Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Posted by Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant
Calling all voluptuous vixens, flourishing somewhere subsequent to position 4 of the English alphabet. You stand no chance of being transposed with the wall or the flower pressed up against it. No, your extravagantly garnished torso is an unmistakably glitzy hallmark.
You require no additional ornamentation, because you come equipped with the ultimate ornaments. Your fill your blouses and dresses with excitement and glamour. Echoing the silver screen silhouettes of Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe, or modern sirens like Salma Hayek.
And because of it, gravity can not keep its greedy hands off of your anatomical dowry. Your back must battle ferociously to keep your soldiers somewhere in the vicinity of your bustline, and at some point in your life, you've probably been temporarily scarred by the indent of a bra strap.
Cower no more, there are weapons of refuge. Below is a breakdown of some of the key points in your arsenal.
But first, lets discuss your Commander's Intent. If you and your bra accomplish nothing else , you must accomplish this. Your breasts should rest like little soldiers half way between your shoulder and elbow. They must not be allowed to do reconnaissance inside your armpits or scout along your navel. They should be positioned straight forward, at attention.
This mission is not without its costs. But this is undeniably the most important item in your wardrobe, and considering cost per wear, it is definitely worth the investment. One bra is not going to be appropriate for every offense, but a series of wise investments can also attack 10 lbs, 10 years, and at least 10 gaps between blouse buttons. Venus below is your bra armory.
If you trot into Victoria Secret, you will be offered some type of demi push up bra; that is the secret behind Victoria. Padding has its place, but they are not the appropriate supplier for you. What you need is full coverage. One option is the lined, formed cup. These babies hold their shape even when not loaded. And they are going to give you the smoothest look under t-shirts or other fitted garments. I highly recommend Le Mystere for shape and durability. It comes in a plethora of sizes and the Raspberry color is currently on sale for $29.99.
For maximum support, you actually need a seamed bra. Bra seams are a point of strength so don't let this lacy little Freya bra fool you. With three seams, it is a dynamo power house of comfort and support. And some ladies aren't properly cupped by a pre-molded bra. Seamed bras are the mothers and grandmothers of molded bras, and they come with a wealth of wisdom and experience. Get this one for $49.99.
Now, there are times for button up blouses which means there are times for minimizers. The cups of a minimizer bra are designed to reduce the projection of the breasts. Instead of points, the breast is held in a firm mound. The cup shape is designed with a wider diameter and a shorter projection. Your malleable breast tissue is flattened and moved toward your arms, center cleavage, up your chest and down towards your waist. In general, a minimizer bra will reduce your breast circumference as follows: B cup reduces 1/2", C cup reduces 3/4", D cup reduces 1", DD cup and larger reduces 1-1/4" or possibly more. But don't think that you can buy a smaller size for more minimizing effect. All you will get is an ill-fitting bra.
The other important aspect of this option is the lack of underwire. Contrary to popular belief the underwire is not an essential element for bra support. For some, especially for those with curious wanderers, the underwire pokes into the sides of the tissue. This eliminates the problem without compromising support.
Now, for your outer offense, in front of your breasted bastion. Your optimum option is actually fitted, demi shirts. Now don't misunderstand. I am not recommending over exposure. In fact all the bras I've recommended won't permit it. What I'm recommending is a modest scoop neck, v neck, or square neck. Anything that exposes your lovely clavicles. A high chunky neck can quickly turn into a second chin. And covering up a large bust creates the "Mommy Jean" effect: a formidable, uninterrupted line of flesh. Instead, break into up into visually consumable pieces.
Now go, I've given you several affordable options, shop and protect. Arm your army of two.