Top 5 Best Nursing Camis-That Are Actually Pretty

April 10, 2020

We were determined to find the best nursing camisole online.

You have choices when it comes to buying nursing camisoles or tanks.  Too many, to be honest.  So, how do you know what to look for? What style should you choose? What brand is the best? And how do you know which one is right for you?

There are so many different factors in what is needed for a specially-designed nursing camisole (also called cami for short). So we carefully researched these important factors to help you find the perfect maternity and nursing cami for mothers, like you.

So, what else is an important factor that your cami must have?

Do you prefer quality over cost?

Are you on a budget?

Do you prefer a style that is versatile that you can wear throughout pregnancy into nursing?

Do you want them to be plain or lacy?

These are just some of factors we took into consideration as we sought out the right nursing cami for you.

We found the top five nursing camisole companies (based on a Google search, reviews, and press features), and purchased one nursing cami from each.

Here are the top five nursing camisole companies we ordered from, in no particular order:

Nom Maternity

Storq

A Pea In The Pod®

Ingrid & Isabel

Oh La Lari®

(Disclosure: we’re affiliated with Oh La Lari®. We recommend each cami on this list. Each cami was bought and based on actual testing and customer opinions, not just our own). 

Are Nursing Camis Necessary?

Nursing camis will make breastfeeding way easier. They are also very comfortable and can be pretty as well. When you feel like a 24/7 milk machine, it’s hard to feel like your old self again. Having functional and comfortable nursing clothing helps to ease the transition into motherhood.

The main difference between a regular camisole and a nursing one, is the drop-down function for quick breast access while breastfeeding. You will find that most of the nursing camis feature an on/off clip mechanism on the shoulder strap. It’s quick and easy to use!

We asked our customers what they would need in a perfect nursing cami.

The following features were most important to customers in our research, and here's what they said:

  1. Quality-made
  2. Comfortable
  3. Functional
  4. Versatile
  5. Stylish

We tried on and tested each cami, keeping those top five features in mind. Each cami had its own unique benefits. Keep reading to see our break down of each cami.

Overall, The Most Comfortable & Sexy Cami:

  1. Oh La Lari®
  2. Nom Maternity
  3. A Pea In The Pod®
  4. Ingrid & Isabel
  5. Storq

Pricing for all camisoles: (least to most expensive)

  1. Oh La Lari- $36 (free U.S. shipping)
  2. Nom Maternity- $36.95 ($9.95 shipping)
  3. A Pea In The Pod- $40.50 ($9.95 shipping)
  4. Storq- $52 ($7.95 shipping)
  5. Ingrid & Isabel- $58 (free U.S. shipping)

Top 5 Nursing Camisoles: (in no particular order)

  1. Nom Maternity

Lace Nursing Cami $36.95

Color: Black (only color)

Sizes Available: XS-XL

Material: 95% Rayon from Bamboo, 5% Spandex

For over 20 years, NOM Maternity has been the go-to brand for chic moms and future moms to be. They are a female-owned and female-run business. The high quality fabric is made to last and this nursing camisole is great for before, during, and after pregnancy.

This cami is right for you if:

You're looking more support and a nursing camisole with removable padding. The shelf-bra has an added bra back closure for a tighter fit. It also has the thickest fabric out of all the styles.  

Here's what you'll get when you order:

 

Black camisole arrives in a box, wrapped in plastic with a packing sheet. It ships from Alabama, USPS 3-4 days, it comes relatively fast.

PROS

  • Supportive shelf bra with an adjustable clasps in the back
  • Removable Pads
  • Thicker, stretchy, and breathable fabric
  • Longer in length for maternity and nursing (Size medium-18” long)
  • Pretty lace detail

CONS

  • Wash gentle cycle but dry flat
  • Only one color available
  • Expensive shipping charges

Here is the shelf bra detail:

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2. Storq

Nursing Tank $52

Colors Available: Black, White, Rust, Blush, Lilac

Sizes Available: XS-XL

Material: 90% Modal 10% Spandex.

Storq is a great, basic maternity & nursing online store that carries maternity clothes, intimates, and accessories. They also partnered with Homeless Prenatal Program in San Francisco to donate your pre-loved goods to families in need.

This cami is right for you if:

You're looking for a soft, lightweight, and non-padded design in a shorter length camisole.

Here's what you'll get when you order:

 

White camisole arrives in plastic wrap inside an eco-enclosed recycled poly-reuse mailer with a packing slip. It ships from South Dakota, USPS 2nd Day Air, so it comes pretty fast.

PROS

  • Very soft material
  • Completely tag-free
  • Zig zag detail

CONS

  • Shelf bra without any padding or support
  • Shorter in length for nursing stage only (Size 3, 14” long)
  • Label is hard to read on white
  • Expensive cost and shipping charges

Here is the shelf bra detail:

Here is the length detail:

3. A Pea In The Pod

Luxe Clip-Down Nursing Cami $45

Colors Available: basic style so they always have all colors

Sizes Available: XS-L

Material: 48% Cotton, 47% Model, 5% Spandex.

A Pea In The Pod® is a higher-end line of a larger corporation called Motherhood Maternity. They sell their products in a lot of retail stores and online.

This cami is right for you if:

You're looking for a structured padded bra, high-quality fabric, and a basic design camisole. In addition, it's very versatile and can be worn throughout pregnancy and nursing.

Here's what you'll get when you order:

Light Blue camisole arrives in plastic wrap inside a purple motherhood poly mailer with a packing list. It ships from New Jersey, and it takes over a week to receive- the longest time out of all the camis. They also included a packet of free coupons, samples, and a bottle.

PROS

  • Very soft material
  • Pretty color and gold hardware details
  • Longer in length for maternity and nursing (Size M, 18” long)
  • Shelf bra with padding for support

CONS

  • Order took very long to receive
  • Expensive shipping charges
  • Plain design

Here is the shelf bra detail:

Here is the length detail:

4. Ingrid & Isabel

Lace Trim Maternity Sleep Cami $58

Colors Available: Black and Light Heather Grey

Sizes Available: XS-XL

Material: 94% Modal, 6% Spandex

Ingrid & Isabel was created by a mom, Ingrid, who started the BellaBand®. That band was the first pregnancy belly band on the market that sold to specialty stores across the country. In 2017, she launched her sister line, Isabel Maternity, which is available in 1,800 Target stores nationwide. Ingrid & Isabel carry denim, maternity and nursing clothing, and intimates.

This cami is right for you if:

You're looking for a flowy sleep style that is very pretty and comfortable to wear. The fabric is high-quality. 

Here's what you'll get when you order:

Light heather grey camisole arrives in a plastic wrap inside a box with packing slip. It ships from California.

PROS

  • Flattering v-neckline with lace detail
  • Soft-knit fabric
  • Flowy design if you don’t want a form-fitting style
  • Longer in length for maternity and nursing (Size M, 19” long)

CONS

  • Shelf bra without padding
  • No adjustable shoulder straps
  • Most expensive

Here is the shelf bra detail:

Here is the length detail:

5. Oh La Lari®

Lace Nursing Camisole $34

Colors Available: Black, Glowing Grey, White, Dusty Rose

Sizes Available: XS-XL

Material: 95% rayon, 5% spandex, lining shelf bra 100% cotton 

Oh La Lari® was created by a nursing mother who is dedicated to supporting and empowering moms to feel sexy again. They also carry nursing bralettes, and reusable nursing pads. 

This cami is right for you if:

You're looking for a combination of high quality fabric, a cami that is budget conscious and has a style that is very sexy and comfortable. This one is versatile as well and can be worn throughout your pregnancy and nursing journey.

Here's what you'll get when you order:

Black nursing camisole arrives in a reusable, cotton drawstring pouch, with an exchange or return card, and cactus print poly mailer. Ships from Arizona, USPS 2-3 day delivery. 

PROS

  • Sexy and pretty lace design
  • Supportive built-in shelf bra with padding
  • Very soft and stretchy fabric
  • Available in more colors
  • Longer in length for maternity and nursing (Size M, 18” long)
  • Cheapest price, but highest quality

CONS

  • Padding is not removable
  • Form-fitting style

 

Here is the shelf bra detail:

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Five Star Review

"Cutest maternity cami-I love this cami! It’s hard to find nursing tops that you can feel cute in but this definitely fits that need!” -Michelle

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