Boobs. Some people’s favourite subject but even though I own a perfectly good pair, it’s really not one of mine. I’ve always been quite ‘anti-boob’ (is that a thing?) and generally found them to be pretty annoying; they get in the way, don’t look how I want them to in certain outfits and worst of all is bra shopping! Trying to find the perfect bra that fits well, is comfortable and looks good has always been mission impossible to me. And pregnancy and breastfeeding has only made things worse! When Carriwell offered to send me the Seamless GelWire Nursing Bra to try out, a mixture of thoughts ran through my mind. The first was ‘thank god! I don’t have to physically go out and hunt for this bra!’ and the second was ‘but how on earth am I supposed to know which size I am?!’ After some careful consideration I chose my size and it turns out I needn’t have worried! It fits like an absolute dream and is honestly the most comfortable and supportive bra I’ve probably ever worn. I mentioned this bra in my post on Preparing for Postpartum & Breastfeeding | The Products but now that I have tested it out I thought it was time for a full review.
One of the things I find hardest about nursing bras is the lack of conventional underwire. As a quite large boobed person (especially when pregnant and breastfeeding!) I’ve always needed an underwire to give me the support that I need. That’s where the GelWire bra is so incredible, the GelWire is flexible enough to be comfortable but also gives an insane level of support. In other nursing bras I’ve felt so unsupported and self conscious as a result, but this bra completely eradicates that problem. I can run around soft play after my toddler or sprint for the bus without worrying about bouncing out of my bra.
The bra is made from a micro fibre material that is really breathable. This has been a total blessing given the unusually hot summer we have been having. The fabric is also super stretchy which is perfect for breastfeeding as my boobs can dramatically change size throughout the day. The bra totally accommodates for this which also adds to my comfort and confidence when wearing it. It is also totally comfortable for sleeping in which is a huge bonus for me as I like to sleep in a nursing bra while I’m breastfeeding. I do have sleep bras as well but if I do happen to fall asleep wearing this one, it is perfectly comfortable.
The GelWise bra is available in Black and White and I chose the Black option which I’m pleased to say hasn’t faded at all despite many, many washes! It seriously is the best bra I own and so has been worn and washed in a relentless cycle. The nursing clips are great quality too and have never popped open at the wrong time or refused to open when I need them to, both real problems I have had with other nursing bras. While it isn’t the prettiest bra in the world, it is simple and functional so you can’t go wrong really.
In case you couldn’t already tell, I’m a huge fan this nursing bra. It ticks all the boxes for me and I can’t recommend it highly enough. I’m going to be ordering a white one too and then almost certainly living in them both for the remainder of the time that I am breastfeeding Ernie.
You can order the Carriwell Seamless GelWire Nursing Bra here.
*the Carriwell Seamless GelWire Nursing Bra was sent to me in exchange for this review but all opinions are my own.