Leading Lady Nursing Bras: A Review and Giveaway

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Leading Lady Nursing Bras: A Review and Giveaway

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Right before Eric was born, Leading Lady (a family owned and operated business dedicated to creating comfortably functional, remarkably affordable, stylish and easy-to-wear bras, camis and sleepwear) asked if I would review one of their nursing bras.

After researching the company and glancing over their site (which I was VERY pleased to see includes a decent list of breastfeeding tips!), I readily agreed to the review.  And it wasn’t just because I like to review products that I think might be of use to my readers.  It also wasn’t just because I love to help companies who support breastfeeding moms.

I also agreed to the review for selfish reasons.

Because I knew what sorts of nursing bras I had in my closet: Old.  Ratty.  White.  Milk-stained.  Clunky.  Unsexy.

I was so ready to jump at the chance to try out a bra that wasn’t so…old, ratty, white, milk-stained, clunky, and unsexy.

So what Leading Lady bra did I choose to review?

Yep.  I went straight for the black lacy nursing bra

It should go without saying that I love that I (finally) have a somewhat sexy nursing bra.  Heck, I’d settle for non-dowdy, but this one is actually cute and flattering and functional all at the same time.

But you know what else I love?

I’m wearing a bra without an underwire and it actually supports my breasts!!!

I haven’t had a wireless bra since I was, oh, I don’t know, 14 or 15 years old.  And that’s because (at least in my experience) one I reached a C cup, it was really difficult to find a non-sports bra that a) had no underwire and b) was still supportive in all the right places.

My cup size while breastfeeding has ranged anywhere from a D to an F.  I’m at a DD right now, and my DD Leading Lady bra gives more than adequate support.

But in addition to being supportive, this bra is also comfortable.  And really, when you have a newborn, finding anything that’s supportive and comfortable and sexy is downright priceless.

I *heart* this bra.

So is there anything that I don’t like about the Leading Lady bra?

There’s just one thing.  And it’s probably a bit indicative of my own deficiencies as a bra-wearer.

The bra itself snaps in the front.  This is the only “access to the boobs,” so to speak (i.e. unlike many nursing bras, there aren’t clasps at the top of the cups).

Because of the way the four front clasps are situated (I’ve tried explaining it, but it never quite seems to make sense, so please bear with me), I can nurse on the right side without entirely undoing the bra.  But when I nurse on the left side, I have to completely undo the bra, thus forcing me to put all four clasps back together after Eric is done eating.

As I joked with a friend recently, I have no problems breastfeeding in public.  I do it all the time!  But it is pretty awkward for me to have to snap my entire bra together in public after Eric is done nursing on the left side.  Mostly because I look like an fool as I try to pull all four clasps together.

(But will this stop me from wearing this bra?  HECK NO!  I’m not giving up my non-ratty, wireless, sexy bra just because I might look like an awkward bra-clasper in public!)

But never fear: for those who don’t want front-clasping bras, Leading Lady has plenty of nursing bras that connect in the back and open via a clasp at the top of the cup (i.e. bras that awkward me can use when I know I’ll be nursing in public).  In fact, I have my eye on another black, lacy one…and one of the camisand a leopard print one!

In addition, Leading Lady has a whole line of full-figure (non-nursing) bras that come in a variety of colors and styles.

Pretty sweet, right?

Even sweeter?  Leading Lady is giving you the chance to win one a promotional code good for one free Leading Lady product of your choice (plus free shipping)!

There are six ways to enter the contest, which ends on March 3, 2012 at midnight.  (See details below.)

Good luck to all who enter!

 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

This  one-time use promotional code is good for one product only (free shipping included).  Promotional code expires after six (6) months.

Contest ends at midnight on March 3, 2012.  Open only to U.S. residents (sorry!).  I will select the winner randomly using random.org.  Winner has 48 hours to get back to me after I contact them.  If I do not hear back from them after 48 hours, I will select another winner.  Void where prohibited.

 

Disclaimer: I received one free bra for purposes of this review.  All opinions expressed herein are solely my own.



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35 Comments

  1. tina
    tina02-24-2012

    I would love to have a high quality nursing bra, the ones I have now are kinda shabby. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Tina
    Tina02-24-2012

    I’d totally get the Organic Molded Wire Free Bra. :)

  3. Olivia
    Olivia02-24-2012

    Love the embroidered lace underwire nursing bra!

  4. sarah r.
    sarah r.02-24-2012

    i’m just getting ready to start nursing (#1 is due in a few weeks!). and i’d love the Lightly Molded Crossover Leisure Bra to get started!

  5. Lisa
    Lisa02-24-2012

    I would totally get the Molded Seamless Wirefree one. I do wish though that they would have some smaller sizes in the full figure bra selection…I’m tiny with huge boobs who can’t stand wires, and it’s so hard to find anything!

  6. Rixa
    Rixa02-24-2012

    i’m going for a classic molded seamless underwire (although I’d rather have no padding or molding…don’t need any more oomph to my chest area!)

  7. Rachel B.
    Rachel B.02-24-2012

    Oh! These look NICE! I would get either a cami or Molded Seamless Wirefree Bra, I think!

  8. Kismet
    Kismet02-24-2012

    I’m a first time mom and have no idea what will work for me, but the lace underwire looks great!

  9. Denise
    Denise02-24-2012

    Sadly, they don’t offer any bras in my size (32G), so I would choose the modal nursing bra cami with shelf bra. Sounds soft and comfy for nighttime. :)

    As far as sexy nursing bras go, I recently got a couple by Le Mystere that are covered in gorgeous lace. They are expensive, but I love them. I’ve never had an underwire bra that fit right, so I’m the opposite of you–been wearing wirefree bras for years, and am exulting in the support and comfort of a properly fitted underwire!

  10. Lauren
    Lauren02-24-2012

    The cami looks comfortable and versatile. The Sport wire-free nursing bra also looks like something I would like.

  11. Gretchen
    Gretchen02-24-2012

    These bras look so comfortable and supportive! The only nursing bras from my first son are totally ratty and disgusting! I was searching for a wireless bra that will be comfortable and supportive for my more than ample bosom ;-) the Molded Seamless Wirefree Nursing Bra looks like it just might be perfect!!

  12. Jessica Pace
    Jessica Pace02-24-2012

    I love the lacecup wirefree nursing bra in black! so sexy and cute

  13. Kate
    Kate02-24-2012

    I live in their leisure bras (which are the only ones with a large enough cup to fit me while I’m nursing).

  14. Cecelia
    Cecelia02-24-2012

    I would love a Molded Seamless Lace Edged Underwire Nursing Bra (416). My nursing bras have all seen better days after nursing two babies well over a year each. For baby #3, due in Apr/May I’d like to have at least one new one!

  15. Velvet
    Velvet02-24-2012

    I’d go for the Cotton Front-Closure Leisure Bra. There’s not much available in my size in the way of nursing bras, but the full figure bra’s look awesome, and the prices are all super reasonable!

  16. Sandra Knoy
    Sandra Knoy02-24-2012

    I’d love the baby sees it underwire.

  17. Anna
    Anna02-24-2012

    I’m pregnant for the first time and I already had to buy a new bra to wear while I sleep, so I’m sure I’ll need some good supportive nursing bras once the baby arrives! I really like the black lacy nursing bra that you told us about! Sexy and practical.

  18. Stephanie S.
    Stephanie S.02-24-2012

    I really like Lace Cup Wirefree Nursing Bra! The prices are so reasonable and the bras actually look attractive!

  19. Jen S
    Jen S02-24-2012

    I’m on baby #4 and my bras have seen better days.

  20. CanadianRock
    CanadianRock02-24-2012

    I’d love the Nursing Bra Cami (Striped) with Inner Sling!

  21. Iva
    Iva02-24-2012

    I love the 408 – lace cup underwire.
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  22. Becky
    Becky02-25-2012

    I’m liking the simplicity of the organic molded underwire one. Indeed, mine seem all to be on their last leg (or boob).

  23. Amanda
    Amanda02-25-2012

    I want the Lace-Cup Wirefree Nursing Bra. It’s pretty and wirefree.

  24. Denise
    Denise02-26-2012

    I am about to have baby #3 after almost a 9 year hiatus so I can use all the recommendations and help I can get with new breastfeeding bras!

  25. Kira
    Kira02-26-2012

    I’d definitely go for one of the lacy ones! I’m pregnant with our first child, and the girls are already getting out of hand. Time for some new bras! Thanks for pointing me this way.

  26. Catherine
    Catherine02-28-2012

    I’d totally go for the leisure crossover bra. In black. I’m due with #3 in about two weeks and further evaluation of the state of my former nursing bras leaves me to believe I am in deep trouble. They are abused! Yikes!

  27. ellen
    ellen03-01-2012

    I’d try the Front Closure Leisure Bra (108)… seems like one of the only ones that really accomodates large breasts on a small woman!

  28. Katie Seelinger
    Katie Seelinger03-02-2012

    This looks wonderful! I am so in need of great nursing bras, my old ones just aren’t enough. Crossing all my digits for this!

  29. Katie Seelinger
    Katie Seelinger03-02-2012

    The molded wirefree bra looks really nice. It would be great to have a supportive nursing bra, suitable for a bigger chest, that is comfortable too!

  30. Amy
    Amy03-02-2012

    So it’s not sexy, but I would pick the sport wirefree nursing bra. Can’t wait for spring to start long walks (and maybe some jogging) around the neighborhood!

  31. Sarah O.
    Sarah O.03-02-2012

    I would love the molded organic wire-free bra. With baby number 4 I am having a hard time with underwire bras.

  32. Debra
    Debra03-02-2012

    These look wonderful. I am 12 weeks pregnant with my second child, and I am already having a hard time with underwire bras. I am in search of a comfy, supportive, wire-free bra. The Cotton Front-Closure Leisure Bra looks like it would do the job!

  33. Rebecca
    Rebecca03-02-2012

    The Organic Molded Wirefree Nursing Bra looks great!

  34. claudia
    claudia03-02-2012

    just had baby #3 def need new nursing bras

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