Katy Perry Wears a Nursing Bra During the VMAs—and It's the Most Relatable Thing We've Seen in A While

The star just welcomed a baby girl, and gave fans a glimpse into life as a new mom in a hilarious bathroom selfie.
By Susan Brickell
September 01, 2020
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Katy Perry's 2020 MTV VMA ensemble looks a little different this year. While Perry is known for her gorgeous and often out-of-this-world red carpet looks, the 35-year-old pop singer posted a completely relatable photo to her Instagram story the night of the VMAs on August 30th, giving fans a glimpse into her award show outfit: a mismatched beige nursing bra and pair of gray postpartum underwear.

In a bathroom selfie, the A-lister traded her glam squad for a comfy, low-maintenance night in, rocking a messy ponytail alongside the Medela Easy Expression Hands-Free Pumping Bra ($30; amazon.com) and the Frida Mom Disposable High Waist Postpartum Underwear ($15; amazon.com). Just in case you missed the news, Perry and fiancé Orlando Bloom welcomed their daughter, Daisy Dove, into the world four days before the VMAs—so it's totally understandable that the first-time mom wasn't in the mood to get dressed up.

Perry showed off her post-baby body and hilariously joked about her award show look, crediting her hair and makeup to "exhaustion," which new parents can surely relate to!

While balancing the arrival of a newborn can be overwhelming on its own, new moms like Perry also have the added stress of finding the perfect nursing bra that is comfortable, supportive, and easy to clean. Luckily, the star has discovered Amazon's top-rated Medela pumping bra, which has garnered nearly 3,500 five star ratings—with shoppers calling it everything from a "must-have" to "life-altering." The stretch technology allows the bustier to comfortably adapt to a mother's body, and the machine-washable, nylon-spandex blend fabric makes cleaning up easy. The bra can also be worn alone or layered over a nursing bra for added support, and can be paired with various pumps (according to customers).

One happy reviewer wrote: "I'm exclusively pumping, and have been for 3 months, every 3 hours religiously. This bra not only fits perfectly for my large breasts, it is comfortable enough I sleep in it! It is also the easiest to put on/zip up of the ones I've tried. No more changing into pumping bra in the middle of the night. I am ordering another one today!"

Not only are we here for Perry's incredibly real and low-key look for the VMAs, but we also love that the star shared her favorite postpartum set with her fans—and it doesn't hurt that the bra and underwear add up to a combined $45, which is a steal for new moms. Snap up the exact Medela pumping bra that has Perry's endorsement and that of thousands of Amazon reviewers below.

Medela Easy Expression Hands Free Pumping Bra
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