I've made my first foray into compiling nursing attire...sexy, right? From what I've heard from friends, nursing tanks are a must-have for sleeping, out and about, and at home. I've already tried on a bunch of different brands, and here's what I've discovered:

Target:
Affordable (under 20 bucks) and versatile, with a cute selection of styles for day or sleep. The only problem? The fit is off for girls like myself who are busty but have a smaller torso (even with a baby in said stomach). The small fit my 9 month bump, but not my 9 month boobs. The tanks are better for girls who need less support- perhaps up to a c or d cup.

Walmart:
Even cheaper than Target, with decent basic styles. However, there's little support in their basic styles. They are a great option for plus-size moms though because they have the largest selection of 1x - 3x and XL sizes of any place I went.

Old Navy:
You can get nursing tanks online for about 8 bucks, but the current crop have no support- not even a shelf bra. Which is a problem if you need to put  nursing pads somewhere. Best for small busts, I think, or busts that want to be free, so to speak.

Motherhood Maternity:
Again, each tank is around the 20 dollar mark, but I'm not crazy about the shelf shelf style bra in most of them. I did like the one below, with it's belly-hiding style and two layer top. It's not supportive enough to go out in, but great for sleep time and I may get more.

Pea in the Pod:
My all around favorite so far. They have a nice long length that will go with leggings, have a lot of support so they function as a bra on their own (with most of the others, you have to wear a  bra underneath) and they are padded, so additional pads won't show through. They also give a  flattering shape. The small fit me and my larger size chest well. The downside? Each tank is $40, an expensive investment. I got 3, but  I'll keep on my mission until I can find something flattering, fitting, and inexepensive!



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Pea in the Pod
 
Check out my guest post on I Heart Maternity, a fun blog filled with all sort of mom favorites, musings, and more! Here's a snippet of it: As a blogger and soon- to-be mom who normally writes about maternity fashion, I’ve tried to make an effort during my first pregnancy to keep my sense of self and style during this time of major change with my body and life. It’s been fun dressing for a bun in the oven! For months, I’ve carefully spent time contemplating ruffled tops, accessorizing with draped scarves, and studying where to get discounted skinny maternity jeans (Gilt Group!). I’ve found great organic skincare (loving Physician’s Formula OrganicWear) and makeup choices, picked a few fab going out dresses from Destination Maternity, and generally been enjoying the transformation to hot mama!

But now, in the last few days of my pregnancy, fashion is the last thing I can think about! I wear the same 2 shirts over and over because they are the only ones that fit over my bump, and the same 2 pairs of pants, and I’m okay with that. (I’m not really going too many places these last days anyway- it’s pretty hard to get around when you waddle instead of walk!) I guess that means I’m truly becoming a mom already, because all I can think about is him! When is he coming out? Does he have enough room in there? What did that twinge mean, am I about to go into labor? And most importantly, who is this person inside me going to be and how can I be there for him?

I love that as the weather changes from summer to fall, my life also changes: Welcoming a new life for the new season. It feels fitting that my new path in life begins as we usher in the time of year of beginnings: new school year, holidays, and well, even new television premieres (I’ll be needing those shows to get me through late night feedings!)

As I look out the window, and watch the leaves start to fall, I realize I’m shedding the old me too—to gear up for my own special new season.