OK, mamas, this one is for you, and I need you to hear me on this, because it’s important. It’s about bras. I don’t know about you, but I have never invested enough in good undergarments. I usually buy from big stores in the off-the-rack size that fits me the best, which is usually not good at all! I’m a unique size and nothing Small Medium or Large ever fits me correctly. I’ve been “fit” in bras before from some department stores and big chains, but the sizing is all over the map, and I’ve never noticed a real difference…until now.
Last week I joined some of my favorite fellow Houston bloggers at Top Drawer Lingerie in Uptown Park. The store is family owned and a true institution in Houston. How I haven’t been in yet blows my mind – it is a beautiful store full of the best designers from all over the world, like Prima Donna, Simone Perele, Eberjey and Dear Bowie. The owner and the buyers are passionate about what they do and it shows in their curated collection of gorgeous lingerie. The fabrics, the styles, the price range – there are options for every woman to find something perfect just for her whether you are looking for shapewear, occasion lingerie, bras and even swim wear.
The team shared some Spring 2016 trends with us – – – think colors like orange and yellow, skin-tones, illusion tulle and florals – – – I’m featuring pictures of my favorite pieces from their presentation. Yes, it’s modest sleepwear, but it’s anything but boring! We were treated us to champagne and sweet treats by Ricca Co while we were custom fit. My size? Well, let’s just say I haven’t ever seen this size in a store before. I honestly couldn’t believe my eyes when I tried on the Simone Perele bra they brought to me: I didn’t have a strap riding up between my shoulder blades nor digging into the tops of my shoulders. There was no “spillage” – you know what I mean, right? It was seamless, lifted, reduced (in a good way), and supportive. Everything I have put on over it, be a clingy T-Shirt or a structured dress, looks better with this new fit underneath. Not only did I find a new everyday bra with this great fit, but the owner showed me one of their sports bras that comes in the same (NOT off-the-rack) size. My running days will never be the same.
Ladies, do this for yourself. Take an hour and treat yourself to a one-on-one fitting and invest in a quality bra. You will feel so much better, not to mention your clothing will fit much better, too. While you are there, be sure to also check out all the gorgeous undergarments and sleepwear they offer. You deserve it!
I want to give a special thanks to Dow and the entire team at Top Drawer Lingerie. You have a new loyal customer!
Author: Candace Thomas