I am loving the Bod-a-Bing! pants
Hide & Sleek Criss Cross Cami would be very nice to have
With graduation parties, Father's Day dinners and the inevitable summer wedding boom approaching, you can be sure there will be some harried moments in my closet. I've never been one to even contemplate going braless, but nursing two kids has completely nixed that possibility from my life. I need a bra, for sure, but preferably one that lifts and separates without calling too much attention to itself. In the best case scenario, I won't even realize I'm wearing one, aside from my enviable perkiness. While I am dwelling on my bosom, I should mention that my stomach hasn't really adjusted to not having a baby in there, either. Yes, I realize that Jasper is almost two, but still my flub persists. I need some help to make me look smoother and sleeker without trussing me up like a sweaty summer sausage.
Spanx, the brand that rescued shaping undergarments from the ranks of the matronly and undesirable, has plenty of ways to help. Their innovative Bra-llelujah! line erases VBL (visible bra lines) and minimizes back flab while emphasizing comfort with stretchy hosiery-based straps and front closures. I tried the Bra-llelujah! Racerback Bra and I am amazed at how comfortable it is.
The straps don't ride up my back or down my shoulders and the lightly foam-padded underwire cups give ample support while looking smooth and presentable under the sheerest summer t-shirts. The Bra-llelujah! Racerback Bra is available in nude, black and mocha. (Additional shades are available in the wireless and non-racerback Bra-llelujah! styles.) My only complaint is that my size, 38C (TMI, I know) is one of the largest available. I know there are bustier mamas out there who would love this bra.
The other item I tried out were Power Panties. I have to admit I was initially pretty reluctant to try these out because they're not cute. But danged if they don't smooth out your belly and your rear! There's a time and a place for pretty panties, ladies. What I like most about Power Panties is how comfortable they are while sucking you in. It's improbable but they feel as good as they make your clothes look. Obviously, I've been wearing low-rise clothes for a little too long; it's nice to have a reminder to suck it in and stand up straight.
The other big bonus with Power Panties is that they are fabulous to wear under miniskirts as well as under longer skirts and pants. If you've ever worn bike shorts or leggings under skirts to retain your modesty, you know how nice that is. (An old friend told me that before he met me, my code name among his bandmates was "shortskirts" which is mildly embarrassing but I am glad that I also wore a lot of black tights back then…) If you happen to be expecting, Power Mama is the preggo version of Power Panties with fantastic belly and lower support built right in. I looooved Mama Spanx tights when I was pregnant, so I am sure these are great, too.
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