I don't know what it is, but the older I get, the more comfortable I want to be at ALL times. I can't tell you the last time I wore high heels. I found these awesome bras and bralettes and think you need to know about them. They are a great way to provide support (for smaller chests) and shape (for real small chests) but, most of all, you won't want to rip it off as soon as you get home. One of the things I remember about pregnancy is that I hated wearing a bra. The minute I got home from work, I would remove it before I even took my shoes off. Maybe it's because I'm carrying extra weight (can I still call it baby weight even though my youngest is 8??) but my underwire bras were really starting to annoy me. Since I am lucky to work out of the house, I can go without if I want, but if I don't get dressed, including a bra, I don't feel like my day is really started. So I started looking for comfortable bras and bralettes to wear. And found some really great ones.
This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you buy something from one of my links, I make a little money from it. This is one of the ways my site is monetized so that I can continue to create great content for you. These bras aren't going to buy themselves…THIS ONE! Is my favorite. And it's $13. This is a push-up bralette. (post update: when I first bought the bra, I got it from Target, but it went away before I could buy more. So I did an exhaustive search – or rather got lucky and found it pretty easily on Amazon. And promptly bought 3!) I'm VERY small chested so this really doesn't push anything up. What it does do, however, is help me fill out the cup so you can't see my nipple when I lean over. Finally! You can see a little shelf in the cup, which helps to give it shape, but there is no underwire. And the chest band is elastic. While it fastens like a traditional bra in the back, it's so comfortable. This is the daily bra – and especially the one I reach for when I'll be spending the day at Disneyland or Legoland. It comes in other colors too, but I'm pretty much a black bra kind of gal. I'm also loving this black lace bralette with the racer back. It also has a little padding (way less than the one above) which is great for making me not look super flat. They call this one a push up also, but it's more mellow but still $13. It also comes in other colors. I wear black usually. Until I don't wear black. And then I wear ALL the colors. I have a lot of spaghetti strap dresses and jumpers for the summer that need a little something underneath. While black usually blends right in, sometimes you want to make a bolder statement. And I loved the mixed prints on this one. It does not have any padding but it does have a cute cut and again, so comfy! And $13. This is perfect to provide a little peek a boo hint of color. I found this bralette at Pacific Sunwear while shopping at The Shops at Mission Viejo a few weeks ago. I loved the really thin straps on this one. There's a little more coverage in the back which is great for those tops that are wide open or have their own straps. This one is lightly padded, maybe lined, is a better way to say it. The chest band is also a little longer so this one is SO comfortable! And I loved the little criss cross detail in the front. I've actually become quite a bralette hoarder over the last year. But these lined ones are truly my favorite. PacSun has a nice selection (any store aimed at juniors seems to be my speed in the chest deparment). Urban Outfitters has a great selection of bras and bralettes, too, but can tend to be kind of pricey. And maybe it's just me, but I don't think I'm in the market for one with sea shells covering the nipples.
Sorry to all you big chested gals. I don't have any idea what that's like so I'm guessing Victoria's Secret is a great place for you to start.
Check out the bralette section at Target! They have so many great ones!
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