We helped four readers bust out of their bra ruts with easy, figureflattering fixes—discover how a quick change can transform you!
Smooth it with a tank bra!
In order to lift and support the bust in front, bras rely on creating tension in back. But the resulting back-band squeeze causes rolls to form above and below it. The fix? A tank bra. Rather than a standard band design, the back is made with shaping fabric that spans from shoulders to just above the waist, spreading tension more evenly while also smoothing lumps and bumps. Plus, with molded cups that give added lift and shape in front, the bra ensures 360 degrees of gorgeous!
Lift them with fullcoverage molded cups!
As we get older, breast tissue is replaced by looser skin and denser fat, causing once-full, perky breasts to lose their shape and droop— dragging our confidence right down with them. To restore them to their youthful glory, look for a bra with preformed cups (they create a fuller, more natural shape), a shelf-like construction, thick lining on the bottom (to prop up “the ladies”) and wide-set straps (to distribute and hold weight for additional lift).
Erase it with a high side panel!
Argh! It’s so frustrating when you slip into a tank or sleeveless dress only to see those little bulges peeking out under your arms. The likely culprit? Either a band that’s too short, which can push skin up, or cups that are too small so breasts spill out of the sides. What can help? First, go up a cup size, then choose a bra featuring a side panel—the extra fabric extends along the band between the underwire and the bra strap, strategically smoothing and containing bulges no matter what the cause!
Try a stretchy minimizer!
Minimizers are great for making large breasts appear smaller—problem is, the constrictive fabric causes a pancake effect that leaves breasts looking more flat than fabulous. Luckily, the newest crop of minimizers is made with a nylon/spandex material, providing enough stretch in the cups to reduce the bustline by up to an inch without smushing it down. Bonus: One with a sheer mesh lining lends extra support to lift breasts up and away from the middle to highlight the waist. Woman’s World 8 /31/20 13