bras are important. many of us take for granted the value of a good, well-fitting bra. we wear bras that aren’t the right size, we wear bras that poke us and make us itchy and that we can’t wait to rip off and toss into the corner at the end of the day. and we might not even realize the difference a quality bra can make in our clothed appearance—weird lumps and bulges certainly detract from even your favorite, fits-like-it-was-made-for-you top.
for years i have been on the hunt for the solution: the holy grail of bras. and i may have finally discovered it. the BEST bra. like, EVERRR.
now, a few things to consider: 1) i’ve gone through hundreds of bras and have hated almost all of them, so this declaration is not to be taken lightly. 2) HOWEVER, i also have very specific bra preferences, all of which come from having a larger-than-average chest, so this post may be more helpful/applicable to girls with a B/C cup and above.
as for my bra requirements: for one, i don’t like padding, not even a minimal amount of it. i know i’m in the minority on this, but i just don’t like the added bulkiness. i wore padded bras for years because i thought it was mandatory, but once i ditched the padding, i never went back. also, i like a little more coverage in my bras. i’m a full C cup, and i like to keep “the girls” firmly in place—no funny business. there’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re spilling out the front of a bra every time you bend over (i’m looking at you, demi bras!). as you can probably imagine, the combination of no padding and more coverage usually doesn’t equal the prettiest of bra options.
with that said, i purchased the wacoal “body by wacoal” underwire bra in october of last year (i want to emphasize the fact that i didn’t wear this bra for a week and declare my undying love for it—it’s been a while). since then, i’ve purchased 2 more and i don’t think i’ll ever buy anything else. why? first, it’s a surprisingly pretty bra (i like the mesh cutout details), holds everything in firmly (you could seriously do jumping jacks in it), and provides enough coverage to avoid any spillage—but without looking like a granny bra. i actually like the way it looks, both on its own and under clothes (totally invisible under clothes!)… which doesn’t happen often for me.
but most importantly, i cannot even exaggerate how comfortable this bra is. particularly for an underwire bra (i can’t get away with the underwire-less variety). i forget that i am wearing a bra at all. i could sleep in it. it’s actually more comfortable than any of my sports bras. it’s even made of moisture-wicking fabric, so it’s literally like wearing yoga pants on your chest (if only there was a gif to illustrate this concept), and you don’t have to deal with a sweaty, gross-feeling bra in warm weather. for those that prefer bras with a front closure, it also comes in an equally awesome racerback, front-closing version, which i own. and it comes in sizes up to a DD.
i could go on, but, bottom line: the bra feels like HEAVEN, you guys. like your boobs are floating in the sky on their own little personal clouds. who doesn’t want that? i mean, BOOBS ON CLOUDS. CLOUDS, DAMN IT!
note: this is not a paid review and i’m not affiliated with wacoal in any way. nor do i know how to pronounce “wacoal.” this is just me sharing my priceless knowledge and wisdom with you out of the kindness of my heart.
yes, you’re welcome. yes, i’m a fucking saint.Comments