About Kindred Bravely
You’re scared of giving birth, processing your responsibility over a baby, and freaking out about your body and what comes next. Journey with us on this Kindred Bravely review to see what it means when clothes are made with love, and how that might help you get through this miraculous time.
What is Kindred Bravely? While they can’t help with the awkwardness of growing your belly, having sore breasts, or your various wild cravings, they have designed maternity clothes to help you feel comfortable, and look great at every stage of motherhood.
In 2019, Kindred Bravely was recognized as #20 on Inc.com’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, privately held companies in the U.S. The brand has an impressive following of 122K followers on Instagram and 127K followers on Facebook. That’s a lot of happy moms.
This Kindred Bravely review will take you on an in-depth look at the brand, bestsellers, customer ratings, promotions, and more to help you decide if their mommy clothes are worth the buy.
Overview of Kindred Bravely
Co-founder, Deanne Akerson, decided to design her own PJ’s for breastfeeding her one-year-old after she couldn’t find a pair that was comfortable or cute. That simple step turned into Kindred Bravely. Go mommy power! She, along with her husband Garret, and the Kindred Bravely team of WFH moms, have a two-fold mission:
- Create maternity and nursing clothes that are beautiful, useful, and comfortable.
- Build a community of moms who support and encourage each other throughout their motherhood journeys.
The Kindred Bravely name says it all. “Kindred” for moms who stick together. “Bravely” because being a mom takes courage. The company is proud of its mission to support and encourage moms, and they give back to 10 foundations, including Project Sunshine, March of Dimes, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and more.
The Kindred Bravely company was founded in 2015, and it is headquartered in Oceanside, California. Before we jump into the details of some of their bestselling items, here are the highlights that this Kindred Bravely review came across:
- Extensive collection of maternity clothing including bras, loungewear, accessories, and more
- Kindred Bravely clothes are designed by moms with moms in mind
- Versatile clothing for maternity and nursing
- Soft, comfy, stretchy, and stylish materials and fabrics
- Winner of multiple awards
- Installment payments offered on some items
- Extensive size range for bras
- Reviews state that bra bands were too tight
- Some customers experienced sizing issues with bras
- Some customers received poor quality items
Kindred Bravely clothes are designed with love and with every step of the motherhood journey in mind—from maternity to nursing, and beyond. This Kindred Bravely review features some popular pieces in the collection that moms love the most.
Kindred Bravely Bra Review
Kindred Bravely offers sports bras, lounging bras, t-shirt bras, and sleeping bras. Within each category, you’ll find bras for pumping, nursing, lounging, and maternity. Join us as we take a closer look at their bestsellers.
French Terry Racerback Nursing & Sleep Bra
From bed to breastfeeding, then off to your yoga class, the French Terry Racerback Nursing & Sleep Bra is a comfortable bra that gets the job done.
The Kindred Bravely nursing bra has a simple crossover design and uses stretchy fabric. You can pull-aside the material for easy access to breastfeeding, simply sing one hand. That gives you the other hand free to comfort your squirmy little one. Plus, no underwire means it’s cozy and comfortable, even at bedtime.
Winner of the Mom’s Choice Awards Gold, the Verywell Family Best Nursing Sleeping Bra, Experienced Mommy Best Product, and the What to Expect Sleep Award Winner, the French Terry Racerback Nursing & Sleep Bra has an awesome reputation.
The Kindred Bravely bra comes in XS-XXL-Busty, fits band sizes 28 to 42, and cup sizes B to I. It’s available in Black, Grey, Beige, Ivory, and Pink. The bra is made from 92% rayon of bamboo and 8% spandex, and is machine washable in cold water on gentle (tumble dry low).
The wildly popular French Terry Racerback Nursing & Sleep Bra sells for $33.
Sublime Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Bra
Many moms have a horror story or two to share about pumping, and their not so covert bra changes in public washrooms. You have a bra for the office, one for pumping, and another for breastfeeding.
The Sublime Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Bra is an all-in-one option that you can wear anywhere – even under your blouse and blazer on a Zoom meeting, or when you’re back in the office.
The Kindred Bravely patented EasyClip™ dual-clip lets you double pump, or pump and nurse at the same time. One clip opens the bra for hands-free pumping, while the other clip opens it for nursing access.
No wardrobe changes necessary! You can pump on the go, anywhere you are. The bra holds all your pump accessories while pumping and fits all standard pump flanges.
The Kindred Bravely pumping bra comes in S – XXL-Busty and fits sizes 30B to 44I. All sizes come with a convenient bra extender, and is available in pink Heather, beige, and black.
Made of 63% nylon, 31% polyester, and 6% spandex, the Kindred Bravely pumping bra is hand washable with a gentle soap or you can use a lingerie bag on a delicate cycle. You should always line dry the bra after washing for best results.
The Sublime Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Bra sells for $50, which seems like a great price considering its convenience. It’s important to note that Kindred Bravely offers installment payment through ShopPay for this item.
Organic Bamboo Nursing Pads
Avoid embarrassing wet spots from making an appearance at the most inopportune times. The Organic Bamboo Nursing Pads contours to the shape of your breasts, and they are the perfect thickness to absorb breast milk without showing through your clothes.
The Organic Bamboo Nursing Pads are machine washable, reusable, and ultra-soft. Sounds like a mini fuzzy blanket caressing your skin. Kindred Bravely designed these nursing pads with a nursing mother’s sensitive skin (and sore nipples) in mind.
The Organic Bamboo Nursing Pads are Oeko-Tex certified and have won the Mom’s Choice Awards Gold. The pads come in a multipack of 4 pairs (8 pads in all). You also receive a waterproof bag that’s perfect for carrying wet pads.
The Kindred Bravely nursing pads are made with 100% organic materials and a layer of Polyurethane Laminate. The Organic Bamboo Nursing Pads sell for $13, and keep in mind that one size fits most.
Kindred Bravely Underwear Review
Kindred Bravely has your bottom covered, feeling nice, and looking sexy at any stage of the game. While you’re pregnant, during recovery, and afterward, if you choose.
The brand offers bikini undies, hipster undies, high rise undies, recovery undies, and maternity undies. This Kindred Bravely review will give you the scoop on their most popular underwear selections.
Under-the-Bump Bikini Underwear
Granny panties at any stage in life, even when you’re a granny—just say no! The Under-the-Bump Bikini Underwear is cute, the waistband won’t roll, and they fully cover your behind. Merci, Kindred Bravely undies!
The Kindred Bravely clever notch design places the Under-the-Bump Bikini Underwear nicely under your baby bump. Because it has a low-waist style, the panty won’t irritate C-section incisions, making them a nice postpartum panty as well.
The body of the Under-the-Bump Bikini Underwear is made of 95% rayon, 5% spandex and the gusset is 100% cotton. It’s available in sizes S to XXL. You can machine wash in cold water on gentle and tumble dry low. This Kindred Bravely panty is available in two assorted packs:
- 3-pack: Black, Beige, and Pink.
- 5-pack: Black, Beige, Pink, Grey, and Blue.
The Under-the-Bump Bikini Underwear 3-pack sells for $22 and the 5-pack sells for $33.
High-Waisted Postpartum Recovery Panties
After delivery, you’re feeling all sorts of uncomfortable down there. If you’ve had a C-section, the discomfort intensifies. Having an ultra-soft, high-waisted recovery panty at the ready sounds amazing. These Kindred Bravely postpartum underwear are not only pleasant to wear, but they’re also pleasant to look at.
The High-Waisted Postpartum Recovery Panties are ultra-stretchy and they fit above your waist or C-section incision. They conform to your body as it changes after having a baby.
There’s plenty of room for pads, and the wide, lace waist won’t rub or dig in. Kindred Bravely won the Best of Lucie’s List and Mother’s Choice Awards Gold for this particular panty.
The body of the High-Waisted Postpartum Recovery Panties are made of 95% rayon and 5% spandex and the gusset is 100% cotton. Kindred Bravely recommends that you machine wash in a cold gentle cycle and tumble dry low.
The High-Waisted Postpartum Recovery Panties are available in 3 different 5-packs and retail for $33:
- 3 Black and 2 Beige
- Purple, Maroon, Green, Black, and Blue (all with pink trim and lace)
- 3 Black and 2 White
Kindred Bravely Pajamas Review
Cuddling up in pajamas is a relaxing pastime at any time of your life. Cozying up and calming down in between all night feeding hurdles seems essential. Feeling at ease during the process is nice, too.
Next, we’ll check out the best sellers that Kindred Bravely has to offer when it comes to pajamas, breastfeeding, and you.
Jane Maternity & Nursing Pajama
Snug sleepwear, warm “long janes”, or cozy WFH loungewear, you decide! The best part is, you get to stay warm and snug as you nurse because you don’t need to peel anything off. Kindred Bravely thought of everything.
These comfy jammies are available in size S to XXL, and are made of 90% polyester and 10% spandex. Kindred Bravely recommends that you machine wash cold and tumble dry low to keep these pajamas in top condition.
The Jane Maternity & Nursing Pajama is available for nursing mamas in Burgundy Plum, Black, Sage, and Slate Blue, and it sells for $50. Kindred Bravely offers installment payment through ShopPay for this item.
Betsy Ribbed Bamboo Nursing & Maternity Nightgown
A nightgown with enough stretch for your baby bump, easy access for feeding and pumping time, and enough style to wear as a nursing dress during the day. Cute, relaxing, and convenient. Check, check, and check, Kindred Bravely!
The Betsy Ribbed Bamboo Nursing & Maternity Nightgown is ultra-soft, ultra-stretchy, and gentle on sensitive skin. The Kindred Bravely nursing dress comes with easy-to-use snaps that offer quick access for nursing and pumping.
It also has a built-in shelf bra that provides light support and is perfect for holding nursing pads in place. Let’s not forget the fashionable hem that makes it a nice daytime dress, or long sleeves for keeping you warm at night.
The Betsy Ribbed Bamboo Nursing & Maternity Nightgown is 97% bamboo and 3% spandex and fits sizes S to XXL. As previously mentioned, Kindred Bravely suggests that you machine wash cold on a gentle cycle and tumble dry low.
The Betsy Ribbed Bamboo Nursing & Maternity Nightgown comes in Sand, Black, and Burgundy Plum and sells for $50. There is also an installment payment option through ShopPay for this item.
Kindred Bravely Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
The first place this Kindred Bravely review went to for customer feedback was their official website. We decided to check out the reviews on an award-winning item, and so we chose the French Terry Racerback Nursing & Sleep Bra.
There are 3764 reviews in all with an average of 4.5/5-stars. Pleased customers had happy boobies and boasted about comfort, fit, customer service, and ease of use. Unhappy customers were upset with the quiz results, saying they were fitted incorrectly. Some state the bra band is too tight, while others feel that it lacks support.
Next, this Kindred Bravely review headed to Amazon and we took a look at the High-Waisted Postpartum Recovery Panties. There are 2139 customer reviews in all with an average of 4.4 out of 5-star rating. That’s 70% 5-star ratings and only 4% 1-star ratings.
Happy customers like that they are soft and comfortable. A major talking point amongst customers is that they don’t bother their C-section incision and that they’re wider in the gusset and hold postpartum pads. One customer said “they made me feel like a human again and not just an incubator for a baby.”
Unhappy Amazon customers complained that the Kindred Bravely panties fell apart after a couple of months of use, lace coming undone, some received different quality panties from one pack to the next, and others complained about size issues.
Is Kindred Bravely Worth It?
As your body changes and your bump starts growing, it’s obviously very exciting. But when you stop fitting into your pants, and your boobs can no longer be contained, what the heck do you do?
Finding clothes and bras that are comfortable, stylish, and convenient, and that can be transitioned from maternity into postpartum, is a wonderful thing. Kindred Bravely’s variety of options for growing mamas can definitely help with this task.
Yes, there were complaints that quality and size were hit and miss. But you do have 90-days to return unworn, unwashed, and undamaged items with tags still attached. Take the time to try on your bras first, without removing the tag, and make sure they’re as comfortable as you were hoping for.
Unfortunately, you can’t return panties, but 70% of 5-star reviews from Amazon are impressive. That’s a lot of happy mamas walking around in some cozy Kindred Bravely undies!
Kindred Bravely clothes are designed by moms for moms. They know how it feels to be pregnant, what’s needed after the baby is born, and the battles that women have faced with breastfeeding and pumping.
The struggle is real! But Kindred Bravely makes it a little easier. Yes, this Kindred Bravely review believes that they are worth the purchase for all mamas out there.
Kindred Bravely Promotions & Discounts
When this Kindred Bravely review first got to the website, there was a pop-up window that offered 10% off your first purchase by joining their community. By providing your email, you sign up for emails about products, discounts, and tips for navigating motherhood. Plus, you receive a 10% off Kindred Bravely discount code.
Under the SHOP menu at the top of the website, there is a new Bundle + Save section. There are 5 Kindred Bravely “bundle and save” packages in all, with various discounts.
You can also sign up to receive text messages for exclusive Kindred Bravely offers, and receive a special Kindred Bravely promo code on your first order. Scroll down to the bottom of the website and you’ll see a WANT $10 OFF section that you can sign up for.
This Kindred Bravely review could not find any other Kindred Bravely coupon code on the site.
Where to Buy Kindred Bravely
You can purchase Kindred Bravely maternity and postpartum clothes directly from their website: KindredBravely.com.
You can also purchase Kindred Bravely online at Amazon, Zappos, and PoshMark. Canadian customers can purchase on Amazon Kindred Bravely.
There are no Kindred Bravely locations that you can buy from, but you can find Kindred Bravely items at Walmart.
Can I use the same Kindred Bravely bra for pregnancy and nursing?
Your body is going to fluctuate during pregnancy and while you’re nursing. So, you’re likely going to go through a few sizes to get you through the entire journey. Bras generally only last 6 to 9 months. Kindred Bravely has you covered with various options to choose from.
How do you use Kindred Bravely pumping bra?
Kindred Bravely designed the bra with two clips, one that allows you to uncover your nipple and insert your pump parts and flange. The second clip is for uncovering your breast and feeding your little one.
You can pump from both breasts at the same time, or pump from one and feed from the other. The pumping is also hands-free.
How to use Kindred Bravely nursing pads?
Place the Kindred Bravely nursing pad inside your nursing bra or regular bra. They are thick enough to absorb your milk and thin enough so they won’t be seen. They also contour the shape of your breast.
How do you wash a Kindred Bravely bra?
Some bras are machine washable in cold water on a gentle cycle. Others should be washed by hand, but Kindred Bravely says it’s ok to use a lingerie bag on a gentle cycle. You shouldn’t use bleach, and you should always tumble dry on low.
How do you know what size nursing bra to buy?
There’s an online Kindred Bravely fit quiz that you can take to find the perfect fit for you. It will bring you through a series of questions and provide you your size at the end. The size may be different, depending on the bra.
You can also go to the FIND YOUR FIT menu at the top of the website, and click on Size Guides to have a look at the Kindred Bravely size chart.
What sizes does Kindred Bravely come in?
Kindred Bravely bra sizes come in the following sizes:
- X-Small and XS-Busty
- Small and Small-Busty
- Medium and Medium-Busty
- Large and Large-Busty
- X-Large and XL-Busty
- XX-Large and XXL-Busty
Band sizes are between 28 and 42 and cup sizes are between B and I.
Can I use my FSA, HSA, or my Insurance with Kindred Bravely?
You can currently use your FSA, HSA, or Insurance to pay for the following Kindred Bravely products:
- Sublime Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Tank
- Sublime Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Bra
- Organic Bamboo Nursing Pads
How long does it take for Kindred Bravely to ship?
Kindred Bravely orders using Standard UPS will arrive within 5-7 business days from the time the order was placed. Express shipping arrives within 3-4 business days, and priority shipping arrives in 1-3 business days. Standard shipping is free.
If you place your order at noon Pacific time, your order will only ship on the next business day. Kindred Bravely uses USPS and FedEx.
What is Kindred Bravely’s Return Policy?
You can return unworn, unwashed, and undamaged items with tags still attached, within 90-days of purchase. Email Kindred Bravely returns to start the process. You can process exchanges and returns online through the returns system.
If you don’t see an option for an exchange, complete your transaction as a return, and repurchase your items on their website.
How to Contact Kindred Bravely
If you have any questions that were not covered in this Kindred Bravely review, you can contact Kindred Bravely via:
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: (888) 850-3756
- FB Messenger: @kindredbravely
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