One might say a bra is just a bra, but it’s actually fascinating to read about the history of this undergarment and its evolution in the Western World. From the constrictive corsets of the Victorian era, underwear has come a long way and continues to be a symbol of the freedom and progress women enjoy in society. It’s certainly survived the famous bra-burning protests of the 70s when feminism was at its peak. It’s now 2018 and a brassiere is not just something that’s imposed on us by our mothers, or what we’ve grown up with. It is a fashion statement or something that reflects our lifestyle.
For example, we now have sports bras that can stand on its own. Wearing them is indicative of people who are seriously into fitness. There are multiway bras for use on different outfits such as backless long gowns and luxury unwired bras perfect for romantic occasions.
I quite prefer the bandeau style since they’re comfy and convenient enough to wear with low-cut tops or dresses. Cage bras and cami bras are also popular because their designs are far from boring. Not to forget those specialized bras such as what those who have undergone mastectomy wear, or maternity bras for nursing moms with removable flaps.
Now, even the most stylish bra will not serve the purpose if it’s not fitted well to one’s body. Underwear should flatter the female form, make one feel good and not cause discomfort. Learn how to measure your bra size. It’s been said that more than half of women wear something that is not a good fit for them. So spend some more time in the dressing room and do not be afraid to talk to the sales staff, they can teach how to measure and of course, they know better. Also, examine the material carefully and choose those which will not make your skin react. Stretchy fabrics and those with elastic are most comfortable.