In a nutshell

A high-quality, supportive and attractive nursing bra that offers underwiring. But there is not much flexibility in the cups and it's a little pricey, making it better for once you’ve established breastfeeding.

What we tested

  • Comfort
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Support
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Ease of use
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Discreetness
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Style
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.


  • Pretty design, easy to do up and undo, high quality materials, underwiring.


  • Slightly on the expensive side, hand wash only, lack of flexibility in the cups.

Key features of the 5092 Paisley Underwire Nursing Bra:

  • Style: Nursing
  • Sizes: 32-44 / cups C-1
  • Made from: 80% Polyamide (Nylon), 20% Elastane (Lycra)
  • Washing instructions: Hand wash
  • Underwired: Yes

German brand Anita has been designing lingerie since 1886 and prides itself on producing bras to a superior standard. And while you may not have heard of them here in the UK, they offer a great range of nursing and maternity bras retailing around the £40 mark. The brand also specialise in bras for breast cancer survivors.

The Anita 5092 Paisley Underwire Nursing Bra is for mums who want a little more support and attractiveness in their feeding bra. It comes in a grey paisley pattern with a pink bow and is available in cups C-I and sizes 32-44.

The Anita 5092 Paisley Underwire Nursing Bra is available from Amazon and Envie.

What’s in the box?

Just the bra itself - ready to go.

Buyer's Guide to Nursing Bras

Is there anything unique about the Anita 5092?

I'm not sure there is anything unique about this product that you couldn’t find elsewhere, although the design is well thought-out and pretty. However, unlike most nursing bras, it offers underwiring.

Is it good value for money?

At around £40 per bra, I do think the Anita range is slightly above the average price, but not significantly. They are well made and comfortable, and if you plan to breastfeed for any length of time then they are definitely an investment.

Is the Anita 5092 a supportive bra?

It comes with flexible underwiring and little stretch in the cups, which does make it supportive. But, despite claims, I personally feel there was no moulding or shaping to the cups. The straps were strong though.


Buyer's Guide to Maternity Bras

Is it easy to clean?

This bra is hand wash only, which isn't ideal in those first few weeks when you don’t have a lot of time for washing.

Is it comfortable?

I found this bra comfortable, but unfortunately the sizing wasn’t quite right, so I would certainly suggest getting measured before buying, either by checking it against the guide on the Anita website or going to a stockist to get measured professionally.

How does it compare to other nursing and maternity bras you have used?

This bra is flexible, and one of the only nursing bras I have found with underwiring - something some mums prefer. I found it easy to use, like most of the nursing bras with clips that can be done up or undone one-handed.

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What do you think of the design?

Whilst most nursing bras are quite plain, the Anita 5092 is decorated with a grey paisley design and a hot pink bow - adding a touch of femininity. Unfortunately, it isn't one you can wear with low-cut tops. Matching maternity briefs are available if you’d like a set.

Would you recommend this maternity bra?

I would recommend this bra if you are looking for a pretty, subtle design and one that's easy to wear.

How robust and durable does it seem?

This bra feels very robust and well made, and although hand washing can be awkward and time-consuming it does mean it lasts better, and for longer.

Who is this bra best for?

This bra is best for someone who has already had a baby, and whose milk has settled as there is a lack of flexibility in the cups. If you are planning on feeding for a while and would like something soft and feminine to wear, then this is a great option.

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Product Specifications

Model5092 Paisley Underwire Nursing Bra
Available sizes32C-44I
Mechanism to allow feedingInner support sling connected to cups and straps to prevent slipping during breastfeeding
Made from80% Polyamide (Nylon), 20% Elastane (Lycra)
Washing instructionsHand wash
  • Seamlessly preformed cups
  • Inner support sling connected to cups and straps
  • Additional power net lining in larger sizes