Would love to know if anyone else HATES bra shopping… and if you have any secret sources or personal favorites!
Getting personal on here today. Not in the My Real Selfie way, but in the “we’re all girls here” way. Well, maybe you’re a boy. In which case, this post might not be the most relevant to you.
But for all the girls out there… can we just talk about the struggle of finding the proper fitting undergarments. I’m super picky about the underwear I wear and I have the WORST time finding bras. It’s right up there with finding jeans that fit… bra shopping can drive me up the wall.
The truth is that I’m not a conventional size. Rarely are bras even made in my size (30DD… ridiculous). And when I do find one that size, it’s super frilly and crazy. I’m a simple girl and that is sometimes not the case when it comes to bras in my size. Even companies that boast engineering “perfect” fits for any shape and size don’t have selections that fit me. Welp.
Half the time, I’d prefer to just wear a sports bra because it’s more comfortable and the sizing matters less. (And with my chest, sometimes sweaters– especially boxy ones– look better with a sports bra anyway.)
Because of this little issue, I tend to try bras on all the time in the hopes that one fits like a charm. I used to be mortified by bra shopping. I had a couple of little training bras from Limited Too and Gap Kids that I would wear under my school uniform shirts, but when it was time to shop for real bras, the fun was over. I made my mom and sister refer to them as “bananas” as a code word because god forbid someone hear my mom talking about bras. HA!
Anyway, times have changed and I’m just always on the hunt for the best bras out there. Many times, I have to go with “best fit” even if it doesn’t come in exactly my size. The three brands/bras that are my current favorites:
I’ve been wearing Calvin Klein for as long as I can remember and it’s definitely a great line. If you have a normal size, I would recommend checking out all of Calvin Klein’s bras. Nice selection of just about any kind of bra you can imagine. Plus, there are some great girly or sexy versions that aren’t sleezy. Truth be told, Wacoal bras fit me the best… although they’re not the prettiest bras out there. If you’re looking for fit above anything else, especially girls with fuller chests, you’ll LOVE these bras. When I got fitted for bras in Nordstrom, I was mortified by the stack of Wacoal bras because they looked so matronly, however, the minute I slipped on a shirt on… it was a game changer. Finally a perfect fitting bra!!!
Most recently, I’ve discovered Gap Body. The t-shirt bras look amazing under light shirts and dresses where you don’t want any lumps or bumps or lines. Especially in the summer months, a comfortable and light bra is the best. Obsessed.