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plus size nursing bras

It goes without saying that nursing bras are a must for any new mother. The majority of these specialized undergarments feature cups that open so you’re able to breastfeed more conveniently. It’s imperative that these bras are comfortable, of course, but also that they are sufficiently supportive — and that especially applies if you’re well-endowed. That’s because due to the milk (as well as some hormonal changes) your breasts are often heavier than usual when you begin nursing.

Finding plus-size nursing bras may feel like a challenge, but the truth is, there are plenty of online stores as well as brick-and-mortar boutiques that carry them. And fortunately, we’ve rounded up our top picks for finding nursing bras in both larger band and cup sizes. Because curvaceous bodies deserve to be comfortable while breastfeeding, too.

Local lingerie stores

Looking for new nursing bras? Look no further than your local lingerie boutiques. Your local lingerie stores are well-stocked with nursing bras for new mothers. Their knowledgeable bra fitters will help make sure you’re wearing the right size nursing bra, ensuring optimal comfort and support.


This department store has a solid selection of plus-size nursing bras. You can search by size, price, and color, but also by other aspects such as the material or customer rating. Additionally, Kohl’s allows you to sort the selection by a specific feature you’re seeking, such as convertible, side-smoothing, underwire, or moisture-wicking.


Fun fact: Did you know that Nordstrom will convert any bra you own into a nursing bra? All you have to do is pay a small fee of $10 (alteration fees may vary; this is the cost at our local store). This special service enables you to continue wearing your favorite bras while breastfeeding. It’s particularly beneficial for plus-sized women, who may have a harder time finding bras that meet all their needs to begin with. Not to mention, Nordstrom happens to provide expert bra fittings on-site, so while you’re dropping off your bra for alteration, you can get re-measured to make sure you’re wearing the right size.

Related: When To Buy Nursing Bras


What’s particularly impressive about the selection at HerRoom is that it includes such a wide variety of styles where plus-size nursing bras are concerned. You’ll find everything from a supportive nursing sports bra to a seamless nursing T-shirt bra and an alluring lace full-coverage bra. You can search by material, color, and price, as well as by style (front-close, breathable, contour, bralette, etc.).


There are a number of benefits to shopping at Linda The Bra Lady. For one, the store carries over 275 bra sizes, extending all the way up to an N cup. Moreover, the site offers a range of plus-size nursing bras, all of which can be filtered by style, color, and size. You can also filter the selection by whether or not the nursing bras have underwire. Linda’s team of bra fitters have undergone extensive training before they receive their certification. So if you live anywhere near the New York City or Cherry Hill, New Jersey store locations, it could be well worth a trip to get a complimentary fitting by their experts (appointments recommended, but not required).

Hourglass Lingerie

The name alone suggests you’re bound to find some stellar plus-size pieces at this boutique. Hourglass Lingerie boasts a noteworthy array of plus-size nursing and maternity bras, from basic wire-free styles to molded styles and playful options with fun prints like polka dots. If you live near Baltimore, Maryland, you can stop by the boutique in person for a free professional fitting (and even book an appointment ahead of time online).

Now that you know where to find plus-size nursing bras, it’s time to go shopping. Keep in mind that the ideal time to purchase these undergarments is a few weeks after childbirth, or else, at approximately eight months of pregnancy. Whether you opt to buy them sooner or later, it’s critical that you find styles that fit you flawlessly to ensure there’s no discomfort during the breastfeeding process.

Related: Is It Safe To Wear An Underwire Bra While Nursing?

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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitterhelp.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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Rebecca Strong

Rebecca is a Boston-based freelance writer who focuses on style, fitness, food, and travel. She has contributed to such publications as HuffPost, Elite Daily and U.S. News & World Report. When she's not writing, she can be found at home or in the studio working on the songs for her upcoming album. Her favorite bra is a black demi-cup style with all-over-lace — timeless and feminine.

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