Friday, 7 February 2014

Mamaway Second Skin Seamless Maternity and Nursing Bra Review and GIVEAWAY!

If there's one thing everyone agrees on, it's that breastfeeding your baby is best for your baby. It's a huge commitment for a Mum too; there's being on-call 24 hours a day to contend with as well as all the other typical demands of Motherhood.
The rewards are many and great! I have been breastfeeding my youngest, Celeste, for 14 months now and counting...
Adjusting to your new role with a baby is a big task and on top of everything, most of us can't comfortably fit into our normal clothing for weeks, months (or even years), while our bodies cope with the joys of caring for a new life. 
We all know a difficult job is made easier with the right equipment and when it comes to breastfeeding, a great bra is the best investment you can make.
Mamaway recently sent me their best-selling Second Skin Seamless Maternity and Nursing Bra to review and I am happy to report that I love it and for lots of reasons.

This so comfortable! 
This is a bra designed to be worn during the maternity stage as well as the nursing stage. It is made of 80% Nylon and 20% Spandex. Its fabrication means it can expand a huge 2-3 cup sizes while remaining fitted and comfortable like a second skin. This stretch also applies to the under-bust diameter and means it will stretch with your changing shape during pregnancy, eliminating the need to make separate and expensive purchases of maternity-only bras. (Now if only the rest of my wardrobe could do this too...!)

The bra has an entirely seamless design. There are no hard components to apply pressure, scratch or irritate the skin or breast tissue. In particular, I love the wide band under the bust which makes the bra sit very well and with loads of comfort. There is no riding-up of the band or tight sensation around the bust-line even after several hours of wear like other bras. This wider band also effectively eliminates the unsightly 'rolls' a tight strap can sometimes produce on the back and around the armpits.

Plenty of options for adjusting the size of your bra - from maternity to weaning

The bra has a silky feel and is very lightweight but does not lose any of the support a good maternity and breastfeeding bra should offer. With the recent heat-wave this fabric makes bra-wearing and breastfeeding in an uncomfortable season, bearable!
Like regular breastfeeding bras, the Mamaway Perfect Seamless Nursing Bra has clips for opening the cup to allow easy access for feeds. These clips are simple enough to open one-handed and sit flat against the bra for discreet coverage under clothing.

Another feature of this bra that I really love, is the padded cups which can be removed easily through a hidden pouch built in to the design. This is great for adding shape while you are pregnant or when you wish to conceal or enhance your shape under T-shirts or sheer garments. In my case, I don't feel I need extra padding at present (thanks to lactation!) so I really appreciate the fact that I can remove these.
Sizing is easy in this range too. It's as simple as choosing from Small, Medium or Large. (There's XL and 2 XL available also.) No need to visit a lingerie store for fittings, just choose your size from the easy chart on their website.

I road-tested this bra straight from the pack when it arrived as I had a dressy event to attend. I usually avoid events when I am lactating and not just because many involve leaving baby for a time either. Truthfully, when I am breastfeeding, I feel dumpy! I hate the look of my shape in breastfeeding bras! Generally they are unflattering. I cannot find clothing that sits nicely over the breast area; I am petite but my chest is not when I am lactating!
I was thrilled to discover this bra made me feel like my old self. I was comfortable and the shaping of the Mamaway bra allowed my breasts to sit in their natural position which in turn, gave me a more normal look.

Feeling swish and not so in-the-Mummy-way in my Mamaway!
Caring for this bra is a cinch too. Just toss it in a lingerie washing bag and in with the rest of the wash. No need to hand wash or devote any special treatment to its upkeep. It retains its shape well.
In comparison to the many breastfeeding bras I have worn over the years, this is a 10 out of 10! It ticks all my boxes in terms of comfort and style and best of all, I feel attractive in it! I can see myself happily wearing this long after Celeste has weaned herself. What a great find!

The Second Skin Seamless Maternity and Nursing Bra retails for $69.95. Currently there's a chance to receive a second bra for free if you review your first bra purchase on their website! You can visit the fantastic Mamaway website here to check out their huge breastfeeding range.
***GIVEAWAY!***   ***GIVEAWAY!***   ***GIVEAWAY!***
Like to win a Mamaway Perfect Seamless Nursing Bra of your own?
Thanks to the generosity of MAMAWAY, one lucky Six Little Hearts reader has a chance to win a best-selling Second Skin Seamless Maternity and Breastfeeding Bra of their own in a size and colour of their choosing! 
Please share this competition with your Mummy friends (including expectant Mums)!
To enter, simply follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter App below. (App may take a few seconds to load).
Entry is open to Australian residents only.
Winner will be notified by email and given 48 hours to respond.
Winner's details will be sent to Mamaway for prize distribution.
If no response in this time, a new winner will be drawn.
Judge's decision is final.
Good Luck!
Please note: Your entry is only valid if you complete the mandatory requirements of this competition (there are four of them). If you do not complete these mandatory entry requirements then all your subsequent entries will be invalid and removed. Please play fair as others do take the time to complete their entries!
All entries will be screened to ensure they conform to these requirements.
Thank you for your understanding and good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The bra pictured in this review is the Taro colour.
 * Mamaway provided me with a Second Skin Seamless Maternity and Nursing Bra in exchange for my thoughts presented in this review.


  1. Love this for my neice who is expecting in 3 weeks!!

  2. I'm 9 weeks off having my third child. It's fair to say my old maternity bras are a little worn and torn. I'd love to win one of these. They look soooo comfy. :)

  3. Having been through five maternity bras since having bub last February and another 12 months of breastfeeding to go I'd love to win one of these bras to last me the rest of the way and they look and sound so comfortable as well. ..

  4. Now that is one seriously comfy looking bra. Where were those when I was breastfeeding? :) Love the colour too!

  5. Oh, these look so comfy. I like the removable padding too.

  6. My maternity bra days are now over but I do remember how fantastic they were. This one looks great. Nothing beats a good, comfy bra that you don't want to tear off the second you get home.

  7. Wow! I love these bra, look very comfy. This is perfect for may cousin.

  8. love the colours and look so comfy

  9. I'm breastfeeding my 9 month old and this bra looks comfy :)

  10. My daughter has difficulty finding good fitting bras this would be perfect for her

  11. My youngest was almost 2 when I stopped, my longest ever. There were many jokes that I would be feeding through the kindy fence! I can imagine how special it would be the lucky
    BFing mum to win this :)

  12. So glad I don't need one of these anymore. I don't remember having one as nice when I was pregnant. Looks really comfy :) Cheers, Tanya

    1. It's always the way that things are improved when we no longer need them. My early bras were awful - this is amazing!

  13. Here's a confession Jody, I have a maternity bra that I still wear because it is just so damn comfy... no biggie except that my youngest child is now 6 haha. When you find that one comfy maternity bra it is hard to ever say goodbye to it ;) xx

    1. I'm hearing you! I too have a couple of maternity bras I have kept long after their intended use. I use them when I am working out - they're the best! Thanks for sharing your brave secret!

  14. Well its a little too late for me i hope i never have to wear one again! but how fabulous is it! i love it looks so comfy and so much thought has gone into its design. Love all the details.
    Thank you so much for linking in at Sunday Brunch @ Mums today. We'll be sure to give your review and giveaway a shout out today. Have a great week xx

  15. I'm down to my last maternity bra (others have worn out from being used so much), so I'd love to have a second one to see my through the breastfeeding phase!

  16. I am expecting bub #2 in 3 months, and am currently nursing my 15 month old still. Would love to have a bra that will fit comfy and I can use easily, that wont restrict as I chase around my daughter!

  17. Is it just me or are there lots of daggy maternity bras out there? This is definately one great choice - nice colours (taro and pink are fab), seamless design so I could wear it under just about every thing, comfortable which is a big tick because with a newbie I would probably be sleeping/feeding in this 24 hours and provide great support too! Yay!

  18. I seriously hate having to wear maternity bras, they are just crap most of the time and lack in the support department! Plus they wear out so quickly because of having to undo the clip and fold it under to feed. I'd be really keen to try one of these as I am pretty much constantly on the search for an awesome maternity bra and I haven't found one yet. Maybe this could be the one? I'd love to find out that's for sure!

  19. i would love to win this as it looks really comfortable - i love that it has removable pads and will grow with me up to a few cup sizes - its perfect!

  20. I would love to win this for my friend who is about to have her first baby in a few weeks.

  21. I would love to win this bra because I'm expecting my second and I really want to do the whole breastfeeding and comfort thing write next time. With my first I bought really crappy bras which were uncomfortable and didn't make the already challenging breastfeeding process any easier. We were also on a budget and so I didn't really buy good quality ones. This bra looks amazingly comfortable and looks as though it would contour well to the body.

  22. I just bought 3 new maternity bras from Mamaway. I saw this bra, but went with some others. Would love to add this to my wardrobe.

  23. I still haven't gotten around to trying one of these, they look like they'd be super comfy for night wearing but fortunately I'm past the leaky boob stage so I don't need to sleep in a bra these days!

  24. My feeding days are behind me now but, wow, why didn't I have one of those!! They look super comfy!

  25. These look great! Thanks for linking up for WBW2014!

  26. Good review. Very descriptive. I totally need to go bra shopping soon :)

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