Stylist’s Secret: Bra Confessions (Or, Learn From My Mistake)

21 Aug

By Kristin Hull

Don't let this be your bra disaster.

Don’t let this be you.

Well, it seems I need to follow my own advice. You know how sometimes life just gets away from you and after telling your readers over and over how important it is to have a good bra your sister says, “Why do your boobs look so saggy?” and you realize you’ve been wearing the same two bras for FIVE years? Ok, maybe your scenario isn’t exactly like mine but I figure if the person who is preaching to you about quality undergarments can’t even keep track of her bra status then you, with your softball games, school orientations, play dates and general mom duties, may be in a similar situation and not know it either.

Look, we’re all human. Even stylists don’t look perfect all the time. So let’s give ourselves a break. That said though, once we do notice that something is amiss, we need to do ourselves a favor and take care of it, especially where breasts are concerned.

If your “girls” don’t look their best, what you wear won’t matter one bit. Take the photo above for example. The one on the left is me with the new bra on. Notice how the top lays perfectly and flatters my curves. On the right, I’m wearing the old bra. Yikes! It makes me look much wider on top and therefore, heavier. Additionally, my breasts appear saggier (more saggy than they actually are!). I am mortified by how long I was walking around looking like this. Lesson learned. Gulp.

In my previous bra post, I mentioned the store, Intimacy, which is still a great option for quality bras. However, since then, Nordstrom has started carrying European sizes and if you catch them during a sale you can get some high-quality bras for a fraction of the original price. Keep in mind though that it is WORTH THE MONEY to get a bra that fits correctly. You’ll look thinner and clothes will fit better which will make you feel more confident – and you can’t put a price on that.

For some excellent detailed info on bra fit and care, check out this article from bra expert, Linda Becker.

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