Thursday, March 3, 2011

Nursing Clothing Review: Glamourmom Nursing Bra Long Sleeve Top

Price: I bought this on Babysteals and honestly don't remember what I paid. It was probably close to the $30.80 that it is going for now on Glamourmom's site through their "private sales" section (not really private at all, anyone can sign up!)

This shirt is basically a nursing tank with sleeves tacked on, which sounds positively genius. In reality, however, the fit leaves something to be desired, especially in the shoulder and underarm area. It puckers a bit under the arms and has two small gape-y patches at the shoulders, by the clasps. I could go for an extra inch or two of length as well. The shirt is serviceable, don't get me wrong, but it isn't "positively genius" the way I wanted it to be. Overall I feel the top runs a bit big and the bra runs a bit small, but that may just be a function of my own personal body type.

* Remember, nursing bra fit is EXTREMELY important. An overly tight nursing bra can cause plugged ducts, mastitis or reduced milk supply. Keep this in mind when trying on any built-in-bra style nursing clothing.

Fabric: All of Glamourmom's tops come in a heavy-weight, stretch jersey.

From a distance of more than a foot or two, this looks like a basic long-sleeved, scoop-necked top. Glamourmom's built in nursing bras have a plunge/v-neck shape so there is no "boob-thong" a la Target's nursing tank.

Ease of Access:
The clasps on this top unclasp fairly easily with one hand, but it takes a bit of practice to learn to refasten them one handed.

Ease of nursing with discretion: The actual nursing openings are quite small, so the integrated bra covers a good deal of the top of the breast.

Probably. If you live in a climate where tank tops just won't get much use, this is a great alternative option. As always, be careful about the fit of the built in bra.
I was not paid to review or endorse this product.

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