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Monday, July 23, 2012

Strapless Bra

I held off on buying any of the Trina Turk for Banana Republic one-shoulder dresses simply because I have large breasts that need support. I have never been able to find a strapless or convertible bra that works.


Most strapless bras I try either end up sliding down or pushing out from the weight of my breasts. My breasts are simply too heavy and need large straps to hoist them off my knees. In fact, I didn't even wear a strapless bra with my wedding dress. I just made sure to find a dress with some ruching and have it altered as close to my chest as possible.


I'm not even sure what I was searching for on Amazon.com at 3am last weekend. But somehow I came across the Lilyette Strapless Minimizer Bra. So I started to read the reviews. And they were mostly from women who have had the same bad luck with strapless bras as I have. I believe one person described her experience with strapless bras as "shelf boob," where the cups just basically flop forward, providing no support at all.



I normally wear Lilyette bras. I bought seven of the same type of Lilyette bras in all colors. There is some sizing inconsistency in the ones I wear. The white ones seem to fit the best for some reason, while the purple ones sometimes give me boob bubbles. I ordered the Lilyette Strapless Minimizer bra and received it on my doorstep within three days. I tried it on a couple of nights ago and OMG! this bra is amazing. What's the secret to containment? It's like a damn corset! I ordered my normal 36DD and it is tight. It has to be. That's the problem with most strapless bras. How can they hold you up and in if they aren't tight? This bra is specifically made for full figure women. The top lining is that no-slip stuff used in shape wear slips. I don't know how to describe it but it looks like glossy tape. And of course, it does make large breasts look smaller. It really does minimize.

So now I can wear it with my new Trina Turk dresses as well as the Ella dress in Porcelain Paisley that I was eyeing for a month or two on J. Crew. As soon as it went on sale, I snatched it up online. I see so many options opening up for me now that I have the right strapless bra.

(Dress: Trina Turk for Banana Republic. Buy it here on sale.}


{Dress: Trina Turk for Banana Republic. No longer available online.}


{Dress: J. Crew Ella in Porcelain Paisley. Smaller sizes still available online.}


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6 comments:

  1. Okay, I'm counting on your review here. I just bought one. Can't wait to try it out!

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    1. Great! Hope it works out for you, Kathy.
      Niki

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  2. I'm glad you found one that works. I don't have the same issue as you, but I will say that even for women with small to average size breasts, strapless bras just are not that comfortable. Wish I could figure out the solution to that!

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    1. Are any bras ever comfortable? ;-)
      Niki

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  4. It's always the worst not having a strapless bra that fits! I struggled for years unable to find one that fit correctly! I finally found St.Paul Strapless Bras and they were a total game changer! They are the only bras that fit without being too tight or too loose!

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