In the world of intimate we all know the Bra as the mistreated unwanted stepchild, think Cinderella. This is why I have decided to share some things that I learned over the years ladies that may struggle a bit or that have had a run in with a not so honest Intimates Specialist may benefit from this post. I will go into details that I did not touch in the video.
All About Bras Video
** Fun fact did you know 80% of women wear the wrong size bra? This means you are not alone in your struggle.
About my pool of knowledge for those that are curious, I received My initial training from Lane Bryant. There I received some hard core training and had to be the best of the best and A good teacher. I later landed at Belk Department store and there I had the opportunity to help women from all walks of life with some unique special needs. Now combine that with the fact that I was a DDD at the young ripe age of 15, (loads of personal experience) I think you are in pretty good hands information wise.
**Fun fact about me I have done over 500 bra and intimate apparel fittings. Now that a lot of Boobies!
First of all you should know how to measure. This should be done wearing a none lined or very lightly lined bra.
1. Measure around you bust using a measuring tape. (Remember that #)
2. Measure around your underbust
(Remember that #)
3. Subtract the bottom # from the top 2 in difference is a B, 3 a C ,4 a D, 5 a DD, 6 DDD etc your band number is the second #.
Ex. My Mom is 38 around her underbust when I subtract the 2 number's #'s there is a 3 inch difference her size is a 38C. Now that I think of it I need to double check that since she has lost so much weight lately.
**Fun fact : Did you know that how your breast age over the years is Partly genetic and partly environmental.
Now I'm going to jump right in and tell you from my experiences the category of bras that I feel are necessary for any modern woman's wardrobe. Keep in mind there are several different style within each Category.
The Plunge Cut Bra
Great for deep V neck and Plunging necklines
The Balconette Cut Bra
Great for everyday wear
The Strapless Cut Bra
Great for strapless style tops or tops with very thin straps
The Sport Cut Bra
Great if you are working out
Or being very active playing sports
The Wireless Cut Bra
Great if you are sensitive to wires and or if you are lounging and just want to be a little free
Special Sizing F, G, H
Post Surgical , Nursing, Etc
Remember every set of Breast are made differently and every bra will not work for everyone. You may be a demi style diva or full coverage may be more your speed. The long line bra may peak your fancy. Trust that I'm ready to find a reason to buy one, but whatever the case look around there is literally ALMOST something for everyone and even if its not you can use these bras as a guideline.
Over the years I have learned some interesting and amazing HACKS or as I like to say Stuff you need to know when you have 20lbs on your chest and I'm going to share my top 5 need to know HACKS.
1. If your straps are sliding try adjusting them all the way or criss cross if it's a convertible strap bra if that does not work TRY THIS it does not work your band may be to large.
2. If you need a racer style bra try this THIS it also helps with slipping straps.
3. Are your cups gapping and hallowed with extra space if so try adjust your straps. Your cup is likely to big if this does not work try going down.
4. Do you have double boobs if so Sis go up a cup, because it's just to small I promise it's not sexy, but if that's the look you are going for more power to you.
5. My pet peeve, are your bands digging if so try loosening your straps and if this does not work your band and/or cup is to small. Try going up to see how that works.
**Bonus: Is you back strap riding your back meaning going up to high? Your strap is probably to small. I've also seen where in this case so is the cup so check them both to see which it is?? This is a BONUS so is your strap sliding down to low are your breast sagging? Then try going down in your band if that does not work try going down in your cup it could be that as well.
This about wraps this post up. Like I said before no breast are equal....actually that's not true ,but that's another story....me laughing memories. The point I'm trying to make is there are exceptions to every rule. Bras and Brands are cut different fabrics and wires make a difference you can play with bands and sizes to get a bra to work though its not something I like doing. Explore Lane Bryant Caciques site you may be surprised what you find and like. A small tip A lot of the bras have matching undies sometimes more then one !! Don't stress about breast get your girlfriends and make a day of it be on line or in store. Last Tip invest in a Lingerie Wash Bag .
I said I would mention other brand here ,but how about if you need that info just leave a comment!! Don't forget to subscribe! And I hope this helped someone!!
I APOLOGIZE ::BLOGGER WOULD NOT LET ME UPLOAD THE BLOG FROM THE APP IF I INCLUED PICTURES. YOU CAN SEE ACTUAL BRAS IF YOU CLICK THE VIDEO. THERE ARE ALSO PICTURES ON MY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA.
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