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14 Comfortable Nursing Bras That Are Actually Stylish

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I know what you're thinking: Stylish nursing bras? There is nothing stylish about a nursing bra, aka the granny-panties of the lingerie world. A comfortable nursing bra is there for fit, for function, for feeding — but not for fashion.

Or so you thought.

Turns out attractive nursing bras are out there, much to the delight of lactating ladies everywhere – myself included. Sure, right after having a baby, the only requirement I had of my underthings was that they were soft enough not to irritate my poor, cracked, bleeding nipples, but eventually, there came a time when I was ready to dress up again – and I'm talking lace, underwire, the whole nine yards.

Getting dressed – even in places no one sees – meant a lot to me as a new mom. This doesn't mean you have to say goodbye permanently to your favorite 100-percent cotton, no-lift nursing bra. It may not be stylish, but for that 3 a.m. feeding, does anyone really care?

Still, after three months of walking around in a sleep-deprived haze and wearing nothing but yoga pants and comfortable nursing tanks covered with spit-up, I was ready to dress up. There's nothing like putting on something lacy and sleek to feel like a new woman.

Polka Dots And Lace

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CAKYE Underwire Maternity Nursing Bra (34B-38D), $12 - $20, Amazon

This navy and white number is a little bit sweet thanks to the polka dots, and a lot bit sophisticated thanks to the lace.

The Showstopper

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Leading Lady Lace Padded Nursing Bra (34B-40DD), $17, Amazon

You booked a sitter, snagged dinner reservations, and dug out your favorite dress. This black lacy nursing bra is exactly what you should wear underneath.

Everyday Prettiness

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La Leche League Love Dot Nursing Bra (34C-42G), $36 - $40, Amazon

A nursing bra that looks this pretty and bears the La Leche League name has to be good, and this bra proves it.

Star Power

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Lataly Wirefree Comfort Nursing Bra (34B-32E), $10 - $20, Amazon

This star-studded nursing bra provides major lift without any wires, and nursing access from the chest (versus the shoulders) offers additional comfort.

Modern Florals

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TANZKY(r) Motherhood Maternity Underwire Clip-Down Nursing Bra (34C-40D), $13, Amazon

The flowers and lace on this stylishly sweet bra quickly dispel any notion that nursing bras have to be frumpy to be comfortable.

Pretty in Pink

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Rosie Pope Underwire Unlined Bra (34B-40F), $32 - $38, Amazon

Knowing she's got a splash of lacy pink on underneath can make a mom feel special, even in the most basic of outfits.

Bold and Bright

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La Isla Cotton Underwire Lace Trim Nursing Bra (34B-42DD), $17 - $19, Amazon

Trimmed in lace, this cotton full-coverage bra supports even the most milk-filled of boobs.

Striped Sophistication

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TANZKY(r) Motherhood Maternity Nursing Bra (34C-40C), $11, Amazon

Stylishness isn't limited to all things girly. This sophisticated striped nursing bra doesn't need flowers or ruffles to be cool.

Sweet and Elegant

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Bravado Designs Allure Underwire Nursing Bra (34B/C-38F/G), $30 - $54, Amazon

This delicate nursing bra is as feminine as it gets: Lace, ruffles, and florals work together to make a pretty bra that still wears comfortably.

Simply Chic

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QT Molded Micro Underwire T-Shirt Nursing Bra (34B-44G), $24, Amazon

Simple doesn't have to mean boring. What this padded T-shirt bra lacks in adornment, it makes up for in its smooth, seamless support.

A Gym-Bag Necessity

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Leading Lady Adjustable Maternity-to-Nursing Bra (M-2X Plus), $15 - $20, Amazon

Nursing moms can hit the gym in style with this sleek sports bra that's too cool to be covered up.

Mesh & Floral Detailing

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UTOVME Maternity Nursing Bra (34C-40F), $16 - $17, Amazon

Sometimes, you just want to go all out. This sheer lacy bra crosses from stylish into straight-up sexy.

The Stylish Twofer

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The Dairy Fairy Ayla: Underwire Nursing and Hands-Free Pumping Bra (XS-2XL), $54, Amazon

Hands-free pumping bras are great; hands-free pumping bras in a stylish black-lace cut are even better.

Organically Cool

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Bllatta Nursing Maternity Bra in Organic Cotton (S-XL), $12, Amazon

This organic cotton bra in a nature-inspired print doesn't use underwire for support, making it both supremely comfortable and Earth-friendly.

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