I was shopping on Bay Street in Emeryville on Mother's Day when I popped into Victoria's Secret to check out their selection of wireless bras. The girls, after nursing two kids for over two years each and now another pregnancy, are needing a little more TLC these days. As I was wandering around, trying to picture how useful that little bra and panty combo ala "french maid" might be, I came across a new selection of nursing bras. Apparently the line has just been released and is still being tested on it's marketability, according to a store manager.
This seems to be a Victoria's Secret bid to bridge the maternal gap for their customers as well as make lactating moms feel a little sexier. Not a bad idea, considering that up until recently, the choices for women looking for function and beauty in a nursing bra have been rather limited. VS has a nice variety of plain, modern, lacy, and even animal print bras to please almost everyone, and they all seem to be a top latch (rather than a snap in the middle, which I have to tell you in the past resulted in my engorged breast popping out as I bent over on more than one occasion). My one caveat: I have not used them yet. When I tried them on I found the coverage to be good and they were comfortable to wear. When my next baby comes, I will still start off with my favorite postpartum bras, from the Bravado line, but maybe an animal print or a black lace nursing bra is in order for this mom as well.