Nursing girls deserve proper fits and attention, too


Confession time. I used the same 2-3 nursing bras for all three of my girls. To say they have been worn and abused is a total understatement. I can’t even read the tags on them and have no idea what size they are. And, really, I doubt that my breasts were the same size every time. What can I say? I’m frugal to a fault. I had a fabulous nursing bra fitting provided by Livi Rae Lingerie (aka Double Diva Store) to get me in a good fitting, right-sized bra and also teach be about getting the girls in the right place so the bra can do its job.

So this time? I’m taking better care of my breasts while nursing. Hopefully, this helps me avoid the numerous clogged ducts I had with E. This is real life real women, real stories, right? And, any good lingerie store will sell real bras like nursing bras. After all, that’s one of the breasts main jobs!

Molly Hopkins, co-owner of Livi Rae Lingerie (which is also the setting for the popular reality show, Double Divas on Lifetime TV), with her sweet voice, and super patient personality took time to get to know me, what I was looking for, and sized me up (seriously, no measuring tape was ever used or needed). The store welcomed E as well, even when she started to becoming a little impatient.

Livi Rae Lingerie

Their motto is: “Here at Livi Rae Lingerie, there’s “no bust too big or small, we fit them all”. We specialize in bra fitting and bust health for any woman.”

And I really felt like they meant it. There were so many other women in the store trying to find bras, panties and shapers and everybody was incredibly patient.

I just had to get a picture of the dressing room. It’s very spacious and full of touches that make you feel like you are at home. There was even a bottle of delicious smelling lotion to sample if you wanted (why didn’t I pick any up, I was smelling myself all day!)

Livi Rae Lingerie

And, the impatient E, who shouldn’t have a paci carrying around a pair of undies!

Livi Rae Lingerie

So, back to the bra fitting. After chatting with me for a couple minutes, Molly came back with like 10 nursing bras. Different styles, shapes and levels of sexiness. She explained the differences, how they would fit, how they should fit (make sure that the bottom part, wire or not, goes all the way to the edge and around the breast tissue to help prevent clogged ducts).

I decided on one plain while nursing bra and one that is a little more fun, but still totally functional. They carry so many different lines, it was hard for me to keep up. This one is from Cake Lingerie. It boosts the girls up (yes, I’ve been wearing a nursing bra and I’m not yet nursing) and made me feel like I had the support I need! Plus, it’s fun and cute. I’ve never had a fun and cute nursing bra before.

Cake Lingerie Nursing Bra at Livi Rae Lingerie

They really focus on all things real women and breast and leave nothing out. They make sure to have nursing pads on hands for new moms so they feel comfortable trying on new bras without leaking on them, and they even carry Lily Padz Silicon Nursing pads. I’m very excited to try these out. They heat mold to your body and put pressure on just the right place to prevent leakage and also keep you dry. Plus, you just wash them with a gentle soap and water and immediately can reuse them. They are more for once your milk regulates, but I really am happy about the idea of not going through several disposable breast pads every day.

LilyPadz Silicon Nursing Pads

I also picked up a pair of Hanky Panky undies at Livi Rae Store! They are truly a one-size-fits-all thong made from stretchy mesh and lace that flatter every figure (like pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and post-pregnancy). This underwear is so comfortable that Livi Rae recommends it to everyone – even women who may be nervous about trying thongs.

Hanky Panky Underwear

They have so many real bras in stock. Their display floor has a ton of bra and panty options, but they also have a back room full of even more bras in different sizes, colors and styles. I don’t think a person could leave there without a couple different options for well-fitting bras that they really like the look and feel of.

In addition to Livi Rae bras and panties, they also sell a wide variety of products including bra strap pads, body tape, corsets, girdles, t-shirts, thigh highs, halters, shapewear and more. A woman’s whole body can be supported after a trip to Livi Rae.

Livi Rae’s philosophy is deeply rooted in helping all women feel confident and beautiful, and that of course includes pregnant and nursing mothers. Molly and Cynthia Decker as well as all of the other associates will be thrilled to help you find one of their amazing Livi Rae bras that will make you look and feel great.

Make an appointment

If you are planning on going to the store, make sure you make an appointment for a custom fitting. While they did take walk-in customers, they said the wait can sometimes be very long. Making an appointment will help speed the process up and get you fitted even faster than you ever thought possible.

Trust the professionals at LiviRae Lingerie for all of your bra fitting needs.
We specialize in custom bra fitting and mastectomy bras as well as prosthetic accessories.
Our staff share a combined 20 plus years of experience in the industry.
Our boutique setting will leave you feeling comfortable and welcome.

Shop online

For online shoppers that can’t make it out to Kennesaw, Georgia, you can actually shop right from the Livi Rae Lingerie Facebook page. And check out hashtag noshamelivirae on social media!

As soon as I left the store, I called my mom and told her I was bringing her there to get her a bra or two. It’s amazing what a truly perfect and great fitting bra feels like. I think every woman should have a custom bra fitting and treat themselves to good, quality bras at Livi Rae Lingerie. And wouldn’t you know it, but after I had B, I brought my mom into Livi Rae lingerie with my 3 day old baby and got my mom her own bra fitting. She wouldn’t let me take a picture, but let me say, if she did, that she would have been the poster-child for a before and after of an ill-fitting bra versus a Livi Rae Bra fitting.

You can also follow them on Facebook and twitter.

I received promotion items to facilitate my review. However, all thoughts are my own and this has no impact on my praises.

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  1. I’m so glad you are taking care of YOU! I need to go get fitted but I don’t want to take my boys to do it!

  2. I had an old ugly bra for my nursing times have changed love that they come in nice styles now. Its amazing what a good bra can do for you

  3. That’s a super cute nursing bra. I would have never even suspected!

    As someone that just recently had to get new bras, it can be such a hassle! It’s great to know that there are places that make it as pleasant as possible

  4. So jealous and excited you got a fitting there! I love their show! Nice to have your (•)(•) in a pretty and good fitting bra.

  5. Getting properly fitted is something thats been on my to do list for forever! I think I’m going to make it a priority in 2014!

  6. I have never had a professional bra fitting but I really should. Sometimes my back hurts and I wonder if it’s from improper support from my bras – I don’t spend much on them so they probably are not doing their job!

  7. Wow I didn’t know that was the setting for Double Divas. Finding the right bra is sooo important! I had a clogged duct with my first and thought I was going to die!

  8. I love LiviRae! I went there when I was nursing too. I was WAY too big and couldn’t find bras anywhere else.

  9. I had the same issue of using nursing bras long after their ‘life’ was gone. Love that they have such great service available there.

  10. I dread picking out bras and underwear. Not sure why but find it a chore. I usually find a good one and buy 2 or 3 of the same.

  11. After having Red, there’s nothing I love more than a GIANT pair of granny panties. Maybe I should try some livi Rae and feel a little prettier while I do it!

  12. I had no idea this place existed. It’s great that nursing mommies have a place they can go to find the proper support for their often sore breasts.

  13. A good fitting bra makes a world of difference. I am all about it being comfortable.

  14. I haven’t had a good bra since I can’t remember when. I really need to pay them a visit and get properly fit.

  15. Comfort and support are definitely important. I love that they don’t look like the average nursing bra.

  16. What a cute bra! There is nothing better than having a great bra fitting! I remember going after I had Will, and it was so traumatic! I was in the dressing room crying because the girl had no idea what I was going through. A specialty shop is the way to go.

    I can’t wait to see pics of the new sister!!

  17. I love, love, love this show. Molly and Cynthia are so likable. I promised myself that first chance I get I’m going to their store. I want to go even more now knowing you had such a great experience.

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