Monday, January 25, 2016

Go Backless


I've heard it a million times, "I can't wear that because I can't wear a bra with it".  I get it.  I've been there.  Approaching my mid-thirties and having nursed a baby, I get it.  The girls are not what they used to be.  But, we're not dead... yet.  When you put restrictions on yourself, you're only holding yourself back.  The backless trend is totally fierce AND here to stay, so I say embrace it and invest in a backless bra.
I remember visiting my friend, Ali, at What The Frock, a high end designer consignment boutique.  I had this amazing backless dress that I couldn't wear a bra with and was hoping her in-house seamstress could do something with the straps to hold me in better.  I put the dress on and they both kind of laughed at me.  Ali got out some double sided tape and a backless bra and said, "here".  Boom!  My girls looked amazing, felt completely secure and the backless bra was more comfortable than my strapless. 
I couldn't believe it.  All those years, struggling with going braless and feeling uncomfortable every time a breeze went by.  There was a simple solution to all my problems.  I now have invested in a couple backless bra.  One is made of silicone and has the same feel of moist skin.  It's the best solution for backless looks that are very revealing.  The only problem with it, is it's sticky on the entire inside of it, so at the end of the night when it's time to take it off, it practically feels like you are peeling your skin off.  My favorite backless bra is the Soma Backless Strapless one pictured above.  It's only sticky on the side panels and has an underwire for extra support.
Backless bras don't come cheap.  Both of my backless bras were shy of $45 each, BUT they are totally reusable, as long as you reapply the backs to the sticky parts.  Be sure to store it back in the box or on the mold it came with and you can probably get 5-10 uses out of each.  I mean, it's really a small investment in the grand scheme of things.  You buy a $200 dress that you can't wear because you don't have the right undergarments... Wouldn't a $45 backless bra be small potatoes knowing you look and feel great?  Confidence is priceless.  Go backless!

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