Surprisingly it's one of the most missed.
What are we taking about?
Don't believe me? TIME recently reported that between 70% to 85% of women are shoving the gals into too-small cups or allowing them to float freely in a draping sling. We-thinks neither of those is such a pretty sight.
Wearing a well-made and the right sized lacy bodice can make us look 10, even 20 pounds lighter ( I can attest, for someone who is quite, well, shall we say.. well endowed?) ( If you're DD and over, you'll appreciate this).
Transforming your basic T, you'll feel like you have a whole new wardrobe. Because you actually will. Go for a fitting (and not at Victoria's Secret either). You'll feel like a whole new person. May we suggest a high-end department or lingerie specialty store. It seems like a lot for just a silly bra, but we're begging you, it's the best time/money investment you'll ever make.
Once you know your "actual" size- not just what your mother or sister told you when you were 12 (okay maybe not all of us started wearing a bra at 12, like us.. ugh), invest in 1-2 (our favorites include Chantelle, Wacoal, Calvin Klein) and then scour the Marshall's, The TJ Maxx's and the Loehman's of the world for the rest. Your wardrobe, gals and the rest of the population will thank you.
Get: The right sized, perfect fitting bra
Do: Wash and care for it properly
Wash them: After 3 to 4 wears.
They can withstand a few wearings, unlike most of our shirts. However, give them a 24-hour break between wears so the elastic can recover. Try a rotation system: Line them up in a drawer. (In the a.m., take a bra from the front, then send it to the back of the line in the p.m.)
How: Use a gentle detergent, like Dreft and put it in one of these fabulous bra bags from Tide. What, did you think we'd suggest "hand-washing?" We're not that crazy!