Hope all is well! I have been traveling quite a bit lately, visiting customers in Europe and the Middle East. Glad to be back home now, and to sleep in my own bed for a few weeks in a row!
I received this fun email from “Tara” a few weeks ago:
I came across a super cute Issa dress on Polyvore, check out the look: (it’s the one in the middle)
My question to you is that I am very um “well-endowed,” and am looking for the right bra to keep me supported and held in under the v-cut neckline of the dress. I don’t want shapewear, just a bra. Can you please recommend something for me?
I just discovered Polyvore for myself earlier this year - such a fun site, wish I had more time to play with it! I love the dress that Tara found, lovely colors for spring. (I like the shoes in the composite as well, very cool!)
Regarding her bra question, Tara has two options:
Option A: “Va Va Voom”
If Tara is looking to add some “umph” to that dress - beyond its vibrant colors! - she can opt for a bra with low-plunge cut cups that will hold her bust upwards and inwards, for a sexy decolté. She must make sure that the cups fit perfectly: too loose and they’ll put her at risk for a wardrobe malfunction (and not shape her effectively), too tight and she’ll spill out of the top, creating bulges instead of an elegant decolté. In Va Bien I can recommend this low plunge number, which has patented ultra-Lift bra cups to keep the bust held up and in securely and comfortably.
Option B: “Let the Dress Speak”
Tara’s alternative option is to let the dress do the talking, and minimize her Girls. No surprise that a minimizer bra fits the bill here. With rigid bra cups that flatten the bustline and hold it inwards, tucking a bit near the underarms, Tara could wear this dress with no decolté showing under the v-cut neckline. Here’s an option to check out. However, there is a possible snag: the dress’s neckline might run too far south and expose the bra. This will be a function of her torso length, and she’ll have to try it on to tell - if it’s the case, then Option A is the way to go.
Thanks for sharing the look, Tara, and hope these bra tips help you out!
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