What makes the Arden in One Bra so special?
The Arden is the original and only nursing bra that lets you:
- Comfortably wear it all day long – without having to change into some other hideous pumping contraption
- Enables you to handsfree pump or simultaneously pump and nurse
- Adjust the cup size to fit your fluctuating fullness level, full or empty, which can mean the difference of an entire cup size.
- Crisscross the detachable shoulder straps for extra support
- Look and feel your best in an attractive and supportive bra – the double layer fabric even protects you against leaks and provides a “seamless” look
- Use the cross over cover panels as a reminder of which breast is up next for pumping or nursing
When should I buy my Arden bra?
Pregnant women nest: we try to get everything done and out of the way before the little one arrives. However, choosing your Arden bra is a situation where a little patience might pay off. Why? Our bodies change dramatically during pregnancy and post-partum. A woman who was 34C pre-pregnancy, may be a 36D, a 38C or even a 34DD when her milk comes in and her body adjusts. That said, the Dairy Fairy bras have 3 points of adjustability to accommodate as you grow The back hook and eye closure has a rare 4 inches of hook settings. The shoulder straps can be lengthened or shorted and also crossed in the back and closed at 2 different positions. Plus you can adjust the fit of the cup with our patent pending cross over panels. A good guide is that in 2-3 months after birth your ribcage will go down to original size. And, when your milk production stabilizes, you’ll likely be 1-2 cups larger then pre-pregnancy size. A final reason to wait: when possible, it is recommended that pumping begin 2-3 weeks after birth, to allow your baby to get things going. Should you decide to get your bra in advance, take a close look at our Fitting Room to make sure you get as close as possible to the correct size.
How do I pick the right size?
This is the most important part of making sure that the Arden bra works for you. Contrary to popular belief, bra sizing is not standardized. So someone who is a 34C at Victoria’s Secret might be a 32D in another brand. As a general rule, we highly recommend that you measure yourself with a tape measure (instructions below) and convert from typical bra size to a Dairy Fairy bra size. A few things to keep in mind: Don’t go off of your old bras. They may be stretched out and give you an incorrect size. Check out our handy dandy sizing chart and measuring guide to help you Pick the Right Size. If you are right between sizes, we generally recommend going with the one that matches your band size, as the bra will not function if the band is not fitting properly.
What’s the difference between the Arden and the Arden Naked?
Basically the “frill” level is the answer. Choosing between the two is really a personal decision. One is more sexy, the other more practical – we love them both. The Arden comes with pretty contrast elastic lace and trim The Arden Naked comes without lace and all trim is the same color as the bra.
What’s the difference between the Arden and the Rose?
Both are pumping bras and both are beautiful. But that’s where the similarities end. The Arden is much more supportive and constructed using multiple layers that allow for nursing and adjusting to your constantly fluctuating breast size. The Rose is a pumping bra but is not a nursing bra. Perfect for use when away from your baby for extended periods and where you do not need to breastfeed.
What is your return policy?
We really want you to be happy with your purchase. Our Shipping & Returns are there as a guide, but if in doubt, please email Emily@TheDairyFairy.com
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