Thursday, December 25, 2014

Bras for Plus Size Women: 4 Everyday Challenges and Handy Solutions

You also have to accept the fact that your bra size is going to change, especially during major physical or lifestyle changes. Your modest 36C breasts can turn into “well-endowed” 38DDs once you get pregnant or start taking contraceptives. Likewise, your double-Ds can get smaller when you lose weight or as you age. That’s why you need to invest on a new set of well-fitting bras every time your body changes. When shopping or using bras for plus size women, there are unique struggles you’ll encounter.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Plus Size Bras History: From Tight and Frumpy to Comfy and Stylish

As fate would have it in the First World War, metals were in short supply and women were increasingly becoming mainstays in the workforce. Corsets were practically shortened because of this, and the smaller garment’s design evolved continuously. There was even a time around World War II when bullet bras (that look similar to Madonna’s iconic cone-shaped bra cups in the 90s) were the norm, especially since these bras not only offered great protection and support, but also made the breasts look bigger. Then came the more modern brassiere designs. The 60s gave birth to push-up bras and lace bras, while the sports bra was invented in the 70s (then named “Jogbra”). Now, new styles and designs of these delicate garments are manufactured and made trendy, including comfy and stylish plus size bras.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

3 Health Effects of Wrong Bras for Plus-Size Women

Admit it. Fancy bras are tempting eye candies and you’d sometimes trick yourself into believing that it fits right even though it doesn’t. Comfort should be prioritized over aesthetics. Besides, what’s the use of fanciness if your breasts are not in a healthy shape? Read this list to see how your bra choices can affect your health.
Back pain
Poor fitting bra cannot support breasts well from gravity, thus it causes you to slouch and feel back pain later on. Opt for bras with extra wide bands for better support, but also check that it’s not too tight as it can pressure your rib cage.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Must-have Features for a Post-surgery Bra

Some women undergo a breast augmentation procedure to restore their breasts’ firmness after childbirth and breastfeeding, while some long for symmetrical breasts. Whatever the reason may be, they will benefit from purchasing plus-size bras that are designed to play a role in post-breast surgery care. Here are the features to watch out for:

Front closure

In general, women sometimes find it difficult to hook a bra at the back, and things are worse when they have recently undergone breast augmentation surgery. As such, an ideal bra for them comes with front closure for easy locking access.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Promoting Healing: Features of Post-Surgical Bras for Plus Size Women

For plus size ladies, finding a quality bra for everyday use is already quite a challenge. What more when it comes to post-surgical bras for plus size women? After a breast augmentation, lift, mastectomy, reduction, reconstruction, or any other type of cardiac and thoracic surgery, the patient needs to find and use a well-fitting undergarment that won’t impede healing or induce complications. The following are some beneficial and must-have features of post-surgical bras: Made of Quality Materials Regular bras are usually made of fabric like silk, polyester, and cotton, which are all quite breathable, but not exactly flexible and supportive. The best bras for plus size women after surgery such as EmbraceBra™ feature a moisture-wicking, hypoallergenic, and latex-free fabric that feels smooth on the skin.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tri-Patented Plus Size Bras Offered at Obesity Help’s 2014 Conference

In an effort to further respond to plus-size women’s need for more reliable choices when it comes to available plus size bras in the market, the tri-patented EmbraceBra—specially created to provide superior support without sacrificing comfort and ease of movement—was featured at the recent Obesity Help’s 2014 Conference. The product, however, does not only cater to those on the plus side, but also to women whose thoracic, heart, or plastic surgery needed a unique bra to assist with healing. While it’s already a challenge for bigger women to find the right bras for them, the search can be much more difficult for women requiring special assistance from their undergarments.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Post-Surgical Bras for Plus Size Women

Women who find their breasts size unsatisfying can decide to undergo a surgery. Whether its enhancement or reduction they are opting for, the procedure will require several post-operative management. The healing process of today’s surgery can take a few to several weeks and requires a patient to carefully follow homecare instructions, from applying ointments to wearing the proper bra.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Checklist to Follow Before Buying your Bra

Women who wear perfect fitting bras have the proper support that their breasts need, which then contributes to proper posture, confidence, and good health. Conversely, wearing the wrong bra size can contribute to neck, shoulder, or back pain, which could lead to poor posture or worse—a deformity in the spine from the change in the curvature of the back from years of bad posture.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wearing Bras Doesn’t Cause Breast Cancer

Some people have been blaming bras for some time for causing breast cancer. Supporters claim that bras restrict the flow of lymph fluids, thus causing toxic chemicals to build up in the breast area. They also claim that bras cause inflammation in the breasts, which leads to cyst formation and increases the risk of breast cancer. However, this isn’t true.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Choose Bras for Plus Size Women that Elevate Your Comfort and Style

Plus size women often face the challenge of having their breasts adequately supported while sleeping. With unsupported full breasts, they may find it uncomfortable to change positions, especially if they usually toss and turn at night. An improperly fitting bra wouldn’t cut it, so these full-figured women should consider wearing suitable bras for plus size women. The right bra should also be used during activities like exercising, so the wearer can move optimally and be comfortable in the various positions that are typical in a workout. A full-figured woman need secure support particularly in high-impact exercises like running and aerobics; as well as in workouts that require flexibility, such as yoga or Pilates.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Special Plus Size Bras Give Better Support After Breast Reconstruction

If you had breast reconstruction, wearing ordinary undergarments may not be enough. Instead, you may need special plus size bras for ultimate support and comfort. These bras may be worn throughout the day and even while you sleep, so your breasts are braced against movements that can be severely uncomfortable. A patented plus size bra, such as EmbraceBra™, is specifically intended to be worn after thoracic or plastic surgeries. Its innovative design includes a patented pillow that can be inserted as a cushion between the breasts, lengthened, non-underwire cups where the support band is away from incision sites; and a front zipper made of nylon, so the garment would be easy to don and remove. Its soft, hypoallergenic fabric helps avoid any irritation to sensitive post-surgical skin.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Plus-size Bras for Full-figured Women

In the past, women had limited choices for their clothing, especially in sizes. Fortunately, the brassiere industry seems to have been aware of this need since there are currently more plus-size bra varieties for curvy women.

Ladies with bra sizes ranging from C to E now have a plethora of shops to visit to buy their intimate apparel. The styles vary from full coverage to demi cups. For the un-oriented, bras with demi cups are those that cover only the bottom part of the breasts, leaving the upper part exposed. Most brassiere experts recommend plus-size bras with full coverage for women with curvaceous figures.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bras for Plus-Size Women: Study Finds No Link of Bra to Breast Cancer

Blaming bras as a contributing factor to breast cancer has been around for quite some time. Supporters claim that bras restrict the flow of lymph fluids, thus causing toxic chemicals to build up in the breast area. They also claim that bras cause inflammation in the breasts, which leads to cyst formation and increases the risk of breast cancer. Ignorance on the proper selection of underwear could be a reason for the spread of the myth, in light of possible physical effects related to brassieres. Dr. Joanna Scurr from Portsmouth University, for instance, reviewed studies and found that constricted movement in the breast area could, indeed, stretch ligaments and place tension on the skin. Bigger women are found to be more prone to this, and can suffer discomfort and pain as a consequence. The ideal and best bras for plus-size women, smaller women, and other body types must offer correct support without sacrificing ease of movement, as failure to do so could eventually lead to health.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Plus-size Bras for Full-figured Women: How the Industry Has Grown

What do people think of when they hear the label “fashion runway model”? For most, the term is synonymous to gorgeous, tall, and thin models like Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, and Alessandra Ambrosio. However, Elle.com writer Sally Holmes reports that the recent New York Fashion Week proved that the fashion industry is fast adapting to real-life trends. The recent inclusion of full-figured women in one of the world’s biggest fashion events is definitely a big step forward. A bit delayed, but much welcomed, nonetheless. However, while plus-size women’s clothing are very much a covered ground now, what about their need for the appropriate undergarments? Fortunately, the brassiere industry looks to be following suit since there are currently a wide variety of plus-size bras for curvy women.