This newly-launched Canadian brand offers luxe maternity & nursing activewear offers support without compromising on style. A foam interior provides structure and comfort while protecting against leaks. And the mesh nursing inlet means it's breathable. Plus, their products are all made in Canada. It's a win-win!
Black, $125, after9.ca; Gold Marble, $125, after9.caPhoto: AFTER9
New Zealand-based brand Cadenshae puts the funk back in functional with its sassy yet sensible nursing bra, The Smoothie Crop. Any new mama donning the custom-printed Crop will enjoy being the talk of booty camp, while still staying connected to what’s important; streamlined functionality.
Black. $70, cadenshae.caPhoto: Cadenshae
When trying to trade out flab for abs after baby, fast food is probably not a good idea. The Fast Food Sports Bra, however? Grab it and go! From Boob Design, a conscientious and trusted maternity brand, comes this stylish and sensible sports bra that features cooling, moisture-free comfort, nursing clips and adjustable straps.
Dark Grey Melange. $75, boobdesign.comPhoto: Boob Design
Featuring breathable mesh, contrast cotton lining and wide, comfortable straps made of foam, the Sporty Nursing Bra by Belabumbum brings next level boob comfort to the nursing mom’s workout. Easily take the bra from glam to gym and back again with the convenient J-hook that converts traditional bra straps into racerback.
Grey/Aqua. $42, belabumbum.comPhoto: Belabumbum
The Lotus Nursing Bra by Cake Maternity is a practical but stylish sports bra that features a crisscross racerback for extra support and a pullaway front that provides quick access to the breast and an easy entry point for the pump.
Blue. $60, cakematernity.comPhoto: Cake Maternity
Getting your sexy back is a little bit easier with the Never Say Never Bra from slinky Italian brand Cosabella. Featuring clip on/off nursing straps and cinched padded cups for a supportive fit with full coverage, this innovative lace bra comes in over 80 vivid colours—a definite brightener to the sometimes daunting call of the gym.
Sorrento Blue. $109, carrymaternity.caPhoto: Cosabella
Feed your baby and find yourself with the sexy, sporty and (sigh) practical Wire Free Sport Nursing Bra from Wacoal. Although the easy open clips and drop down cups are a definite draw to any nursing mother, the clincher here is the slightly spicy mesh detailing—a good reminder that mama is making a comeback.
Black. $83, wacoal.comPhoto: Wacoal
No one likes underwire but for some nursing mothers, there really is no alternative. Luckily, with its comfort technology, Flexiwire, and sexy, cooling mesh cups, the Activate Nursing Bra by Hotmilk (gotta love the brand’s name) doesn’t feel like a last resort but a first choice for the always enviable gym mom.
Royal Blue. $70USD, hotmilklingerie.comPhoto: Hotmilk
Whether the plan is to gently ease your body to its original shape or fast track it to fitness, a regular yoga practice will get it there and the nursing bra specialists at Bravado have provided just the tool to make that transition even easier. The sporty BSSY bra features bacteria fighting, four-way stretch fabric that continually hugs your ever-changing shape and a full-drop cup for maximum skin-to-skin contact.
Pink Heather. $55, bravadodesigns.comPhoto: Bravado! Designs
Though the velcro pull-down straps are highly convenient for nursing mothers, the Juno is not specifically designed for feeding. Rather, built for high impact exercise like running, the racerback bra from trusted athletics brand Brooks offers maximum support and uniboob-preventing contouring.
Power Pink. $42, sportchek.caPhoto: Running Room
Super soft, breast-separating, and fully supportive, the Fine Form Bra from fitwear gurus Lululemon keeps moms staying cool during workouts and feeling hot every other time of the day. This one’s also not marketed as a nursing bra, but its adjustable straps and easy to take off back closure make it breastfeeding compatible.
Bermuda Teal. $78, lululemon.comPhoto: Lululemon
Made with a lightweight Italian knit, this super soft bra is not marketed as a nursing bra but has four-way stretch and internal shaping support to make nursing a breeze and keep uniboob at bay. It’s also resistant to oils and creams so it won’t require a wash after every single wear.
Black. $70, ryu.caPhoto: RYU Apparel
This stretchy bra is great for everyday wear as well as workouts. The breathable material feels nice on tender nipples and wide straps add support and comfort.
Jungle. $49, kojo.shopPhoto courtesy of Kojo
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