Best for Comfort and Support 2017

Cake Cotton Candy Review

This bra is so comfortable that our tester hardly noticed she was wearing it. Marketed as a sleep and yoga bra, we found it brilliant for both

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The Cake Cotton Candy lives up to its name; it's so lightweight that our tester almost forgot she was wearing it. Ultra-supportive whatever your size, this maternity bra is comfortable whether you're sleeping through the night or exercising during the day.

This bra is designed with T-back straps, which we loved. They were very soft and sturdy – it was almost like being hugged by the bra. Because the Cotton Candy is designed for exercise, the straps are a close fit, so they won’t slip off your shoulders with movement during sleeping or light exercise.

The bra is knitted from a comfortable dense yarn and the cups are moulded to ensure a smooth, seamless fit. As our Comfort and Support winner, the Cotton Candy more than delivered.

One potential downside is that the bra is worn like a sports bra, that is you pull it over your head rather than doing up a clasp. We found this a bit of a faff – wriggling into a bra is hard enough even when you're not pregnant – but this will come down to personal taste, and some people may even prefer it to doing up a clasp at the back.

Cake have gorgeous bras. They are much, much more attractive than other types

Following the instructions, we washed it at a cooler temperature of 30°C. The bra washed well and kept its shape and colour.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL (sizing grid available on the Cake website)
Materials: 61% Nylon, 29% Polyester, 10% Elastane
RRP: £32.90

Exclusive offer: 10% off the Cake Maternity bra. Use code MUMSNET10 at the checkout.

T&Cs: Expires 31 December 2018. Limited to one use per customer. Cannot be used in conjunction with other promo codes. Offer does not apply to gift cards or shipping costs.

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