Y’all know I am well-endowed in the boobular region. (Yep – gentlemen – it’s another one of THOSE posts. You may want to head over to ESPN.com for now, and come back tomorrow for a guacahummus recipe.) I remember with a grimace something that happened at one of my college jobs. My boss was a very well-off older fellow who frequently liked to make inappropriate comments and must have thought having money was his pass for being a dirty old man. On my way to work, the little stitch in the v-neck of my blouse had split, leaving me all kinds of bare, showing off waaaaay more of the girls than is appropriate for the office. I found a safety pin in my backpack (thank God for my high-school punk rock days), and clipped the shirt to hide my tumbling tatas. I thought I was being slick until I got in the office and my boss pointed at my chest and said “What’s that all about?”. I blushed about 50 shades of red and stammered that I was having a wardrobe malfunction. In my haste to cover up my little snafu, I ended up making it more obvious. LE SIGH. This is where I wish inventions like the Lace Cami Bra had been around a few years back. Ugh… Does anyone else have any embarassing boob moments? Anyways…
I’ve tried the Cami-Secret, and I thought it was weird. It’s almost too much coverage, making me feel like an Amish lady with a shameful chest. I like my girls, so it’s fine to have a small, feminine amount of cleavage – just not the “Hey boys!” kind, so when my friends at fullbeauty offered my sister and I the chance to review their new lace cami bra in exchange for a complimentary bra, I couldn’t turn them down. Because nothing is better than photographic proof, here’s my “before” photo. This dress is one of my faves – comfy, flowy, cute and feminine. The fit is great, but without a camisole underneath, I’m in boob city. If I’m not wearing a camisole underneath it, I’m tugging at it all, self-conscious that I’m giving the world an unintentional show. I avoided bending over or squishing my arms here to avoid making this pornographic, but you can see even from this photo that things get a little low-cut.
Now I’m wearing the bra, and TA DAAAA! No more endless v-neck. One of my favorite things about this bra is that there’s no underwire. Because it’s wireless it won’t be your most supportive bra, but for layering, this is a definite win. I was initially worried it would itch because of the lace, but that hasn’t been a problem.
I’d definitely recommend this bra for any gal who’s looking for a more modest look without sacrificing the sexy. It comes in a bazillion different colors and ranges from 36B to 54G at $14.99-$29.99. My only slight complaint about the bra is there’s a seam right across the cup of the bra and I feel like under a light material you might be able to see it, but then I realized that the lace texture would offset that anyways, so I really can’t see any drawback to this bra.
So – now that we’ve had our weekly girl chat, you should go check out the Annual Bra Sale at fullbeauty. There are bras up to 75% off ranging from cotton “weekend” bras to sexy-might-end-up-on-the-floor bras, like this one. I also have this to say about bras – as someone who always bought whatever was cheap at Ross, I now know it’s a million times better to invest in a nice quality bra. A bra that fits you well and is made out of durable material will last you ten times longer than a cheapy from Forever 21 – and you’ll look better, too. It’s kind of like purses and makeup. Cheap ones are fun for a quick fix, but for something that’s going to stick with you through long days, you’ll want to spend a little more. If it’s time for you to get some new bras, stock up now (Valentine’s Day is on its way!), use coupon code FBA9009 for 20% Off Highest Priced Item + Free Shipping on $50+. (Expires 03/31/13). Not in the shopping mood? That’s ok – “like” fullbeauty on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest sales and promotions.
Ok gals, now that we have a solution to boob overflow, share – what are some of your boob-related embarassing moments? (There’s also that time my boob pressed the keyboard in a work presentation and typed a bunch of punctuation marks on my powerpoint. Now THAT was an icebreaker…)