Lingerie is sexy, sophisticated and sultry–not scary!
Intimidated? Take a deep breath. Look at yourself with absolutely no judgment at all. Lingerie can be a touchy subject. Yes, we all want it. No, not all of us might have the patience to shop for it.
Image via North Star Vintage blog
Ladies, we were all made uniquely for a reason. Capture your essence that you were born with. When you are wearing properly fitting undergarments underneath your everyday “ho-hums,” your spirits are lifted all day long. Trust me on this. It gives you a little extra confidence to carry and a reason to smile to yourself throughout the day.
Local lingerie loves that I venture toward when I need a good fitting:
- Clair de Lune: They carry lines like Elle Macpherson, OnGossamer, Goddess, Chantelle and Cake, just to name a few.
- Birdies: They have an extensive line of European delicates including Huit, Lola Haze, Candi Factory, Little Bra Company and other hidden treasures!
If you have a full bust…
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If you have uneven breasts…
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… Padding that can be taken out when needed is a must. Invest in a bra that allows you to level out your imbalances, and adjust the strap length to accommodate the fix.
If you have an average figure…
Chantelle Icone Demi bra via Kaboodle
If you’re plus size…
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If you have sagging breasts…
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If you have a small chest…
Bijou bra by The Little Bra via Polyvore
…Select a brand that has scaled down the cup size in order to accommodate a smaller frame size. The band should be snug on the midline of the back, and a bit of padding should naturally push up your smaller frame. I suggest buying from The Little Bra Company.
Be happy! Be confident in your skin!
Katherine Brown is the owner of Chanari, a personal-styling and life-coaching company. She received her professional degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Her style inspirations include the spunk of Audrey Hepburn, the classic chicness of Jackie O., and the flair to be daring of Sarah Jessica Parker. She lets KC Magazine readers shop her wisdom in the exclusive “Style Guru” blog.