Through Starbucks window
I like sitting in Starbucks, drinking a cup of cappuccino, watching every girl passing by my window, relishing their gorgeous dresses, and…. finally figuring out the bras underneath all kinds of dresses.
I can’t help it!
Let me tell you my research results! Although we, as women, put a lot of effort on picking the right dress, bag, and have delicate hairdo and makeup, we tend to be oblivious to our own bras. Here are a couple issues:
1. Bouncing breast tissue. A bad quality or loose fit bra can do the job. I saw plenty girls walking by my window, with their breasts bouncing like two little rabbits. My point here is more of a health issue than an appearance one. Our breasts succumb to gravity, combined with the aging process, they gradually become saggy. Wearing a loose fit bra, or one lack of enough support, we are accelerating our breasts’ drooping process, eventually leading to a deep V-shape breast. Most the time the skin attaching the breasts with the bone gets reddish after the breasts bounce and eventually looses elastic.
2. Back fat bulge. A smaller band size and narrow back wings of an ill-fitted bra can cause this problem. This does not happen to just full-figure women. I witness plenty petite girls or small cup size women having the same issue. It is definitely disturbing to see that back fat bulges out through the delicate clothes, but the worse thing is that the fat will eventually grow in the way it is directed by a bad-fitted bra.
3. Exposed “armpit fat”. A bra having low side panel, or small cup coverage causes this side “spill over” problem. I often encounter this issue with women wearing strapless tops or dresses. The armpit fat uncovered by the bra appears like secondary breast tissue. Unfortunately although the exposed fat conveys no significant health effects, it is extremely aesthetically unpleasant.
4. Wide-set breast tissue. Most bras on the market do not support the function of pushing the breasting inward, as such a lot of women tend to overlook this feature. When the bra has too much separation at the center gore, the breasts are more spread out and form a bigger frame size.
The problems of above-mentioned issues are not rare and it amazed me that there still has not had any all-in-one solution. Naturally, we, a group of passionate women, come together and designed our own bras. Our bras have underbust band, wide shoulder straps and back wings. The wide shoulder straps distribute the breasts weight evenly on the shoulder, avoiding the discomfort of dig-in straps, but strongly secure the breast in place; the underbust band provides extra support and reducing the breasts bouncing; the wide back wing is designed to smooth out the back body fat avoiding the bulging problem. Additionally, we also add moderate height to our side panel to catch the whole breast under the arms and strengthen the side boning to direct the side body fat into cups. Finally, the center panel is designed to have an appropriate width and cups are shaped and lightly-padded in a way to push breasts together. See the following graphs, the right panel is the effects of our uniquely designed bras.
In a word, finding a right bra does not just mean matching the right size. There are more details to check out: center panel, cup shape, and side and back support etc. It is worthy to put the efforts to know all these inside and out.
- Sofia Johnson