And now if you direct your attention to the center of the show ring, I’d like to present the sporting group.
One of the most popular posts on this site is the post where I show you how to accurately measure your bra size, and then offer up a few of my favorites. If you haven’t checked it out, I highly recommend it, plus you’ll need it to move forward in your bra journey today, just click here.
The right bra is a life changing experience. Do I want to be a 38 H? Nope, sure don’t. I want to be whatever size the cute bras that hang along the aisles of Target when I’m in there buying $5 Adam Sandler DVDs and PopRocks are, but that is not in the cards for me or my boobs. I will never be the girl who can buy a bra in the store, and when I finally came to terms with that, my life became so much easier… and so much more comfortable.
Now that I’ve mastered the everyday bra, I’ve used that size to explore life outside the traditional cups. Finding a big boob-friendly bikini top was awesome, and figuring out a U-Plunge bra for a formal dress was also tons of fun… but what about a strapless bra?
My past experience with strapless bras go as follows. Step 1: Put on strapless bra. Step 2: Ignore all extreme side boob and back fat. Step 3: Feel comfortable never. Step 4: Constantly adjust it using creative reasons to pull at your chest in public. Step 5: Give up and accept you are now wearing a cummerbund.
I’ve accepted that strapless bras are not in the cards for me. So maybe someone could inform all the fashion companies that keep spitting out halter top and strapless dresses, as well as the tops with straps too thin to hide my thick bra? Yes? Awesome. If I can’t have fun dainty things, nobody gets them.
You know, unless someone invents a curve friendly strapless bra that legitimately holds the girls up and doesn’t slide down my body every 3 seconds? OH WAIT.
Curvy Kate Luxe Strapless Multiway Bra. In keeping with tradition, I’m a Curvy Kate fanatic. CK bras fit me like whoa and make my boobs look perky and fun. The Luxe Strapless is no exception. It was comfortable and sturdy, but it’s definitely full coverage; I didn’t get a ton of cleavage with this bra. That is not always a bad thing. It would be perfect for a casual tube top or maxi dress, and because it was so full coverage, it gave me a smoother back and minimal lumps on the sides. However, if you are wearing a top with a low neckline, the top of the bra may show. I read loads of reviews on the Luxe, and many of them advised to size up in the cup but stay put in the band. I should not have done that, I should have sized down in the band, as I had the slightest bit of slip after a few hours. So my advise would be to size up in the cup and down in the band. Click here for the Curvy Kate Luxe!
Wacoal Full Figure Red Carpet Strapless Bra. Winner Winner! I am not even sure how I came upon the Wacoal but going forward, I cannot imagine my life without it. It’s everything I want in a strapless bra; cleavage, hold, and support. The Wacoal is a snugger fit, and both the band and cups are lined with rubber gripping. I wore this bra for about 3 hours and had minimal slipping. I was amazed at how great my boobs looked, and Andy was a big huge fan, which is great because it’s so snug, hooking it on was a two person job. It gave me a bit more back fat, but I don’t even care, the support was awesome. I ordered this bra completely true to size and it fit great. Click here for the Wacoal Red Carpet!
Tip: Read the reviews. All the reviews. I wish shopping was as easy as a click, but it’s not. So take the time to educate yourself about the clothes you are wearing, and it makes the investment in well fitting pieces that much better. Your boobs will thank you.