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The Best Bra Debate
Sigh it's that time again. I pull out of my dresser drawer a series of bras one after the other. The first one is a brown Body by Victoria Bra, my favorite but it has seen better days. The under wire has some how manged to break and one hook is missing on the back. It will lift and separate no more! The next bra is also Victoria Secret as well, a sale item. However it is one of those bras you can wear occasionally. It offers great support but By the end of the day it is suffocating me . The next bra is my standby. An old Hanes bra that fits but has the annoying strap that constantly falls off my shoulder. I pull out yet another bra, pink and satin, but does not fit. Maybe I am fooling myself into thinking it will fit again someday. Just too pretty to give away. So I resign my self to the fact it is time to go shopping for a suitable bra again.. but which one?
I have always gone to Victoria Secret for Bras .. figuring they would last longer than their cheaper counterparts. However three Victoria secret Body By Victoria's later I find that is not true. One of the reasons I have shopped there is for measurement purposes. I always find someone else doing my measurements is much more accurate. I am not one to spend much time buying a bra. I just want one that basically fits and feels good. I know that finding the right bra will not make my waist smaller, increase my confidence or in any way make me a voluptuous supermodel.
Then there is the type of bra. The Underwire, the Padded, The Push Up, the Full Coverage ,the full figure and the very daring Demi. As well as countless more. All serve different puposes for different body types. Highly rerecorded that you try on the different styles before purchasing them. You may not like the fit when you get home.
How to measure for the right bra size
Finding the right bra for you
Consumer-reports.org states the Gilligan O'Malley Bra that is sold for a mere 11.00 is a favorite of women who took their survey. They compared that bra to a Victoria Secret Bra and to La Perla Vintage bra that sells for a whopping 127 dollars. The one seen to the left costs 14.99! The Gilligan Omalley Collection is sold at Target and can also be ordered on line at Target.com and Amazon.com
SheFinds.org states the Wacoal bra is the best. Women who wore them were happy with the fit and the comfort. I have never heard of this brand. This website also give mention to the Gap Bra sold at you guessed it.. the Gap. An average price is 36.00. Another mention form this site is the Playtex bra. Featured bras here are the Playtex 18 Hour bra and the Thank Goodness It Fits bra. They probably do the job, they just don't look very pretty! These bras average around 27.00.
Also featured on this site is the Lilly of France bra. I have never heard of this one eaither but it looks good and is reasonably priced. The picture featured here is 20.00
Which one is for you?
What brand of bra is your favorite?
Hanes Her Way bras are very affordable. This one is under ten dollars. I have had these before but don't think they last long.
So these are some of the top mentions form other websites. As for me .. I think I will venture my way to Target to see what Gilligan O'malley has to offer :)
A New way to measure?
Jockey has come out with some bra wearing statistics. 85% of us are wearing the wrong size bra! Are you one of them? Jockey is coming out with a newer way to measure for your correct bra size. They have measured over 800 women are are coming out with 10 different cup sizes. They will be simply 1 through ten with one being the smallest. This measurement will be coupled with the measurement underneath the breasts. So now measurements will look like 32-2 or 40-10. This company boasts to have 55 sizes and they will come out in three "exciting" colors. Pink, white and beige! I am skeptical that this will catch on but we will see!