Amoralia Nougatine maternity bra

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In a nutshell

A supportive, non-underwire soft cup bra that packages comfort, style and sexiness together - the Marilyn Monroe of maternity bras!

  • Pros

    Sexy and glamorous, comfortable, supportive, practical, plenty of matching pieces, luxurious materials

  • Cons

    Not widely available on the high street

Our review

Pregnancy doesn’t have to mean an end to style or sexiness, as Amoralia’s Nougatine maternity bra proves.

Launched almost four years ago, the Nougatine collection instantly became a best-seller, at one time even making up more than half of all sales for Amoralia. Recent improvements to the design of the bra have included silky-soft bamboo lining in the cups, a lower centre front for smaller cups and a new fit, three-part cup for DD upwards.

It currently comes in three colourways – Black/Blush, Caramel and Ivory. Autumn/Winter 2009 sees the addition of a shapewear nursing camisole, a piece designed to ensure easy breastfeeding and to smooth out any post-baby tummy; and Grape, a new purple/gray colourway.

The Nougatine maternity bra also works as a soft-cup bra. In fact several stockists sell it for women who are looking for a post-op bra or who don’t like underwire but still require support.

What we love

There’s no underwiring, but the thickness of the back strap easily gives enough support. The materials used means that it doesn’t dig into the rib cage. It’s so comfortable you can easily sleep in it without any sort of discomfort. Four different hooking sizes also mean that the bra can be made tighter or looser as your weight – and breasts - fluctuate during pregnancy.

If you like the maternity bra, the collection also includes a follow-on nursing bra of the same style, a matching French knicker with tie-side bow, a practical lace brief and thong. Matching underwear can make you feel pretty special!

Looks-wise, it’s designed beautifully, with sexiness and practicality balanced perfectly. The materials used are of a high quality but don’t need to be hand-washed – the bra can withstand numerous machine washes at 40 degrees.

What to watch out for

One problem with Nougatine, as with several other high-end maternity bra brands, is that you can't easily find the product on the high street. Buying online is more often than not the only way to make the purchase. And with this comes the problem of not being able to try the bra on first, or get fitted properly. Plus the price tag may put some off.

Who is Amoralia Nougatine maternity bra best for?

Pregnant women who value style and comfort, with a dash of sexiness.

MadeForMums verdict

Finally a maternity bra that’s both practical and glamorous, and offers great support. The Amoralia Nougatine maternity bra is the Marilyn Monroe of pregnancy underwear. If you need to buy it online, make sure you've got your sizing correct, or that you can exchange sizes.