Cantaloop Pregnancy Bra review

Our rating 
3.7 out of 5 star rating 3.7
User rating
£18.00 RRP
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In a nutshell

Practical and supportive, with room to grow, although not that stylish
Comfort
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Support
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Room to grow
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Style
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Quality
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Worth the money
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Pros: Lightweight, no seams or straps, available in a wide range of fittings, cheaper than other similar models, machine washable, room to grow
Cons: Not at all sexy, not supportive for larger cup sizes, thin material not good for tender and darkened or hardened nipples, visible under straps and most necklines, only available online
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Practical and with room to grow, the Cantaloop Pregnancy Bra is a comfy underwire-free option.

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There comes a stage in pregnancy where most women begin to value practicality over appearance – and that’s especially true when it comes to underwear. The Cantaloop Pregnancy Bra is hardly sexy, but it is comfortable and will last the duration of your pregnancy.

Because it has no seams or straps, it won’t irritate the skin. It’s incredibly lightweight, although it offers full coverage too. The tight-knit under the bust offers some of the support you would expect from a wire.

Available in five sizes, the manufacturers recommend you buy dependent on your pre-pregnancy bust measurement, as each size gives your boobs plenty of room to grow.

What we love

The bra is very comfortable and lived up to claims that you won’t notice you are wearing it, due to the fact it had no heavy straps or fastenings.

As a pre-pregnancy 30E, I have struggled to find pregnancy bras that fit, so it’s great that Cantaloop accommodates a wide range of sizes, from 28A to 44F. Each of its five sizes fit snugly, but offer room for growing breasts too.

It’s also cheaper than other similar models on the market.

What to watch out for

Like most maternity bras, the Cantaloop Pregnancy Bra functional rather than sexy, and is reminiscent of a sports bra.

Although the lightweight material means you’ll hardly notice you’re wearing it, larger cup sizes may not find it especially supportive.

You also won’t be able to wear it with half your wardrobe. The ample cups, thick straps and racer back mean this is only suitable under the most modest of tops – it will be visible under anything remotely strappy or low cut.

The thin material does nothing to disguise tender, hardened or darkened nipples either. I felt it emphasised them and there’s no way I would wear this under a t-shirt or thin top!

It’s not especially great for shorter women. Although the Cantaloop Pregnancy Bra fitted both my cup and back size, the downside of having no straps was that the racer back gaped on my five-foot frame.

The Cantaloop Pregnancy Bra is only available from www.breastpumps.co.uk.

Who is the Cantaloop Pregnancy Bra best for?

Mums-to-be who want room to grow.

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MadeForMums verdict

This won’t win any prizes when it comes to attractiveness, but as a bra you can wear around the house or to bed, the Cantaloop Pregnancy Bra ticks all the boxes. It’s comfy, seam- and underwire-free, but isn’t ideal for wearing under summery tops because of its straps and thinner, nipple-revealing fabric.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Cantaloop
Model Pregnancy Bra
Price £18.00
Available sizes Comes in five sizes, 1-5, each covering a range of bra measurements, 28A-44J
Style Maternity

Features

Fastening All-in-one
Made from 91% polyamide, 9% elastane
Washing instructions Machine washable
Features
  • Comes in five sizes 1-5
  • Each of which covers a range of bra measurements

Accessories

Optional extras Drop Cup Feeding/Nursing bra, Pregnancy Support Belt