I ordered this bra on Amazon using their baby registry so that I could get it for 15% off.
First things, I was impressed to see that there were 4 rows of hooks. Putting it on, I immediately observed that the band was much softer than I anticipated and I probably could have sized down to a 32, at least for the length of the band. I opted for a 34 because it was the size that had measurements on Bratabase already, and the measurements there seemed spot on for what I was looking for. I can tighten it on the 2nd tightest setting straight out of the package, ... and it's comfortable.
I filled the cups nicely with a little room for engorgement, which is a must for a nursing bra. (Fifth baby, this ain't my first rodeo.) The shape is wider than my other non-nursing bras (expected, since I haven't found a nursing bra that really has a good forward projection yet), but otherwise lovely.
The gore does not tack. I am not sure what exactly that translates to as far as cup fit and band fit; I think that as my cup size has gone up this pregnancy, some of that extra tissue is front and center, so I am more closely set together than my non-pregnancy breasts. All of the tissue seems well contained on the sides, and I think if I got the band tighter/could tell my boobs to stay where I want them - i.e. inside the wires, the gore would tack.
As far as appearance and quality goes, this bra is made of foam and the foam is FIRM. When you undo the clip, the bra doesn't just immediately give way to the flood of breast tissue. I personally like this, since it gives me a chance to get my bearing on the nursing pad and the breast before a leaky nipple breaks free. Know what I mean? I had to actually reach down, bend over the cup (bad for the foam, so we'll see how it handles that wear and tear), and lift myself out. (I could probably leave the tissue in the bra, actually, since the nipple is well-revealed by that point. The bra itself is pretty, and an upgrade from my old Elomi underwires.
I like it, and I look forward to using it once the baby arrives. I am just hoping that the band holds its shape over time, otherwise, I might need to get it adjusted.
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