Leading Lady Review and Giveaway

There’s been a rash of bra-fitting revelations on the internet recently (for a really good laugh check out Mandy’s), where everyone realized wearing a bra in the right size is SO MUCH BETTER. I’ve been thinking about getting fitted for a long time – it’s one of those things I’ve got on my “To Do Now That I’m A Real Grown Up And Stuff” list. But because I’m still nursing I figured I’d have to suffer through a few more months of horrible saggy chesticles before I could upgrade.

And THEN I got an email from Leading Lady that said even though they knew I was weaning Caroline, they loved my blog and thought might enjoy their nursing bras and would I be interested in doing a review?

How about “Yes” and “Hell Yes” and “HOLY COW this might be the best opportunity I’ve ever gotten from blogging.”

I used the size calculator on the Leading Lady site to figure out my size (they even have a cool printable tape measure in case your kids ran off with yours months ago) and told them if we were going for function I could really use something for Stroller Strides but with Valentine’s Day coming up it sure would be nice to have something that wasn’t hideous, pokey, and ripped.

They sent me a Sport Wirefree Nursing Bra and a Lace-Cup Wirefree Nursing Bra. I love them both SO MUCH I actually took pictures of myself wearing them to show you. Then I thought better than to post topless pictures of myself on my baby blog and deleted them. You’re welcome. But I can assure you they make my boobs look awesome. The sport bra really helped control the, uh, bouncing problem I had when it came to jumping jacks at Stroller Strides. It’s the first bra with a full sling (meaning even when you fold the outer part down there’s still fabric across your boob) that I’ve EVER liked – the opening is large enough to nurse without having to yank it all over the place. The lace bra is GORGEOUS and not even the tiniest bit scratchy. It blows the horrible “sexy” underwire nursing bra I bought at a cheap big-box store out of the water. It was so comfortable I even slept in it. I sort of can’t believe I hadn’t heard of Leading Lady before, but will absolutely be ordering from them again.

Leading Lady is a family owned company that’s been selling nursing, maternity and full-figured bras for more than 70 YEARS so they really know their stuff. Their nursing bras range in size from 34B to 48F and their full-figured bras are available from 34A to 56G – which if you ask me includes a lot of women that wouldn’t really like to be considered “full-figured” *ahem ME ahem*. The site offers bras, tanks and sleepwear. They have a great selection – how clever is a nursing bra with a hidden pattern for the baby? You can search by size, type and category, including specialty categories like latex-free and organic. They even have a Breastfeeding A-Z Guide on their site full of really great information. And if you were wondering, I think their prices are extremely reasonable, especially considering what nursing bras from other companies cost. And right now new Facebook fans will receive 10% off by liking Leading Lady between now & Feb. 14, while all fans of Leading Lady can tweet “I Love @LeadingLadyBras” on Feb. 14 and receive a special 10% off code.

Yes, I’m gushing. I promise there was no gushing required when they offered to send me a bra to try (they’re probably super embarrassed by me right now), but I truly can’t help it. I’m so excited to find a company I like so much, has such a great product AND agreed to let me give YOU a free bra!

That’s right, you could win an e-certificate good for one free bra from the Leading Lady collection PLUS free shipping.

Just leave a comment on this post telling me why you NEED a new bra.

For extra entries, you can follow @LeadingLadyBras on Twitter and like Leading Lady on Facebook or you can follow me on Twitter or like bebehblog on Facebook . Just leave a comment telling me what you did (or what you already do). So if you did all five things it would be five comments.

Right now they only ship to the US and can’t ship to P.O. boxes so giveaway is limited to those who qualify (sorry Canadians!) No duplicate comments or cheating of any kind. I’ll draw a winner using Random.org sometime this weekend.

¬†Disclaimer: Leading Lady provided me with 2 bras so I could give an honest review for my post, all opinions are my own. No other compensation was provided. They didn’t even ask me to include product links or make you like them for the giveaway. Leading Lady is good people.

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89 Responses to “Leading Lady Review and Giveaway”

  1. Robyn says:

    This is such great timing as i was just thinking today that i need to try on my old nursing bras and start thinking about buying some new ones…so i’d really love to try one of these. also, just FYI, i had a great experience at Zoe’s in Westerly when i went shopping for a new sports bra to wear while i was still nursing Rory…so comfortable and supportive without an underwire, and the fitting ladies there are awesome! it was really expensive, IMO, but totally worth it. i can still wear it now (or at least i did when i was still exercising), even though the girls have gone down in size since i’m not nursing.

  2. Robyn says:

    oh, and i follow you on twitter.

  3. Robyn says:

    and i just liked Leading Lady on FB

  4. Robyn says:

    And followed Leading Lady on Twitter

  5. Robyn says:

    And i like bebehblog on FB!

  6. Leah says:

    I like, nay, LOVE you on facebook.

  7. Leah says:

    I also follow you on Twitter, duh.

  8. Leah says:

    I also need new nursing bras because I the ones I have now I bought when Calder was born. FOUR YEARS AGO. My tits are so, SO sad.

    Adding to this my husband does my laundry and yet refuses to believe me when I say you shouldn’t put bras in the dryer. Dear men, DON’T PUT BRAS IN THE DRYER.


  9. Why do I NEED this bra?

    I’ve been fitted SEVERAL times and in the last two years have been told I’m anywhere between at 36F and a 40DD.

    THOSE ARE VERY DIFFERENT SIZES!!! Nothing has ever come CLOSE to being perfectly fitting EXCEPT for the $70 bra my mom bought for me when I was pregnant, but let’s face it, who can afford a $70 bra, much less MULTIPLE $70 bras?

    So yes, these girls (the bane of my existence and cause of back problems) need good support in a CORRECT size and a pattern that ISN’T burlap.

  10. And obvs I follow you on twitter :)

  11. MeganTBeach says:

    I need one! I weaned a few months ago and I’m so unhappy with my current situation. Nothing seems to fit right!

  12. Christa says:

    Why could I really use this prize? First time mom to be in less than a month and in need of tips and reliable reviews on nursing bras! Not to mention the bras themselves. This would be wonderful!

  13. Lisa says:

    Oh my goodness do I need this. I’m 25 weeks pregnant and I went to Target a few weeks ago to buy some new bras since pregnancy has made my already generous cleavage ridiculous. I was extremely bummed that the biggest size they had was a 40DD and IT WASN’T EVEN BIG ENOUGH. We need so much other stuff for the baby, so pricey bras aren’t quite in the budget. I shutter to think what size I’m going to need after baby girl is born.

  14. Jennifer W says:

    I am due on Friday with my 2nd baby and I NEED a good nursing bra. With my first I bought 2, a black and a nude color. They were ok in the beginning, but once my boobs settled into a more *ahem* reasonable size…the bras looks “baggy” and not attractive.

    I would love to win this bra.

  15. sarah says:

    Oh man, I NEED a new bra! I’m still making do with the two new ones I bought from Target right after Calvin was born – he’s 27 months now, and still nursing, and those bras are seriously sad!

  16. sarah says:

    I like bebeblog on facebook!

  17. barbra says:

    I haven’t had new a new bra since before knox was born! and what I have was big box store quality to begin with, so my bra situation is pretty sad.

  18. barbra says:

    I follow bebehblog on facebook!

  19. I’m practically giddy about this opportunity. I need to go get some new bras since my old ones are getting a little… ahem… tight during this pregnancy. So, yeah. That’s why I need one.

  20. I’m a Twitter follower!

  21. oh, i NEED one for sure! i have two nursing bras that switch back and forth between. two. that’s really just not enough!

  22. i follow you on the twitters!

  23. i like bebehblog on facebook. duh.

  24. i now follow Leading Lady on the twitters, too.

  25. and i just liked Leading Lady on facebook. can you tell i really would like a new bra? ha.

  26. Mom of almost two says:

    Baby #2 is due in two weeks… it would be wonderful to wear a nursing bra that’s not about to enter its four rodeo (it was a hand-me-down for two babies before coming my way) :-).

  27. desiree says:

    I definitely need a new bra (or two!) – would love to try one of these : )

  28. Jen says:

    I need a new nursing bra because mine have been washed so many times they are
    Lumpy. So now I look like I have lumpy boobs. I want non lumpy boobs.

  29. Jen says:

    I also follow you on twitter

  30. Jen says:

    And I follow leading lady on twitter

  31. Lisa Nuckols says:

    I could definably use a new bra because I am due in 2 weeks with baby #3 and I wear a size (38I) that is near impossible to find in nursing bras.

  32. Lisa Nuckols says:

    Following you on Twitter.

  33. Lisa Nuckols says:

    Fllowing LL on Twitter.

  34. Lisa Nuckols says:

    Fan of bebehblog on facebook.

  35. Lisa Nuckols says:

    Fan of LL on facebook.

  36. Julie S. says:

    I rotate between 2 nursing bras and after 4 months they already are showing wear. I need need a new nursing bra if I’m going to keep this up for anoth 6 months!

  37. Suz says:

    The girls are growing out of the bras I have now. I’d love a new maternity/nursing bra!

  38. Suz says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  39. Leah says:

    Weirdly I was looking at the Leading Lady bras at Macy’s right before you posted this. Now I will totally pull the trigger on my order.

    I like LL on facebook.

  40. Leah says:

    Insert something witty HERE

    I am now following Leading Lady on Twitter too

  41. I need this bra. Well, you know, my twins need this bra for the upcoming twins.

  42. I follow you on twitter.

  43. I followed LL on twitter.

  44. I liked LL on facebook.

  45. Jennifer W says:

    I liked Leading Lady on FB.

  46. Jennifer W says:

    I liked bebeh on FB

  47. Jen F (from Robinson) says:

    Because I feel bad making my poor husband stare at these ugly tan bras all.day.long.

  48. Jen F (from Robinson) says:


  49. Caitlin says:

    I have 3 nude colored bras. That’s it. Need I say more?

  50. Caitlin says:

    Following LLB on Twitter @hrdlyhousewives

  51. Amy says:

    Pregnant or nursing for the past THREE YEARS straight. Nuff said.

  52. Caitlin says:

    …and following you on Twitter!

  53. Robyn says:

    So i liked Leading Lady on FB, but i didn’t get a coupon code. Did anyone else get one?

  54. Kendra B. says:

    The last nursing bras I had were always cutting into my side, the straps always fell down and basically gave me no support! And they weren’t even pretty! Aghhhhhh. These Leading Lady ones are fabulous looking.

  55. Vanessa says:

    Because the ones I have are SOOO uncomfortable that I take them off as soon as I walk in the door!

  56. Vanessa says:

    Also I follow you on twitter

  57. Vanessa says:

    and I follow you on facebook

  58. Vanessa says:

    I followed leading ladys on twitter

  59. Vanessa says:

    I liked them on facebook!

  60. Jenna Z says:

    I lost about 80 pounds over the past couple of years and NONE of my bras fit anymore, I need all the new bras I can get! And they are so expensive!!

  61. Amanda says:

    Ummm because I haven’t worn a bra since Z was born? The nursing bras I have are so uncomfortable so I live in nursing tanks instead.

  62. Amanda says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  63. Amanda says:

    And on Facebook. Not a stalker. Just a friend.

  64. Amanda says:

    I liked Leading Lady on Facebook

  65. Amanda says:

    Following leading lady on twitter too

  66. Jessica says:

    I NEED new bras. I went up 2 (YES TWO!) cup sizes while pregnant/nursing. Since I have weaned K I’ve gone back down 1. But I am still wearing them same ones I wore before baby and after being pregnant and nursing. Needless to say… they don’t fit, but they are so expensive and I hate to spend a ton of money on new bras because we want another baby and who knows what my boobs will do then?!

  67. Jessica says:

    Follow you on Twitter

  68. Jessica says:

    Follow Leading Lady on Twitter

  69. Jessica says:

    Follow bebehblog on Facebook

  70. Jessica says:

    Follow Leading Lady on Facebook

  71. Michelle says:

    I need a new bra because I haven’t bought one since before my son was born. IN 2009. my nursing bras are the pits, bothe literally (I feel like my boobs are in my pits!) and figuratively. Oh sweet Jesus, I hope I win!

  72. Michelle says:

    I follow u on FB

  73. Michelle says:

    I follow u on twitter!

  74. Michelle says:

    I follow leading lady on FB

  75. Michelle says:

    I follow leading lady on twitter

  76. Shannon says:

    Still breastfeeding my 14 month old, but my breasts have almost returned to normal, subsequently my nursing bras are too big and not supportive!

  77. Shannon says:

    Following leadingladies on twitter (@channynn)

  78. Shannon says:

    following you on twitter (@channynn).

  79. michelleJ says:

    Because what I own right now are the most boring things ever… of zero interest to my poor husband. heh.

  80. michelleJ says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  81. Jan Messali says:

    I would give this to my daughter. She needs nursing bras because she’s going to have a baby any day now. :)

  82. Jan Messali says:

    I follow Leading Lady on Twitter as janj4c.
    janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

  83. Jan Messali says:

    I folLOW Leading Lady on Facebook as Jan Messali.
    janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

  84. Jan Messali says:

    I follow you on Twitter as janj4c.
    janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

  85. Jan Messali says:

    I follow you on Facebook as Jan Messali.
    janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

  86. The Knapps says:

    I need a new nursing bra because I only have 1 :(

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