Confessions Of A Curvy Girl: Wearing The Right Bra Means Being Honest With Yourself

Jacqueline Wells

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There are few things that can ruin your day like the fit of your bra.  Maybe if your shoes are too tight, I will give you that. I knew I would get to a point in my life where fashion would take a backseat to function but I thought I had a few more years. And yet there’s a part of me that says confidence is always fashionable.

My most recent experience purchasing a new undergarment came in the form of a brutally honest saleswoman at a big box department store.  I went in thinking I was still a pre-baby 38C and she took delight in taunting me about what my realistic size actually was.  First she wanted to measure me to get an accurate size.  Here I was at the age of 36 and I had never done that before.  I am more of a guess and try on kind of girl.

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My former method of purchasing what is actually one of the most important things you put on daily is flawed.  You need to get a proper measurement.  You need to take a deep breath and wear what fits your shape and build.  It has taken me many, many years but I get it now.  Nothing looks worse that a woman wearing a bra that doesn’t fit right or even worse- one that highlights what she wants to cover up.  Back fat, excess skin, and what I like to call side cleavage.

No one wants to see that and truth be told we don’t want to see ourselves that way either.  We need to find a foundation that is flattering, supportive and smooth.  Something you cannot see under shirts and is all but invisible.  This means we need to take a good measurement and face what the numbers tell us.  We may not like what we see but in my opinion we need to embrace it.

So you don’t have to decide what sacrifice fashion or function anymore. You can have both – fashion and function – and I’m the kind of woman who wants it all.

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