Breast Tissue Migration- the kind of migration you definitely don’t want!

What is Breast Tissue Migration?
While you may not have heard of it, breast tissue migration is one of the most common conditions caused by wearing the wrong bra. As the name suggests, it refers to breast tissue that starts to move into the armpit and towards your back after long periods of wearing the wrong bra size and style. We see breast tissue migration so often in real life and in photoshoots that we’ve come to think of it as normal.

Breast Tissue Migration

Breast Tissue Migration

Breast tissue migration

Smaller bras can lead to breast tissue migration

Breast Tissue Migration

Breast Tissue Migration

Why should you care?
Well, for starters because it can really alter the way you look. It affects the fit of your clothes and make you look heavier than you are. Fortunately, the good news is, the situation is reversible.

Bad Bra vs Good Bra Back View

The wrong bra will make you look heavier than you are.

What causes breast tissue migration?
The most common cause of breast tissue migration is wearing a cup that is too small for you. Women with large breasts have breast tissue all the way to their armpit and all this tissue needs to be inside your cup. Therefore if you’re heavy busted full coverage styles for dailywear are a good idea. Women of all breast sizes and shapes sometimes wear bras with a cup that is too small for them and the wire of the cup (incase of an underwire bra) or the base of the bra rests on their breast tissue, this may also happen if you’re wearing a right sized bra incorrectly. The pressure of the wire divides your breast tissue pushing some inside your cup and the rest is forced back into the armpit area.

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The pressure of the bra dislocating the breast tissue

How to know whether you have breast tissue migration?
If you have excess flesh around your armpit then then you’re probably wearing the wrong size. It could be that the excess flesh is actually breast tissue that needs to be inside your bra. But remember It’s easy to mistake wrinkling at the armpit for tissue migration. Most women get some wrinkling or folds at the armpit where your breast tissue rises to meet you armpit – this also happens when you’re in the right bra! So look specifically discomfort and/or for overflow of breasts from the cup over the top or onto the sides.

How can breast tissue migration be fixed if you already have it? 
By getting your breast tissue into the right cup size you can gradually reverse the tissue migration by training the tissue back into the cup. This will take time, and you initially even find it a little uncomfortable given you’ve been in the wrong size for too long. In that case I would suggest you go up one cup size at a time. If you need help in fitting you can either use our free size calculator or contact us directly via email.

Your bra cup should enclose all the breast tissue right under your armpit.

Your bra cup should enclose all the breast tissue right under your armpit.

Did you know your Bras have Sisters too?

Who is a sister anyway? Somebody to pull you out of trouble? Somebody who fills in for you time and again? Did you know your bra’s had sisters too? And this is exactly what they do for each other.  They fill in for each other, let me explain how.

Did you know that it is possible that even though you measure and usually wear a 36B, a 36B in another bra style, say a strapless style, may not fit you as snuggly? In a case like this a 34C will. Shocking, isn’t it?
This is because these are Sister Styles.

Let’s start with the basics. Measure yourself first and calculate your bra size. If your underbust is small your band size will reflect a smaller number, however if it’s bigger, the band size will reflect a larger number. A smaller back equals a smaller A, B, or C cup and a fuller back equals a larger A, B, or C cup. Meaning that every cup size has a small and large counterpart. That’s because the size of your cup depends on the size of your band measurement.

Bra companies and manufactures don’t use a universal C cup underwire. That also means not all C cups are the same size, contrary to popular belief.
Look at the underwire size chart below. The diagonal sizes that share the same color also share the same underwire size. These are called Sister Sizes. A woman who wears a 34D has the same underwire size as a woman that wears a 36C or a 32E. Although technically an E cup ranks bigger than a D cup which ranks bigger than a C cup. These three sizes 32E/34D/36C share the same exact bra underwire. The only difference in these three sizes is the length of the band.

Diagonal boxes in the same color are Sister Sizes

Diagonal boxes in the same color are Sister Sizes

So if a fitter has ever told you that your true size is 32D but your comparable size is a 34C, they weren’t trying to fool you. It’s because it’s the same exact wire size, and this is why you are able to wear both. This also means if you’ve gone from wearing a 32C to a 30D, it does not mean you’ve put on weight. Infact you might have lost weight, only not at your breasts but your underbust. Still a reason to rejoice.

All this may sound repetitive but we’ve fitted many women who freak out about going up in cup size, without even realizing it’s the same exact wire size as the one they’ve been wearing. We’re always told the most common mistake women make is wearing a band size too big and a cup size too small, which misleads us in to thinking our boobs have changed. They haven’t.
I know all this might sound confusing but we hope you walk away with two important details from this post.

  1. Don’t worry if you’ve been handed a “larger” cup, since it’s most likely the same underwire size you’ve already been wearing if you’ve going down a band size.
  2. How large your “larger” cup is, is solely dependent on the size of your band measurement.  

I sincerely hope this helped.

 

 

 

How to tell your wife she’s wearing the wrong bra size (without offending her :P)

Last week we got this mail from one of our customer:

“Dear Aah! Thank you so much for the lovely lingerie I purchased from you for Valentine’s Day. My wife was really thrilled. We really had our best valentine ever. Thanks so much!
Since then, I have liked your page and have been a consistent visitor on your blog. I must praise your team for all the hard work you put in to educate women on right fit. However, after reading your blog “ 7 signs that your are wearing a wrong size” , made me realize that may be my wife is wearing a wrong bra too. She keeps on complaining about the constant backache; also I think I could see bulges at her back. So, I tried hinting to her that she might need to switch to bigger size, but to my surprised she got offended. She accused me of being judgmental and calling her “fat”. I just love her curves and won’t change her for anything in this world. But I really care that’s why I want help. So Aah! can you suggest some way out?”

Wow! This is first time we got a mail from such a caring husband. And it’s a pleasant change to see!
Here is our reply to him:

Dear Mr. Caring Husband,

First of all, thank you so much for all the kind words. We really appreciate them especially when they come from a man ;). As for your wife, it’s really a common trend amongst woman to wear the wrong bra size. Post marriage/children a woman’s body changes a lot, so does her size, but most of the women fail to acknowledge this. Here are few tips and tricks that might help you get your wife into the right size without offending her:

Gift Her New Lingerie: Take help of our blogs like how to measure, signs you’re wearing the wrong bra size etc. and gift her new lingerie. Simple trick is if you see bulges, go up one size or if you see wrinkles go down one size. To figure out what your woman may prefer in terms of style and color this guide might help.

Take Her Lingerie Shopping: Many MBO’S has in-house facilities of bra fitters. Malls like Lifestyle or Brands like Marks and Spencers has a good staff, which would take your measurements and fit you accordingly.

Tell Her Best Friend To Do So: Ask her best girl friend to suggest to her that she might need a better (bigger) size. You can share a little bra knowledge with her as well. Try and convince her about health risks involved in wearing a wrong bra. Since 80% women wear wrong size, it might be a possibility that her friend is also wearing a wrong size as well. So once her friend in convinced, your wife would be convinced too. However, this trick must be preceded with caution; you might end up offending her friend as well ;). So proceed only if you have a very good understanding with her.

Gift Her A Fit Session Voucher: Find a lingerie designer in your city and gift a fit session voucher with the professionals. And let the experts do their job.

Shower Her With Love: Nothing empowers a woman more than a positive body image. Help her build that positive image by praising her on her achievements and personality. Give her sincere compliments on her eyes, smile, hair, curves …etc. Tell her how “perfect” she is for you. Once she you start noticing some positive changes, share your concerns with her. Share as much information to help her educate herself on the bra fitting.

We hope our above mentioned tips would be helpful.

Write soon and let us know.

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Aah! TeamHow to tell your wife that she might be wearing a wrong bra

Bra Shopping: My Mom isn’t Supportive!

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“My mom doesn’t believe my bra size exists.”

“My mother makes me wear a 38B, even though it’s really uncomfortable and I measured myself as a 32E. She says that I’m not ‘that kind of girl’ who would wear an E cup!”

“I tried helping my mom measure herself to convince her that I need a better size too, but she wouldn’t believe that she could be a 36D, since she’s been a ‘B cup all her life’.”

“My mom never takes me bra shopping, she just keeps buying me larger band size in the same cup since I was 13.”

“My mother was horrified when I told her what my correct bra size is.” “My mom made fun of me when I told her I needed a bigger cup size”

Sounds familiar?
We seem to hear stories like this every other day. Usually from teens or college-aged women living at home, or girls JUST out of college engaged to get married (since that is the time mothers really take them out ‘Fancy Lingerie’ shopping). And while I understand this comes from a lack of awareness about sizing and being comfortable with their own old way of doing things, these situations do make me a little upset. For the benefit of this particular post I’m going to assume that most of our readers are not going to be the ‘moms’ in these situations. And I’m going to address the daughters who are having to deal with moms who don’t understand (or care) about proper bra sizes. Bra shopping by itself can be a frustrating process, but it’s made all the more difficult for those of us who are at a stage where we don’t have any money, can’t drive ourselves, and have a mother who’s reluctant to support or help.
Disclaimer: We’re not trying to bash our mothers here. For every mother making fun of her daughter for her bra size, there’s a mom who’s loving and supportive about the subject. And while this particular mother might not understand why this issue is so important it’s only because of lack of awareness, they may be supportive about every other thing in your life. But situations like these are so common that there has to be post about it for young girls to turn to.
If you’ve properly measured yourself and your mom refuses to believe the result…
If you put yourself in your mother’s shoes for a minute, you’ll understand why she’s shocked to hear her baby girl- who she always thought was a 36B is infact a 30E. Understand that this stems from old, improper views on bras. All your mother will be hearing at this point is, “I went from a B cup to an E cup!”, and that is going to sound crazy to her, especially if she thinks that “D cups” are huge, which most Indian women do! But the average bra size has increased all over the world, probably because of the change in lifestyle. In India, the most bought size used to be a 34B, it is now 34C, and this is when most women are wearing a size too small. Try to “braducate” your mother. Explain to her that all B cups are not equal. A simple explanation would be that ‘I have a 30-inch ribcage, and a 7″ difference between my ribcage and bust measurement’. You can try showing her picture examples of well-fitting bras, explanations of how to measure yourself properly, the results of a good bra calculator. If this triggers the “I’m far older than you, have been wearing bras for much longer than you, and I know more about bras than you!” or “This can’t be right. You’re a petite structure, you have to be a B cup.” response, try this-
If your current bras have obvious signs of a bad fit and cause you pain and/or discomfort…
Explain to your mom that you find your current bras extremely uncomfortable and you experience a lot of discomfort because of them. Describe how the band’s riding up or the straps are slipping. Describe how they are painful or annoying rubbing or stabbing that the wires give you.  While you’re at it, tell her that there are health risks of wearing an ill fitted bra. This might get her to take you’re problem a little more seriously, however, she dismisses your concerns with a “Bras are supposed to be like that” kind of response, try…
If your mom remains dismissive, but you sometimes go clothes shopping with her…
Try being sneaky about it, convince her to look at bras with you while you’re both out shopping for clothes – ideally at a place like Marks and Spencers, which will have a better range of sizes, or Lajpat Nagar, which will give you a more options of shops that may keep multiple brands with sizes. You may be able to convince her if you can get your hands on your estimated size and show her how it fits well. It’ll be even better if you go get a proper fitting with her. Try, either at Marks and Spencers or one of the Lifestyle Stores at the mall, to get fitted by a well trained store fitter. If you can’t drag her there, try emailing us 😉 If your mom is at all open to re-thinking her own bra size and getting a proper fitting herself through any of the above places, this will really help your case as well as her.
If your mom won’t go shopping with you, but doesn’t care if you go yourself…
There’s still hope! If you ever go out shopping with friends or by yourself, you can take that time to try on bras and buy yourself something. Then show her what a goo fitting bra is actually like, this may convince her to come around.
If you don’t have the means to buy yourself a bra at all…
The above advice is no good, of course, if you simply don’t have any money to buy yourself a bra. If your mom isn’t adamantly opposed to you getting new bras, then you can try asking for new bras as a birthday/graduation/etc present. Or save up any gift money you get on Diwali/Rakhi/Birthday to buy yourself a bra. Try getting someone else involved – a grandma, aunt, or family friend – who is more sympathetic may help as well, either to help you talk to your mom or to go shopping with you. However, after all of this, if your mother still won’t listen, I know it can be frustrating. The only thing to do now is look at the bright side, this is only a temporary situation! Hopefully (within a few years at most) you’ll either be able to purchase bras for yourself (you may move away because of college or a new job or because you’ll eventually start earning)  – or your mom will come around after your insistent pestering. And once you start wearing comfortable, well-fitting bras, your mom may realize that maybe she could use a bra update, too! So stay positive!
Have you been through a similar situation? How did you tackle it? Feel free to share any other helpful tips for girls who find themselves in situations like the above.

How to Rock that Studded Bra!

So you’ve seen Lady Gaga wear it, and Miley Cyrus wear it, heck! you’ve even seen Avril Lavigne. And closer to home, Sherlyn Chopra. But they’re celebrities, they can pull anything off, especially in a music video or on stage. You love the look but you’re pretty darn sure that you’d never be able wear this spectacular piece of garment and not look, well you know, over-the-top, right?

Lady Gaga performing Telephone on Stage

Lady Gaga performing Telephone on Stage

Miley Cyrus on stage in the Studded Bra teamed with a leather jacket and hot pants

Miley Cyrus on stage in the Studded Bra teamed with a leather jacket and hot pants

Miley Cyrus on stage in the Studded Bra

Miley Cyrus on stage in the Studded Bra

Avril Lavigne  and Sherlin Chopra sporting the Spiked Bra

Avril Lavigne and Sherlin Chopra sporting the Spiked Bra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrong. I did a bit of research and found some very street-friendly styles to sport the Studded Bra or the Spiked Bra and get the look you want. The fun thing is despite looking like a very ‘Tough’ piece of clothing, it’s actually very versatile. Take a look at the images below and you’ll know what I mean.

Girly with an edge. Layer it with a wide necked top and a short gathered or a skirt of any length. i love how the outfit slightly reveals the spiked bra and gives this soft feminine look a hard edgy feel.

Girly with an Edge.
Layer it with a wide necked top and a short gathered or a skirt of any length. i love how the outfit slightly reveals the spiked bra and gives this soft feminine look a hard edgy feel.

 

Casual and Laid Back. Layered with a light sweater and worn out denim shorts for a laid back yet fashionable statement.

Casual and Laid Back.
Layered with a light sweater and worn out denim shorts for a laid back yet fashionable statement.

 

Rocker Chick. Layered with a tank top, a leather jacket, can be worn with skinny pants or a tight fitted short black skirt.

Rocker Chick.
Layered with a tank top, a leather jacket, can be worn with skinny pants or a tight fitted short black skirt.

 

Punk Rock! I personally LOVE this look. Teamed with a fitted knee length leopard print skirt and a DIY ombre dyed denim Jacket, this look is extremely unique and kick ass!

Punk Rock!
I personally LOVE this look. Teamed with a fitted knee length leopard print skirt and a DIY ombre dyed denim Jacket, this look is extremely unique and kick ass!

 

Classy and Chic. Or you could go the Demi Lovato way. She layered it  with a under a sheer fitted top and a fitted jacket with just a hint of the bra showing. Extremely Classy!

Classy and Chic.
Or you could go the Demi Lovato way. She layered it with a under a sheer fitted top and a fitted jacket with just a hint of the bra showing. Extremely Classy!

 

The Grunge Look. Worn under a rather shredded T-shirt. Goes best with worn out denims or even cargo pants.

The Grunge Look.
Worn under a rather shredded T-shirt. Goes best with worn out denims or even cargo pants.

 

If you bold enough to wear just the bra, then this is the perfect party look. Teamed with a high waist black skirt!

If you bold enough to wear just the bra, then this is the perfect party look. Teamed with a high waist black skirt!

 

Very Boho! You can make the edgy bra boho, simply by teaming it with a loose shirt and an A-line high waist skirt and a pair of very cool glasses/shades. This is another look I really LOVE.

Very Boho!
You can make the edgy bra boho, simply by teaming it with a loose shirt and an A-line high waist skirt and a pair of very cool glasses/shades. This is another look I really LOVE.

 

Punk Rock! Layered with a summer sweater, a leather jacket and worn out denim shorts and fishnet stockings. Throw in some chains and metal rings and probably some boots the look is very punk rock!

Punk Rock!
Layered with a summer sweater, a leather jacket and worn out denim shorts and fishnet stockings. Throw in some chains and metal rings and probably some boots the look is very punk rock!

 

Classic black jeans and black heels with a tucked in tank, revealing just enough of the bra that I wouldn’t consider it too risque.

Classic black jeans and black heels with a tucked in tank, revealing just enough of the bra that I wouldn’t consider it too risque.

 

Other common ways of wearing it are:

If you don't want it showing in the front, pick a bra which has studs on the wings of the bra. Wear it under a loose top with a big armhole and show the sides off.

If you don’t want it showing in the front, pick a bra which has studs on the wings of the bra. Wear it under a loose top with a big armhole and show the sides off.

Layered under a lacy top.

Layered under a lacy top.

 

Under a translucent top to show as an iridescent shadow.

Under a translucent top to show as an iridescent shadow.

These were all the outerwear uses. Now, if you want to wear it in the bedroom, here’s an innovative way:

The Sexy Inspector! Have some fun with role play! Dress up as a sexy inspector and teach your boy a lesson ;)

The Sexy Inspector!
Have some fun with role play! Dress up as a sexy inspector and teach your boy a lesson 😉 Add some accessories to the ensemble some serious fun. Get handcuffs here!

 

The Sexy Oriental Dancer! Strap him onto a chair and do a sexy little dance for him ;) Wear whatever you want underneath!

The Sexy Oriental Dancer!
Strap him onto a chair and do a sexy little dance for him 😉 Wear whatever you want underneath! This Bra can be bought here! 

Are there any other looks you can think of? if yes! please feel free to share 🙂

Another Cosplay Costume- The Sexy Little Demon

For those of you who do not know we’ve often got requests for cosplay costumes to be used in the bedroom. Indian women are now way more experimental than they were before and much more importantly much more comfortable  in their own skin.

We recently got another request and this one was for a ‘Sexy Little Demon’. Apparently, her boyfriend had been very bad 😛

This time instead of using a corset like we did for ‘The Sexy Nurse’ outfit we decided to get a piece made. Our client was quite thin and did not want the hassle of wearing a corset. And since she did not require any shaping we decided to go ahead with a one piece tube dress. Fitted at the top with a layered skirt. To add to this dress we decided to give her horns (obviously) as well as a pitchfork.

We suggested that she wears it with fishnet stockings and really high red heels.

Sexy DemonWe suggested these red furry handcuffs as well, but I guess she wasn’t up for it.  Maybe you are 😉
Furry Handcuffs

Five Ground Rules for Shapewear

Ever since we included shapewear to our collection we’ve been getting a lot of shapewear related queries. So I thought I’ll put it all in one place, so that you know what to look for when shopping for something to wear under those fitted clothes.

Rule One- Purchase the right size

This is a misconception that many women have, always ALWAYS remember that wearing shapewear a size too small in NOT going to make you look a size slimmer. On the other hand, it will lead to a high level of discomfort and negate the effect you are trying to create.
How to Check: Step into the legs of the garment, pull up until you reach the point where you would like your shaper to begin. As you pull the garment up and over your torso, simply un-gather the shapewear and do not try to pull it too high. Once you have your shapewear on, sit down, bend and stretch. If you feel a binding area, readjust. Make sure that your waist stays in place and does not move or roll over, as it may be an indication that you will need another size.
Your shapewear should not have any wrinkles or bulges and make sure that you have a proper fit in the crotch as well.  If the crotch sits too low, it will rub against your legs, causing irritation and difficulty walking. If the crotch sits too high, you’ll experience binding and pinching that will make your shapewear extremely uncomfortable.

Rule Two-  Put it on Correctly

Just like putting on a bra there is a right and wrong way to don your shapewear. NEVER put it on over your head,  always step into it- even if it’s a camisole or a tank. Gather the sides of your shapewear in your hands like you would a pair of tights. Then step into it, pull your shapewear up, and then gradually release the fabric until you work all the way up, making sure the panels and seams are straight and in place.

Rule Three- Identify your Problem Areas

Each shapewear is designed to target a specific area or areas: tummy, thigh, waist, buttocks, or all over coverage. Choosing the right garment depends upon how much control you desire and which area you want to focus on as well as what you are wearing over it.

  1. Tummy- If you want to focus on your tummy and midriff area and give the illusion of flat stomach and rock hard abs, choose from a  panty shaper or tummy shaper.

    Tummy Shaper

    Tummy Shaper

  2. Thighs, Waist and Buttocks-If you wish to shape the thigh area, lift the buttock area, narrow your hips and minimize your waist, choose a style that slims your thighs as well as enhances your bums while smoothening your tummy.

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    Thigh, waist and buttocks shaper

  3. All Over Coverage- When you need all over trimming and toning consider a full body shaper, there are shapers that cover your breasts, but I personally prefer the onces in which you get to wear your own bra, they end up lifting and enhancing your breasts as well.

    Full Body Shaper

    Full Body Shaper

Finding the right full figure shapewear garment will provide the “foundation” for every item in your wardrobe and give you the opportunity to improve the way your clothes fit and feel! Shapewear gives you the option to wear your garments in the most flattering way possible! After all, it’s not about what size you wear it’s how you wear your size!

Rule Four- Know your support levels

In addition to coming in a variety of shapes and colors, today’s shapewear also offers a number of different support levels that allow you to choose the amount of control, smoothness and support best for your figure.

  1. Light Control – Offers as much support as control top pantyhose and provides gentle, minimal control  shaping without panels or binding
  2. Moderate Control – Offers additional smoothness with a moderate amount of control from light spandex and control panels

    Additional boning at waist to prevent rolling down and added support

  3. Firm Control – Offers excellent correction and support for problem areas with solid control from firm panels and spandex. Offers the highest level of shapewear support available, and typically includes reinforced panels and sometimes even boning for maximum, extra firm control.

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    Firm Control Shaper’s details: Reinforced seams, hook and eye and zipper, additional panels for an excellent fit

Rule Five- Know when it’s time to change

If the leg, waist, or any other edges of your shapewear begin to roll, it’s time for some new shapewear. Rolling edges indicate deterioration in the elasticity of your shapewear. You’re much better off purchasing new shapewear than you are trying to reinforce your old worn out shapewear, it will never work. Also, you may have put on or lost weight, go back to Rule One and check if your shapewear still fits, if not, buy something that does.

How to tell if you have Top-Heavy Breasts

Sometimes just knowing your Bra Size is not enough to get the right fitting bra. What one needs to understand is that while your bra size may measure to a certain size all breasts are shaped differently, and therefore different styles of bras will suit different breasts. You could have ‘top heavy breasts’ or ‘bottom heavy breasts’ or even ‘full all-round breasts’. In this post I’m going to try and help you classify if your breasts are top heavy and what to look for in bras for a great fit.

How to tell if you have top heavy breasts
So if you’ve tried on every bra you can think of but always seem to get quadraboob or massive gaping then there’s a good chance you’ve got top heavy breasts. When your breasts are very full on top you need a style that accommodates the upper volume. A style that can’t do so will cut into your tissue making it look like the cups are too small even if they are not. But first one needs to know that there are two types of top heavy breasts; one is because of the volume of breast tissue and the other is because of it’s density.

Full on bottom full on top in bra

The leaning over test- Volume Heavy Top Breasts
To tell if you have volume heavy upper breasts you need to start with your nipples. Lean forward without a bra in front of a mirror so that your back is parallel with the floor. Use the mirror to determine if your nipples are pointing directly down at the floor – this means you have full all round breasts. If your nipples are pointing more towards the front (nearer your chest) then you have bottom heavy breasts. If your nipples are pointing towards your stomach then you have top heavy breasts.

Lean Over Nipple Assessment

 

Further Classification-
You can also assess the distribution of your tissue by stranding straight on in a mirror. See if there is more volume above or below your nipple line. If your appex point appears to sit lower on your breasts you have top heavy breast volume you will see that your nipples appear to sit lower on your breasts. You’ll further notice whether you have more volume to the outside edges of your breasts, even distribution to left and right or more tissue at the middle of your breasts.


Low Nipples Medium Wide and Narrow

 

The difference between Full All Round Breasts, Top Heavy Breasts and Bottom Heavy Breasts

The difference between Full All Round Breasts, Top Heavy Breasts and Bottom Heavy Breasts


The second type of top heavy breasts is to do with tissue density
If you have very dense tissue you find that your breasts create a very round shape at the top when you put on a bra regardless of whether you have bottom heavy, side heavy or even all round breasts. Your breasts fill out upwards you also need top heavy friendly bra shapes and/or materials to stop quadraboob.

Below is how your breasts will look in a bra depending on whether you have top heavy or bottom heavy breasts.

Nipple placement

 

What to look for in bras for top heavy breasts
The shape of the upper cup of a bra needs to have the depth to be able to accommodate your upper breast volume. It also needs curve in a way that won’t cut into your breasts. If you have top heavy breasts you may experience spilling over the cup because the depth and edge of the bra is fixed and if your breasts aren’t the same shape as the cup.

In such a case you need a bra with a  flexible edge. A stretch lace upper panel allows for the bra to fit your shape rather than the other way around. The lower panels of the bra is usually fixed which gives you good support but the upper panel is flexible to give you a smooth profile.

Examples of bras with stretchable upper panel

Cups that have a horizontal (sweetheart cut) rather than a diagonal cut also work well for top heavy breasts, some plunge styles tend not to be great for full on top breasts (depending on the material). If the angle of the top edge of the cup cuts across the natural curve of your breasts it causes quadraboob regardless of which size you try.
However, the best way to determine what kind of bra will fit you best is… well to try it on 😛

I hope this helps!

Why Buy Sexy Lingerie… Even If You’re Single

The other day someone asked us what months are the busiest in terms of sales for us, our reply was the wedding season (since most of our customers are to-be-brides) and the month of February (yes, thanks to the Valentine fever). Now I’m not denying lingerie is a wonderful gift, of course it is. But what if you’re spending Valentine’s Day alone? Just you, a box of chocolates, and a romantic comedy? What I’m getting at, is that you don’t have to be a couple or to be getting married to wear sexy lingerie, you deserve sexy lingerie for YOU too!

Now, you may argue that “What’s the point if no one’s gonna see it”, I would ask you to change your perspective here and understand that “Lingerie is never about him. It’s always about you.” Here are three reasons for why single women AND women in relationships, should not be ashamed of lusting after sexy lingerie.

1) Wearing something sexy will make you feel sexy.
And feeling sexy improves your confidence by leaps and bounds. Improved confidence also means better success in all aspects of your life. Just because nobody saw the garment on you does not mean they can’t see the difference. People know when you’re confident. Sexy lingerie is an easy, inconspicious way of adding confidence adding a positive effect on several aspects in your life. Certainly keeps me in my element! 😉

2) Gorgeous lingerie puts you back in touch with your sensuality.
The sight, the touch, the scent… they’re all reminders that you are a sensual being with erotic potential even if that potential is not currently in use. It’s so easy to lapse into feeling asexual when you’re not in a relationship.  Sexy lingerie is a way of keeping those embers warm. Wear it around the house, while lounging or doing laundry or whatever it is that you want to do. Treat yourself, enjoy one of the many perks of being a woman. Sometimes we just need to enjoy the luxury of feeling sexy.

3) Because you just never know.
Cliched, but true and you don’t want to be caught off-guard! Today might be the day the love of your life would walk in, if not, then maybe for a pleasant flirtation (or as Divya likes to call it a ‘flirtationship’).  Do you really want to have your stretched out, unflattering undies on when that happens?  Whatever you’re wearing underneath should be at least as nice as what you’re wearing on top.
Oh, and remember what Mother said about always wearing nice underwear in case you have go in the ambulance?  That’s a good reason too. (And who knows? maybe the Doctor’s cute 😛 ) Getting back to the topic in hand, the point being it’s okay to splurge on yourself little. It’s important to feel good and sexy doesn’t necessarily mean raunchy, it could, and it could not, whatever works for you.

I don’t know if you guys know who Dita Von Teese is, she’s an American burlesque dancer, model,  occasional actress who is thought to have helped re-popularize burlesque performance. She once very rightly said “Lingerie is not about seducing men, it’s about embracing womanhood.” Kind of summarizes the entire article into one line 🙂

"Lingerie is not about seducing men, it’s about embracing womanhood" -Dita Von Teese

“Lingerie is not about seducing men, it’s about embracing womanhood” -Dita Von Teese