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Back-to-School Bra Shopping

abra4Me's back to school bras

 

It’s time to start that back-to-school shopping list. It is always exciting to start the new school year off with the latest styles and fun accessories.  When you set out to shop, don’t forget to include some new bras in your search as they are an essential staple item in all wardrobes.  Be sure to start at abra4Me.com as we have a great selection at discounted prices.

 

Your new wears will look even better when worn over new bras. A great fitting bra is an essential part of your first-day-of-school outfit.  abra4Me.com is here to show you a few of our customer’s favorites and help you complete your back-to-school shopping.

 

 BARELY THERE BRA BY BALI #103

BARELY THERE BRA BY BALI #103
(also 30% off right now)

This silky crop top caresses your every curve, for the ultimate easy-on-you bra. This is a pull-up or overcrop top with no hardware!

Additional features:

  •       Soft, no-tag microfiber fabric fits like a second skin.
  •       Comfort-ribbed under-band stays in place gently--no hardware to chafe or dig.
  •       Irritated by ordinary bras? Here's your soothing solution.
  •       Perfect leisure bra or sleep bra.

CHAMPION #1602 SPORTS BRA

CHAMPION #1602 SPORTS BRA
(also 20% off right now)

Its adjustable gel-cushioned straps help relieve stress on shoulders. Mesh panels add cool ventilation exactly where you want it and the super-soft high-tech fabric wicks moisture away and dries quickly.

 

Additional features:

  •       Wire-free molded
  •       Max Support / High Support
  •       Smooth non-chafe lining and bottom band
  •       Adjustable tag-free back 
  •       Cushioned hook-and-eye closure

 

CORTLAND INTIMATES/VENUS #7101 NO WIRE BRA 

CORTLAND INTIMATES/VENUS #7101 NO WIRE BRA
(also 10% off right now)

This is a full-support underwire bra. Its cushioned straps prevent shoulder strain.  It is Cortland Foundation's best-selling underwire bra. 

Additional features:

  •        Adjustable straps, comfort straps
  •        Three sectioned cups and wide straps for optimal fit
  •        Extra-firm support

 GODDESS #6090 KIERA BRA

GODDESS #6090 KIERA BRA  
(Free Shipping)

Kiera underwire style offers ultra-supportive satin simplex fabric. Full cup with side sling design, sheer at the top with v neck feature, limited stretch straps for comfortable all-day support. Three sectioned cups plus side panel offers great support and shape.

Additional features:

  •       Sheer top cup with V-neck plunge
  •       Flattering neckline
  •       Limited stretch strap for comfort
  •       Two or three rows of hook and eyes dependent on size.
     

aBra4Meoffers all of your favorite brands with most at discounted prices.  Feel free to browse our website to find the styles you love for this upcoming school year!

The Bras of Summer

T-Shirt Bra
t-shirt bra is a type of bra that boasts comfort. This bra style is usually seamless with molded cups to create a smooth silhouette under your tees.

T-shirt bras are of course great with t-shirts, but also great under any top whether loose or form-fitting.  They are great for all breast shapes and sizes.

One of aBra4me.com’s top-selling t-shirt bras is the Wacoal 85185 and is known for its comfort and smooth style.  A few others to check out are the Wacoal 65124 and 65547  as well as the Elomi 8041.

Racerback bras
Racerback bras have a central strap or two crisscrossing straps that form the shape of a Y or V between the shoulder blades. This bra style is meant to boost support and distribute the weight more evenly along your shoulders and back.

The way the straps sit on the shoulder is more discreet than standard bra styles, so racerback bra types are great for wearing with cold-shoulder, tank tops or sleeveless tops and dresses. 

They work well with all breast shapes and sizes, especially larger breast sizes that could use that added support.

You can make any bra a racerback with aBra4me.com’s 5-Pack Strapper!  It pulls in your existing straps and keeps them together and hidden from view of your Summer outfit.  They also keep your straps from falling down. There is one of each color; nude, taupe, black, brown and white. 

Stick-On Bra
A stick-on adhesive bra is basically a strapless bra without a band. It is pretty straightforward in the sense that you just stick them on your breasts for coverage and a tiny bit of support. 

These are the types of bras you want when you want the coverage of a standard type of bra, and maybe even some cleavage, while wearing something backless or with exposed shoulders. If you just want your nipples covered, a stick-on adhesive type of bra will be your bra of choice

These are also good for all breast shapes and sizes.

aBra4me.com offers a few varieties of stick-on bras.  Take a look at both of our Fashion Forms 16555 and 16846.

Strapless bras
Strapless bras are essentially that; bras without straps that just cover your breasts.  They are usually chosen to accommodate skin-baring outfits and come in regular or longline versions, which may be called bustiers.

Since all the support of a strapless comes from around the band, you may want to go down a band size and up a cup size.  Strapless bras are good for all breast shapes and smaller breast sizes. 

You will want to check out
aBra4me.com’s Goddess 6663 as well as the strapless Carnival Creations 103 and the Carnival Creations 123.

When it’s time to shop for your strapless lingerie, aBra4me.com will have just what you need for under all your tricky Summer pieces.  Never fear, because we are just a click away and will help solve all and any of your bras problems.

Enjoy that weather!

Bra Accessories  

 Nearly Me silicone bra enhancers

So you say, “A bra is just a bra.”  We say “Not so.”  There are many add-ons that can be used to change the look and function of your bra as well as how you look in it.

The right bra accessories may be just what you need for a smooth flawless look. Bra strap converters, clear bra straps, nipple covers, fashion tape and more are just a few of the accessories that can give you a much more seamless appearance.

A very popular bra accessory is a bra enhancer.  These come in foam or silicone materials. Nearly Me 100% silicone gel covered in supple resilient natural-feeling skin, move and feel like natural tissue, add or create cleavage or fuller figure.  They are soft, comfortable and also your best-kept secret.

Certain dresses or tops especially during the Summer months call for the need of a strapless bra or none at all.  For many of us, that is not an option.  Don’t worry.  That is why there are Fashion Forms.  This is the adhesive bra that started it all.  It is perfect for all your daring backless strapless fashions!

Strappers can quickly turn any bra into a racerback.  You won’t get caught with your straps showing with these easy-to-use plastic sliders.  They don’t show under your clothing and are flexible as well as comfortable.

If you’ve gained weight are newly pregnant and feel your bra getting snug, you add a bra extender.  This extends the length of your bra without buying a new one.

You can also keep your beautiful bras clean and lasting longer with special detergent and lingerie bags.

All of these accessories are made to enhance the features of an existing bra and in many cases extend the life of an existing one.  aBra4me.com carries a wide variety of accessories to suit your bra needs.  They are listed on our website under Product Type Tab.

 

Spring Cleaning (your lingerie)

Just like spring cleaning for the rest of your closet, you should do so for your lingerie as well. Most women don’t realize when it’s time to get rid of their bra and purchase a new one. The thing is, there’s no exact timeline when you should get a new bra. It depends on different factors, including how often each bra is worn, and the quality of the bra that you purchased. Bras are not meant to last forever, so we should get to know when it’s time to say goodbye to our favorite ones. Let’s take a closer look at when it’s time to invest in a new bra from abra4me. 

Is your current bra loose even when it’s on the tightest hook? 
A bra should fit snugly against your torso. It shouldn’t be shift or be easily pulled away from your body.

Have the molded cups lost their shape? 
When the cups begin to lose their shape, not only are they unflattering, they no longer support you the way that they should. They begin to become more uncomfortable more they lose their original form. Never put a padded bra in the washer or dryer.  

Does your bra have holes in it? 
Once a bra starts to wear holes into it, the fabric loses its integrity. It’s not just about the bra no longer looking cute anymore.

Are the wires broken or breaking through the cup? 
No one should have to deal with the irritation that a broken wire in a bra can cause. Once it starts breaking through the cup of the bra, it can become a pain in the side quite literally. Always wash bras by hand especially an underwire bra. We also sell mesh lingerie bags if you are going to use a washing machine.

Has your body changed, or do you need a new size? 
Everyone’s body changes throughout time. There is no avoiding it. Sometimes it could mean that you need a new bra size, and sometimes maybe just a new style bra that provides support a little differently than your last.  Gained or lost a few pounds? That might be just enough to change a bra size. 

Are the hooks on your bra broken or ripped out? 
This one may seem obvious, but sometimes it’s just difficult to want to let go of our favorite bra. If it’s not closing properly though, it’s not going to embrace you the way you need it to.  Don’t be upset. Bras are only meant to last 6-9 months depending on your size.

If any of these bra malfunctions are happening to you, then it’s time for you to browse abra4me.com for your next high-quality bra. We have a variety of different types, styles and brands for you to choose from for you to find your perfect fit and your new favorite bra.

Mother's Day

It was Washington Irving who once said “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still she will cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” Our mothers deserve only the best in life. Which is why our Calida nightgowns are one of the best gifts you can give your mother this Mother’s Day.

These nightgowns are the best quality, they are durable, and they provide exquisite comfort. Made of Egyptian Cotton and lined with a satin trim around the neckline, these gowns are soft and lightweight on your skin. Though, this shouldn’t be a surprise to many since Calida is renowned for their high quality.

Calida is a leading manufacturer in Switzerland and they have an international reputation. They produce beautiful, high-quality lingerie and activewear for women. They create styles that are clean, classic, and stay in style year after year. In fact, we have been selling these nightgowns since we started our business 33 ½ years ago! These nightgowns would provide your mother with the comfort and style that she deserves.

aBra4 Your Wedding Day!

Now that you’ve said “Yes to the Dress!”, you’ll have to figure out what you want to wear underneath it — which is not as easy as it sounds.

With this day being one of the most exciting and important days of your life, we know you want to look stunning but also lifted, contoured and comfortable.

aBra4me.com is here to help you find the perfect bridal undergarments for your special day. Our expert attention to style will help you figure out the right undergarment for your dress.

The popularity of backless, strapless, deep-v, or otherwise skin-exposing gowns lend it more difficult to find a bra that won’t show through when you’re walking down the aisle, let alone moving around and dancing.

Even with that said, bridal undergarments are absolutely a personal choice. The most important factor is that you are comfortable in whatever garments you’ve chosen! We have compiled a variety of our top-sellers below so you can decide what’s best for you.

If your dress is strapless, our most popular backless bra is the Carnival #203. This backless strapless bra hooks at the waist in the back, has cups lightly lined with fiberfill, is sleek and smooth with a sweetheart neck line. It is made of double-knit nylon and lightly lined with fiberfill and has
strategically placed front boning providing extra tummy control. It also has a 2” elastic waistband to prevent ride up.

The Carnival #206 is another backless strapless bra with an invisible plunge neckline. It is extremely smooth as it is made of silk microfiber. It has molded demi cups to create a sleek look even under the sheerest fabric.

Another we recommend is the Carnival #237 backless and strapless longline bra. It’s tuxedo style, light lining in cups and deep plunge front and back give you the perfect contour and fit while providing that extra tummy control. It also has a 2” elastic waistband to prevent ride up.

Unlike most places, aBra4me.com.com is the place for the full-figured bride too. Our Elila 6621 and 6421 goes up to H cups and holds unparalleled in the market. They also have a covered bottom band to the hip for an invisible look.

aBra4me.com carries a variety of strapless bras to for your special day. Be sure to visit our Bridal Collections product page to find what’s best for you. We also have body shapers, underwear, bustiers and other undergarments to suit your fancy.

Choosing the Right Nursing Bra

Nursing Bra

Breast changes begin in the first trimester of pregnancy, and most mothers outgrow their pre-pregnancy bras right along with their skinny jeans. If you’re buying new bras during pregnancy, make sure to buy ones that FIT. Do not buy loose bras or nursing bras because you always want to make sure your breast tissues are held properly and supported. Save all bras as you will be able to wear at some point in your breastfeeding career and as you lose weight after birth.


What Kind of Bra To Buy?

Nursing bras are designed with cups that open. You can open the flap on the cup so that baby can nurse while the rest of the bra stays in place. Here’s what to look for when you shop:

  • Flaps should be easily opened with one hand. If you can refasten them with one hand, that’s even better depending on your cup size. Remember, your other arm will be holding a hungry baby. For discreet nursing in public, choose a bra with fasteners that you can open without looking at them.

  • The bra should support the breast from beneath even when the cup is open. This makes feeding more comfortable and reclosing the bra less of a struggle.
     
  • Avoid bras that open completely at the front for a feeding. You’ll have a hard time wrestling your breasts back into place when you’re done nursing 

  • Nursing bras should fit comfortably. Bras that are too tight can leave you vulnerable to plugged ducts and breast infections in the parts of the breast where straps or underwires block the flow of milk.
     
  • If you do choose an underwire bra, be very particular about the fit. The breast’s milk-producing tissue extends all the way back to your rib cage and up into your armpit. Depending on your shape and if your stomach is high, you may not be able to wear an underwire.  Don’t be upset.  All nursing styles we carry are VERY strong and supportive as if you are wearing a wire.
     
  • Cups should be made of a breathable fabric. This is usually 100 percent cotton or microfiber although some of the newer synthetics also allow the skin to breathe. Other synthetics trap moisture next to the nipples and encourage bacterial growth and soreness. Don’t buy a bra with a plastic lining.
     
  • You’ll need at least three bras: one to wear, one in the laundry, and one in the drawer. Owning a few more means you’ll have to wash less often.

  • At first buy only one of a particular style, to test it. When you find a bra you really like, purchase more of that style.

 

What Size?

How do you know what size bra to buy? Since breasts change dramatically postpartum, here are some helpful guidelines:

  • Your breasts will enlarge as your milk “comes in” after birth, so perhaps purchase one or two cup size bigger than what you’re wearing. These will get you through your first several weeks postpartum.  Your rib cage will decrease once the baby is born so do not buy a larger rib cage.

  • When your breast size settles down, usually after the second week, purchase additional bras that fit well.

  • Most nursing bras have several rows of hooks at the back to allow for changes in breast size and in rib cage expansion during pregnancy. If you buy a bra that fits well when fastened on the second row of hooks, you’ll have room to get a bit bigger and a bit smaller. Because the flaps are open on the sides, there’s also some room for expansion in the cups of most nursing bras.

  • Large breasted women need a bra with extra support.  We have them up to an M cup.
     

Do You Really Need A Nursing Bra?

Some mothers prefer to wear a nursing bra while they are breastfeeding. They’re more comfortable with the added support of a nursing bra. For others, especially those who are smaller-breasted, become more casual about bras as time goes on. Some women even choose to go braless.  This is a bad idea because the weight of the milk will pull your breast down and tear your tissues.  Others may choose stretchy non-nursing bras that can be lifted above the breast and then pulled back into place after feeding.

Do you absolutely need the support of a good bra while breastfeeding? Will it prevent sagging and stretching? YES!  Always support your breast no matter an A to an M cup.  Not doing so will tear tissues from the inside even if you can see it on the outside.

 

Where To Buy?

You can buy nursing bras online at aBra4Me.com. They provide options that feature necessary qualities in pretty styles that you'll feel good about wearing. We carry the best nursing bras from Elila (Eilla #1613 Nursing Bra)  and Leading Lady (Leading Lady #4338 Nursing Bra) at incredible prices.  Pick one up for yourself or the new mom in your life today and enjoy 20%-50% off!

The Benefits of Body Shapers

body shaper

There are many benefits to wearing body contouring shapewear when you need to look your best that important event. After all, looking good is important especially when you have that perfect outfit and don't want to look like you squeezed into it!

Body shapers are a great solution for achieving that slimmer, more toned look in clothes that would otherwise be a little too tight.

Shapewear Benefits

A few of the major benefits to wearing these body contouring undergarments are:

  •         an instantly slimmer figure
  •         a better appearance under tighter clothing
  •         that they are relatively inexpensive
  •         invisible beneath clothes
  •         complimentary to your weight loss diet and fitness program

Here is a bit more depth information in relation to those bullet points above.

Slimmer Figure

There is no question that wearing good quality shape wear can help to reduce the look of your physical appearance. Some even report inches off their thighs, tummy and backside while others claim they look several pounds lighter and can fit into clothes a size or two smaller than they would normally wear.

Looking Good

First impressions do count!  Your appearance means a lot and people form their initial opinion about you in the first few seconds of meeting you.

Shapewear provides an easy way to look slimmer than you really are by gently contouring your body. It works best on producing slimmer thighs and smaller, better shaped backside, creating a flatter tummy and contouring the upper body, with underwear garments designed to work on different areas or whole body wrap targeting all areas.

If you’ve recently had a baby, shapewear helps to that stretched skin tucked in until you get back to normal.

Inexpensive

Many shapewear undergarments can be purchased for under $50 depending on the brand and actual garment itself. Smaller items such as lower tummy and backside contouring briefs generally cost less while full body fitting wraps will cost more.

Compared to other weight loss or body toning solutions, shapewear can represent a considerable savings, especially when compared to cosmetic surgery or high-end diet programs.

Invisible Beneath Clothes

Thanks to the advanced, microfiber construction of the Lycra-based fabric that makes up these undergarments, the resulting sheerness of the material makes them virtually invisible beneath clothing. That means the only person that needs to know is you!

aBra4Me carries a wide variety of body shapers for different areas of your body.  One of our best sellers is the Rago #6207 focused on shaping the waist, hips, tummy and derriere with four ply padded lace control panels.  It is also made in the USA and comes with removable garters.  This is a must for holding in that postpartum belly and keeping  it taut.

aBra4Me has the right body shaper for that perfect outfit and will give you the confidence to feel good in it. 

The Best Sports Bra for Different Sports

Best Sports Bra

Different types of sports involve different levels of impact. For a woman, this could create pain or injury if they are not properly supported with the right sports bra. The designers take different sports into consideration when creating each sports bra.

The Best Sports Bra for Running

Running is a high-impact sport. This means that there is more bounce during this sport, so be sure to find a sports bra that provides maximum support. Since this sport is a cardio sport, you are more likely to sweat excessively. To help with this problem, look for a bra that was made with fabric that draws moisture away from the skin. It is also suggested to wear a bra with as few seams as possible if you chose to go on longer runs, in order to prevent chafing. Straps that don’t fall of is imperative, so most women prefer racerback bras for running. Great styles would be Lunaire #11111; Elomi #8041Brooks #350067 and Wacoal #855170

Best Sports Bra for Yoga

Yoga is considered low-impact.so you wouldn’t need as much support participate. It is good to have enough support to keep you in place during practice though. Look for a fitted underband, and enough coverage at the top and sides of the bust, so that you won’t fall out during inversion poses. Lightweight bras are best in this case, because anything to tight and bulky would restrict movement across the shoulder blades. Our suggestions would be Goddess #6910/6911; Champion #1602; and Brooks 350042.

Best Sports Bra for the Gym

This is fully dependent on the type of workout you will take part in while you are there. A cardio workout, like high-impact class, using the treadmill, or ellipticals, it is best to look for maximum support. If you choose to do weight lifting or resistance training, then a lighter sports bra would be enough.  Goddess #6910/6911; Champion #1602; Brooks 350042Glamorise #1066 and #1006.

Best Sports Bra for Cycling

Even though road cycling is considered low-impact, it is best not to use a light bra. There is still a decent amount of movement involved, and you’ll need to wear something that will draw away the sweat. A medium sports bra would be enough for this sport.  Check out styles for small busted women Carnival #600-601 and larger sizes Lunaire #11111Elomi #8041 and Brooks #350054

aBra4Me.com carries a variety of sports bras to suit your sport and exercise needs. Be sure to visit our sports bra product page to find what you’re looking for today!

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aBra4Me Celebrates Survivors, Warriors, and All Women During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and aBra4Me.com wants all women to take care of themselves by getting regular breast exams. We also want women to get the support they need with attractive and comfortable bras that truly fit. At aBra4Me, we celebrate women every day, and especially during the month of October. So, before the month is over, we invite you to celebrate yourself with a beautiful bra from Elomi, Edith Lances, or Carnival Creations. Or, treat a special woman in your life with a Calida night gown, the perfect lingerie accessory, or a gift card from aBra4Me.com. We carry cup sizes ranging from A to O, and our bands that range from 32 inches to 60 inches, so we have the perfect bra for every woman!

Get the Bra that Perfectly Fits Your Body, Style, and Lifestyle

Busy women with demanding lifestyles need can keep up with their daily activities. They should fit correctly, offer a comfortable level of support, and look great under all types of clothing. Some women want to add a little to their cup sizes with padding, but others feel better in a minimizer bra. For this need, we offer an incredible selection of Edith Lances bras that can minimize your bust by up to two cup sizes!

Fans of Edith Lances will likely tell you that these are not always the easiest bras to find. However, aBra4Me.com prioritizes this brand to serve women who love the way these bras fit and feel. We also regularly carry the Bali 3470, the Goddess bra 6090, Fully bras 535, and other favorites by brands such as Carnival Creations, Exquisite Bras, and Elila. Check out our selection online, then share your new favorite online bra shop with the other amazing women in your life!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Let aBra4Me.com Support You During Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Throughout the Year

At aBra4Me, we believe that women should embrace their curves and treat themselves with high-quality bras and other lingerie items that make them feel and look their best. Order directly from our website or give us a call at (866) 227-2463. You can also reach out to us with any questions you may have through the contact form on our website.