Cake Lingerie MyBust Turkish Delight maternity and nursing balcony bra
MyBust Turkish Delight maternity and nursing balcony bra
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Australian maternity and nursing lingerie brand Cake is a true breath of fresh air to breastfeeding mums. The newly launched Turkish Delight range is so beautiful it doesn’t look anything like the uninspiring nursing bras I’ve suffered in feeding my two boys over the past three years.
Cake Lingerie was born in 2008 when its founder, Tracey Montford, yearned for beautiful lingerie during her pregnancy. In common with mums the world over, all Tracey could find were matronly, high cupped, uninspiring and unflattering products – most lingerie designers seem to assume that thepregnant or nursing mum loses all sense of style! And Cake is certainly a antidote to this.
The Turkish Delight range is available in Plunge and Balcony styles. Plunge is for smaller cup sizes, catering for B-D cups. Balcony, the style I tested, is for larger busts, catering for cup sizes DD-FF and available in sizes 32-38.
The bra incorporates Cake’s ‘MyBust’ concept, which means that depending on your cup size, the support mechanism is different. This is especially important for those with a larger bust who still want a flattering profile, and who don’t want to wear their boobs round their middle!
What we love
As a breastfeeding mum I have never felt so attractive – my boobs were lifted enough to provide a very flattering profile. My breastfeeding friend Susannah was openly jealous of my glamorous bra, and my husband was also, erm, appreciative of the flattering fit of my new bra.
The Cake Lingerie MyBust Turkish Delight maternity and nursing balcony bra has narrow (but still comfortable) straps and a low-cut plunge, so it’s suitable under v-necked tops.
I was slightly concerned when I first saw the design was underwired, however the wire is very flexible and soft. The bra has also been approved by the Breastfeeding Association.
The bra is layered with stretch lace and adorned with rosettes and bows, which I expected to be uncomfortable. But it’s extremely comfortable because the cups and straps are cotton lined, so nothing chafes or irritates.
The back is adjustable to six different widths. This is brilliant for those buying the bra to wear from pregnancy to post-birth, and with any luck this one bra could even see a mum-to-be through her entire pregnancy. I’ve been feeding my baby Ted for four months, and the bra also coped with the daily size changes I experience in my bust before and after each feed.
What to watch out for
Feeding is slightly fiddly as the drop down clips are quite tight. However, in reality this is a benefit as over time I’ve found that on other bras, the clips become increasingly loose (which has meant unfortunate explosions of bosom at inappropriate times).
It’s also quite difficult to squeeze breast pads back in discreetly after a feed, but again, this does mean that the pads stay in place, unlike other bras I have worn.
The Cake Lingerie MyBust Turkish Delight maternity and nursing balcony bra is hand wash only in cold water, though most stylish bras are like this, even though many of us just end up bunging them in the machine.
Finally, because the bra is light purple I found that milk stains were visible on the outside of the bra.
Who is the Cake Lingerie MyBust Turkish Delight maternity and nursing balcony bra best for?
Larger busted women after a glam bra that can accommodate changing pregnancy and breastfeeding boobs in style.
This is absolutely gorgeous nursing and maternity bra from stylish manufacturer Cake Lingerie. The fit is perfect, the lift extremely flattering, and the price tag friendly enough when you consider that the adjustable back will see most through an entire pregnancy and into breastfeeding.