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.