The Breast Bra Ever!: Third Love
Has spring found it’s way to you yet? I think she got lost on her way to New York, *sigh*; but alas.
I’ve been top heavy all my life, and like many of my sistren, I fell victim to the plague of the bad bra. Like, really bad. Ill-fitting, unflattering, all over bad bras. Not knowing any better, I would try to stuff myself into holsters that simply did not fit, and believe me, it was not a good look. But what choice did I have?! Online shopping wasn’t nearly what it is now, I had never been properly fitted for a bra, and I was just trying to make it work and look cute in the process. I wanted to wear cute little bras like my friends, and the options in the store were trash. Anything that was remotely close to my style came in A-C, and anything bigger than that was an over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder in black, white, and beige. Yikes.
Fast forward to a few years ago, I decided to do a little research and discovered I had spent SO many years wearing the wrong size bra (*gasp*)! I had never realized how much of an impact a good fitting bra could have on the overall look of an outfit, the feel of my body; and my self esteem. I just thought it was my cross to bear, forced to live with the best of some bad inventory and make it work. BUT BABY I WAS WRONG AND SO ARE YOU!
Since my discovery those years ago, I’ve mostly been ordering from Simply Be, a lovely retailer of plus size garb based in the UK; and Torrid (which has gotten so much better in the fast few years, but that’s for another blog post!) which had been holding me down.
And, Simply Be, I’m gonna let you finish; but Third Love makes the best bra I’ve ever worn in my entire life! No exaggeration. I had first heard about them from listening to The Read (hey Crissle and West, haha), and after hearing about them and seeing their ads everywhere I finally decided to take the plunge after realizing I needed to restock my wardrobe.
Third Love offers a nifty tool on their site called the “Fit Finder”, a 60 second quiz to help you find your best fit. Also, they have over 70 sizes, including half sizes for my uneven folks! It is important to note that these bras are not cheap, but worth every penny. There’s something golden about being able to do things different another time around. I had never considered buying a bra as “splurging”, but that’s what this is. I deserve, and dammit, so do you. The material feels rich, they’re well constructed, and wearing them makes me feel even more of a luxurious than usual. For my trial, I opted for the 24/7 Prima Cotton T-shirt , the Eyelet Lace Balconette, the 24/7 Classic T-shirt, and the 24/7 Lace Balconette.
This blog post is in no way sponsored by Third Love, although my DM’s are always open, y’all ;) I just wanted to share something that made me feel amazing, because when you feel good, you look good!