Over the past few months I have come to realize that I have a love / hate relationship with bras! Why is that you may ask? Well let's just say that today's trends require a person to be creative in order to be able to wear the open back, loose fit, strapless styles. I'll go ahead and admit right now that being a 40ish year old Momma to 4 doesn't lend itself to perky tatas, if you know what I mean?!?! My girls require a little support!
On my endless quest to find all the tata answers, I have come up with 4 bra solutions I absolutely love!
1. I have always hated clothing that requires a strapless bra. However, I absolutely love our "Out on the Town Maxi," so I was determined to find a strapless bra that would fit & not show all the lines. Fortunately I was successful and have fallen in love with MaidenForm Dream Collection Bandeau. I could truly wear this bra everyday. I actually went back & ordered myself another color and purchased one for Ashton as well! (hint: They are only $21.99 at Belk)
2. Anyone that knows me, knows I have a PIKO addiction. It has seriously become an issue! However, when I first started wearing PIKO tops I had an ungodly bra line that drove me (and my mother) crazy! A good example can be seen in this picture of Ashton modeling our Glacier Gray PIKO top. Yikes! It's fair to say I hate this bra line! Since this picture I have went on another hunt for the perfect T-Shirt bra. I'm sure there are a lot of great t-shirt bras out there, but below is the one I have come to LOVE! (Warner's Cloud 9 Wire-Free Contour Bra)
"NORMAL BRA" "T-SHIRT BRA"
3. One of the most common questions we get about items that have no back or just lace is "how am I supposed to wear that?" Rarely you will find someone who is comfortable going without a bra and although some people says its okay to just let your bra straps hang out, most don't want to do that either! I hate when we have customers who aren't comfortable wearing our clothes almost as much as I hate having beautiful clothes that our customers aren't comfortable wearing. Which leads me to our next solution(s) ... 1. The Unbra & 2. Silicone Nipple Covers. In the picture below, Ashton is wearing "The Unbra". As you can see it works just like a bra and you don't have any straps showing in the back. These bras are very comfortable, washable, & reusable. We have just started carrying these in our "Accessory Boutique" if you would like to check them out.
4. The last thing I hate about a bra is when I get all dressed up and low and behold, all I see is it hanging out of my shirt! This is especially a problem with loose tunics that have large arm holes or razorback tees! Well, I can definitely say I am thankful for whomever came up with the idea of a bralette! They are so colorful, fun, comfy, & creative! Take for instance our "Crochet Me Softly" dress. It is a sundress with an oversized loose fit. Alone this dress just looks like you are wearing a dress two sizes to big and there is no real way to wear a typical bra, however with our royal blue "Oh So Strappy" bralette, it looks like sweet perfection!
Bonus Tip I Love: Although most of our Bralettes come with light padding, there are some bralette's that either have no padding or not enough. A great solution is to use the "Un-Bra" underneath your bralette! Magic! Whoever thought of that little trick first was brilliant!
Well Ladies, I hope you have enjoyed my rant on bras! Stayed tuned as we will have more Blog the BYB post in the near future!
P.S. Click on any picture in this blog to go directly to the item mentioned!