Best Bras – No Victoria’s Secret!

Best Bras Not Victoria's Secret

I try not to use my blog to rant by I am really upset right now. Yet another one of my Victoria’s Secret bras just broke and this would be the fourth one this year!!! Two stabbed me in the chest with underwire. One ripped after the first wash (the little piece of fabric connecting the cups came undone) and the last one – a strap ripped off as I was running after my toddler!!! Not only was this embarrassing but I’ve literally spent hundreds of dollars on a brand that has so greatly let me down. So now I am officially done with VS and I know I am not alone. So many ladies have asked where to shop for bras besides the famous intimates retailer that has been disappointing us over the last few years. Well, after I was done nursing my son, I treated myself to a bit of a lingerie shopping spree and bought a ton of new bras. After trying everything on I am ready to review:

Favorite new find: Passionata

This has become my new favorite go-to brand (this one is my current most loved bra). The Passionata bras are sexy and offer a perfect push up without adding fake-looking volume (unlike the VS Bombshell bras. Sorry, still ranting!) The padding in these bras isn’t inserted into the cup but rather is attached on the inside so that you can adjust it to push up exactly where you need it. (Sized go up to G cup!)

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Best Strapless: Calvin Klein

I was skeptical about CK bras, but after seeing so many great reviews I decided to give it a try. Well, now I am a true believer, so much so that I already ordered a second strapless bra by Calvin Klein! It stays put, you don’t need to constantly re-adjust it, and it gives you good support. It is hands down the best strapless bra, and it often goes on sale down to about $30-35.

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Trending now: Cutout

This is a sexy trend that became super popular this year. I selected a few of my favorite styles below:

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Bralette

These are so cute to wear around the house, under a breezy top or even with open-back sweaters. If you are tired of underwire, definitely give these a try!

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For tricky outfits

I never thought I’d be comfortable going braless but once I tried Nippies pasties, I fell in love with the freedom!! They stay put and have lasted me for quite some time now. Perfect for a tricky neckline or an open back!
Have a revealing dress but not ready to go in public sans bra? Check out some other options below:

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Full Bust

Although I am a B cup, I have plenty of friends and clients with larger bust sizes. I have asked them for their input, done a ton of research and read lots of reviews before putting together some of the best rated bras in larger cup sizes below:

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Nursing

Nursing underwear can be the furthest thing from sexy. But let’s face it, after having a baby, we need all the help we can get to get our mojo back, and frumpy looking lingerie doesn’t help. Fortunately there is such a thing as sexy looking nursing bras, take a look below:

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Luxury

Boobies are important. So, from time to time, buy yours a treat! There is nothing more seductive than Agent Provocateur, however, if you aren’t willing to spend a small fortune on pieces of clothing almost no one will get to see, you can also shop their budget line – L’Agent, which features pieces that typically run under $100.

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Budget

Bras are expensive. And spending a few hundred on underwear isn’t always an option. But there are ways to save! I have a friend who swears by H&M undergarments and most of them will cost you under $20, while still providing good support! Their styles are actually very attractive – take a look at the few I selected below!

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Tips on how to care for your lingerie:

1. Don’t put it in hampers. Bras get crushed and twisted in a heap of clothes so put them in a separate container until it’s time to do the laundry.

2. Gentle cycle. Ideally, it is best to hand wash your undergarments, but who’s got time for that?! Instead, put them in a gentle cycle and don’t stuff the washing machine to the brim. Regular cycle takes longer so there is more chances for your bras to get damaged. Keep them in separate mesh bags to prevent them from getting caught and tangled with other items.

3. Hang to dry. For the same reason you should keep them out of hampers, keep your bras out of the drier. Getting tossed around in the drier is likely to damage the shape while the heat can damage the underwire.

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