Day 4 of My Favorite Things: Glamourmom
August is “Breastfeeding Awareness Month” and August 1st-7th is slated as “World Breastfeeding Week”. Given my love for nursing I would be remiss not to include all of my favorite breastfeeding paraphernalia in my “Favorite Things” series. I have been lucky enough to have nursed for an extended time and to currently be nursing. So this is a topic near and dear to my heart (quite literally!). Forget saying these are breastfeeding “accessories”. In my world – these are breastfeed NEcessities. The first of which is my beloved, beloved Glamourmom® Nursing Bra Full Bust Long Top.
Photo credit: My mom
I learned about Glamourmom through Big City Moms back in 2009 when I was pregnant with my daughter. I went to their showroom and immediately wanted everything. I loved the nursing bras, tanks, sleepwear, the colors, the soft Pima cotton, and the delicate details – everything about the clothes. Of course being pregnant with my first child, nursing was only an abstract concept at the time. It was not until I had my daughter and began nursing that I fully appreciated the items.
From the moment I put on my first Glamourmom® Nursing Bra Full Bust Long Top (in the hospital I might add as I was given the fantastic advice to bring a cute tank so I will look nice in pictures instead of like a train-wreck) it felt like my second skin. I went home from the hospital – both times in the Glamourmom® Nursing Bra Long Sleeve with Detachable Nursing Bra (again looking super cute in the roughly 3-4,000 pictures we took between my hospital room and my apartment door). The Pima cotton was so soft on my poor body that had just been through so much. I also loved that it is two pieces – the cross-cut top and the detachable bra. But most of all – the soft cotton, oh the soft Pima cotton!
I have always had trouble finding shelf-bra tanks that can accommodate my – um – large sized milk containers, shall we say? So the fact that Glamourmom offered a “Full Bust” option made me jump for joy and it fit live a glove! But it really fit like a glove – not like how you really want something to fit but it doesn’t. A fact that has led me to wear a Glamourmom® Nursing Bra Full Bust Long Top pretty much every day since 2010… (shhhh). I must admit the black tank even stayed in my drawer post-breastfeeding my daughter because it was the perfect combination of support and length. You know if you can find that synergy in a tank top you’ve struck gold. It was perfect under another tank that was a bit too short. It also came in handy on that dreaded day – we all have – when we reach for a bra but the drawer is empty because we completely forgot to do laundry, so we go to the hamper to rummage, and just..can’t.. swing it. With that said, my Glamourmom® Nursing Bra Full Bust Long Tops have been washed over and over and over again and honestly – they look as good as the day they came out of the bag. I run them through the machine with my regular weekly load and then hang them to dry.
The Glamourmom® Nursing Bra Full Bust Long Top fits from size 32D – 48I, comes in six different colors and is $59. The original Glamourmom® Nursing Bra Tank fits from size 28AA – 44DDD, comes in five different colors and is $39 (with additional colors available in the Glamourmom Outlet). The Glamourmom® Nursing Bra Long Sleeve with Detachable Nursing Bra fits 30A – 46G, comes in two colors and is $64. This shirt is great because it’s two things in one – the shirt and the detachable bra that you can wear under something else too. Plus it comes in purple (my favorite color).
Thank you Glamourmom for introducing me to a fantastic breastfeeding necessity. You have become one of my favorite things!
*GIVEAWAY* Line, the founder and original Glamourmom has offered to giveaway a Glamourmom item – the winner’s choice – to one lucky reader!
To win – please post in the comment section below:
Where is the most creative place you have nursed? Or, if you are pregnant with your first – what do you look forward to the most about nursing.
(My most creative place – and I’m quite proud of this – was while walking through the New York Botanical Garden’s 2013 Holiday Train Show in my Glamourmom® Nursing Bra Full Bust Long Top of course!)
Winner will be chosen Tuesday, August 12.
Here is a little more on Glamourmom because as you know – I LOVE learning about the heritage of brands:
Glamourmom® is the revolutionary company who introduced the original Built-in Nursing Bra Tanks and Tops for today’s trend-setting moms. The idea for Glamourmom, a line of tops, slip dresses, bathing
suits and sleepwear that feature a built-in nursing bra, arose after the birth of the founder Line Rothman’s first child some fourteen years ago. Frustrated by the lack of fashionable nursing bras, tops and nursing wear in the market, Line set out to create a collection of essential pieces for the new mom.
Glamourmom Nursing Bra Tanks and Nursing Bra Tops are available in a variety of options to accommodate all body types. The Nursing Bra Tanks and Bra Tops come in an array of trendy and tasteful colors, trims and fashionable lace accents. Glamourmom’s Designer Line also includes: Tankini Swimsuits, Long Sleeve options with Built-in or Detachable Nursing Bras, and a line of Sleepwear/Lounge wear in luxurious Pima cotton.
The difference between Glamourmom’s products and its competitors are its technology, innovation behind the brand, and the many style options within the concept. The brand originated with the built-in nursing bra design and has evolved into a brand that supports an active lifestyle for both the new and expectant moms. Glamourmom products are more than just fashion, they offer women value through innovation, quality and style.
Glamourmom® products are available in over 650 specialty boutiques worldwide.