Toffee Maternity / Nursing Bra

Today’s product review is by a guest author, my good friend Maryanne, who is a new mom nursing her adorable little girl, and having trouble finding the right bras. We hooked her up with Cake Lingerie, who specializes in sophisticated maternity and nursing lingerie.

The first bra she tried was their Toffee Bra. It has a creamy matte microfibre as the outer fabric and pretty, modal floral print lining. BONUS: It has convertible straps! It comes in band sizes 32-38 and cup sizes B-F.

The look on the hanger: Maryanne said, “This is one of the prettiest bras I have ever seen! Does that mean I need to browse the lingerie departments more?” Not at all, Cake knows how to make maternity and pretty meet!
“It looked well-made, beautiful, and comfortable on the hanger. I liked that the bra has a colorful floral print on the inside since it is plain on the outside.”

The fit: This bra fit very true to size. It is a full-coverage bra, and the cup covered me well. It also fits great with nursing pads inside.

The straps dug in my shoulders when the cups were lifted high. I loosened the straps for more comfort, but then the bra didn’t look as “perky” in the chest. It felt great around my torso and was extremely comfortable (once I loosened the straps a bit).

I truly love that this nursing bra is convertible. I was able to wear it under a few of my dresses and tops that show more skin and require straps to be changed. The wide band showed through the armholes of some very loose tops.

I usually wear t-shirts and have been pleased when pairing this bra with a basic T. I was worried that the purple flower bows would show under a white shirt, but that was NOT the case.

Function: I was able to unsnap and re-snap the closure for nursing with one hand when the bra was worn with typical straps. When I criss-crossed the straps, I had to use two hands to fasten and unfasten the nursing hook. I wash my bras in the machine (not in a bag) and line dry. [note: this is not recommended by Intimate Guide. Read here about properly caring for your lingerie.] This bra did great in the wash!

Overall: This is an all-around good bra for everyday wear. It’s pretty and makes nursing easy.

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