3 Annoying Problems and How to Solve Them
“I Can’t Find a Good-Looking Strapless Bra”
At long last, you don’t have to sacrifice function for fashion. This strapless wonder is completely seamless where it counts (the cups) yet has pretty trim all across the wide and supportive band. Unlike many other versions out there, this bra doesn’t have excessive padding, but just enough to give you the lift you need. On top of all that, it’s convertible. You can add regular or transparent straps to wear it as (1) a halter, (2) a crisscross, (3) a wide-set demi, or a conventional bra.
To buy: For a similar style, go to maidenform.com.
“Lacy Bras Are Uncomfortable and Bumpy Under Clothes”
Not all lacy bras. Many of today’s lingerie designers are making an effort to produce lace that’s smoother and finer than the scratchier counterparts our mothers wore. When considering any bra, give it a touch test. Or, for a surer bet, try one of these options.
A stretch-lace bra. This style can work for those who need less support. It’s usually seamless and flexible, and it moves with you.
An embellished T-shirt bra. Molded cups offer comfort and sleekness along with flat, lacy accents or a thin lace overlay that doesn’t show through.
A lined seamed bra. Since there’s a layer of cotton or satin between the lace and the skin, this type feels soft, and it even provides extra support.
“I Have an Uncommon Band Size”
If you don’t fall into the 34-to-38 spectrum, you can still find a lacy bra that fits.
Sizes below 34
The Little Bra Company: Sizes starting at 28, thelittlebracompany.com.
Panache: D cups and above starting at size 28, barenecessities.com.
Sizes above 38
Elomi: To size 48, herroom.com.
Goddess: To size 56, amazon.com.