When to Wear A Push-up Bra

 

Fact: Boobs come in different shapes and sizes!

Truth: Every pair of boobs is vying for some kind of push-up bra.

 

For most women, they wish for bigger boobies.

 

And for most women, a push-up bra is a holy grail and an affordable way to boost their breast sizes without having to go under the knife.

 

Also for most women, 85 percent are not well fitted in their bras. If you look down and see your nipples saying hi – or spillage around the boundaries of your bra, something must be wrong.

 

Retailers know this.

 

Seeing how you want to be the sexed-up vixen with push-up bras, it’s easy to fall into the trap of wearing the wrong one because every push-up bra does some form of lifting.

 

Know that push-up bras are for everyone – they were designed to give an illusion of bigger busts if you wish your breasts were bigger and they also hold them from drooping like a saggy grandma with the g-force if you wish your boobs were smaller.

 

Push-up bras work in just about everything you wear from a regular t-shirt to a neckline dress. Sounds silly?

 

Sometimes, all you need is the mirror – not the bra. See yourself in front of the mirror before deciding that this is the bra for you. Your boobs should not look like your nipples are being forced outward like a pair of lips desperately trying to kiss.

 

While push-up bras are made to enhance your silhouettes and sizes, it’s essentially made for confidence.

 

A fitted push-up bra magically makes you feel like a supermodel that has all the right proportions and curves and men drooling over your boobs.

 

And when’s best to wear it? It’s when you need that extra shot of self esteem.

How to Buy Lingerie for My Girlfriend (Part 2)

 

What’ the Occasion?

 

Size – checked. Style – checked.

 

Now that you have what you need to know, you can start hitting the stores. As daunting as it may now seem, shop with the end goal in mind and don’t be embarrassed. After all, the last thing you want to ruin is the surprise you have planned so long for.

 

As style matters, think of the occasion you are buying for. Did you just plan for a honeymoon in a hotel away from the city? Or are you just getting naughty?

 

Whatever it may be, different occasions call for different pieces. A good point to note is that women need at least 5 different bra styles in her closet.

 

If you have something planned for Valentine’s Day, something with lace will spice up the mood. If you’re celebrating her birthday and you want to give her something she can wear often whether to work or an outing with her girlfriends, something plain is a safe option. You can opt for black push up bra that gives her that added edge to complement her overall look.

 

Colours do make a difference too.

 

Lingerie is a whole lot of emotions and personality combined. Women do not settle for the idea of wearing just about anything that fits.

 

What she wears on her body is a representation of who she is. Sophisticated women tend to opt for dark but often times shiny shades. You will not go wrong with black and white if you are a first timer.

 

You could opt for brighter colours if she’s more of a jovial, outgoing, adventurous person. Try experimenting with pink, yellow and light blue. These are generally fun colours to go with.

 

Sales people can be helpful, but are they?

 

You may seem to get a lot of help from the sales people in the store since you might see them as being more experienced than you are.

 

But just because they have been wearing them doesn’t make them experts in knowing what you want, let alone letting them decide what your girlfriend should wear.

 

Considering that you already know what you want, run through your requirements with them and all they should be doing is to bring your desired pieces to you, not the ones they think your girlfriend likes.

 

When you are being approached, tell them about the size, styles and you can even tell them the occasion so they can give you some ideas too. Don’t be afraid to walk out politely if you do not like their available options. Move on to the other stores, you will definitely find the right one.

 

But if you are intimidated by the experience

 

Perhaps all you want to do is to shop online.

How to Buy Lingerie for My Girlfriend (Part 1)

 

Buying lingerie for your girlfriend sounds daunting. You don’t want to be the creepy guy checking out lace bras and thongs in Victoria’s Secret – the last thing you want to do is to appear shy and grabbing something lightning fast to avoid embarrassment and end up spoiling the experience you’ve planned so hard for. Here’s how to do it right.

 

Get the Right Size

 

This is a tricky one as most women may be self-conscious about how they look. If you get this wrong, nothing else will make it right. If you buy a size too big, she’ll probably feel insulted (she may think you call her fat). If it’s one size smaller, she’ll feel bad when trying to fit herself in because you make her think she’s actually smaller than what she is.

 

See, buying a bra isn’t just transactional, it is an emotional thing. Same goes to wearing it.

 

It has to feel good.

 

Ideally, you will have to do a quick check on the size she’s been wearing. Fret not, it’s on the labels stitched onto the bra. While you may not know, sizes can also vary from one brand to another – especially if the brands are from different parts of the world!

 

Know Her Style

 

Rummaging through her closet may not be a good idea but you could offer to do laundry. Offering to do laundry has an advantage because it gives you a picture of her lingerie pairing with what she will usually wear. Pick up those hints and make mental notes as you go through that pile of lingerie. You will find really good clues.

 

For the more simple, not fashion conscious guys whose idea of shopping is usually bulk purchasing plain grey t-shirts and jeans from your neighbourhood retail store, then understanding her style can be a little too much to ask for.

 

If that’s you, you can always focus on what you want as a gauge. A gift of lingerie can be seen selfish so you may want to present it well. What it means is that you need to find the perfect balance between what you want with what she usually wears.

 

If most of what she wears is plain single tone full cup bras, you can push the boundary a little with lace full cup bra. Not too daring yet not too conservative. But if you’re accelerating from plain boy shorts panty to a crotchless lace panty, you are definitely in trouble.

The Wonder Woman: The Wireless Bra

Underwire bra has taken center stage for a long time for its enhancing and support qualities. This has sidelined wireless bras in the lingerie industry. It is not entirely true that in a deadlock between Wired vs. Non Wired, the former gets better support while the latter gets none.

 

The popularity of wired bras has way surpassed that of non wired bras for the simple reason that the underwire gives a significant lift to your boobs projecting an illusion of more voluminous assets and a more alluring figure.

 

The non wired bra is usually misinterpreted as the bra that does not provide adequate support. This was probably true when this bra type was first launched but it has taken a wave of change in the 21st century. Due to its wireless feature, this bra is a soft cup bra but some are reinforced with seams and wider straps to cater to the larger bosoms.

 

Without a doubt, the wire free bra does provide comfort more than a wired bra could ever offer. It would be an amazing bra for sizes not larger than a B cup. The absence of wires underneath the cups makes you feel as though you are not wearing anything at all and you could wear this bra style to bed should you not feel comfortable exposing your ladies to your pajamas.

 

A very general comparison between wired and non wired bra would be:

 

The Underwire Bra

Pros

·        Has a metal strip inserted underneath the bra cups for more support and lift

·        Gives you a fuller figure

·        Makes you sexy and alluring

Cons

·        Metal wires could dig into your skin for various reasons causing discomfort

·        Wires squeezing against the body could do serious health damage

·        Unnecessary bumps and bulges along the bra area

 

The Wireless Bra

Pros

·        Absence of metal strips gives you timeless comfort; the ultimate freedom

·        Feels as though you are not wearing anything

·        Eliminates restriction of movements especially when exercising

·        Falls perfectly into your curves and contour

Cons

·        Provides minimal support, not quite suitable for big bust and less firm busts

·        Succumbs to the gravity

 

 

Despite the pros and cons of both styles, it all boils down to your own preference and the comfort each style gives when you are wearing it. Don’t just settle for one, get both and you will know which works best.

 

Happy shopping!

Top 7 Fatal Mistakes Men Make When Buying Lingerie

 

7. Being the Shy Boy

“How am I ever going do this?!” sounds familiar? Have you ever wanted to get your girlfriend a piece of lingerie but you never had the guts to shop for it? If you want to surprise her, you bet it’s worth walking into that lingerie store and get her something nice. Don’t be shy, you are not the only guy who walks through that door to do some female underwear shopping. After all, you get to see her wearing it, right?

 

6. Shopping without Shopping

So you muster your courage, you walk through that door feeling a little bashful. Shopping is called shopping for a reason. Since you have made up your mind, it doesn’t hurt to look around at the different types of lingerie in the store. Choosing one that’s expensive doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. Remember, it’s the results that matter, not the process!

 

5. Playing the Guessing Game

A for Lemon, B for Orange… No, B for Bra Sizes! Yes, that’s right and that’s exactly what I am saying. There is no way you can guess her bra size or equate it to some fruits (I’m not saying it’s wrong but it’s just very vague) when shopping for her. Don’t guess her size, ask her! You can check her closet and if it doesn’t work, you can bring her lingerie to the store and let them help you out with the size.

 

4. Unflattering sizes

Getting her the wrong size for Valentine’s is as good as buying her nothing. Wearing a poor fitting bra not only has concerns over health issues but it makes the wearer uncomfortable and unflattering. It could also create unnecessary visible bra cups and straps over her blouse.

 

3. Making her a Porn Star

Here’s a pointer; the lingerie is for HER, not for YOU! When deciding on what to buy, never ever get your inspiration from your favorite adult film stars. Your girlfriend isn’t one of them. Also, less fabric doesn’t mean it’s cheaper, I know what you are thinking of *grin* She wouldn’t be too flattered to know that you want her to dress like a porn star. Instead, get her something comfortable and nice.

 

2. Undesirable styles

A piece of lingerie is not just for support. There are many different styles other than just the Push Up. If you have no idea, read the rest of the blog. Take your time and do your research, buy something which suits her personality. You’ll know it’s worth it when you see that smile on her face.

 

1. Mismatching Fashion

There’s the bra and the panty and there is certainly no reason to mismatch them. Buy a complete set instead. Well, after all I am pretty sure you wouldn’t want her to think you got them from a cheap sale do you?

Top 7 Awful Misconceptions on Wearing Lingerie

 

7. I Actually Need a Measurement?!

No, you don’t need a measurement, you need MEASUREMENTS! I can’t stress enough that despite your age and your “what-you-think-your-size-is size”, you still need to measure yourself. A woman’s breasts change in size due to various different factors like menstruation and pregnancy. It is important to have yourself measured to get the perfect fit. Ill fitted bras have negative effects on your health, but if you are not concerned over health I’m pretty sure you want to look beautiful, right?

 

6. Comfortable Bras are Perfect Fits

It’s not surprising anymore to hear women say their bras are the perfect fit just because they are comfortable in them. Reminder; 80% of women wear the wrong bra size! What you think is comfortable could most likely be the wrong fit. You may want to check out for some signs that you are wearing the wrong size.

 

5. One Perfect Fit is ALL I Need

Because a woman’s body changes due to factors like weight loss and weight gain, pregnancy etc. you will need an average of 5 different sizes in your closet. Have yourself measured from time to time. Your self esteem will skyrocket if you look pretty; you bet it’s worth the effort!

 

4. Lingerie is Only for Support

Perhaps you grew up having told that you need bras to support your ladies. Well, that is probably because lingerie back during your mother’s youthful days had yet to recognize fashion. But today, in the 21st century, lingerie is no longer about giving you support but the perfect fit is able to enhance your body figure and it is a fashion piece you can be proud of!

 

3. So I have the Push Up Bra and the Sports Bra and…. What else do I need?

This is actually very common misconception among women that there are only limited styles of bra to choose from. In fact, there are more than just the Push Up and Sports Bra. If you need to enhance your cleavage, why not try out a Plunge Bra instead? And if you want to accentuate your busts, there is the Balconette Bra. Don’t limit yourself, confidence knows no limits!

 

2. Discounts, Discounts and More Discounts! I Love Discounts!

There is absolute nothing wrong being price conscious but being too conscious can be a bad thing. Good bras do not necessarily have to be expensive but good bras certainly come with a price. After all, there is a lot of work involved in making a good one. Don’t be like everyone else – if you find one that fits you well, you know it’s worth the price!

 

1. Boutique Shopping Vs Mall Shopping

If you have ever wondered why shop in standalone boutiques when you can have a plethora of selections in just one place, the supermarket! Supermarkets and departmental stores usually offer mass produced lingerie for the masses. Hence, finding one which fits you perfectly would be a tough job. Specialty stores selling ONLY lingerie are very much specialized and professional. Visit one and you are sure to find the right one.

How to Buy Her Lingerie

 

Guys, how does it feel like walking into a lingerie store with your girlfriends? Awkward? Well, I guess it’s alright but what about walking into a lingerie store ALONE shopping for your partner? Perhaps that would not be too bad if you already have in mind what you want so you could grab and run as fast as you could.

 

What if you don’t? But you wanna see your girl in that sensual and seductive underwear! Try asking the saleslady on the different lingerie styles and shapes, and the sizes and the magic each piece of lingerie could do. Just by having the thoughts of doing this, have you gone bananas already?

 

Here’s what you should do.

 

Do you know her size?

 

No? Check her closet. Check out the tag of her bra. You will see some numbers and those indicate the bra size. It’s not mission impossible but just try not to get caught; you wouldn’t wanna spoil the surprise would you?

 

Or maybe bring along a piece of her lingerie to the store; they can help you sort this out. If this is not an option, all you have left to do is to measure her.

 

It would be better to get her current size as a woman needs an average of 5 different bra sizes because breast size changes due to many factors. Maybe she gained weight because of the chocolate you got her, or maybe she lost weight to look good for you. It could be menstruation and the many other factors.