>> Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Warning, this post may contain more information about me than you'd like to know. Proceed with caution. ;)
I had the Today Show on in the background while I was doing a little work from home this morning and caught the tail end of a segment on bras. I can't even tell you what the segment was about (I think I saw a headline about the bra turning 100?), but it still got me thinking.
I have a love-hate relationship with the bra. For the most part, my girly side adores them. I love the idea of a pretty bra, even if it's one that makes absolutely no sense to wear under your clothes (I'm talking to you, $257 La Perla Venere Push-Up with your feather tassle). There's another side of me that wishes I didn't have to wear one (trust me, I do). And then there's the side of me that loathes bras because it seems to be impossible to find one that fits me properly.
Apparently, all woman have one breast that is larger than the other. For me, this difference seems to be significant. No matter what I do, my right breast always tries to escape. It creates a lovely bubble effect that results in staring for all the wrong reasons.
Enter Linda the Bra Lady. Working in Manhattan's Upper East Side, Linda has made it her mission to help women find the right fit. Her website even has a troubleshooting section that gives answers to a variety of bra problems, from falling shoulder straps to lumpectomies. If the tips on her website don't help, you can also schedule an appointment to be fitted by Linda (of course, it helps if you live in the New York metropolitan area). I plan to combine a couple of her tips (see: Solutions for Uneven Breasts and "Quad Boob" Solutions, hahaha) in the hopes of finding the right fit. We shall see if I need more help than that.
For now, I've collected some lovely bras that are more like little works of art than undergarments. Enjoy!
Minnie Cotton Triangle Bra by LoveBabyGrand
Organic Bamboo Jersey Criss-Crossed Bralette by ClareBare
Curiouser Silk Chiffon Balcony Bra by GuidedByStars
Ellen Red Silk Halter Bra by Hopeless
Alice by curlywurly
Leopard Chiffon Soft Bra/style TANPOPO by naomilingerie
Martini Olive Green Bra Set with a High Waisted Pantie by ladramaqueen
Photo Source: La Perla