I have an older brother. That sentence right there should tell you everything you need to know; he teased me relentlessly, I had a crush on every single one of his friends and he was totally embarrassed by me. After being tortured by him for years, I realized one day that his initials are in fact, BRA. I took some small comfort in that during my awkward adolescent years……right up until we became friends (it was like a Christmas miracle people, I kid you not!); I still wonder if he uses all three initials when initializing important documents. But I digress – today’s tip (and I realize now I probably should have led with this one) is all about undergarments, specifically bra types. Bras, love them or hate them, are just as important to dressing as our clothing and accessories are. The way a bra fits, supports, lifts, covers, holds those suckers in (or not, oops!) is just another fun thing we get to learn the finer nuances of as we hit puberty and then move on to our adult lives (hopefully with awesome boobs, right?!)
My favorite is the description for demi. I was not lucky there. I have nothing, I think that is what they politely stated in the description. I mean that literally. Sports bras? What for?! The only thing bouncing uncomfortably when I run is my derriere. haha (but really, it does kinda hurt, that jiggle-jiggle.) Most of my friends either complain about them being too large, and many have actually had breast reductions (if only I could have some!) I suppose the grass is always greener. Except in my yard. I don’t have a yard.
My Favorite Bras
- Demi (because well, it’s sexy) but especially the t-shirt bras.
- Multi-way (because it’s always cheaper to be prepared – see what I did there. lol)
- The Push-Up (even though I will never have va-va-voom anything.)
Yay, isn’t it wonderful to be a woman?! some places offer free measuring by “certified” fitters, other places (mostly online) will scream at you to avoid those places because apparently they are doing it all wrong, and let’s face it: standing in a bra (or topless) while someone measures your lady parts is about as much as fun as having the inside of your nose waxed (no really, people do this!) Unless of course you were blessed with awesome breasts and then hey! Stand up straight and have those puppies measured with pride (something I will never get to do, so do it for me, okay?)
I’ve found some other useful infographs at aerie.com if you aren’t interested in the one-on-one nude sesh with a “certified” fitter. After all, you know your body better than anyone else.
A few other helpful hints:
- Don’t ever wash your bra in hot water (I know, the urge to do so is strong)
- Don’t ever dry your bra any other way than good old still air. Seriously, no dryer.
- Don’t ever not wear a bra. Please and thank you. (and apologies for the double negative.)