bra solutions
as seen on The View, March 1, 2006

Nothing gives an instant makeover like finding the right bra.
We tackled some of the most common bra problems to help you look your best.

 

I want more cleavage

Wonderbra® Light Lift™ Gel Push-Up
Retail Price:  $30

  • Brand new

  • Incredible cleavage enhancement

  • Lightweight gel pads are ultra comfy

  • Pushes together for great kiss-me cleavage (the breasts come together almost touching, creating great cleavage)

  • Available at department stores nationwide and onehanesplace.com

For more information, visit wonderbra.com




I'm in between sizes

Playtex Thank Goodness It Fits® Seamless Stretch Foam Wire Free
Retail Price:  $25.00

  • Playtex reinvents the A, B, Cs of bra sizes with Nearly A, Nearly B and Nearly C

  • Hard-to-fit women have twice the choices

  • Lightly lined cups help create a great shape, even for flat-chested women.

  • Available at department stores nationwide and barenecessities.com

For more information, visit playtexnet.com




Ouch! My underwire keeps poking me

Bali No Poke Wire
Retail Price:  $30

  • Underwire discomfort is the #1 complaint about bras

  • 61 percent of women say that they experience underwire discomfort, digging and poking

  • Bali No Poke addresses the problem two ways: one is the spring-tipped wire that provides give to eliminate poking

  • Two: a cushioning system wraps the wire in four soft layers

  • Available at department stores nationwide and barenecessities.com

For more information, visit balicompany.com

 


I want to minimize my assets

Olga Lace Necklace Minimizer
Retail Price:  $29.50

  • Embellished with lace extending up the straps

  • Gives you shaping and lift with the aid of two-ply minimizing stretch nylon, hidden side support and non-stretch adjustable straps

  • Much more attractive than most minimizers on the market

  • Won’t flatten you, just reduces overall appearance

  • Available at figleaves.com

 






I'm plus size and love fashion tops - I need 1 bra that does everything

Lane Bryant BRA6
Retail Price:  $42

  • Most plus-size women cannot go without a bra under summer's bare looks, so having a bra that is full support in the front and is invisible in the back or strapless will make fashionable tops a reality for many plus-size women.

  • This revolutionary bra virtually disappears thanks to interchangeable invisi-bands.

  • Only bra with interchangeable backs---1 fabric back for every day and 1 invisible back strap to wear under summer's back baring styles.

  • Also has convertible straps that make it a halter, cross back, traditional, one strap and strapless with a lower bustline for cleavage baring looks.

  • Brand new, available at Lane Bryant and lanebryant.com




Help! My bra straps dig in to my shoulders

Barely There Comfortable Curves
Retail Price:  $28

    • Lightly cushioned straps keep you comfortable

    • Wider straps provide better support and won’t dig in

    • Soft heather fabric feels great against the skin

    • Ultra thin, seamless foam cups create excellent shape

For more information, visit barelythere.com 






Bra Fit Info

•  Did you know 70 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size?

•  And 50 percent of women don’t even try on a bra before buying it!

•  Times are changing - Many women don’t realize that their bodies change and their bra sizes change. Weight gain or weight loss, having a baby, change in workout routine, as well as time and gravity, can all affect a woman’s bra size.

•  Just once a year - Women should be properly fit by a professional once a year, especially after a major life change.

•  A proper fitting bra can make you look up to 10 lbs slimmer!

 

How to Measure

  1. Take a snug measurement under the bust. Add 5” to this measurement.
    (Example, 29” under the bust + 5 = 34 band size)

  2. If total is an uneven number, go up one to next even number.

  3. Take a loose measurement over the fullest part of the bust. Compare measurement to bra size.

  4. If measurement is the same as bra size, this indicates AA cup.

1” larger indicates A Cup
2” larger indicates B Cup
3” larger indicates C Cup
4” larger indicates D Cup

 Tips for getting the right fit

  • If there are wrinkles in the cup, try a smaller cup size

  • If there is overflow, try a larger cup size

  • Straps should not cut into the shoulders

  • The bra should stay in place as you bend and stretch

  • Always wear your bra on the middle hook

 

 

 

 


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