Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bra Romance

I don't know how this happened, but suddenly I'm in the mood to go bra shopping. Actually, I do know how this happened: I got fitted by a bra-fitter lady. I'd been invited to check out the latest offerings from Wacoal and get a free professional fitting (and—full disclosure—presumably a free bra, too). I was kinda psyched. As I had suspected, I am one of those eight out of ten women who don't really know their bra size. However, in my own defense, I will say that the fitter agreed with me that brands are different in their sizing, and I wasn't far off—though I was, as is typical of most women, wearing a too-big band and a too-small cup. Anyway, the bras I tried on felt great, and I now I pretty much want to replace my drawer of ill-fitting and various-sized bras. And Wacoal has some pretty cute stuff, it turns out:

Wacoal Embrace Lace push-up bra, $50. Now, I haven't worn this bra for more than two minutes, but it felt like it I found that magical combo of pretty and supportive in the same bra—which anyone with a cup size bigger than an A knows can be hard to find.

Wacoal Center Stage Camisole bra, $58.

Wacoal Embrace Lace underwire bra, $46.

Wacoal also has a line of "younger," sexier, flirtier (more fun!) underthings, too, called b.tempt'd. This is the b.tempt'd Passion Flower demi bra, $36, which I would totally get in this eye-popping turquoise color, though it also comes in black and white. Some other tempting ones:

b.tempt'd Desire contour bra, $40 (with the crazy prints on sale for $9.99).

b.tempt'd Pretty Please contour underwire bra, $44.

For those of you into shapewear (not me; I didn't even wear it at my wedding), Wacoal has some actually kinda pretty pieces, like this high-waisted brief, $56.

And since I had bras on the brain, I did a little search around the Internets for other cute frilly things. Here's four to grown on:

Elle Macpherson Intimates Operetta bra, $49.99.

Betsey Johnson Eyelet Lace demi bra, $48.

DKNY Intimates Every Day Luxe balconette bra, $38.

Kettle Black studded bra, $56.10. (Yeah, I have no idea what you'd wear this with, either, but it's fun!)