I was out clothes shopping recently and struck by a comment from a fellow female shopper.
The young woman was standing outside the dressing room in front of a large three-way mirror. As she studied her reflection, she kept tugging at her dress. "I'm not sure about this," she said to the salesperson. She smoothed the fabric out and pulled at the shoulders. "I don't know," she said. "I really like it. But maybe it's the bra."
Isn't that the truth? It may seem obvious, but it's not always something I consider ahead of time. With some of my clothes shopping frustrations, it turns out that the right bra can make or break an outfit. It all depends on what I'm wearing underneath on that particular day. It's a good idea to think about putting on my most well-fitting bra or at least one whose style works with whatever might go over it. A full coverage won't do when a plunge is needed or vice versa. The slightest thickness of a contour bra can make a huge difference. Even a strapless bra can change how my boobs appear.
My one wardrobe rule before heading to the mall? I bring along a couple of my favorite bra styles. Better yet, I might visit a lingerie retailer first and replace any worn out lingerie pieces. That way I've got fresh foundation options with me. It makes sense to replenish my bra wardrobe before trying on the latest fashions.
Here are a few bra brands and styles you may want to consider before your next clothes shopping expedition:Lula Lu Petites Kira Push-Up Bra Available in Bands 32-38, Cups AAA-A via Lula Lu Petites On Gossamer Sheer Bliss Underwire Spacer Bra Available in Bands 32-36, Cups A-D via Nordstrom Freya Deco Delight Contour Plunge Bra Available in Bands 28-38, Cups B-GG via HerRoom Elomi Matilda Underwire Plunge Bra Available in Bands 32-42, Cups DD-HH via Nordstrom Wacoal Embrace Lace Underwire Bra Available in Bands 30-49, Cups B-DDD via HerRoom Simone Perele Wish Underwire Demi Bra (Plus Size) Available in Bands 32-40, Cups E-G via Nordstrom b.tempt'd by Wacoal b.sultry Balconnette Bra Available in Bands 30-38, Cups B-DD via Nordstrom Aubade Bahia Half Cup Bra Available in Bands 32-38, Cups B-E via HerRoom Panache Envy Balconnet Bra Available in Bands 28-38, Cups D-HH via HerRoom The Little Bra Company Sascha Petite Strapless Bra Available in Bands 28-38, Cups A-C via HerRoom Fantasie Convertible Underwire Bra Available in Bands 30-42, Cups B-G via Nordstrom
What about you? Do you wear any specific bra when clothes shopping? If so, do you notice a difference in how you feel or how clothes fit?