Ok, it’s perhaps anticlimactic to name my new bra as my second-ever secret girl(s)friend, but really, meet my new inner beauty. I introduce to you the “Barely There” Invisible Look Underwire Bra.
My girls are not as, ahem, generous as the ones in this picture, so I can use the light padding and underwire to boost the little that I’ve got. However, the between cup sizes thing (say, oh, between none, and just a little?) can be uncomfortable. I stuck with the Victoria’s Secret T-Shirt bras for a long time after replacing my Cacique Invisible bras (damn you, VS, for swallowing Cacique whole!)– I stuck with them for too long. But, a few months ago, I went shopping with my friend C at the nearby outlet center, and she purchased some of these bras on the recommendation of the slightly-too-earnest-and- somewhat-stalkery saleswoman at the Hanes/Bali/Leggs store. (We also bought some of Barely There’s underwear, which I already knew was the next most comfortable thing to going without.) C. reported the very next day that this bra was her new best friend.
You know what? C. is right (well, she’s always right, but she’s especially right here)– this bra is my new best friend, which in my mind means that I feel comfortable– no more grabbing at sliding straps, or tugging at creeping chest bands. The fabric is soft, it’s smooth under fabric, and while it’s not sexy, it feels good on, like flannel jammies for your breasts. It stays put– no more falling out or stuffing back in. And… I don’t even notice I’m wearing it. Plus? I noticed that my side profile looked just a tad bit bustier than it has in the past– it made my rack look like, well, a rack, rather than a shelf, or a board, or whatever. (Why do we call it a rack? Racks are flat, aren’t they?) I stood straighter, walked taller, smiled more, and got flirted with three times on Monday and twice today. And that, cher Readers, is the test, since I’ll take all the flirting I can get. I am so totally going back in the next two weeks to buy some more.