The time has come: I'm finally moving out of my parents' house, from the suburbs to the city for my very first office job.
Do you know what a new job means? New wardrobe! But when I went on a major shopping spree for work clothes, I ran into some serious bra issues.
Trying on outfit after outfit, I noticed all of the seams and lines of my bra through literally every blouse. Not what you want when you're starting a new job!
I figured I had better bras at home, but when I sorted through my underwear drawer, I realized I pretty much rotated between the same 5 bras for, like, 2 years. I'd bought new styles a few times, but as you gals know, just because it's the right size doesn't mean it's comfortable.
Yep - I definitely needed a new bra or two to go with my new wardrobe. So, I consulted the group chat for some lingerie advice.
One friend recommended LIVELY; she said that after she tried on their first bra, she'd thrown out all her old bras and replaced them with LIVELY.
I checked out the website, and the first thing that struck me was how affordable the bras are - they start at only $35. I personally liked how they had real women with different body types modeling the underwear – unlike most other lingerie brands.
I was apprehensive about buying a bra without trying it on. I mean, I'd already wasted enough money on ill-fitting bras I rarely wore. But it seems like people swear by LIVELY. So, I decided to take the chance and order one. I went with a T-shirt bra in a skin-matching "Warm Oak" – can't go too wrong with that.
When it arrived, I eagerly grabbed my new clothes and tried them on straight away. I couldn't believe how comfortable it was. It was supportive without being too tight – I didn't know this was even possible.
Then came the moment of truth – to see how it looked in my new work outfits. I put on my new blouses and low and behold; the bra was completely invisible. No more visible bra outline!
Because my first LIVELY bra fit so well, I ordered another T-shirt bra in white, and tried a strapless one, too. Their strapless bra is a game-changer. I love wearing off-the-shoulder tops, but my previous strapless bras slipped down all day. Now, I can wear them without having to keep pulling up my bra.
When you're starting a new job in a new city, a bra can seem like the least of your problems. But having comfort throughout the day has made such a difference in my life. Even after a stressful day, I don't fling off my bra straight away when I get home like I used to.
LIVELY has bras for everyone and everything - sports bras, strapless bras, push up bras, wire-free bras.
They even have wire-free bralettes and push up bras for bustier ladies. Plus, they have tons of cute underwear to match the bras, and swimwear, too! Ladies, LIVELY is a one-stop-shop for all your bra challenges. Try them, and your boobs can thank me later.