Do you know your bra size? I mean your real bra size. As moms, our bust changes between pregnancies, nursing, weight loss and gain where about75'??85% of us are now wearing the wrong bra size. At a recent event in NYC sponsored by Barely There I not only learned my correct bra size but I also had a sneak peak at their super comfortable line of undergarments that every mom will love. Hosted by Kimberly and Christina, the energetic ladies of the hit show Jersey Couture, the event was a preview to the hottest new bra and undies from Barely There as well as a mini-lesson in how to wear bras with confidence and style.
At the event, I learned more about Barely There, a company that makes '??bras, panties and shapewear that are ruffle, wrinkle, crinkle, line, tag and seam free'? '?? meaning no uncomfortable wires or underwear that is too tight.
I also had the chance to view their CustomFlex Fit Collection and their Invisible Look Collection, a line of bras and undergarments that are super-soft, luxurious fabrics that will make any woman feel fabulous.
What I found ingenious was that the CustomFlexFit Collection features a line of bras designed to simplify the sizing system by combining 16 band/cup sizes into five Alpha sizes (ranging from XS-XL). This includes a range of bras like comfy support, fuller coverage foam, bandini and foam bandini and two active leisure bras (reversible pull-over and an active cami) and CustomFlexPanties (available in hipster, bikini, hi-cut, thong and boyshort).
I loved learning about all of the new bras and I was particularly excited to try the fuller coverage foam bra, a comfortable bra that sounded like the perfect undergarment for my active lifestyle. More than anything I loved that the bra was available in simple sizes and not cup sizes. After having two kids, various weights and now nursing, my bra size has fluctuated so having a size like a medium allowed me to have a full-coverage bra (no uni-boob here) with smooth cups, no seams or tags that doesn't pinch, bind or irritate my skin.
I also really loved the Regular Bandini bra. This sporty bra is perfect for moms-on-the go that can be worn with one strap, two straps or even no straps. I also had the chance to test out this product and I love how comfortable it is to wear when I'??m out and about as well as something that is super comfy to relax in at home. The ladies from Jersey Couture also noted that layering is a hot trend this season and the bandini (2 for $26) is perfect for that trend that can be worn with another bra or as a subtle accent to a blouse or dress. This super comfortable bra can also be worn 8 ways and is available in smart sizes from XS-XL.
I also had a chance to see the Invisible Look Collection, available in underwire and wirefree. At the showroom, I loved how the bra was so think and flexible where you could wear it as is or it could convert to a criss-cross styling. You also can'??t see this bra through your t-shirts thanks to not having ruffles or seams as well as having smooth invisible line-free features. Available in Black, White, Nude, Party Pink and Fashion Color, this bra is also a cup-size bra available in 34-36 A, 34-38 B, 34-38 C, 34-36 D.
As for the panties, I loved the CustomFlex Bikini style. This line of underwear is made from a flexible microfiber with four-way stretch that changes its shape to fit your own body. I tested these out as well and I loved how smooth and stretchy the material was as well as how they didn'??t pinch my waist or ride up. Also, the ladies of Jersey Couture brought up a good point at this event '??Don'??t buy underwear that doesn'??t feel comfortable or isn'??t your size '?? you are the only one that is going to suffer.'? Good point, ladies!
An afternoon in undergarments 101 made me realize that I am not only wearing the wrong bra size but that I was also wearing undergarments that were uncomfortable, too tight and irritating. Thanks to Barely There and their innovative product line that will soon change.
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We were given some comfortable bras and panties to test out.