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Bump Ahead: A Mother’s Boutique Virtual Bra Fitting ~ 3 Winner Giveaway

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This event is brought you by our exclusive event sponsor: A Mother’s Boutique!

You may have noticed A Mother’s Boutique has sponsored my entire Bump Ahead event! That’s because Judy, the owner is committed to providing moms and expectant moms the best products and customer service to help them get ready for any motherhood challenge! I’m grateful to have had this experience working with Judy and A Mother’s Boutique for the event. Not only has the sponsorship helped my blog keep bringing you great giveaways, but Judy is a wealth of information on just about any brand of maternity gear!

I could talk about the range of maternity clothing at A Mother’s Boutique, like Cake Lingerie, Annee Matthew and Mothers En Vogue.

Or the breastfeeding accessories, breastpumps, slings, organic clothing… or Judy’s own great Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms or advice on Working and Breastfeeding (click the links to read the full-color PDF brochures! Some great information there!).

But today I want to share a very unique experience I had with A Mother’s Boutique Virtual Bra Fitting service.

My first time breastfeeding, I went through at least six or seven different brands of nursing bras. Finding a good bra on a normal day is hard enough, but when you’re breastfeeding and need it to fit AND function… good luck!

Here’s where Judy from A Mother’s Boutique comes to the rescue! She created a Virtual Bra Fitting page on her blog to help women find the perfect bra for any stage of motherhood. Five simple questions allow her to determine the best selection of bras for each client. I thought it would end there, but I was pleasantly surprised when I received my bra suggestions (she sent me four!), each one had a personalized description attached!

Each bra suggestion came with a detailed description of why that bra might fit my needs, and even if there was a feature that might not quite fit what I had been looking for. So I could weight the pros/cons of each bra and select the ones I thought would work best. I appreciated hearing more than just a sales pitch – it was honestly one woman to another discussing bra fit/function.

Judy sent me my two bra choices to review, the Mesh Plunge Bralet from Bella Materna and the La Leche League Vanessa Bra. I ended up really liking both! Here’s my reaction to each bra:

The Mesh Plunge Bralet is a foam cup nursing bra. I like the mesh detailing over the cups – it adds a little femininity. There are six hook/eye closure adjustments in the back. It’s a super comfortable bra that should work well for breastfeeding. The top of the cups where they meet the bra strap are quite high and probably will rise above the average tank top you own, so it’s not quite a “t-shirt” style bra, but under any other article of clothing this would not be an issue. The wide plush band feels soft and comfortable and offers a good amount of support. Although currently this band is not fitting at its best because I’m at a place in my 3rd trimester where my belly and bust are “meeting in the middle!” catching the band between the two. I believe after I give birth the band will feel better because it won’t get stuck! Definitely a great bra to have in your wardrobe.

The La Leche League Vanessa Bra has elegant lines and lies smooth under clothing (which was a bra requirement I put into my Virtual Bra Fitting questionaire, because I hate having rumples of lace/fabric from my bra showing through my clothing). Also a soft-cup non-underwire bra good for breastfeeding. I like how the bra has a low profile and spaghetti straps, sort of “balconette” style, making it the perfect summer tank top / tshirt bra. As the description online states, the band DOES run very small on this bra, and I found the size I measured for is just a smidgen tighter than I’d prefer even on the last hook/eye setting.

But how great is the customer service at A Mother’s Boutique? When I mentioned the tight band issue on the Vanessa Bra, Judy was kind enough to send me the next band size up to try, and a bigger cup size to make room for when my milk comes in. However, the cups were just way bigger than I think I will ever get even nursing. So I’m sticking with the original bra and using a bra extender until after I give birth. I seem to have a lot of “bra band” issues!:)But I think it’s from my expanded rib cage due to pregnancy as my rib cage is usually really small.

So there you have it – you CAN find a good bra fit online with A Mother’s Boutique Virtual Bra Fitting service! Don’t you think it’s a wonderful feature of the store? I do! Spread the word around to your friends, because I am sure all women have similar issues trying to find a good bra (especially when a lot of the good brands for breastfeeding are only sold online!). Oh and, the Virtual Bra Fitting is a free service!!

WIN IT: I’m so happy to announce THREE of my readers will win a free bra from A Mother’s Boutique (you’ll have to test the Virtual Bra Fitting service when you claim your prize!). One winner receives a bra up to $60 value, one winner receives a bra up to $40 value, and one winner receives a bra up to $25 value. Enter in the Rafflecopter form below!

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GIVEAWAY RULES: Open in US. 18+ to enter/win. Winner will be emailed directly and have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize! Ends 11:59 on June 25, 2012. Fulfillment handled by A Mother’s Boutique. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook.

A HUGE thank you to A Mother’s Boutique for sponsoring this event, and providing items for review and giveaway! All opinions are 100% my own!

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Lisa LJune 25, 2012 - 6:48 pm

I like the pretty Cake Lingerie 2 pc Pajama Set

RachelJune 25, 2012 - 11:27 am

I like the Anytime Bralette
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RachelJune 25, 2012 - 2:42 am

I think the Virtual Bra Fittings is a great idea. It’s not always easy to find a bra that fits really well. I can’t wait to see what they recommend for me.

CourtneyJune 24, 2012 - 8:06 pm

I like their Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
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TiffanyJune 23, 2012 - 11:56 am

I would love the Marissa Maxi Sundress.

Caryn SJune 23, 2012 - 10:17 am

I like the Beautiful Soft-Cup Nursing Bra

Beth RJune 22, 2012 - 5:00 pm

I love the fitting guide. It is so hard with different brands of bra to know exactly how they will fit especially buying online. I would have never bought a bra online before but this makes it so easy

Jessica AJune 22, 2012 - 11:03 am
Ashley SuzanneJune 22, 2012 - 9:25 am

I think that the virtual bra fitting guide is great for those trying to decide which size they should get.

Anne SwedenJune 22, 2012 - 8:42 am

I think the Tess underwire looks nice. I like something with extra support.

Sarah JaneJune 22, 2012 - 8:29 am

It’s so hard to decide what I might get. I like the Nursing Bra Top with Lace Trim, but doubt I’d get that since I have so many camis. I also like the virtual fitting guide and find it helpful.
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susan varneyJune 21, 2012 - 8:35 am

i like the Long Jacket With Belt

RebeccaJune 20, 2012 - 8:39 pm

The fitting guide is a great tool! I really like the Macy nursing bra

Christy JohnsonJune 20, 2012 - 10:23 am

I love the Meringue Molded Cup Nursing Bra!

lexigurl Alexandra OJune 20, 2012 - 6:06 am

I would like the Tess Underwire bra
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Laura L.June 19, 2012 - 10:57 pm

I think I’d like the Meringue Molded Cup Nursing Bra
http://www.mothersboutique.com/meringuebra.html

Jacquelyn CannonJune 18, 2012 - 11:43 pm

I like the Frosted Almond Nursing Bra!

Felicia RJune 18, 2012 - 9:26 pm

I think the virtual fitting is a great idea! You don’t have to worry about leaving the house during nap time or lugging kids out to the store and have them run around while you try to get fitted. With being pregnant again after nursing my first, I’m sure I’m not wearing the correct size bra so this would be awesome to win!

Sandy VanHoeyJune 18, 2012 - 8:57 am

These look real nice. I am entering for my nephews wife, expecting in September so not sure of sizing or what she may like but I know she plans on nursing

TheBargainBabeJune 18, 2012 - 8:30 am

I like the smooth underwire nursing bra.
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Nikole H.June 17, 2012 - 10:08 pm

I think I’d like to try the Tess Underwire Nursing Bra.

Jen BreedloveJune 17, 2012 - 9:36 pm

I had a virtual fitting from Judy right after my last baby. Of course, my size is different now with this baby, so it would be great to do again! She was so helpful!!
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rebeccaJune 17, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Its hard for me to find the right fit, I could use a virtual fitting!

michelle bardosJune 16, 2012 - 9:08 pm
HannahJune 16, 2012 - 6:41 pm

A virtual Bra fitting? That would be awesome! I have had so much trouble finding a comfortable and well fitting nursing bra and after trying almost a dozen I just figured that I was a weird size and there wasn’t a bra that fit me out there. So I’ve been making due with what I have because trying new ones because of the cost of nursing bra’s is not possible for me. The testimonials of the Virtual Bra Fitter sound great so I would love to try it out. :-)
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fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin)June 16, 2012 - 4:16 pm

I’d like the Everyday Organic Nursing Bra
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Hannah AveryJune 16, 2012 - 4:11 pm

I would love to try the Turkish Delight nursing bra!

StephanieJune 16, 2012 - 4:04 pm

I actually love the Bella Materna brand. I have a nursing nightgown from them and it’s my absolute favorite. (I wear it almost nightly).

As such, I’d love to try the Anytime Tee-Shirt Bralet or the Mesh Plunge Bralet. They look especially comfy/ideal for sleeping.
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Bonnie CantrellJune 16, 2012 - 2:35 pm

I think I could use a fitting, even a virtual one because I’m pretty sure I’m wearing the wrong size. Of course the problem is I never seem to be able to find the Right size!

coley rJune 16, 2012 - 12:18 pm

i love the everyday organic nursing bra

TamaraJune 16, 2012 - 2:57 am

I love the Cheesecake Nursing Bra – it’s actually attractive and has large sizes (yay!)

Bridgett zaidiJune 15, 2012 - 5:53 pm

I’m nursing twins so I’d love the Seamless strapless nursing Bra for tandem nursing.

ColleenMarie82June 15, 2012 - 1:41 pm

I Like the LLLI Snap Front Cotton & Lace Nursing Bra

I think the virtual bra fitting is really cool!

Bee C.June 15, 2012 - 9:05 am

The organic easy bra looks really nice and comfortable!

Emily @ Love{&}BugsJune 15, 2012 - 8:12 am

I like the Licorice Bra
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amanda alvaradoJune 15, 2012 - 12:25 am

I’ve never had a fitting let alone a virtual fitting so I’d love to have one. I’m probably wearing the wrong size! LOL I thinks it’s cool that you can get a virtual fitting!

Danielle SJune 14, 2012 - 10:07 pm

I like the Lamaze fitted nursing bra!

Christina CJune 14, 2012 - 3:01 pm

I’d like the Everyday Organic Nursing Bra

Bekah KuczenskiJune 14, 2012 - 12:24 pm

I think the virtual bra fitting is great, ive never been fitted before do I could use a “virtual” fitting!

Stephanie HungerfordJune 14, 2012 - 11:18 am

I think for shy women the virtual bra fitting is perfect as long as they know how to measure themselves. I love that instead of just asking for those measurement numbers there are more questions to help you get a better fit out of your bra.

Anne PerryJune 14, 2012 - 11:11 am

I like the Tess Underwire Nursing Bra
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kellyJune 14, 2012 - 10:15 am
Trisha WieberJune 13, 2012 - 6:29 pm

I love this idea. It is so hard to shop online let alone for something so personal. I’m glad it worked out so well for you.

Melissa H.June 13, 2012 - 3:18 pm

I like the Everyday Organic nursing bra!

GiannaJune 13, 2012 - 12:07 pm

I also like the Frosted Almond Nursing Bra.

Anna HJune 13, 2012 - 10:42 am

My first reaction to a virtual bra citing was quite skeptical. But after reading your review, I think it’s a great idea! Finding the right nursing bra can be so difficult. It would be great to try out this service. :)
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Amy L. NormanJune 13, 2012 - 10:20 am

Bamboo is a new favorite of mine. I would love to try http://www.mothersboutique.com/bamboobra.html

Brittnay UJune 13, 2012 - 9:59 am

There are so many nice ones. Lots of options. Love the licorice lace one!

ErinJune 13, 2012 - 9:04 am

This bra looks super comfy (http://www.mothersboutique.com/tesonubra.html)! They have lots of nice ones, don’t they? :) The virtual fitter sounds great; I need all the help I can get!

AmieJune 13, 2012 - 8:28 am

I think the fitting guide is wonderful since it takes the guesswork out of bra shopping online. I have purchased online before and ended up disappointed because sizing always seems to be different from one brand to the next. I am really loving the Lamaze Lace Underwire Nursing Bra and the Mesh Plunge Bralet…the both look functional while still being very pretty. I am so tired of frumpy looking nursing bras and these are beautiful!

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