Today, let's talk bras. All us gals need them, and if you have a large chest like me (40 DD) then you probably already know the struggles in finding the perfect one. As far as what I look for in a bra, I want something comfortable and cute, supportive but not constricting, proper fitting so that it's not moving, shifting, or changing with wear or washing, and one that has comfy, sturdy straps that don't hurt my shoulders and that don't roll or flip around. Another huge aspect my bras have to have, is I don't want them to change the shape of my breasts. I've tried on and purchased wayyyy too many bras that have done all sorts of unflattering things: flattened them, squashed them into a uni-boob, and even ones that have given me that unwanted, iconic cone-shaped breast. Ugh. I want nice, round, supported breasts, that's it. I also prefer one that is lightly lined, as I don't need heavily molded cups or any extra padding! The lining is mainly because I don't want my girly parts on display... if say...it's cold out or whatever. You catch my drift. And another thing, I want a bra to hold up and withstand washing and wearing and NOT have an underwire pop out in like no time at all. I hate that! I want my bras to be good quality and be strong and last. Anyways, I'm pretty picky when it comes to bras and I have been buying the same brand for years now. I am so happy with all of mine that I have ZERO interest in EVER buying another brand, because these have been so perfect. The bra line I am referring to is Cacique, which is available through Lane Bryant (in stores and online). This bra line is for busty gals: 36-46 C-DDD, and 36-44 F, G, H. They have SO many styles and colors and they are just perrrrrrrrfect. Like I said, I have bought them for years. Here are 2 of my lingerie drawers that hold some of them.
I bought this white Balconette bra mainly because of the straps. I have a lot of shirts that hang off of one shoulder, and I wanted a bra with a pretty strap that could pass for a camisole or a pretty tank strap.
My basic, everyday nude bras.
They are the Satin Full-Coverage bras.
Black Satin Full-Coverage everyday bra.
Black Smooth-Boost Plunge bra
I mainly bought this one for the strap as well, as it's thinner shiny black strap would look nicer under a one-shoulder blouse as well.
And this one is an animal print convertible bra. You can take the straps off completely and use it as a strapless bra. It comes with 2 sets of straps, nude and clear, that you can rotate as you need them. You can also use this as a one-shoulder strap bra, a halter, etc. Every gal needs at least one of these in their collection.
If you guys have any questions just let me know! Let me know what your favorite Cacique bras are! xoxoxo!