black and ivory). I have bought other nursing bras from Target and from Motherhood and hate all of them (they are going to Goodwill today- all of them!). This is so far the ONLY nursing bra I love and will now become the only nursing bra I will wear.
I have been breastfeeding for 9 months now and this covers all of my needs. It is comfortable (no wires or seams or itchy lace). It is supportive (no floppy boobies- and I even use it while running). It is durable (have washed it at least twice a week for 6 months and still looks and feels and functions like new). It is easy to use (one had unlatch and doesn't creep up on baby's chin while nursing)
Side note: I did remove the removable pads permanently and like the look without them much better. The pads are good if you are still leaking, but I have now regulated enough that leaking is very rare and usually only overnight.
They are cheaper here than on Target.com (by about $5). The cost is higher than other target bras, but the quality far exceeds them and I will likely still use it as a sports bra after I am done nursing (Yes for smaller boobs it IS that supportive).
48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2012
Very comfortable! Made of stretchy sports bra material. Works as a maternity bra, then a nursing bra, THEN a regular bra! (Conversion Kit is included to replace nursing clips with regular clips.) Straps are adjustable from the FRONT!
I am in my 3rd month of nursing and wearing size 34I/J. I ordered a Large and it fits great.
From the package: Fabric is 90% nylon, 10% spandex. Removable Foam Inserts are 100% polyester, 100% polyurethane.
I have uploaded two images. One of the package sizing chart, and one of the conversion "kit" included with the bra. I hope these help to make your decision.
139 of 177 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2011
I had really high hopes for this bra, given then 4.5+ star reviews on Amazon at the time. Everybody raved how comfortable and great this thing is. Considering it was also in the high-end price range, I thought "OK, you get what you pay for, right?"
As it turns out - not always. As soon as I first tried it on I wanted to throw up at the "look" it gave me. But I figured comfort was more important in the first month or two of nursing, so I decided to keep it. I honestly gave it 3 weeks of daily wear - thought I'd get used to it. Nope, sorry.
Let me try to list all the things I hate about it:
- It is made out of polyester/spandex blend. No natural fibers whatsoever. Which means it is extremely unpleasant on your bare (and might I add super sensitive, considering early breastfeeding days) skin.
- It makes you look like a 90 year old grandma who could care less what she looks like. I'm sorry, but I refuse to accept that because I'm nursing I must look like a hippo.
- The stretchy bands that are supposed to "hold" you when you unstrap one side to feed over-stretched in a couple days and you are forced to tuck them in. So they are pretty useless at this point.
- Who said this was a SEAMLESS bra?? I specifically bought seamless disposable nursing pads, knowing that this is a soft bra, so I didn't want them to show through. Well, what do you know - the pads that come inside of the cups in this bra are far from seamless themselves, and you can, 100% of the time, see the edges of them bubbling up from the bra. No matter how you place them in - they show. So no, this is most definitely not a seamless bra.
- The adjustable straps keep going back to the "as stretched as possible" position. I have to re-adjust them once daily. None of my regular bras do that, neither did my old nursing bra from a few years back. Perhaps the material of the straps is too "silky"?
- The one-handed straps are a little tougher to unhook with one hand. I usually have to use 2 hands, but I suppose it just needs getting used to.
- I paid $50 for this?? I am choosing to wear $16 tanks from Target (also sold here on Amazon) over this over-priced itchy thing. I bet if I go back to Target and buy a cotton nursing bra it will look and feel much better.
Girls, don't buy into the hype. This thing is not worth your money. You'll just be frustrated and sick over how much money you spent on it.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2012
I'm providing a comparison in my review for those like me who had a hard time deciding which bras to pick without being able to see or try them on firsthand. Let me start by saying that both the Body Silk and Bliss are quality bras and I like them both, but there are some big differences.
Info about me: Pre-pregnancy, I was a 38C. I'm 9 months pregnant now, gained about 20 lbs and I'm about 40D now. My favorite bras pre-pregnancy are Bali underwire bras (non-padded), which I also slept in on a nightly basis. Anything to keep the girls from sagging! I purchased the Bliss (40 D/E) from Amazon and received the Body Silk (size XL) as a baby shower gift. Here are the comparisons:
-Both are very supportive, and as a bigger chested girl, I like and need that. The Body Silk feels like a more supportive sports bra, keeping my boobs very snug and in place. The Body Silk was a little more comfortable to sleep in than the Bliss. One point for Body Silk!
-Both bras have light padding, and I don't usually like padded bras but I know it will help hide nursing pads, etc. The Bliss' cups are a bit cone shaped, which may look a little unnatural and fit a little odd near the nipple but I think the cups will break in as you wear the bra longer. The Body Silk has removable pads, which were very noticeable and bumpy (not smooth at all like in the product's ad). I removed the pads right away and put a pair of Bamboobies nursing pads in there instead. MUCH better, barely noticeable. I don't know why they bothered putting those removable pads in there, especially since most women will wear nursing pads in their bras, but at least you can remove them if you don't like them. As a person who prefers un-padded bras, the Body Silk gets another point from me.
-Sizing: I think women of most sizes will prefer the Body Silk because the bra is quite snug and supportive. The Body Silk will hug your curves whether you have small or big boobs. However, I must mention that I am wearing the largest sized Body Silk that Bravado makes (XL and I'm 40D) and it is quite snug on me, cup and band-wise. Any woman with a chest larger than mine will probably not be able to fit into a Body Silk or wear it comfortably. This makes the Bliss a better bra for bigger-chested/plus-sized women who can fill out the Bliss' cups better. Also the Bliss comes with a bra band extender, a plus for women needing more room in the band. The Body Silk does not come with band extender. Larger women will have to go with the Bliss or another nursing bra until Bravado starts making the Body Silk in larger sizes.
-Appearance: I like the way the Bliss keeps boobs separate, but the massive cone-shaped padded cups don't fit quite right so you may appear a bit bumpy around the nipple area from the cone shaping. Adding nursing pads didn't help. Some have suggested ordering a cup-size down but I know that breast size will fluctuate when you're nursing so I'm not sure if ordering a size down is wise. The extra room is only around the nipple and larger-breasted women may fill the cup better. Once again, I'm hoping that as I wear that bra, the cups will break in. The Body Silk squashed my boobs together and gave a bit of a uni-boob look under my tight t-shirt. It didn't really bother me though.
Final thoughts: Both bras are great but I prefer the Body Silk over the Bliss for now. The Body Silk is comfortable, can be worn un-padded with just my nursing pads in place, and seems very comfortable to sleep in. The Body Silk also seems better able to adjust to fluctuating cup-size and will probably fit just as well when I start losing the pregnancy weight. The Bliss is a good alternative, especially for larger women, and I think as the Bliss is worn more, it will mold to your breasts and fit better.
UPDATE: I just had my baby and the Bliss bra came with me to the hospital. I was able to sleep in it comfortably and the shaping of the cups have molded to me. I am now filling out the extra room in the nipple area. With more wear, the Bliss will fit even better. Body Silk, on the other hand, fit me snugly before giving birth but now that my breasts are engorged, the "snug" fit feels very uncomfortable. I still like Body Silk and wish that Bravado would make them in larger sizes.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2012
In 2009 I had my daughter and used this bra exclusively - LOVED it! Ordered 2 more to use while nursing my newest (born in Aug 2012) and they are not the same! YUK! The cut is different, the material is different - it's not the same soft, thick, stretchy material. Instead, the material feels flimsier and is totally different than the bras I had in 2009. I am so disappointed as this bra (the 2009 model) fit great and worked wonderfully. Back to the drawing board. :(
(Notice that many of the positive reviews are several year old.)
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on May 4, 2014
Had bought 4 nursing bras before my delivery from target since they were cheap (all four under 60$) but after my baby was here and I was actively nursing not only were they small but very uncomfortable as my nipple would hurt n feel squished. Then I bought the bravado and what a god sent gift. The perfect fit, easy to snap open n the best part is, the super soft pads in which ur sore nipples just sink in n feel so comfy. I ordered 3 but ended up washing every 3 days as I couldn't wear anything else. If u can afford buy 1 for each day of the week :)
The best thing I bought for myself post delivery. Highly highly recommend.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 16, 2012
Before getting pregnant I had a bra size of 34DD and by the 15th week of pregnancy I was busting out of all my bras in the most uncomfortable way.
I had really high hopes for this bra based on the reviews so I ordered two- a medium and a large because per the chart I need a medium for the band, but I knew the cup size would likely be too small....and I was right.
The medium: Provided me with more support than the large, but I had to use the hooks that make it tightest and I have already maxed out the cup size and even have a little boob poking out the side.
The large: Great cup size, but poor support. I have to wear this with a tank top that has a built is bra/support.
This bra also doesn't give you very good separation...it's not quite to the point where it will give you a uniboob, but it's close.
Basically, this is just an okay bra. It's better than wearing my pre-pregnancy bras which cut into my skin and leave marks after only an hour...and this bra is probably great for people with smaller cup sizes than me but I wouldn't buy another one.