Under every gorgeous party look is a great fitting bra! Discover yours.

blog-illustration-dec-week-4-02-revIt’s the merry time of Christmas and the year end celebrations are under way. You are all set with your festive wardrobe, your favourite red lipstick and your trusty heels. But have you given a thought to your lingerie? After all, this is the time for lace and charm so why not extend it to your bras as well? Here are my tips on the right bras to wear with some of the most popular holiday fashion there is. (more…)

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Your bra CAN be your best friend! Here’s how.

PrintHere are a few tips to make your bra experience better. Below are very common, bra related questions that I am often asked, and the answers below will change your relationship with your bra from it being your worst nightmare, to becoming your bosom buddy (pun intended!).

My bra’s back clasp is always hovering 2 inches above the rest of it. What gives?

Your bra brand is too big or the bands elastic is worn out from overuse. Try a smaller band size. the perfect band should not ride up and feel snug on your back.

I have breast tissue spilling over the top of the cups. What do I do? (more…)

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Underwired Bras: Yay or Nay?

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Every woman, at some point in her life or perhaps daily, has wondered while wearing an underwired bra, is this really necessary? We can confidently say, yes it is! Underwired bras are definitely better for support and overall control over your chest than soft cup bras are.

I hear endless complaints about how an underwired bra feel like B-prison. Well, they don’t have to! The first thing you need to do is find your correct size. Wearing the right sized underwired bra will make all the difference in how you feel in it during the day. A major point to keep in mind is the quality of underwire of the bra. When picking an underwired bra style, try to twist and turn  the wire gently. If it moulds easily without a lot of strength, you’ve got a winner! If it’s hard and does not, put it aside. At Buttercups, I ensure we use the most flexible yet strong wires, to ensure comfort and great support. (more…)

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The Bra Stories – Part 2

In part two of our ongoing series, we take a closer look at Strapless and Adhesive bras. Yep, this one’s about bras without straps!

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Strapless Bras

Sometimes, going bare shouldered, with a spring in your step and a toss of hair over your shoulder is a fabulous feeling. And when you go strapless, you need a supportive strapless bra! Be it sleeveless dresses, tank tops, tube tops, halter tops, sundresses or strapless evening gowns, all of them demand a well fitting strapless bra to look their best. Please don’t wear bras with straps under any of these styles, and especially not those transparent straps! (more…)

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The Bra Stories – Part 1

 

week 2 bra size_01In this three (yes, three!) part series, we deconstruct the six different types of bras that you probably have in your closet but you might not be wearing them to their full potential. Oh, it can certainly be confusing to pick between bras with names like plunge and balconette and demi but that’s why we are here to help! In this post, we take a deeper look at Full coverage bras and T-shirt bras and the best outfits to wear them with.   (more…)

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Your Shape is Out There. The B-Files Unveiled!

 

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You have found the most gorgeous bra in the store and you excitedly go to the trial room and put it on. And to your complete horror, it doesn’t fit at all and pokes in multiple ways! What just happened? Well, the perfect bra fit depends on your breast shape and not all breasts are created equal ladies. Take a guess on how many breast shapes are out there? There are more than 15 shapes of breasts among women for more than 100 sizes of bras! Every breast shape has a bra type that fits it well. (more…)

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