15 Nursing Bras That Are Practical and Oh-So Pretty

Nursing bras have come a long way in terms of style and design. There are now numerous options available that combine functionality with fashionable designs. Here are 15 of our Editors’ favorites…

Just like you wouldn’t choose just ‘one’ bra to cover all your needs, these days (thank goodness) you’re not stuck settling for just one type of nursing bra. Plenty of brands are rethinking not just the look but the functionality of nursing bras for the new mum. Looking for something beyond the *yawn* neutrals? Craving something that’s as sexy as you are? Need something that will hold up to those active workouts? There’s a bra for that.

But with so much variety can come some decision paralysis. Deep breath, mama, here at SLHer, we’ve got you. Our Editors have been testing and trying out their favorite of the pretty and the practical. And the results are so good, we just had to share.

So, let’s break them down and get you the bra(s) you’ve been dreaming of…


A good day to day nursing bra needs three things: a supportive design, easy access and adjustability. But why would we stop there? 21st century mommas deserve more, such as durability, comfortable design that’s non-irritating, easy wash care and last but certainly not least – keeping us looking and feeling good.

Seraphine, Black Lace Non-Padded Maternity

& Nursing Bra $45

Whoever said maternity bras had to be boring? Definitely not the wonderful ladies at London-based brand Seraphine. Their gorgeous Black Lace Non-Padded Maternity & Nursing Bra has a flexible underwire that supports without the typical underwire bra issue of potentially clogging milk ducts. Wide adjustable straps, soft, unpadded cups and extra size settings at the back make for a comfy, bespoke fit. All this good stuff underneath comes with a sexy black lace overlay that makes this just the prettiest.

Bravado Designs, Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra $21.25

Clean in design, seamless comfort, and oh-so pretty. Bravado’s Body Silk nursing bra comes in a rainbow of color options, including this lovely lilac shown above. It’s wireless, seamless nylon-spandex material gives 360 degree stretch, and it’s specialized 3D molded cups reduce compression while maximizing lift and separation. The Pique-knit back gives added support and the entire bra is throw-and-go machine washable.

Wacoal, Wire Free Nursing Bra $32.50

(on Sale NOW from $65)

Fans of Wacoal’s smooth cup, t-shirt-loving bras rejoice! The brand known for their handmade construction has taken all their high-quality knowledge and created a nursing version of their supportive, fully adjustable, smooth cup bra. Their secret lies in the cups’ lightweight spacer fabric, that offer the opacity of a padded bra without the weight. The internal A-frame sling helps stabilize the bra while nursing, and our Editors were particularly fond of the one-handed nursing clip that closes with an audible “click” (so you know it’s back in place).

Seraphine, Blush Lace Maternity & Nursing Bralette $39

Bralette fans, we haven’t forgotten about you either. Much as you love the freedom of your beautiful bralettes, so many nursing versions usually result in disappointment. Sagging, over-stretching and well, not very adaptive of nursing mom’s breasts. Say goodbye to all that with Seraphine’s nursing bralette. Ultra-comfortable, soft stretch lace with elasticized support and adjustable straps keep you supported and still looking sexy with a lacy lingerie look.

Kindred Bravely, Minimalist Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Plunge Bra $39.98 (on Sale NOW from $56)

Finally, for all our curvy girls who are tired of compromising between wanting to wear your fun and flirty best and down-to-earth mom practicality. With its sexy plunge front, the Minimalist Plunge bra by Kindred Bravely isn’t just another pretty face. It’s a sleek, underwire-free, all-in-one pumping and nursing bra with fixed padding and adjustable straps that convert from a traditional back to a racerback (giving you plenty of fashionable wearing options). Best of all, it comes in so many sizing options, from a  modest 28B all the way up to a 44H. What could be better? Well, right now it’s on sale at Kindred Bravely for 30% off. You’re welcome!



Let’s be clear – all Moms are Active Moms. But for a long time, sporting and workout moms had a tough time trying to find available nursing sports bras that combined functionality, breathability, proper support and (yes, because you absolutely deserve it) trendy designs.

adidas, Yoga Essentials Light-Support Nursing Bra $33

(on Sale NOW from $55)

Say Namaste to your new favorite yoga nursing bra. Sports brand behemoth, adidas, has taken the best of their “feel dry, stay dry” active materials and created an easy-fitting, breathable, dry-wicking nursing bra ideal for yoga, as well as Pilates, barre and hiking. Adidas AEROREADY manages your body’s moisture to keep you dry and in the zone, and it’s made from 70% recycled materials so it’s good for you and the planet.

Auden, Nursing Yoga Bra $18.99

Looking for a light workout bra that is substantial enough to wear on its own, offers all the necessary access for nursing and won’t break the bank? The Auden nursing yoga bra offers light to moderate support, with a look that’s stylish enough to ditch the workout top entirely. Comes in three colors, including this sweet olive green, with a price point under twenty dollars.

Kindred Bravely, Sublime Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Sports Bra $52

A moderate support bra that offers hands-free pumping and nursing? Abso-freakin-lutely. It has clip-down cups with the brand’s patented EasyClip™, so you can wear the same bra all day for pumping, nursing, or both at the same time. And it’s made from performance fabric with a supportive racerback construction. Perfect for medium level cardio, lifting and even low-impact HIIT.

Seraphine, Active Maternity & Nursing Bikini Top $59

Made with recycled fibers & a sporty racerback design, the Active Bikini Top offers great stretch and support for every active swimming mama. With discreet access for nursing (thanks to its concealed nursing clips) and fashionable piping, you’ll want to wear this top even when all your workout entails is a proper lounge by the pool.

Black Belly Bandit, ActiveSupport Nursing Bra $69

Finally, for those ladies whose high performance workouts don’t just need, but require a high-impact bra to go with them, the Black Belly Bandit ActiveSupport bra has it all. Double-layered, anti-bounce support for the girls, extra-wide padded straps that won’t dig and quick-drying, moisture-wicking material. There’s a one-hand clasp for easy-access nursing and is adjustable in the back so you can find your perfect balance of support and comfort.


Like a solid workout nursing bra has its own requirements, so too does a good nursing bra for sleep. Sleep nursing bras are designed for nighttime comfort and quick convenience. They are usually made from soft, stretchy fabrics and provide gentle support without underwire or clasps.

Kindred Bravely, French Terry Racerback Nursing Sleep Bra $36

Take super soft French Terry, add in wireless construction and a racerback design that allows for plenty of freedom of movement, and viola! you have one beauty of a nursing sleep bra. No wonder this bra is a fan favorite with a 4.9 star rating from over 4 thousand reviews.

Bravado, Mauve Floral Ballet Nursing Bra $36

Being a hot mama isn’t always a compliment. For those nights when its either your internal temp to blame, or the weather, or both, you need something that’s going to help cool you down. Bravado’s ballet nursing bra is made from 90% soft TENCEL™ Modal material, an eco-friendly fabric that breathes twice as good as organic cotton. And we’re just over the moon for this adorbs floral pattern.

Leading Lady, Meryl Cotton Front Closure Nursing Sleep Bra $26.25

For those ladies who prefer a front closure bra, this bra by Leading Lady is a comfortable option. Made of lightweight, cotton stretch can be pulled aside for nursing, it can also securely hold nursing pads, making it a great option for daytime wear as well. It also comes in a generous offer of sizes from 34A up to and including a 56H.


Rene Rofe, 2-Pk Solid Cable Knit Wireless Bra Set $18

It’s always nice to have options, and this soft, cable knit, pullover style sleep bra set from Rene Rofe comes as a two pack. Removable pads allow for more or less fabric between you and your little one, and as far as convenience goes, you couldn’t do better – they’re washer and dryer ready.

Third Love, Form Seamless Scoop Bralette $19

(on Sale NOW from $46)

Finally, when you absolutely can’t stand another seam, Third Love’s seamless scoop bralette comes to your rescue. Made in a lighter than air fabric with removable foam cups, this bralette is completely seamless, with 4-way stretch for all around comfort that won’t stretch out from late night feedings.

Overall, whether you prefer classic elegance, modern chic, or something in between, there are plenty of stylish nursing bras available to suit your personal style. Just remember when choosing a nursing bra, consider factors such as comfort, support, accessibility for breastfeeding, and your individual lifestyle preferences.

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