Our reviewer Liz is halfway through her second pregnancy. Here she reviews the Bras4Mums bra fitting service and the Hot Milk Eclipse.
I was delighted to receive in the post my new HOTMilk Eclipse bra yesterday. I found the process of getting a well fitting bra very simple through Bras4mums. I had a phone consultation with TJ at a prearranged time and she talked me through my body shape, current size, pre-pregnancy size and my style preferences. It seems she made unerring judgement about what would fit as the first size she suggested is spot on, despite me having doubts about it.
This is my second pregnancy and I managed to get through the first, as well as 16 months of breastfeeding, with my (now) F cup boobs staying in pretty much the same place. This was through judicious purchasing of bigger and bigger supportive bras and being re-measured regularly! However, somehow in this second pregnancy I feel much more relaxed about everything and more reluctant to shell out loads of money – pregnancy feels more like a transition period this time rather than a major event in itself. Still, after a few weeks of struggling with wearing my pre-pregnancy, wired bras, and then a few more of wearing last pregnancy’s (now) ill-fitting non-wired ones, I have admitted to myself it really is important to be both comfortable and supported, with a new and properly fitting bra.
First of all to check I liked the style and to get a rough idea of fit, TJ sent out a bra that was one cup-size too big while she waited for the new January stock to arrive. This was a great idea as it gave us both an inkling if whether we were on the right track. Finding it fitted round the back but was too big in the cup (as expected) I sent this back and the new one in the right size arrived as soon as it came in stock.
The HOTmilk eclipse is an excellent bra. It is very full in the cup and has 3 hook fastenings at the back. This makes for a very supportive bra and my boobs are still in the same place at the end of the day as they were at the beginning (anyone with big boobs knows this isn’t a given!). It doesn’t dig in anywhere, and despite having gone up a backsize in order to accommodate the fact my ribcage will expand, it doesn’t seem to be riding up at the back. It’s quite attractive too with plenty of lace in various places. Its sister bra, the ivory HOTmilk Luminous is also very attractive and I will shortly be ordering one of these in the same size. The additional bonus is that both of these bras have drop cups and will be suitable for breastfeeding (if I don’t grow too much before then!).
All in all I’m very pleased with this new bra and look forward to going back to Bras4mums for advice as I expand during the pregnancy!
This service and the bra were given to Liz free of charge in exchange for an honest review.