Not all boobs are created equal. Some need a little help in the size department; some need a little help in the size containment department; some need a little help in the uplifting department.
Without getting too personal; I fall in the latter category of departmental help.
Much as I would like to blame the state of my “girls” on my three children and three attempts at breast feeding; alas I cannot. From the moment they sprouted in late high school, they were far from perky. Gravity and 30 years have just seen things go more, shall we say, down hill.
I’ve accepted that this is my lot in life (pending a Lotto win will see me justifying splurging some of the family budget on a “hoik them up” job). Thankfully, bras have come a long way and when I’m actually wearing the right style under clothing, it can look deceptively gravity defying.
What I’ve also found is that it’s essential to have a “bra wardrobe”. Unless you’re wearing the same tees or tops every day, you’ll need a variety of bras in your uplifting arsenal.
Here are two* that are now on high rotation in my wardrobe. They may just work for you too.
Berlei So Smooth Push-up Bra
At first I was a little scared by the amount of padding in this bra (I’m a C cup and don’t need extra size) but the surprise came in trying it on. The padding is towards the bottom, helping to push up and create a lovely uniform shape. The fabric is a brushed mircofibre which is super comfortable and the underwire is completely encased in cushion – no stabby factor here. And here’s the bit I really, really like. The back straps and fabric are designed to minimise back fat. I know. Genius. So it’s a t-shirt bra I’d actually happy wear under jersey or fitted stretch cotton with confidence. Sizes 10A-16DD, $69.95. Available in Onyx, Gold and Pewter at Myer, David Jones and selected specialty stores.
Wardrobe by Bendon Micro Multi-Way contour bra
Sometimes – especially when I’m trying to strap the girls into a cocktail frock or ball gown – I need to call on a bra that does the uplifting job required but also is a little bit adaptable for the immediate task at hand. This bra is more than up for the job. It’s a wardrobe essential. It comes with both clear and black strap attachments – even the strap across the bottom of the bust can be substituted for clear, making it great for low-cut tops and dresses. The strap configuration also works for low backed garments. Wardrobe by Bendon comes in a lightweight Mircofibre or soft cotton and is available in three colour options: Black, White and Natural Moonlight. Love the affordability of this entire collection – and this bra in particular ($44.95). Available in sizes 10-18 A, B, C, D. Ph 1800 338 235 for stockists.
What’s your boob issue? Have you found a bra to help solve it? Share below so other Stylers can be enlightened and uplifted!
* These products were sent to me for review consideration. For more on my disclosure policy, click here.