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Bra Baring Ideas That Will Make You Look Trendy 0

Artful details, luxurious fabrics, and exquisite designs are what make the bras of today.  When I wear these types of bras, I feel somewhat different, beautiful and special   Most bras are designed to fit all shapes and sizes of women from petite to average to full figure and even plus sizes.  Do you have a size F cup?  It’s not difficult to find, and they do not only look beautiful;  they are supportive as well.  Most bras that are available today are lacey, and they are sublime.  Some may have sheer lace overlay, while others have hints of lace only.

During the past several years, bras should be hidden under your dress.  In order to avoid being classified as sloppy or trashy, bras should stay where people wanted them to stay.  No straps nor a piece of lace must be shown.  There were times when some creative women bought straps to match their outfit, and then wear shoulder-baring dresses and tops.  So, the attention of people are drawn to your straps, which is not modest.  While I see nothing wrong with creativity,  you can definitely find ways to show to the public your unique style.

Here are some helpful ideas.

1.  If you have an oversized top with deep neckline and large armholes, wear it with your bra underneath.  The top of your bra will be shown at the neckline, and the side flaps will show on your armholes.  It will create a cute look, but simply done.

2.  Put on a lacey bra with a deep V-neck top and allow the lace to show above the neckline.  You can try pairing same color top and bra, or use contrasting colors like turquoise top and pink bra, or gray top and purple bra.  It can give you a cowgirl look if paired with jeans and boots.

3.  Put on a large size shirt over your lacey bra, tuck it in your skinny jeans, a tight, or a miniskirt. Then get  the first 3 top buttons unbuttoned to show the bra lace and your cleavage.

4.  Do you have a sheer blouse that you can’t wear without  a camisole?  Wear it with your favorite bra.  If the sheer material is decorative,  the bra that you wear with it should be simple.

There are more bra wearing and baring ideas that you can pick, however it is important to make sure that you wear your bras to your advantage.  Mastering this skill is a tricky one, but trying your best to gain the knowledge will make it possible.  First, make sure that the bra properly fits, especially if you’re going to wear it with a sheer fabric.  There can be nothing worse than wearing a bra in the wrong size.  There are times when your size depends on the brand, so when shopping for your size, I insist that you try them on.

When you are planning your outfit for the following day, select also the undergarment to go with your selected top or dress.  This will help you avoid fashion mishaps such as the bra tops showing out of your spaghetti strap dress.

Under Your Cowl Neck Tops 0

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I love cowl neck tops.  How about you?  And they are not difficult to find these days. If the details are in right places, cowls can work both for the small and large breasted ladies.  Cowl neck tops feature an interesting neckline which has extra loose fabric that naturally drapes in the front.  You can adjust the volume of the cowl – flatten it out if your neck is short and wide, and let it stand up if your neck is long.  Most cowls, when arranged, comfortably rests just above the bust, giving a flattering silhouette to your bosom. But some styles go down beyond the bust level.

The materials best used for cowl neck tops are soft fabrics, knits and woven because they have a nice drape.  Stiff fabric will make the tops look bulky, although you can find them engineered meticulously in designer cowl neck tops.

Cowl neck tops are mostly used as layering pieces  If the cowl neck is very low, the best bra to wear under it is a push up bra, a lift bra, and other bra styles that keep your breasts supported and lifted.  A super lift bra, a magic push up bra, and an uplifting bra all help to make you look great in a cowl neck top.  These types of bras can also be worn with high necked cowls.  Even if you use your cowl neck on its own, or with a V-neck cardigan, jacket or coat, the top is appropriately wearable  for work and daily use. Cowl neck tops come in different colors, style, fabric, lengths, and prices.

Push up bras and lift bras have become best selling and most used undergarment in the whole world.  Most women find these bras more comfortable compared to regular support bras.  What push up and lift bras do is like what their names suggest:  lift and push your breasts up and in, nudging  them towards the center.  Your cleavage is then enhanced, making it attractive with your cowl neck top.

If you are small busted, the push up bra will make your breasts uplifted and look fuller.  Some brands even advertise that you can add from 1 to 1-1/2 inches to your breast size if you use their push up bras. The dress you wear will fit you better.  Therefore, your look will become more stylish and elegant. If you are heavy breasted, you can also use the push up bra, and you can also have the side support bra, so that your breasts will not spill out at the top of the cups.

The lift provided by the push up and lift bras come usually from foam padding and inserts such as air, silicone, or water that you just need to slip into your cups.  Push up bras have come a long way from several years ago when these bras were very uncomfortable to wear for everyday use.  Thanks to the technology that was applied in making these bras, you can now wear a push up or a lift bra each day of your life.  You can promote your cleavage anytime with comfort and enjoy being sexy all the time.

You Ask We Answer (11): What Type of Bra Do I Wear With Strapless Tops and Dresses 0

Question (Alex of Washington, DC):  I have a special event coming up in 2 weeks and another wedding to attend a week after. I need to wear strapless dress on the first and strapless gown on the second. I must admit that my breasts do not allow me to go anywhere without bras, so please tell me what bra to buy for my dress and gown. Thanks for the help in advance.

Our Answer:  

In almost every occasion today, straps in dresses, tops  and gowns are foregone by fashion designers.  If you have several garments that are strapless, the number one bra type to own is a strapless bra.  There are many styles and models of strapless bras in the market, so you should be careful in buying the right undergarment.  Pick one that is simply constructed, and has smooth cups.  A lacey strapless bra or that with embellishments can make a crumpled look on your chest, especially if the fabric of your dress or gown is a thin one such as satin or silk.

If your dress or top has a plunging back, you may want to use the adhesive cups. But it has a downside.  The cups may come unstuck and fall off when you start to perspire as a result of dancing or a lot of moving around.  A strapless bra is still your best bet for your strapless gown/dress.

Some people do not like wearing strapless bras.  They can’t provide the kind of support  that is necessary. They do not stay in place very well and are hard to fit.  But do you know that if your strapless bra is well fitted, you can make the most of your sexy strapless summer top or gorgeous strapless prom gown, cocktail dress or even your wedding gown.  What you need to do is to pick the right strapless bra and learn how to wear it the right way.

You can choose from the many styles of strapless bras considering your strapless attire bust line.  There are traditional strapless bras,  convertible bras with straps that you can remove or configure several ways,  long line strapless bras, and adhesive bra cups.  If you want a more versatile option, it is advisable to invest in a convertible bra.  If you haven’t recently been fitted,  go to a lingerie shop and get yourself fitted. Also Orlinas has a measure guide for your reference. Throughout your life, you can expect that the size of your bra changes, so make time for regular fitting.  Bring with you your strapless top, dress or gown, so you can be sure that the bra will fit perfectly.

Your strapless bra should be supportive enough of your breasts, and there should be no overflow.  If your busts are smaller, look for uplift and padding.  If they are bigger, look for support and good coverage, as well.  And don’t forget the band, which should be snug without being painful.

You Ask We Answer (10): What Type of Bra Do I Wear With Backless Tops and Dresses 0

Do you love parties?  How about backless dresses to wear to these parties?  I ask you this because the problem of our question sender is about backless tops and dresses and the bra that should go with it.

Question (Ashley of Florida):  Hi there.  When it’s not cold, I love wearing backless tops and dresses to some special occasions and formal parties.  For me, backless tops look extremely feminine and sexy.  My question is what type of bra should I wear with this dress style, so that the straps and the back clasps will not show.  I certainly do not want to injure the beauty of my dress. Please help.

Our Answer:  

The best bra type for you to buy is a backless bra, which is designed for backless dresses and tops specifically. It has straps that you put around your shoulders, so your back is left completely exposed.   You can also pick bra cups that naturally stick to your breasts, and these are also called adhesive bras. The material used in these cups mold adhere to your skin, while at the same time giving you the necessary lift and support.  You just clip them at the front together and  adjust according  to your comfort and the cleavage that you want to show off.

Another great bra to wear with a backless dress or top is a convertible bra, which is available from specialty stores and shops.  But use of this type bra will depend on how low your back will be, because the straps should be wound around your stomach for bust support.  The best thing to do is bring your backless top or dress to the shop and try it with a convertible.

Some women may recommend that you transparent straps which you can attach to any of your support bras with removable straps.  But I don’t suggest you use these with your backless dress.  While the straps are barely visible, they can still be seen when people get close to you, and for sure the straps will look so tacky.  It is still best when no strap shows at all.  You might be able to find a bra with very low back straps that you wind around the lower part of your waist.  This will expose your back and still give you the support and lift of your favorite push up bra.

All the above suggestions should work well for your need. If they don’t, however, there is still an alternative, and that is to sew your bra cups to your backless dress.  You can alter one of your supportive bras by taking off the straps.  You sew the cups to the inner front lining of your dress.  If you don’t know how to sew or do the task accurately, it is better to bring the bra and your dress to a professional seamstress to prevent your garments from being damaged.  When you slip on your backless dress with sewn cups, you can still get the support that you get normally from your everyday bras.

You Ask We Answer (9): What Is a Comfortable Bra to Wear For a Lot of Walking 0

Hi there, girls.  Hope you are having a good day.  Here is another question from a consumer who is not comfortable with her bra when she walks.  Read also our reply to her question.

Question (Paulette of MA) Hello, walking is my form of exercise, and I always do it in the morning.  My problem is that my breasts are not properly supported by the bra which I am currently using.  They become painful when they bounce with my motion. Please, I want to be comfortable in doing a lot of walking.  I don’t want to stop my exercising just because of uncomfortable bra. Surely there’s a way, no?

Our Answer:  

While walking or running, all women want to feel comfortable with the kind of bra that they are wearing.  But many still experience discomfort because of some issues - bra straps that slip, chafing, and lacking in support.  However, this is not a hopeless situation.  Choosing the right bra style is the key to comfortable walking.

When you do a lot of walking, you need a well constructed sports bra   A sports bra offers enough support even when you are on the trail. It also provides controlled motion of the breasts.  Since bouncing is a major problem of large breasted women who walk, a sports bra will be a good choice as it prevents bounce, and it will not squish you tourniquet-like.  You may find breathing difficult and exercising impossible if you wear just a regular bra. A sports bra will prevent chafing which results from sweat and motion.  This bra style reduces rubbing.  Some variants of sports bras have seams on the outside, while others have seamless fabrics, covered seams, or seams with rolled edges to prevent getting sore or annoyed by rubbing.

A sports bra offers versatility; you can wear it as your single top.  You can also wear a shirt over it and take the shirt off when you feel hot.  Most sports bras do not appear as undergarments, because they are available in different patterns and colors, allowing you to wear them in public.  Before you buy this type of sports bra, inquire if the bra fabric is opaque when it gets wet, or the pattern will hide your nipples enough.  This is for your own modesty. A good sports bra can control moisture. Fabrics such as Coolmax and Drifit are moisture wicking fabrics. A sports bra also stays hooked; a regular bra can be unhooked by motion, especially when you carry a backpack.  Racer-back sports bras are an ideal solution to this issue, you just need to slip it on over your head.

While it is often said that whichever type of bra you choose depends on your own personal decision, you have a problem if your cups are large and you want to walk as an exercise. A good sports bra will support your chest and control motion when you walk or jog without being too constrictive.  There is no need for you to give up walking only because of movement control problem.

If you have undergone mastectomy, and would like to have prosthesis to provide balance, a sports bra can accommodate the prosthesis.

There is a second solution for your problem, which is wearing our bras. Orlinas bra is well designed that it encapsulates the breast in every direction to give the needed support and prevent bounce horizontally and vertically just like sports bra, if not better. Additionally, Orlinas bra pushes up and pushes in the breast tissue and avoid the uniboob appearance. What is more, you can dress up and dress down with Orlinas bra without the hassle of changing your bra. How convenient and time-efficient it could be if you take a lunch walk during a regular work day without changing the bra? 

Overall, what’s important for your comfort is wearing the right bra. If you have large breasts, you certainly need lots of support when walking, so pick the bra with wide straps, firm support and super lift.

You Ask We Answer (8): How Do Girls Wear Tank Tops Without Their Bra Straps Showing 0

Question (Kate of Virgina):  Hey, my question is: how should I wear my tank tops without showing my bra straps.  You know, I am not lucky enough to be endowed with a bounty, so it’s really impossible to go braless.  When I wear a regular bra with my tank top, the straps show and I don’t look so smart. Please reply.


Tank tops, like some styles of evening dresses bare your arms and shoulders, so if you wear them with a regular bra, your straps are bound to become visible. When straps are showing under a tank top, you can look sloppy, trashy, or tacky.  Some girls use special tapes to directly adhere their bra straps to their skins, but the tape may loosen when they sweat, producing discomfort.

But more smart women have ways of wearing their tank tops without showing their bra straps.  They take advantage of the availability of some bra styles that make them wear a tank top while making their breasts appear in, up and controlled and no bra straps to show. These are some of the bras that these girls wear.

Strapless bras are constructed with bodice lined with silicon band to adhere it to the skin and prevent slipping down.  It may sound uncomfortable, however, if you try one with ample cup support and a flexible under wire, you can dance and jump all you want and your strapless bra will still be in place.  Do you want to play volleyball on the beach with it?  Go ahead;  your bra won’t leave you.

Convertible bras have versatile straps to conform to the strapless, racer back, halter neck tank tops, and even tops that are over the shoulder. These bras have hidden hooks and looks, so they can be an essential undergarment for your summertime tank tops.  You can configure the straps many different ways and some have additional invisible silicon straps when you purchase. These invisible straps are clear;  they blend with your skin tone, making them hardly noticeable.  You can attach this to any of your bras that have removable straps.

Bandeaus  are made of stretchable material that contours.  They also wick moisture, and are great if you are less endowed;  it will allow you to achieve a tank top excellence.  You may get little support from most bandeau bras, but this can be remedied if you pick one with  some padding and soft under wire.

Built-in bras are a great option if you want support and coverage.  When you buy a tank top which is made of softer material and designed to bare your body silhouette, you may pick one with a built-in bra.  This may also have padding and soft under wire, like the other varieties of bras.  This also have smooth molded cups, seamless to prevent irritation, and offer to lift your breasts for a perfect shape. This is not a cheap one to buy, but it offers convenience when you need to change tops when going from one place to another, say a yoga, then a beach, then a night out.

However, if you got  extended fronts that are too big so that not wearing a bra is an impossible feat, just avoid wearing a tank top. This style of summer wear is great for girls who have small breasts that they can show at their best.