It’s getting a little heavy around here, don’t you think?
So. Let’s talk about bras. It’s closely related to my favorite subject: Boob Sweat. But a little more mature.
I got my first training bra from K-mart when everyone else in my class got one in 5th grade. I’m not sure if the parents discussed it or what, I just remember we all did it at the same time even though I didn’t really have boobs until I got pregnant at 18.
I was raised by a man who knew nothing about bras, but he was kind enough to send me to the mall with his credit card so I could buy bras sometimes, but I still didn’t really learn much. I just kinda guessed at my size and moved on with my life.
25-30 years later I discovered sports bras and I threw everything else in the garbage because I LOVE SPORTS BRAS!
Fast forward to now when sometimes I need something other than a sports bra because I’m 41 and a grown woman with an office job and once in awhile I wear non-workout clothes. I kept trying bras from Target (because that’s where I buy everything) but I hate them all because underwire! Padding! Ugg.
Then I went to Twitter (as you do with all of your personal undergarment questions) and asked Twitter for advice. And Twitter introduced me to something called a “bralette” which is basically a nicer bra but with no underwire or padding! So it feels more like a sports bra! And it’s evidently been around forever and I’m just dumb.
AND MY LIFE HAS BEEN CHANGED.
I still haven’t found the perfect one yet, BUT I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THESE BRAS EXIST. The ones I have bought have made my life SO MUCH BETTER.
I can wear something “nicer” under a blouse and I almost feel grown-up but without the terrible sensation of underwire and padding.
This post serves no other purpose other than to share the wisdom in case any of you are in the dark to the world of bralettes like I was.