The average woman spends approximately 3000 hours a year in bras which means your bra shouldn’t be an afterthought when you’re looking to go bra shopping. Even though the majority of us take it off the second we’re home (guilty!) more than likely you’re wearing it from morning to night in all different situations. That’s why it’s incredibly important to have a bra that’s comfortable, sleek and long-lasting.
Before my career path in fashion, every single bra I owned was from Victoria’s Secret. I honestly didn’t even know that any other lingerie brands existed in the world. Now that I’ve been around the block (and department store!) a few times, I’ve recently been turned on to some amazing bra brands and honestly, I’m never going back. One brand that always seems to pique my interest is Cosabella. More often than not, bras that are deemed comfortable are ugly. And bras that are pretty, are uncomfortable. What I really like about Cosabella is that the bras are where utility meets design. They’re not super heavy duty — they feature a 2-hook clasp and light underwire construction which make them perfect for summer. I took the plunge and tested out three of Cosabella’s best sellers and here is what I thought.
What I thought: This is one of my go-to bras nowadays. I love that it’s lace and has thicker straps for extra support. It looks like a bralette but has thin underwire so I don’t feel like I’m not wearing anything. It has a nice lace scalloped trim that makes it extra unique and pretty if you care to have a low neckline.
My suggestion: Definitely wear this under any top with straps or t-shirt dresses. I have a strappy cotton tank dress that I loved pairing this bra with. I also really loved wearing it under a simple blouse with jeans– it made me feel comfortable and sexy.
What other shoppers thought: “The lace is soft and supportive, comfortable while you also look and feel like a million bucks. Can’t wait to buy more.”
What I thought: If you’re looking for an alternative option to a bralette – this should be your go-to. The mesh is UBER comfortable and the underwire cups give you enough support to feel like you’re boobs aren’t sagging but it’s super lightweight which I love.
My suggestion: Wear this under a thick cotton summer dress or top. It’s mesh so be forewarned – you can see your nipples through it so unless you’re trying to #FreeTheNipple (in which case more power to you) then wear something that has some coverage to it over top.
What other shoppers thought: “I usually go for bralettes instead of bras with padding or wire, but I decided to give this underwire bra a chance and I’m In LOVE!! :) Super comfy and sexy! I’m a range between 34A-34B and I got a 34B and it fits perfect! I also got the matching highrise thong and they fit so nice!”
What I thought: If you’re looking for a comfortable, everyday t-shirt bra, you have a new go-to. I love this bra because it still has a pretty lingerie look but also is perfect to go under any t-shirt or top that otherwise clings to your bra.
My suggestions: Wear this under t-shirts, sweaters and tops — you name it!
What other shoppers thought: “I have never purchased a bra without trying it on at a store but I gave it a try anyway. I couldn’t have been more pleased. It fits like a glove!!!”
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