As anyone goes through pregnancy, it’s a given that our bodies will change. What we don’t always anticipate is how our bodies can continue to change for months and even years afterward, especially if we add subsequent pregnancies to the mix. 

We’re not just talking about a baby bump, either. Expectant mamas can also expect their bra size to increase by a cup or two during pregnancy and while nursing. Then, as the postpartum period goes on and the baby weans, women’s breasts often go back to their former size—or even a bit smaller. And that’s not all! The volume and positioning of breasts can also change throughout this process. 

While navigating physical changes, it can do wonders to find comfortable bras made with mamas’ bodies and needs in mind—which is exactly what Bravado Designs is committed to creating. Founded by two mamas in 1992 who were frustrated by the lack of functional and stylish nursing bras, Bravado creates the kind of bras that women actually want to wear. 

Bravado does this all while using sustainable, ethically sourced materials. Doing right by Mother Earth isn’t just about using the best materials or manufacturing practices, either. From the durable construction to the adaptable designs, Bravado bras are made to last: Before hitting the market, every design undergoes a rigorous 52 wash test to ensure the bra will be just as amazing after dozens of wears and continue to perform throughout her journey. That means less waste that winds up in landfills and more reliable bras in your wardrobe. 

With inclusive sizing (up to J cups!) and stylish designs (yes, even on nursing bras!), Bravado gives your girls the support you deserve for every stage of your motherhood journey. Here are five of our favorite bras…

1. Original Nursing Bra

Pack this nursing bra in your birth bag! This is the most recommended bra by lactation consultants—and is perfect for the first days of breastfeeding. Made with an ultra-soft, breathable blend of sustainable materials, the Original Nursing Bra features super-simple nursing clips that are tested to hold up to 25 lbs. With a stretchy bottom band and comfortable racerback design that keeps everything in its place, this bra is perfect for all day wear and night while breastfeeding. Available in inclusive sizing ranging from 32-46 bands and B-J cups.

2. Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra

This brilliantly designed bra achieves the trifecta of comfort requirements: It’s wire-free, seamless and knit with a luxuriously soft, Bravado Designs Eco-Adapt™ fabric. Made with specialized 3D molded cups allowing extra capacity in the cup to allow for breast size fluctuations without causing compression. This bra grows with you, molds to your changing body and supports you where you need it most.

3. Restore Bra

With LYCRA® BEAUTY 360-degree stretch technology, Bravado’s stretchiest bra is perfect for all stages of pregnancy, nursing and beyond.  The Bravado Designs Eco-Stretch™ fabric can expand when (and where) needed without losing shape as your body changes. Moisture-wicking and with easy nursing access, this bra is great for breastfeeding. But, trust us, it will be a favorite during pregnancy, too!

4. Original Pumping and Nursing Bra

Mamas are masters at multitasking—and this bra will help you accomplish even more. With a brilliant two-in-one design, the Original Pumping and Nursing Bra gives you one-hand access for nursing and hands-free support while pumping. Made with the breathable Bravado Designs Eco-Soft™ fabric, this is a top pick for day and night wear.

5. Clip and Pump Hands-Free Nursing Bra Accessory

This innovative patented design allows you to transform your favorite nursing bra into a hands-free pumping bra in just seconds. Made to securely hold your breast pump shields in place with elastic-enforced openings that stop milk spillage, you don’t have to put your day on hold just to pump.

Find the bra that is right for you on the Bravado Designs website.