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5 Ways to Fall in Love with your Bra Again

Valentines Day has come and gone, but that doesn't mean we can't keep spreading the love. Today on the blog, we're going to address one of the most love/hate relationships in a woman's life—her bra.

If you’re anything like me, you can’t wait to get home and take your bra off at the end of the day. People often think of bras as being uncomfortable and restricting, but honestly, they get a bad rap. A good bra, like a best friend or a great significant other, will support you through your worst days and keep you feeling confident and beautiful. The secret is learning to love your bra, and we have five easy tips to get you started.

  1. Get fitted.
Because it's always good to have a second opinion.

Seriously. Getting sized by a fitter can seem like an unnecessary hassle, but you’ll be glad you went through with it once you’re finally in a great-fitting bra that looks and feels good. Since your breasts change just like the rest of your body, it’s a good idea to get sized regularly. Make an effort to go at least once or twice a year. That being said…

  1. Don’t fixate on one size.
All bras are not created equal.

Your pants size, your shoe size, and your shirt size can all vary a little based on style, so why should your bra be any different? Every style is unique, and each has its own little quirks. Some styles run large in the cup, others run small in the band, and so on. It’s good to have a baseline size in mind, but think of it as a starting point rather than an ending one. If you’re shopping in-store, always try before you buy. If you’re shopping online, pay special attention to the fit notes for a particular style.

  1. Invest in something sexy.
Don't act like you've never done this in a dressing room.

Using steps 1 and 2, go out and find a bra that you really, really love. I don’t mean a bra that your significant other likes, or the style your fitter wears, or a bra your friend recommended. I mean find a bra that you love when you look in the mirror—one really great bra that makes you feel awesome about your boobs. Do it for yourself, not for anyone else. You’ll be glad you did.

  1. Embrace the magic of a matching set.
Okay, this might be a little too much magic, but you get the point.

There’s a special kind of bliss that can only be unlocked by donning a set of matching underwear. Most women already know this, and we utilize it to our advantage when we need a little confidence boost—on job interviews, first dates, et cetera. When your panties match your bra, you just feel better. It’s science. So why not match more often? I’m not saying pair up your undies every single day, but if you make a conscious effort to match a few times a week, it’ll get you excited about your bra, and it may just improve your outlook overall. It’s the little things, ya know?

  1. Take better care of your bras.
You don't have to wine and dine them, but you should probably keep them out of the washing machine.

One easy way to fall in love with your bra again is to treat it a little more nicely. We’re all guilty of tossing our bra in the washing machine with the rest of our clothes, but it’s an urge we should resist as much as possible. Bras simply last longer when they’re hand washed, and they’re less likely to retaliate by poking you with a warped-out underwire. Take your bra in the shower with you and wash it with a gentle detergent, then hang dry instead of running it through the dryer.

So there you have it, five quick and easy ways to build a better bond with your lingerie. Do you have any ideas you’d like to add to the list? Leave them in the comments! Oh, and don't forget to check out our Valentines Day sale at Use coupon code BBVDAY17 at checkout for 20% off your favorite styles, now through Friday 2/17.

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