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Panache Nursing Bra Black and Nude Sophie

£27.99  RRP - £29.00 - Save £1.01
Panache Nursing Bra Black and Nude Sophie

Panache Nursing Bra Black and Nude Sophie

£27.99
RRP - £29.00 - Save £1.01

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  • Black/Nude
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Are you looking for a nursing bra with a lacy, vintage feel? This Black/Nude Sophie Nursing bra from Panache is a wonderful bra; practical with a luxurious feel, from an established brand. Panache Lingerie was awarded 'Best Maternity Lingerie' at the Pregnancy and Birth Bloom Awards 2012. Best of all, it's available up to a J cup!

In brief this bra is:

- Wirefree
- Non padded
- Briefs also available
- Also available in other colours
- Lacy details
- One of our prettiest bras


More details:

So what does it look like? The cups are made of a nude colour lining with a beautiful black lace overlay and a matching nude bow between the cups. The straps are black.

The cups of this bra are soft, with a full-cup design that drops away to allow you access to the breast. They are lined with soft jersey fabric, with a side sling to support you when the cups are down. There is no padding, but the cups are made in three parts to support and shape your bust. As the material is slightly stretchy, this bra might not be as supportive as you would usually expect from a Panache bra, so this is something to consider when choosing your nursing bra.

This bra has an elasticated band around the chest, supporting you without underwires. Health care professionals suggest that wearing a bra with underwires whilst feeding may lead to the development of mastitis.

How practical is this bra? The Sophie Nursing bra has adjustable straps and six hook and eye positions so you can find your perfect fit even as your body changes. In D-G cups, there are two hook fastenings, and in the GG-J cup sizes, there are three, giving you more support at the back. The back is designed to reduce the amount the straps can move, and there are one-handed nursing clips on the straps, allowing you to drop the cups quickly and easily whilst holding your baby in the other hand. Sometimes speed is essential!

To keep your Panache bra in the best condition, we would recommend hand washing it. If you would like a different colour, this bra is available in Ivory/Candy Pink as well - please see below for this option.

So why do we like this Black/Nude Panache Sophie Nursing Bra? We love the vintage, lacy feel of the design, and knowing that it's from Panache is a real bonus, especially if you have worn their bras before.

We want to make sure you know exactly what the bra is like so you are not surprised when it arrives, so here are some quick questions and answers from us studying the bra, out of the packet, in depth.

Is this bra underwired? No

Does this bra have a “modesty panel” that covers the top of your breasts (i.e when the cups are open does it have material to help make it more discreet behind the cups? This is also called an “A-Frame nursing bra”. No it has a side sling of material

What is the “side sling” like? A piece of material which we think is quite stretchy and goes under the breast



Is this bra padded? No

Does it have a pre-formed or molded cups? No

How smooth is the material on the OUTSIDE of the bra? It is textured as it is lacy

How stretchy is the fabric on the cups? It has a small amount of “stretchiness”!

Does the bra have removable foam inserts in the cups? No

Would it be suitable as a T-shirt nursing bra? No because the material is lacy

Would it be suitable as a Sleep nursing bra? Not really

Does this bra have an option to buy matching briefs? Yes see the panel below called “Other Customers Liked”

How to verify the Nursing Bra Shop....

"I have never heard of the Nursing Bra Shop....how can I find out what the service is like?" Simple - ask any online mums forums you are on if anyone has used us. We always STRONGLY URGE you to check on us in any Facebook breastfeeding groups or other maternity or mums groups such as Mumsnet etc. Maybe ask if anyone has ever used the Nursing Bra Shop? What was our service like?

Here are some places to ask questions about the Nursing Bra Shop:

- Facebook breastfeeding groups
- Mumsnet
- Online Bounty Groups
- Netmums

But please ask the question in any forums. 89% Of UK mothers have never heard of the Nursing Bra Shop. Asking forums is a good way of checking on us. Don't take our word for it....ask other mothers who may have used us!

MATERIAL THICKNESS OF CUPS:
We try to rate how thick the cups are of each bra, so you are not surprised by this when the bra turns up! We rate this out of 5, so 1/5 is thin cups, 5 out of 5 is thick. We would rate the thickness of the cups of the cups of this bra as 3 out of 5.

WIDTH OF BRA STRAPS
How wide are the straps of this nursing bra? We measured a D cup bra and it came out as 15mm (compare this to one of your own bras to see how wide this feels). The straps then rise to a width of 17mm once you get to an E cup and above. So from D-DD, it is 15mm, then from E and above it is 17mm.

38% Polyester 30% Polyamide 16% Cotton 10% Viscose 6% Elestane

How do you know what size to pick?

Are you pregnant? Start with your pre-pregnancy size. You may want to consider sizing up if you are in your 3rd trimester, or if you would like a more generous fit.

Are you breastfeeding now? Select your current size.

Here are some more detailed guidelines on how your body and bra size may change

In your 2nd Trimester? Be aware that the band size around the 6th month is likely to be close to what you would be after delivery. But you need to leave room in the cups to grow. Unsure what size to pick? Have a look at our “flexible sized” nursing bras which cover several sizes which are much easier to fit. We have flexible sized nursing bras that should fit you from 30 inch to 46 inch backs, A-JJ Cups. If you happen to be a larger cup that JJ, please see our Royce nursing bras. “Click here for our flexible sized nursing bras.”

In your 3rd Trimester? Be aware that your band size will decrease after delivery, and should continue to decrease in the first few months of breastfeeding. You should also leave a little room in the cups. Again, at this stage we suggest choosing a “flexible sized” nursing bra that should remain comfortable as your size changes.

Right after you give birth: Be aware your band size is likely to decrease in the first few months of breastfeeding. When your milk comes in, your breasts will feel much fuller as well are firmer. During each day that fullness will fluctuate between feeds. Again, during this time we tend to recommend our “flexible sized” nursing bras, as these should remain a comfortable fit as your body changes.

When baby is a few months old: Your breast size typically peaks at around 3-4 months. Engorgement (where your breasts can become overly-full and a little painful) can be common. As you continue to breastfeed after the 6th month, your breast size will start to decrease and you should find your are rarely engorged. This is a good time to shop for a traditionally sized nursing bra (for example 36DD) as your size should have settled down by this point.

How much does delivery cost?
Delivery is free in the UK, and £1 anywhere else in the world.

How long does delivery take?
If you place your order before 4pm on a working day (Monday to Friday), in most cases your order will be despatched, first class, so you should get it the next working day! If you place your order on a Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday, we usually despatch the next working day, so again, you should get it the day after this.

I am based abroad – how long does delivery take?
In Europe, you should get your goods within five days, and outside Europe, you should get then within eight days.

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We offer FREE UK returns, and you have 120 days to send the items back to us. Please see our returns page for full details.

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