I’m so excited to talk about one of my favorite maternity and nursing clothing brands of all time today, Kindred Bravely.
If you’re a pregnant or nursing mom, you may have heard of this brand. And if you haven’t, you’ll want to listen up because they make some of the most comfortable, functional, and beautiful clothing for mommas out there.
As a momma of two who has navigated two pregnancies and two subsequent nursing journeys, I can tell you firsthand that comfort is everything during this beautiful time in our lives.
The Story Behind the Brand
One of my favorite things about Kindred Bravely is that they are one of the most honest, committed, and down to earth brands I know. Don’t you just love buying things from a brand that you know sincerely cares about you and your wellbeing? I know I do.
Kindred Bravely began when Deeanne Akerson, co-founder/CEO was nursing her one-year-old and wasn’t able to find a comfortable yet cute pair of pajamas to make the whole experience a little better. So, she decided to create her own.
From her frustration in the lack of quality intimate options in the maternity and postpartum market and a simple idea, she created one of the best motherhood brands to date.
I, too, can relate to the struggle to find quality, cute maternity, and postpartum wear. For my first pregnancy especially, I remember being completely disappointed by the clothing options. The bras were hard to use and uncomfortable, the leggings were thin and ill-filling, and the underwear wasn’t functional at all.
All I have to say is thank goodness I found Kindred Bravely. During my first pregnancy, the only piece for this brand that I had was this nursing bra, and I’m embarrassed to say that I ended up wearing it almost every day. I was a new mom who was struggling through a difficult first time with breastfeeding who wanted to be comfortable and all my other bras weren’t doing that for me.
Fast forward a couple of years when I became pregnant again and you better believe I tossed all my old maternity and nursing gear and invested in a few great pieces from Kindred Bravely.
What Kind of Apparel Do They Offer?
This brand features a full line of clothing that’s designed to make the motherhood journey easier and more comfortable - that’s a mission that I think all mommas would be happy to get on board with!
Their clothing line includes:
- Bras & Tanks
- Pajamas & Lounge
- Leggings & Activewear
I’ve been lucky enough to experience clothing from each of their categories, so I’ll give you my personal Kindred Bravely reviews by category next.
Ok, ladies. If you’re expecting your first child you’ve probably heard about the mesh underwear you’ll be issued immediately following the birth of your child, whether you deliver vaginally or have a C-section. They’re incredibly gaudy but comfortable as heck which is exactly what you need during those precious postpartum moments.
The problem is, as soon as they cut you loose from the hospital, you lose your supply of mesh undies, so it’s important that you have some ready to do. This is especially true for C-section mommas, you’ll quickly find that your regular underwear will irritate your incision and make an uncomfortable situation even worse.
For postpartum moms, high-waisted panties are KEY. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT make the mistake of not gifting yourself the right postpartum underwear. Trust me, it’s crucial.
Kindred Bravely panties are literally the most comfortable, soft, and flattering postpartum underwear I’ve come across. They won’t irritate C-section scars and they’ll feel like butter on your skin, which is of the utmost importance. They’re also super cute with their lace detailing, making them way more attractive than most of the other options out there.
If you’re an expecting momma or even newly postpartum, buy these ASAP.
Nursing Bras & Tanks
Ok, if you thought I was pushing hard for maternity underwear, be prepared because I’m about to advocate for the importance of good nursing bras and tops.
If you’re planning to nurse your baby, whether for one month or three years, it’s so important that you equip yourself with the right equipment and that includes nursing bras and tops.
If you’re embarking on your first nursing journey, there will be so much to navigate and learn. And each woman’s journey is unique. That said, one thing is for sure - you can make your journey a little easier by having quality, comfortable, and functional apparel.
I was first introduced to Kindred Bravely through the French Terry Racerback Nursing and Sleep Bra. This nursing bra is one of their best sellers and it’s easy to see why.
This bra is so comfortable and functional that I actually wore it for more than just sleeping. I mean, most of us are just around the house resting, nursing, and changing diapers those first few weeks anyway, right?
The cups pull apart for super simple access, a must for those exhausting nighttime feedings. The fabric is so soft and dreamy, and there’s enough support to accommodate your ever-growing and changing breasts.
And that’s just one of their many amazing bras and tanks designed specifically with the nursing momma and her comfort in mind. This nursing sports bra was a godsend when I get back to working out and this nursing tank was my go-to under every single one of my tops throughout my breastfeeding journey.
Leggings & Activewear
As a fitness professional, I wear leggings and athletic wear almost exclusively. So it makes sense that when I became pregnant and my regular leggings got a bit too tight that I would seek maternity leggings. That was harder than I imagined, let me tell you.
Sure, there are plenty of options out there, but they were all so cheaply made that I could hardly leave the house in them. I mean, I don’t like my leggings to be see-through ever, but especially not when I’m pregnant - nothing to see here!
Then I got acquainted with the Louisa Maternity & Postpartum Support Leggings and my entire world changed. That may sound dramatic, but seriously, I was thrilled. Again, I didn’t have these for my first pregnancy, but I wore them to death for my second. In fact, I’m still hanging onto them now even though I’m 99% sure I won’t have another baby.
These leggings are soft, comfortable, flattering, and so accommodating when it comes to your pregnant or postpartum body. I wore these just as much post-baby as I did throughout my pregnancy. There’s so much to be said for having that favorite pair of pants that you can slip into and instantly feel put together, especially during a time when we usually feel anything but.
I’ll be honest, I’ve never been much of a pajamas person. I always opted for an old pair of shorts and a comfortable t-shirt. Until, of course, I became pregnant and my tried and trues no longer fit.
Let me tell you, I’ve never been so passionate about a pair of pajamas than I am the Davy Nursing & Maternity Pajamas from Kindred Bravely. These are literally the softest, most comfortable (and somehow flattering!) pair of pajamas I’ve ever owned.
These are designed to carry you through your pregnancy, postpartum time, and beyond. They’re high-waisted to accommodate your bump but also to prevent any irritation of your C-section scar. They make breastfeeding a breeze and the fabric is some kind of magic that keeps you cool when it’s warm and warm when it’s cool. After having both of my babies I went through a pretty serious stage of night sweats and these managed to keep me cool and sane.
They come in several color options and are so pretty and stylish that you can actually pass them off as daily wear, which you better believe I did. A set of these pajamas is the perfect baby shower gift to show momma that you care about her and her comfort.
What I Love About Kindred Bravely
If you couldn’t tell, I am kind of obsessed with this brand and I think you will be, too, which is why I chose to share about them here.
Here’s what I love about this brand:
- High-quality clothing designed specifically for pregnant and nursing moms.
- They are a company that legitimately cares about their customers and the quality of their products.
- Their customer support is bare-none.
- Despite the quality and precision of their clothing, they manage to keep their prices affordable.
- You can wear their clothing throughout pregnancy and your postpartum period.
- They are a brand that promotes women feeling their best during a time when they need it the most.
Real Kindred Bravely Reviews
“I LOVE these pajamas. I ordered a pair to take to the hospital. I ordered two more pairs before I left the hospital. They are buttery soft and lightweight. I had a c section and they are the perfect rise. I will be wearing these long past nursing! Fast shipping too!”
"I bought one of these pj sets for my daughter in-law, she absolutely loves it! Just ordered 2 more and they came today! She has a large chest, 40-H cup and even pre pregnancy, she was that size. She has gained some pregnancy weight, this outfit looks amazing on her and actually fits her large chest, without them falling out! I live in Canada and the cost of shipping, duties and taxes, I paid for what I bought from Kindred Bravely, was worth every penny!! This company knows pregnant women and postpartum women and their needs!Their clothing and bras and intuitively well thought out and designed for any size and can be worn after pregnancy and breastfeeding, because they don’t look like maternity clothes! Bonus is the great quality of everything I have bought!"
"By far the best maternity leggings I have ever put on my body. I’m 29 weeks pregnant with my second baby and wish I had these sooner and with my first baby. These will be a staple in my wardrobe from now on and I will be ordering one size down once baby gets here to wear for nursing as well. I also didn’t think I would care about pockets on leggings but omg they are so useful when traveling around with a toddler"
Is This Brand Worth It?
100% YES. Sure, you could go on Amazon and grab some maternity wear for a few bucks cheaper, but I promise you it won’t even come close to the quality that you’ll get with Kindred Bravely.
Momma, you deserve to look and feel your best. You deserve to have high-quality, comfortable clothing to wear while you celebrate this magical time in your life.
Take a look around their site, be sure to check their size guides and utilize their live chat option if you have any questions. Then come back here and let me know your opinion of this brand? I’d love to hear what you think!