I hate buying bras. I suspect it has something to do with my first traumatic bra buying experience at a JC Penney in Oak Harbor WA. I was in 5th grade and my teacher Mrs. Scribner told my mother Jo I needed a bra. I was the first girl in my grade to get boobs. I still remember Jo screaming at the sales girl after she measured me that I COULDN’T be a B cup. I was only 12! Much screaming later I walked out with several bras and an unpleasant taste in my mouth.
Shopping for bras isn’t much better since my girls have blown up to become Double D, British Nanny Boobs. One major issue is fit. Even when I can find a bra that I can squeeze my girls into I’m forced to deal with the dreaded underarm cleavage. When excess skin spills over the band and you look like you’re smuggling sausage in your arm pits. The worst.
Warner’s No Side Effects Bra
I am so grateful I finally found a solution! Warner No Side Effects Bra, click here for more, it features extra fabric along the side to rid you of unsightly rolls. Better still there is no elastic on the top so the fabric lays flat against your skin making it super comfortable and flattering.
If I can give you any advice about buying bras it is this. Go to a high end store and ask to be fitted. Yes it’s a little uncomfortable to have a stranger put their hands on your chest but most women are wearing the wrong bra size! Don’t let that be you. Another tip: Good bras aren’t cheap and cheap bras aren’t good. Spend the money to get a bra that is comfortable and flatters you. You can read about Bridgette Raes’ own experience with getting fitted for a bra and the difference it made, here.
Want to check out these bras? THREE readers will get a FREE Bra from the Warner’s No Side Effects bra collection. Just leave a comment below saying why you want to try a No Side Effect bra. “Like” their Facebook Page and you could win!
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I’ve always LOVED Warner’s wire-free bras and would like to try this new (to me also) style!
The underwires always start to poke through on most bras. These sound great.
I would like to share a No Side Effect bra with a special friend! =)
I have lost considerable weight but the side effects are REAL! This area does not go away with my weight loss. I love sheath dresses and I think this bra will help me achieve the sleek look I’m going for when I wear them!
Congrats Mary, email me your mailing address and your bra size and your prize will be on its way
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Just wanted to share my first traumatic bra buying experience. Unlike you, I didn’t need a bra until I was 18, but when I realized I was the only girl wearing an undershirt in the high-school gym locker room (this was the late 60’s–I don’t think undershirts exist anymore) , I had to have a bra! Well, finding one for my 70 lb, 30AAA absolutely flat chest was excruciatingly embarrassing. I barely fit the trainers! Now, although I’ve graduated to a 32B, I only wear push-ups–not much to push up, but the secret is between me and Victoria. :))
Buying bras is such a challenge!!! I’ve always loved sleeveless tops and dresses and as I turned 50 I’m struggling with with this issue 🙁
I would be thrilled to try the No Side Effects bra by Warners as I am aghast every time I see the back view of my bra straps. Flesh and skin that spill over the top and bottom. …ugh. If this is the solution, count me in!
I think it’s good to try new styles—especially if they make the bra foundation better! My mom actually did try one of these bras on just the other day and said she thought it was great! Now maybe I should do the same?
Congrats Jodie, email me your mailing address and your bra size and your prize will be on its way
How exciting—thanks! What would the best email address to correspond to?
So my size changes constantly! I had a baby, lost the baby fat, had another baby, trying to lose the baby fat, have lost some baby fat, have gained some baby fat back. It is never-ending! I’d love to try a collection of GOOD bras instead of the $6.99 ones from TJM!
The older I get the more coverage I want and the fussier I get about my bras. This looks like a great one to try!
I’ve recently developed the dreaded ‘side boob’…I need a new bra desperately and this sounds like it will help cover that area.
Congrats Terri, email me your mailing address and your bra size and your prize will be on its way
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I just received my bra from Warners…It’s comfortable, it’s supportive and though I typically don’t wear an underwire this one fits perfectly! Thank you so much Bridgette and Warner for sponsoring this! I’ll be ordering Warner bras this next week!
I am so happy to hear this! I appreciate the update!!!