Let’s Talk About Bras!

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! There are so many places to get them too, in-store or online from somewhere similar to https://www.rankandstyle.com/top-10-list/best-sport-bras or anywhere else.

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.


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.

Ultimately, whether you want to find something sexy and alluring like a lingerie set Hannah Claydon on Babestation would wear, or you prefer comfort over style, when it comes to bra shopping, you absolutely must find an ensemble that makes you feel confident.

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.

You’re welcome.

3 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About Bras!”

  1. I’ve never heard of a bralette so I looked it up. I got a new bra at Kohl’s last week. It is very soft and looks like it might fit the bralette category. It is a Bali and the label on the hanger reads All-Around Comfort. It’s wireless; I can’t stand those things either.

  2. Yup. I’ve been wire-free since I breastfed my first 10 (gasp!) years ago and had a bunch of clogged ducts. I tend to just find one I like, and then buy them online so I never, ever have to go try on bras (the worst!).

  3. I order playtex online- No Underwires ever . Well I have one underwire bra, but I only wear only when I know it won’t be on for long. I know TMI- sorry.

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