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Underpinnings: The Bra

October 1, 2012

So this post is about boobs.
But it's not that kind of post, sorry boys.
More like boob containment.
I need a new bra.
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 Just curious if there's anything out there I'm missing out on before I head in to Victoria's Secret for the latest miracle.

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And in case you missed it, some ultra cool and crafty ladies at harpers bazaar in Australia crafted their own sparkly number. 
Yes, this is a DIY Sequin Bra.  And yes, there's a tutorial here.
Would you dare?

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27 comments:

  1. Ok. So I would totally dare. However, I am a true blue Vicky S kind of girl. Also Gap Body is quite nice. Believe it or not.

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  2. Ooooooo. Love those sequins! I'm a dancer (ballet and tap, not the other kind) so bring on the sparkle!!!

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  3. Not sure that little bra would contain my girls! I never buy bras at VS. No real reason why. I like the Wacoal and Natori Bras. They fit well and offer good support and sometimes you can find them at TJMaxx. Good luck I hate bra shopping!

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  4. Ok, I finally came to the realization that VS bras are not comfortable, period. I am also not into slutty bras, not that there's anything wrong with that, I just want something comfy & simple for the girls to sit in. Sooo, a few weeks ago, I tried a Spanx bra. The greatest thing ever. I got one from the Bra-llelujah line & I will be getting more--you can google & find online coupons for Spanx so that helped, too, if you decide to try.

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  5. Soma has great bras and usually good help as well.

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  6. I've not strayed outside of VS. No reason other than it has always worked for me. I used to love bra shopping, up until I had our first and was left with what resembled week old deflated party balloons, ha! Oh well, it was one heck of a party while it lasted :D

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  7. I swear by the Le Mystere line of bras. The Tischa is my favorite. Apparently it is Oprah's favorite as well so sometimes they are hard to find. Nordstroms or Zappos usually has them. It will look like you had a lift but without any of the cleavage issue. Perfect under fitted t-shirts.

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  8. That bra is FAB! I hate to shop for new bras now... I just grabbed a cheapo one from TJMaxx a couple of weeks ago. I know it won't last too long, but for $5, it was a quick fix.

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  9. I'm not a big VS fan- I don't need a lot of support if you know what I mean so I buy most of my bras at Target for cheap

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  10. I love the Coobie. You can find them in boutiques . . . if you are here visiting E - go to Stacey Rhodes boutique. I also bought a few off EBay- new of course. Good Luck!

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  11. Go to Nordstrom (or a lingerie boutique) and get yourself fitted. The customer service is amazing and having the right sized bras CHANGED my life, especially after having a kiddo. With the right support, you will look 10lbs thinner and your posture is instantly improved. Admittedly, an investment but VS isn't cheap either, the quality just isn't there, and they had me in the WRONG size for years b/c apparently they don't measure properly. Seriously, getting properly fitted was a post-pregnancy game changer for me.

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  12. Loving that little sequin bra! It would look so cute under the right top. Good luck with the bra hunt dear!

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  13. I adore the sequins!! If I was even half talented at DIY projects, I would give it a shot.

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  14. omg how awesome. especially underneath the most beautiful black sheer top. OY.

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  15. Love the gliter, but not the lack of support. I'd be "re-adjusting" all night. No thanks

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  16. Gap Body actually has some great bras! They're pretty, comfortable and help with support!

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  17. Nordstrom is great and so is Soma! I'm all about comfy as opposed to the 17 year old me push up girl. HA!

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  18. Spanx bras. End all be all. You will never put on anothe bra! I love the front closure racerbacks.

    If you're looking for something with a little less support (perhaps just something pretty and comfortable?) I love eberjey.

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  19. I would not wear that, even to be funny. I am too old and well-endowed. I would look like a fishing boat with two full nets.

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  20. First mistake-VS! Cheaply made and not flattering. Go to Nordstrom at SP. They will fit you and you can find a few good ones. Favorite brand: Natori.

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  21. Adding sparkles is probably the only way anyone would notice my boobs. Haha. And that looks to be about my size. I probably won't get crafty with my bras but I'd buy one like that. I usually just buy Victoria's Secret but also like Calvin Klein and Cosabella for non wire ones. Oh Le Mystere makes great bras but they are a little more $$. Whyyyy do I know so much about bras for someone who doesn't need one??? xoxo

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  22. I love Nordstrom for bras. I had a fitting there this Summer and my new bras fit so much better than anything from VS. I like Wacoal and Natori.

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  23. I looooove my coobie bras too. Very comfy and great for under tees or thin tops.

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  24. I just got some Natori from Nordstrom and I love them.

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  25. If I had the little boobs that I dream of having I would totally do it.

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  26. I echo the advice to get a professional fitting. I did this a couple of years ago at an independent lingerie shop, and left with 2 perfect bras. Not only did the consultant there measure properly, she knew each and every bra in that store - which ones ran small, which ones gave the most support, etc. I left with those 2 bras in 2 different sizes, but both fitting perfectly. They were even able to make a needle and thread adjustment on the spot. You gotta try it. Seriously.

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  27. I echo the advice to get a professional fitting. I did this a couple of years ago at an independent lingerie shop, and left with 2 perfect bras. Not only did the consultant there measure properly, she knew each and every bra in that store - which ones ran small, which ones gave the most support, etc. I left with those 2 bras in 2 different sizes, but both fitting perfectly. They were even able to make a needle and thread adjustment on the spot. You gotta try it. Seriously.

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