Yeah one of my dresses had a shelf bra--that one got worn A LOT. That was pure maternity though and is now with my friend. The other normal dresses that I can still wear--they were just Empire waisted and stretchy, so they worked for maternity--I did have to wear a bra with if I left the house, but I switched to nursing bras in my 3rd tri because my ribcage expanded SO MUCH (it's still bigger than it used to be) One time I cut the underwire out of a normal bra in the bathroom at work because I couldn't take one more minute of the pain.
I never wore bras in the house either! But I worked until my due date so I was stuck wearing them for at least half the day, five days a week You better believe that was the first thing to go the second I walked in my home, though!
Although I must say, before pregnancy I was pretty happy with "the girls". After pregnancy and after breastfeeding discovering I was permanently DOWN a cup size and UP a band size, for the first time in my life I'm like "Huh. Lame."
I was a lovely perky barely B before I got pregnant with Aiden. I miss those days. After he was born I had to get rid of shirts because there's no way they were ever going to fit me again with my larger chest.
Wow that's an expansion! Well, you're still nursing too, though. Before Adair I was a perky barely C and that was great. While pg and nursing I was a full C and that was also great. After weaning, I went down to a not-at-all-perky B and it is much less awesome. I had to get rid of shirts because I can't fill them out anymore!