We want to share with you some news about big things going on a hemisphere away. The entire world supply chain is right now feeling the effects of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, and we are no different. In the coming times, you may hear about your orders getting delayed being shipped out or getting to where you are.
For orders that have already been shipped, the parcel is working its way to you. We are tracking closely with the courier for any possible delays.
For orders that have not been shipped, we are scheduled to resume shipping starting February 10th.
We here want to do our best and what is safe for everyone in our extended family and partners. We will do our best to keep you updated and get your order to you as soon as possible. We apologize for this inconvenience and ask for your patience as we and our partners work through these issues.
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All of us at MORROW+MINT
The days simply fly by, don't they? 2019 is gone in a flash and now we are off into the second decade of the 21st century. We here at MORI BAY have had an eventful 2019. The love that you have shown us, we can never forget.
We originally came up with MORI BAY because we all used to hike together at the stunning Mori Point. But we have gone far beyond the San Francisco Bay Area and it is time our name reflected that.
Team outing at Mori Point
We brainstormed hard to come up with something unique, memorable, and forward-looking - but also harkens back to our roots and journey. It is not easy!
So here we go. MORI BAY is now MORROW+MINT Lingerie.
Let us explain. "Morrow" in English means "the time following the event," which covers our goal of looking forward. But at the same time, we liked that the word Morrow itself still harkens back to our old name. Honoring the past while at the same time looking to the future.
We chose Mint for the same two reasons. The co-founders used to co-work at an office in San Francisco on Mint Street, so we had a connection to the place. Yet at the same time, we love the literal freshness of the name.🌿
Born in San Francisco.
Established in Hong Kong.
Operated in Taipei.
Loved by women Worldwide.
We are excited to see where our path will take us in the near future. It is a privilege to accompany you in life's journey forward.
The team at MORROW+MINT Lingerie
Buying a nursing bra is not like buying cereal or even an ordinary everyday bra. Most women are not thinking about it until they have their child in their arms and breastfeeding. Then, suddenly, they realize that their current bras work terribly for the situation.
So they go to the closest shop on the block and pick up the cheapest thing on the rack. But buying maternity bras requires a bit more work and research this time around. Having a child is all about throwing routines out of whack, and that is when mistakes are made. So in this article, we are going to point out a number of mistakes that people make all the time when shop for nursing bras.
Without much ado, let’s have a look at these nursing bras mistakes.
Mistake 1: Untimely fittings
Although the size of the breasts of a woman is likely to change throughout her entire lifetime, the change is more pronounced when she gets pregnant, especially during the initial eight weeks after birth. Unfortunately, that’s the time many nursing mothers rush to buy nursing bras. A fitting bra bought at this time is highly likely to become oversize after the first eight weeks of childbirth as the body (including breasts) of the nursing woman will have learnt to regulate milk supply. The best time for a woman to determine her ideal nursing bra size is the eighth, ninth month of her pregnancy or from the eighth week of her child delivery.
Mistake 2: Purchasing the incorrect band size
Planning is vital when a woman is expectant. If you are pregnant, it’s advisable to have everything you and your new bundle of joy will need during and after delivery. Of course, buying nursing bras should be among the things you need to do within your pregnancy period. The beauty with nursing bras is that you can wear them even during your pregnancy journey.
However, many first-time mothers feel disappointed upon realizing that the nursing bras they’d bought when they were pregnant have become oversize a few weeks after childbirth. This problem results from failure to consider the fact that an expectant mother’s rib cage will contract once she gives birth. To avoid this, as you fit in a nursing bra while pregnant, ensure that it has 4 to 6 hooks and its back band is clasped to the loosest hook. If the bra fits you well when fastened that way, it gives you room to reduce its band size to accommodate your reducing rib cage after childbirth.
Mistake 3: Buying a bra with an ill-fitting cup
Many women know that it’s not healthy to have very tight bras on while they are nursing. Breasts are very sensitive when a woman is breastfeeding and so, wearing a bra with very compressing cups feels quite uncomfortable. To avoid this, some mothers resolve to purchase nursing bras with extra room in the cups- another mistake. Such bras won’t offer breasts the right support.
Instead of buying nursing bras with extra room in the cups, breastfeeding women are advised to buy ones with stretchy-fabric cup tops. Top cup stretch helps the bra to accommodate the changing breast size and offer breasts the much-needed support and comfort.
Mistake 4: Focusing on cheap at the expense of quality
From buying baby clothes and carriers to creating a baby-friendly space, there are so many expenses that a mother has to plan for and incur as she welcomes her little one. As such, some mothers try as much as they can to keep the expenses at ‘reasonable’ levels by buying cheap items, including bras.
Although cheap bras can save you a few bucks at the moment, they are expensive in the long run because they tend to lose their elasticity after being washed a few times. Therefore, you’ll have to keep on buying them now and then.
Worse still, these bras are less comfortable than high-quality, pricier bras and are less supportive. If you are looking for nursing bras that will give you maximum value for your money, go for the ones with quality materials and trims, multiple layers and a soft touch.
Mistake 5: Failure to consider one’s wardrobe
Despite being pregnant or breastfeeding, you have a whole life to live. Perhaps you can do some physical exercises. A friend might invite you to a party. You wear different clothes for different occasions. However, just like many other breastfeeding or pregnant women, you might forget to consider such things in your lifestyle while purchasing nursing bras. Some mothers don’t know that there are different nursing bras for different purposes and occasions. The best choice depends on the purpose for which you intend to buy.
Mistake 6: Overlooking the help of professional bra fitter
Nearly any mother who doesn’t use a professional bra fitter to know her body shape/measurements, and the right bra size for her has at least one nursing bra that she wore only once or just a few times. Maybe the bra is too small or large for her. Without professional advice from the expert, a first-time mum is highly likely to make many wrong choices as far as purchasing nursing bras is concerned.
To avoid such frustrations and get the perfect match, it’s recommended for the mother to use the help of the expert in such purchase decisions. Ultimately, she’ll be able to find a correctly fitted bra that will make her look and feel amazing and offer her that much needed breast support.
Can't find the time to go for a professional fitting? We're here to help! Please contact us here and we'll ask you a series of questions to help assess your size!
Mistake 7: Purchasing a wired bra to wear during rapid breast growth periods
Wired bras are a preferred choice by many women because of their great support, but they are not the best to wear during rapid breast growth periods, especially the first three weeks after giving birth. If you put on such bra at that time, you’ll find it very uncomfortable. Besides, due to too much compression, it can make your breasts do develop conditions like mastitis. A seamless or wireless bra is the best to wear at that time.
If you are a first-time mum, try as much as you can to avoid these nursing bras mistakes to give your girls the much comfort and the support they need as you nurse your young one. And if you want to check out some great nursing bras that our fitters recommend, try out our maternity collection here.
There are many types of bras out there in all sorts of shapes and sizes to cater to all the various stages of pregnancy and childbirth. And we are the first to admit that sometimes it can all get a little confusing. You might be wondering — “Well, what bras do I really need?”
So here we came up with a list of 4 must-have bras that you need during pregnancy and breastfeeding. These are the bra essentials that every woman should first get for her wardrobe.
Wirefree Lace Bra for Amazing Comfort & Style
Some pregnant and nursing moms find wearing wired bras quite uncomfortable. If you are one of them, there a solution to that: A wirefree lace bra. The best non-wired bras, which are also known as “bralette" bras, are designed to offer great support without using any support wire. It may not provide a high level of lift or excellent shape like a wired one, but it is a good choice for pregnant or nursing women, particularly because of improved comfort and easier fit. Once you find one in the correct size, a lace wirefree bra is so comfortable that you can wear it all day long without any complaint.
See our bestselling Floral Lace Nursing Bralette.
Foldover Maternity/Nursing Bra for Adapting to Changing Breasts
A Foldover nursing bra, a foldover cup style bra, or a cross-over cup style bra features a more low cut design as compared to the other bras on this list. Its fabric stretches to accommodate the changing size and shape of your breasts. Get one with multiple hook rows because those can give you room to adjust to different band sizes as your delivery date approaches. It’s a bra that can grow with you even after delivery.
When you start breastfeeding your baby, you can pull one of the cups aside and slip your breast out for the little one to suckle. The best, Foldover nursing bras, like Luxe Comfort Maternity/Nursing Bralette, feature hook-and-eye back closure for easy putting on and taking off. Besides, they have soft wireless cups to give you your breast the comfort you deserve during your pregnancy journey and while nursing. The softness of the fabric also enhances comfort.
Sports Nursing Bra for Staying in Shape During/After Pregnancy
Regular physical exercises are very important for an expectant mother as they strengthen her muscles and helps her body cope better with pregnancy-related aches and pains. As such, if you are pregnant, you need a nursing bra that can support an active lifestyle. And on that note, a nice sports bra has you covered.
Sports bras offer pregnant women with extra support when they’re performing physical exercises. Besides holding breasts into place, thus preventing them from much bouncing and reducing friction, a sports bra also wicks away moisture, especially sweat, from your body. The majority of bras in this category feature mesh panels to improve breathability, leaving its wearer with an incredible coolness.
Before you buy a sports bra to support your breasts during pregnancy, it is important to know that there are some sports bras with rigid fabrics while others are all stretchy. The rigid ones are suitable for women that participate in rigorous exercises like running. In case your doctor has advised you to avoid such exercises (as it is the case with most pregnant women), go for the ones with stretchy fabrics.
A Sports bra has wide straps which provide comfortable support. If you won’t have outgrown it (there are high chances that you won’t), the bra will still be convenient even as you breastfeed. Just drop down its cups down and feed your little ones effortlessly!
See our Yoga Racerback Nursing Bra.
A Full Coverage Nursing Bra for All Situations
You can wear your full coverage bra during and after your pregnancy as it has the correct balance of stretch to accommodate your cup size and shape changes as well as band size changes which are very dynamic during prenatal and postnatal periods. The best full coverage nursing bras also have an incredibly soft feel and generally very comfortable. As long as you select your appropriate size and from a reputable brand, a full-coverage nursing bra will cover your breasts fully and provide them with plenty of support.
Some full coverage nursing bras come in the form of nursing tanks, covering even your stomach. You can wear such bra alone or put on another blouse or sweater on top of it. Whichever the case, a full coverage bra has tightly knitted underband, big cups and side panels to hold your breast entirely without digging into your skin. And..ooh! You are at liberty to choose between wired and wireless full coverage bras. However wireless are the most preferred by pregnant mothers.
Bonus! A Pumping Bra for Making Pumping Easy
Hey! Why not plan ahead? While you are buying a milk pump and other relevant accessories for breastfeeding, you can pick out a bra that helps make pumping hassle-free. A pumping bra is your best bet for this. When choosing a pump nursing bra, select the one with a soft fabric and adjustable straps for added comfort and double lined flexi-wire cups for extra lift.
See our Lace Clip & Pump Nursing Bra.
We love bras and we love talking about bras. Learn more about bras on the blog or you can head right to our collection of lovely lingerie to see if anything catches your eye.
First-time moms have a lot to deal with as they prepare to receive their new bundles of joy and after delivery. Furniture needs to be moved. Nursery rooms have to be stocked with an array of items ranging from crib to nightlight. Oh!.. and what about that college fund! Besides, many of our boss mommas want to be ahead of the curve and get their nursing bras inventory stocked up as well.
However, new moms often find themselves confused by their changing bodies throughout pregnancy, lost in a dilemma to predict their respective perfect nursing bra sizes. Are you in such confusion? Don’t worry. Here’s some guidance.
Word of Caution: Everything is changing
As you adjust your budget to factor in the needs of the expected little one and stock your house with the necessary items, your body also changes day by day to accommodate the new attached life safely. Besides experiencing a significant weight gain and some weird cravings, your breasts will look and feel very different from how they were before the pregnancy. They might be itchy as a result of skin stretching as they grow.
And they will begin to grow from approximately the sixth, seventh or eighth week of your pregnancy and continue getting bigger up to the time you’ll deliver or start to breastfeed.
Most first time mothers experience a breast growth of one cup size or two by the time they are starting to nurse their babies. For that reason, with time during pregnancy, your regular bras will be too small to hold your grown breasts.
It is recommended to purchase your size at around 8 months into your pregnancy as this will be approximately the same cup size 4+ weeks postpartum.
Measuring Fit: Step by Step Process
1) Get your band measurement
Use a measuring tape to measure tightly and evenly around the bottom band of the bra, directly under your breasts. If the number is even, add 4. If the number is odd, add 5. That’s your band size.
Example: Bottom band measurement is 30 inches. Add 4 (as it is an even number), and you will get a band size of 34.
2) Establish your cup size
Wrap the measuring tape around your breasts at the fullest part (which should be nipple level). Record the measurement and round it off to the nearest full number if it isn’t.
Then, subtract your band size figure from the value you got here. The difference is your cup size. Each inch difference is a cup size. E.g. 1 inch difference is an A cup, 2 inch difference is a B cup, and so forth.
Example: Measurement of breast size at the fullest part is 37 inches. 37 subtract 34 (band size) equals 3, and you will have a cup size of C. Final suggested bra size would be 34C.
What to Expect
Measurements are just starting point and your actual bra size may vary from these measurements. It is recommended to visit a boutique or shop that can help you get professionally measured and fitted.
We all know what seamless panties are -- panties that do not give us any panty lines, or what we also call no VPL (visible panty lines). Whenever you put something on, you want people to notice you, not your panty.
So it is that age-old question: What panties should we wear to avoid visible panty lines? Our recommendation is to skip the age-old panties that your mom and grandmom wore and try something new - bonded seamless panties.
Bonded Seamless Panties, a Definition
Why? What is it about these little wonders that have us so excited? To answer that, we need to get down to the basics of how clothes are made.
Modern clothes are made in many individual pieces. Not only different fabrics but the functional parts like zippers and linings. So if everything is in pieces, how do we put them together?
For many years people have done it through sewing with threads and needles, but it is not the only way. Bonding is one of the new technologies sweeping through the industry today.
Bonding, A Panty Technique
Bonding uses a new technique where the side seams are finished without any stitching. Rather than using raised seams, the pieces are laser cut and then bonded together with a special textile glue.
You might think, ew glue. Glue is weak and it will irritate your skin ... but it really won't! The bonding helps to keep the edges from rolling up and frilling - and in fact studies have shown (Seram and Nandasiri, 2015) have found that the resulting bonded seams are stronger than regular stitches.
The result is a truly better panty. One that lasts longer and hides those visible panty lines.
But you know, you are probably not going to truly believe us until you actually starting putting them on. So let's get you started with a few things out of our classic panty packs collections.
As soon as a baby is born, it needs to start eating. That usually means breastfeeding. So that means getting a nursing bra. You want to be ready for when the time comes, but is earlier really better?
Well hold on to your horses. We know you want to get the jump on things but earlier is not always better. In this blog post we are looking at a very common question we often get from our boss mommas: I am X months pregnant. Should I start looking at your nursing bras now?
What is a nursing bra?
A nursing or maternity bra as we’ve used interchangeably in this piece is a special bra designed to provide comfort for expecting mothers plus convenience when breastfeeding.
A vital feature of a nursing bra is the flaps on the cups which are usually opened with one hand whenever a mother wants to nurse her baby; this removes the need for the lactating mother to remove her bra to access the nipple.
The flaps are often held in place by a clip to the strap which you can easily remove with one hand. Also, you will notice for most of the nursing bra on the market that they are made of elastic material – that’s actually good since the fabric must be able to provide support for your breasts as they change in size.
When is the right time to start looking for a nursing bra?
The nursing bra size you should get is unlikely to be the same as the bras you are currently wearing. Pregnancy is a time of change. The milk duct system in a mom's body begins to grow and change. These changes help prepare her for breastfeeding once the baby is born. But they also necessarily cause her breasts to start changing in shape and size.
Generally, these changes cause the average mother’s breast to go up about 2 underband sizes and 4 cup sizes. But none of these changes happen overnight so if you get fitted too early then it is possible that your breasts can continue changing and end up making your bras uncomfortable. (We try to adjust for this by giving our maternity bras a lot of adjustable leeway and comfortable fabrics but you never know) Thus, an expecting mother should get fitted out with new maternity bras in the third trimester, the closer to birth date the better.
In our experience, the eighth month seems to be an excellent time to get those nursing bras as this will approximately be the size you are 4+ weeks postpartum when your milk has stabilized.
Note that during 0-4 weeks postpartum, your breasts will be all over the place as they figure out how to regulate your milk supply. It is best to wear something stretchy, wirerfree, and comfortable to adjust with your changing body.
What should you look for when choosing a nursing bra?
Comfort is the number thing you should consider when looking for a nursing bra. You don’t want one that’s too tight, you feel stuffy and may block the milk supply, or one that’s too large that it can’t support your breast.
Once, you find one that snugs nicely with your shape, check if the fastening is easy to use. Can you unfasten the clip with one hand? Remember, you’ll be holding your baby while trying to undo the hook. At MORROW+MINT, we looked to make our bras as adjustable as possible so that you can accommodate changes even throughout the day.
Finally, consider the fabrics. Is the bra made from quality material? You don’t want a bra that would chafe your tender breast while wearing it. Breathable fabrics like cotton make sense here. Also, since you will probably be washing the bra frequently, you may want to go for one that washes well.
How many nursing bras should I get?
We suggest one to wear, one to wash, one on backup.
At least a total of three!
We recommend eight months into your pregnancy as the best time to go shopping for a nursing bra. You can go in for a fitting earlier if you want but whatever you find out then is likely to change once more. Even so your body is constantly undergoing changes before and after childbirth so do not be surprised if more changes occur.
Our boss mommas are the backbones of their families. There are more than enough things for a mom to deal with throughout the day so why add one more to the list?
We are talking about nursing. You have to nurse many times a day and those times a normal can just get in the way. In today’s blog post we are going to look at a special type of maternity bras made specifically for the nursing mother. Here is a complete deep dive into nursing bras.
Why get a nursing bra
Babies have small stomachs. They need to eat often. That means at least 5-7 times a day a mother has to go and breastfeed her child.
The problem is that when you have to breastfeed that often, you have to take your bra on and off repeatedly throughout the day. This has the potential to cause chafing. A nursing bra can specially address the breastfeeding mother because its cups can fold down to expose the nipple. This makes breastfeeding much more convenient.
Nursing bras also help address another issue. A breastfeeding woman’s breast can fluctuate in size throughout the day. A bra that is not designed to accommodate this issue can be accidentally too tight and very uncomfortable.
And when the breast gets too constricted, milk supply can be restricted. In worst case scenarios, your bra can actually be the cause of plugged milk ducts and potentially get infected.
The most common types of nursing bras available
Manufacturers have made a number of different nursing bras. There are some subtle differences between how they work. We are going to classify nursing bras based on their design.
How they open: Easy-click open and close cups or Foldover Cups?
Nursing bras with easy-click open and close cups have cup flats with fasteners that attach the cups to the straps. This means you can easily open and pull the cups down to breastfeed by simply unfastening them.
A foldover cup style nursing bra design (can also be called ‘cross-over cup style’) on the other hand has a more low cut design with stretchy fabric so that moms can pull down one side o the bra and slip the breast out for feeding.
Different Nursing Bra Styles:
Just like regular bras, nursing bras come in a variety of styles that accommodates what you are looking for at that point of time.
- Nursing Bralettes (our pick) - These are our top recommended style nursing bras because a bralette style means that you can have softer cups that allow for the maximum amount of comfort throughout the day (check out some of our top nursing bralettes)
- Wirefree nursing Bras - Moms heading out to the work day can appreciate the comfort of having a wirefree nursing bra but with the additional flexibility for fluctuations in sizes
- Underwire nursing bras - Having an underwire adds support and meets more professional attire requirements in the workplace but at the same time, we recommend that you limit the hours you spend wearing these to avoid potential interference with milk flow
Regardless of their differences, the main goal is simple: To make breastfeeding easier and more convenient.
How to pick a good nursing bra?
What should you be looking for in a nursing bra? When we are choosing our nursing bras for our boss mommas, we always have comfort first in our mind. We know that our moms want to wear to something that can deal with all the changes and challenges that a breastfeeding woman presents to her lingerie.
Comfortable design and fabric
Because the breast in the breastfeeding stage is going to fluctuate in size throughout the day, your nursing bras have to be stretchy to accommodate.
In addition, the breast can experience tenderness throughout the day so you want your bra to be made out of fabric that is gentle, soft to the touch, and as comfortable as possible. Some of the fabrics we have chosen for our nursing bras are spandex and cotton and
Even taking into account the fabric and the design, there are going to be times throughout the day where you will need a little adjusting.
To accommodate for this, Mori Bay looked for nursing bras that can allow for large adjustments in band sizes with at least four rows of hook-and-eye closures.
Nursing bras are a fantastic new addition to our arsenal of bras and we hope that you have learned about just how helpful having and wearing one can be for your daily life as a mother. We here at Mori Bay have selected some of the best nursing bras in the land for you. Check out our collection of nursing bras.
You are here because you want to know what are hipster panties. Well, you are going to get all the information you might need to figure out whether you might be interested in wearing them.
To the Point: What are Hipsters?
Hipster panties are sporty, trend panty for women everywhere.
They’re the comfortable middle ground between boy shorts and bikinis with a look that flatters and avoids visible panty lines.
With More Details: What are Hipsters?
They sit on the hips of the wearer. What does that mean? The waistband goes around the waist. The more technical definition is that the distance between the crotch and the waist of the garment (this phrase applies to any clothing - just that here it is referring to the hipster panty) is such that it ends at the waist.
Clothes can actually be higher or lower than the hipster. The higher ones are called high-rise, the lower are called low-rise.
Why wear hipster panties?
If you look at all panties as a spectrum, then hipsters make a good middle ground between the boyshort and the bikini.
On one side, the boyshort has a lot of coverage, going all the way down the waist, and look like mens briefs.
Meanwhile all the way at the other side, the bikini-cut sits at the waist like the hipster does but there is a lot less fabric. The bottom of the bikini panty is high. So the terminology is that the bikini-cut panty offers a lot less “coverage”.
Women wear the hipster because it has a reputation of being flattering to the figure.
In addition, the fact that the hipster has a low “cut” (meaning that the borders of the panty are much lower than traditional panties) means that the panty lines can be less visible than with other panties.
What are they made of?
Cotton is the most common, really. But there is a lot of diversity in the range of fabrics that can be used to make this. We have come across spandex, lace, and satin.
The hipster in hipster panties refers to the style and the way they are made, what the panty itself is made of is not relevant here.
What should we look out for when buying hipster underwear?
Think about the amount of coverage. There are many different variants even within the category and that might cause some confusion.
The biggest differentiation is that of coverage. Brands might offer full-coverage, half-coverage, or even less than that. The only thing that you should keep in mind that coverage refers to the amount of buttock that the panties naturally cover.
Do you recommend any hipsters?
Thought you would never ask. How about ...
Super soft and stretch cotton so comfortable that you'll want to wear it everyday. It's no wonder a customer and internal favorite!
Feeling a little flirty? See why our customers rave about this cheeky hipster style with the softest floral lace and stretch satin band for ultimate comfort.
Those are two we really like but wait, there's more! Check out our PANTY COLLECTION for the whole selection.