When I was twelve, I remember how I used to envy my fellow peers who were early bloomers and were already wearing beautiful, lacy underwire bras. I, on the other hand, was a late bloomer, so I had to conform to wearing so-not-cool bralettes. When I finally blossomed into 38D, I swore to myself that I’d never ever wear sports styled bra ever again.
I fell in love with lingerie but it slowly turned into a love and hate relationship. Maybe because of the ultra-snobby saleswomen at the boutique lingerie shops or the challenge of finding the right fit. But I love the look and the contour of underwire bras and how they perfectly push-up my breasts.
For the last ten years, I have refused to give into the temptation of wearing those so-called soft bras that have no wiring or extra lining. How can they give you the support you need and honestly they are not sexy. I just reasoned if I wanted to wear a bralette, then I would just go back to middle school.
Most bralettes, up until now, were designed for women with breasts so small that they really don’t need to wear a bra. I need extra support to prevent them from drooping or excessively bouncing while I walk down the road. Come on, how can a bralette give me the support I need?
Wearing an underwire bra guarantees that you will have a smooth, sleek look under your clothes, even though they might dig in or ride up throughout the day. But nothing feels better at the end of a long day than walking through your front door and slipping your bra off, such a sigh of relief.
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But then my friend gave me a gift certificate for a Logo Soft Bra designed by ‘les girls les boys’. It was a new street-style brand that looked quite hip and practical. I was shocked at the price for just a soft bra with no under wiring. I would expect to pay sixty dollars for an underwire bra but never a bralette, but since it was a gift, I decided I didn’t have anything to lose.
Plus my friend has been trying to sell me on trading in my underwire bra for a bralette for the last year. So I think this was her last attempt on converting me to give them a try. So I read the reviews and made sure to sure to follow the size chart to get the right size.
When my new soft bra finally arrived, I decided to put it to the test by wearing it with a basic white tee, definitely a top that normally would require my best underwire bra. Once I slipped it on, I felt a difference. This was not your everyday bra, it gave me more of the support that I am normally used to, but at the same time, it literally felt like I wasn’t wearing anything.
Since then, I have put it to the test time and time again, while at a cross fit class or a long day at the office and I have to say that I am never going back to underwire bras again.