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Bras. Ugh.

Ladies, can we talk? About bras?

Every day, females over the age of about 12 struggle into uncomfortable contraptions made from fabric, elastic, foam and wires. Through the course of the day, the straps dig into shoulders (when they’re not falling down), the wires poke, the band constricts. And, if you’re like most women, lumps and bumps pop out all over your back, like you’ve sprouted back boobs.

We tug, nudge, fix, adjust. What a way to spend your waking hours!

Good news, ladies. All this changed, when I recently found the Soma ‘Vanishing Back’ bra. Not only is it – hands down – the most comfortable bra I’ve ever owned, Soma has solved the lump-and-bump problem. Take a look at its clever design:

soma vanishing back back         Soma Vanishing Back front

Notice the wide band that gently hugs and smoothes your back. See how the straps are closer together, thereby keeping them in place (and not falling halfway down your arms). The soft fabric is gentle next to the skin. *angels sing* It’s a miracle!

The Vanishing Back bra comes in both back and front close, although front close ensures the back is super sleek.

This is revolutionary, so please think about giving it a try. You won’t be disappointed.

NOTE: I have not received any compensation or consideration for this post. I’m just a fan.

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Shop with intention

One of my favourite shows is “Say Yes to the Dress,” a guilty pleasure, I know. I love when women find their fashion sense and happily say yes to a dress that truly makes them feel beautiful.

ImageThis led me to wonder why ALL of our outfits don’t give us the same feeling. Now, we obviously can’t wear flouncy white ballgowns every day, but surely our clothes should make us feel special, pretty, confident…every day.

As I pondered this, I considered the process a bride goes through to choosing her dress. Perhaps we should give the same time and attention to every item in our wardrobes that brides give to selecting their wedding dresses. Here’s what brides do that most women don’t when shopping for everyday clothes:

  • Try on several styles to see which one flatters our shapes
  • Try on a style we wouldn’t normally choose
  • Try on dresses without worrying about the size; instead, focusing on the fit
  • Take a professional saleperson’s advice, and let the salesperson select options for us
  • When trying on the dress, wear the undergarments and shoes we will wear on event day
  • Accessorize to complete the look to see if it’s the right dress
  • Get opinions from our friends
  • Get the dress altered to fit

Perhaps if we did these things when shopping we would have bride-like experiences every day.

Just a thought.