Have you ever bought a last-minute outfit on the day of a big soiree only to discover that you don't have the right bra? Every one of us, at one time or another has not had that "right" piece of lingerie just when we need it. Lingerie Essentials is a comprehensive lingerie check list. If you have all these items, you should be covered for any situation, so to speak.we are not suggesting that you have to own all of these items -- we simply offer our list to compare with your wardrobe needs.
A woman should have a collection of bras that she draws from for everyday wear -- a week's supply at a minimum. You're not alone if you wear the same bra a few days in a row; most of us do (assuming it isn't soiled by perspiration). But, instead of wearing the same bra for a few days, alternate two or more bras over a week. The reason? A bra should have a day off between wearings. Body heat tends to relax the fabric. It needs time to return to its original shape. Also, an extra day lets the bra air out and feel fresher the next time you put it on.
A convertible bra has modifiable straps that can be transformed into a halter, racer-back, one-shoulder, or strapless style. A convertible bra is a great versatile bra, and handy to have in case you need a quick solution without time to go shopping.
A Comfy Contour Bra
Contour bras have cups that maintain a breast shape whether on or off. This is achieved by having the cup molded out of a thin foam. Besides giving your breast a great pre-determined shape, a contour bra totally eliminates any nipple show-through (we call it "bullet proofing"). If you are modesty conscious, a contour bra is a great answer for you.
A Sexy, Demi-Cup Bra
The truth is, men love demi bras. This contoured, underwire bra has cups partially cut away to expose the top of the breast. This bra style almost always has wide set shoulder straps as well. It's a very flattering style and comes in handy when you find yourself with a low cut, wide scoop or square neckline where your every day bra will show. Not to mention... it's a great date bra!
Even if you're only moderately active, a sports bra is a must in your wardrobe. Breasts are supported by the non-elastic Cooper's ligaments. Frequent breast bounce can break down these ligaments and causes permanent sagging in your breasts if not supported. Wearing a sports bra will help prevent damage to the breast tissue. Manufacturers often categorize their sports-bra line by the level of impact and exercise intensity: if you participate in various sports or exercise activities, you may need several different sports bras.
A Beautiful Lace Bra
It's tempting each morning to grab one of your everyday bras to wear. But if you're feeling blue or less-than-feminine, there is no better way to lift your spirits and make you feel great about yourself than putting on a beautiful lacy bra. Every woman needs a pretty lacy bra... and by-the-way - men love them, especially in black.