Archive for the ‘Petite Fashion’ Category

Bra Problem Solved: Desire for Bigger Breasts – Braducational Video

By Linda The Bra Lady on September 16th, 2013 in Bra Fitting, Braducational Video, Petite Fashion

Hi I’m Kim from Linda’s! Sometimes, you just want a little extra boost to maximize what you’ve got. We all remember the teenage trick of  ”stuffing your bra!” right? If you would like to make your breasts look bigger, here are a few more sophisticated lingerie solutions.


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Swimwear Trends with Kim and Better TV

By Linda The Bra Lady on March 15th, 2013 in Petite Fashion, Press, Swimwear, Trend Watch

Want the scoop on the latest swimwear trends? You got it! My marketing director and long time bra fitter, Kim Caldwell, sits down at the Better TV show to explain what’s in this season. Plus, she shares tips on picking a suit that suits your body! All of our models are “real women”, not professional catwalk models. And though they all look fabulous, they each show us how choosing the right swimsuit can help you feel more confident on the beach. From textural details to emphasize a small bust, to wearing an underwire bikini top after breast feeding – Kim and Linda’s Online have you covered!


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Braducation tips: what’s a “normal” cup size for teens?

By Linda The Bra Lady on July 17th, 2012 in Just Sayin', Linda's Quick Tips, Petite Fashion, Plus Size Fashion

School is just around the corner! It’s a great time to check in with your daughters and the young women in your life. Have things changed over the summer? And I don’t mean does she have a tan and great memories from camp. I mean, has her breast size changed? I know – this can be a pretty uncomfortable topic. I wrote a fabulous post (in my humble opinion) on helping your daughter buy her first bra, but what happens when she outgrows those bras? And more importantly, what happens if the little girl that you’ve raised suddenly has a more womanly figure … and is totally uncomfortable having it?

Below are my tips on the importance of “braducating” your daughter on what a normal cup size is and how you can help create a positive image of her changing body so she won’t spent her mornings taping down her breasts like Roberta in Now and Then.

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Linda’s Latest BFF: Bra Fan Forever is Joyce!

By Linda the Bra Lady on April 2nd, 2012 in Linda's BFF: Bra Fan Forever, Petite Fashion



I am pleased to announce another BFF: Bra Fan Forever, Joyce! This young lady actually got fit by yours truly (lucky lady!). She was a unique size, a 28D- a far cry from that worn out 34A she was wearing. She needed a bra that matched her sweet but confident attitude. Well, and she needed a bra that fit. Just like other women out there, she was suffering in the wrong size. 28’s are still hard to come by, but I’m happy to say that we are working with the best brands to bring more options to our customers with petite frames. And, even more importantly, I’m bringing size awareness to those petite ladies. A D in a 28 band is not the same as a D in a 40 band. Remember, the smaller the back, the smaller the cup. Joyce would never have dreamed up picking up a 28 band, let alone a D cup. But that’s why I’m here to help, and that’s why Joyce is my newest BFF!


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Linda’s “Lifted and Separated” Bras!

By Linda the Bra Lady on March 14th, 2012 in Linda's Quick Tips, Petite Fashion, Plus Size Fashion, Trend Watch

I always tell women, “I can only tell you how your bra fits. YOU can tell me how it feels, and how it looks.” Looks are such a complicated thing – they are very personal! And just like our hair, our clothes and our bodies, every woman wants their breasts to look a certain way. There are, however, popular looks. And one of the most popular in my shops? Lifted and separated! Here are three of my favorite bras to give D-N cups this look. And, for those with a more petite bust who want to create curves – shop new additions to The Little Bra Company!

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Free Shipping Goddess Alice Elomi Caitlyn Panache Tango II The Little Bra Company Image Map
 

Star Style: What Do They Wear Under There?

By Linda the Bra Lady on December 20th, 2011 in Bra Fitting, Linda's Quick Tips, Petite Fashion, Plus Size Fashion, Trend Watch

Celebrities seem to have it all: looks, money, fashion… but you don’t have to star in the latest blockbuster movie to look just as fabulous. Believe it or not, it’s all about wearing the right underpinnings. Trust me, we’ve all seen enough wardrobe malfunctions and terrible outfits on fabulous celebrities. It isn’t the money and fame that makes them look so good – it’s a darn good stylist and quality underpinnings. While I may not know exactly what Angelina or Jennifer has on under her dress, I can share my tried and true products that can help you get the same look. Here are a few of my favorite celebrity outfits and my secrets to just what they may be wearing under there…

Celebrity Style: Super high cut slit in sheer chiffon fabric


What to wear under there: A seamless skin-colored panty like the Commando Girl Short. It tricks the eye into thinking that they just might get a peek at something personal, but keeps you covered just in case it’s a windy day. Recommended for: Ladies who love their legs and thighs (or at least one of them). They’ll be on display.

Celebrity Style: V-neck dress down to there!


What to wear under there: If you have perky breasts, you can just use a little double-sided Hollywood Fashion Tape to keep the dress from falling away from your bust. You may also want to use some nipple covers like Low Beams or Nipsticks to keep the outline of your nipples from peeking through the dress material. Lastly, the Braza Bra is made of two separate bra stickers with no connection in the middle so it won’t show. Recommended for: Women with perky or petite breasts who don’t need a super supportive bra or whose breast shape is less full in the center of their chest.

Celebrity Style: Classic white button down blouse


What to wear under there: This look may seem effortless, but it can actually be a bit tricky for some women to wear. A minimizer bra (like this one from Wacoal) disperses breast tissue from the middle of the body, decreasing your chances of puckering buttons. Also, a little Hollywood Fashion Tape may keep the button placate in place. Hint: If you are very full busted with a tiny waist, consider getting a larger shirt altered to fit your slim waist or buying ready made shirts from brands like Campbell and Kate. Recommended for: The classic woman whose breasts look fab in a minimizer.

Celebrity Style: Sleek and expecting


What to wear under there: Moms to be don’t have to limit their wardrobe to over-sized sacks. Pair a slim fitting dress with a pair of Spanx Power Mama Maternity Shapewear or Panythose. You’ll get sleek hips and thighs while still leaving room for your baby bump! And don’t forget to wear the right size bra. Expectant mothers and their bodies go through a lot of changes. Check in for a re-fitting as your bust and belly grows. Recommended for: Pregnant women who still want to rock their wardrobe.

Celebrity Style: Seriously sheer dress


What to wear under there: Woah! For a totally see-through dress you have two choices: You can try to fool them and wear something seamless and nude (like the Commando line of thongs and Girlshorts) or cover up under there. Try a nude slip underneath for a layer of protection, or pair the dress with a black slip for a monochromatic look. Trust me, the mini length and gorgeous lace detail will still get you the attention that you deserve without having to showcase too much. Recommended for: Women who don’t mind almost baring it all!

Celebrity Style: Full figured and one shouldered


What to wear under there: Va-va-voom! To look this red-hot when you have a full bust to support, make sure you wear a serious strapless bra. Two of my favorites for the truly full-busted are from Fantasie and Panache. To accentuate those curves, pair that strapless with a fabulous pair of Spanx or a Squeem. Want it all together? Try a longline bra. Even then, I say wear some fabulous shapewear for a seamless hourglass look. Recommended for: The woman who proudly sports a full cup and dangerous curves.

Celebrity Style: Royal frocks with a lady-like touch


What to wear under there: Nothing says lady-like more than hosiery. Maybe you want to wear a neutral shade to hide a few flaws (c’mon, don’t pretend you don’t have a few veins here or there). I suggest a pair that’s doing double duty like Spanx hosiery! They’ll shape your bum and give you sexy legs. And for a bit more fun, try an opaque pair or go even crazier with a young and exciting print from Commando (bonus: they have a dig free waistband!). Recommended for: Sheers and solids for the fashionista who still wants to remain a lady and bold prints for the girl who can’t wait to rock the runway.

Celebrity Style: Backless and Fabulous


What to wear under there: When you don’t have a bra band to keep things up (believe it or not, the band is the most important for support) you have to go “sticky”. Try using adhesive and seamless styles like the Nu Bra, Braza Bra and the new Fashion Forms Body Sculpting Backless bra. Tip: only apply to skin when it’s dry and free of lotions or oils. Also, don’t expect this bra to stay up if you’re going to run a marathon. Lots of physical activity and sweat can cause it to slip. Otherwise, you’re in the clear. Recommended for: Women with firmer or petite breasts who need a little help shaping their bust but want to show off a dynamite back.


Shine like a star!



 



Think (and Wear) Pink!

By Linda the Bra Lady on October 20th, 2011 in Charity, Petite Fashion, Swimwear

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, pink is everywhere! And while most supporters may be sporting pink ribbons, hats, or tees, I say you can help the cause underneath it all! Why not support your breasts and a good cause? Dress up your breasts or show some secret support with a great bra or panty. There’s something for everyone!

Big style for petite breasts. This padded Mercedes bra from The Little Bra Company gives shape and support!



The Lunaire Versailles Bra boasts and great pattern, but smooth texture. Bonus: it’s only $32.oo!



How fabulous is this new Cosabella Never Say Never all lace bra? Stunning!



Teach young girls about breast cancer awareness, and the importance of wearing a well-fitting bra! This Royce Missy Sugar ‘N Spice bra is a perfect introduction to the world of bras and breasts.



Keep things simple with this neutral Alicia Underwire Bra from Anita. The touch of pink goes a long way. (Also, check out the mastectomy version!)



Spice things up with these ruffle Rumba Boyshorts from Honeydew! Sassy!



Even nursing moms can support the cause! This Cake Coconut Ice Balconette Nursing Bra is sweet and supportive.



Need a great sports bra for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer? Try the Enell High Impact Sports Bra in pink!



If you’re lucky enough to get away from the rain and cold this October, stash this Freya Pier Underwire Halter Bikini Top in your suitcase, and remember to spread the word about Breast Cancer Awareness wherever you go!



Want to get involved? Need more information? Make a fitting appointment or stop by my Murray Hill store on October 27th from 1-9pm for my Care for the Cause Event. Free fittings, fun prizes and great information for all!


Think Pink!



 


 

Buying Your First Bra: Part 2 For Girls

By Linda the Bra Lady on September 16th, 2011 in Bra Fitting, Petite Fashion

Bras, bras, bras. Do you wear one? If you don’t now, chances are, you will eventually. But first, you have to decide if you need one. As your body changes (I know- a lot of things are changing) you, and the adults that care about you, can decide if it’s the right time. Don’t worry too much about other girls. Just like with many other things in life, each girl will develop or need different things at different times. And if it is time, there’s a lot to learn. So if it’s time to get a bra…Hurray! Now what? Don’t stress- I’m here to help guide you through bras, boobs, cup sizes and more. Life can be tricky right about now, and your bra shouldn’t be.

First of all- congratulations! It’s pretty exciting to get your first bra. Sure, there may be a lot of other things going on, and some are more important than others. But, in my opinion, your bra is pretty important. I am The Bra Lady, after all. And most importantly, whether you’re a AA, or even a K (yes- K cups exist), you should always wear the right size. Bras are just like shoes- if you wear the wrong size, they feel awful. But the right bra can help you feel and look your best. I promise! Wearing bras, if they fit properly, can be comfortable, exciting and even fun! A well-fitting bra can do a lot of things:

  • Help your clothes look their best

  • Give your breasts a little bit of shape

  • Stop your nipples from showing through your shirt

  • Give you confidence!

  • Provide lift and support

If you’ve tried a bad bra from the local store, and it’s shifting all day, riding up your back, rubbing under your arm… ick! You’ll never want to wear a bra again. The problem is, you’re probably not in the right size. Linda to the rescue! Ask your Mom, Dad or someone you trust to bring you to a bra shop. Mother may know best when it comes to most things, but a true bra expert will really be able to give you the low down on all things bras. And, who knows, maybe Mom needs a brush up! Things have changed since she was young, and she may be missing out on some key information. Of course, I recommend my own Linda’s shops in New York. But, if you can’t get into the store, you can still read up on really useful bra fitting tips and learn about all the different styles out there on my Linda the Bra Lady website and here on the Linda Unhooked blog.

What to know before you go: After you set up a fitting appointment at the store, you should know a few things before you go. First of all- you will have to take your shirt off in the fitting room for the bra fitter. I know, I know, I know! But, believe me, she has seen a million women without their tops on. This is totally normal for us fitters. And even if you haven’t been seen by a million women, you can trust that she is an expert. Think of her as a doctor- a bra doctor! She will measure under your bust, and maybe over it, so she can calculate your size. Then, she will pick some styles for you to try. This is the fun part! Trying on bras can actually be fun- it doesn’t have to be awkward, or silly, or even boring. There are a lot of different choices out there- so explore them! Be sure to listen about adjusting your bra, both when it’s new and as it stretches. A bra may feel a little different at first, but it should never feel painful or totally uncomfortable. Be sure to find a few styles to compare, and choose a few to try at home. I suggest starting with three styles so you can rotate them, and compare them.

What does a C cup look like? This part is super important. Here’s a golden rule: the smaller the back size, the smaller the cup. The back size is determined by the measurement around your torso, just under you bust. This is the most important part of your bra. If the back doesn’t fit snugly around your body, the rest of the bra won’t fit at all. Back sizes in department stores usually run from 32-42 or so. In my shops, I carry 28-52. The smaller the number, the smaller the back size. Easy enough. Cup sizes in department stores usually run from A-DDD. In my stores, I carry AA-N. AA is the smallest, and as the letters go up, so does the cup size. I won’t get into all the details, here. But this is the most important part, ok? A C cup in a 32 is one cup size smaller than a C cup in a 34, two cup sizes smaller than in a 36, three smaller than a 38, etc. Get it? SO if you are petite, you may wear a 30C cup. But in a 32, that could be a B cup, or an A in a 34, or a AA in a 36! I know it can be confusing. But just know this: your Mom’s C cup and your cup, depending on your back sizes, are probably not the same. A C cup in a 30 is actually quite petite! So don’t freak out if your assigned cup size is “bigger” than you thought it would be. It’s all relative to your back size. Read more about bra fitting basics.

Whose bra is this, anyway? Bras are pretty personal. It’s important that you take good care of them, and take note as they wear-out and as your body changes. In the end, your fitter or your parents can help suggest bras for you – but you have to wear it. So, here are a few simple rules:

  1. Wash them before you wear them. Especially if you have sensitive skin. Then, about every 4-5 times you wear your bra, give it a wash.

  2. Washing your bras properly is really important. Take care of them! You can find the directions for washing your bras on my website.

  3. Rotate! Don’t wear the same bra two days in a row. You’ll stretch out the elastic too fast, and then the back won’t fit. No good.

  4. If the bra is totally stretched out, stained, or falling apart, it’s time to replace them.

  5. If your breasts, back, or body shape change enough that your current bras are uncomfortable or you’re busting out (hehe!), it’s time to replace them. AND it’s time to get re-fit. Don’t try to “guess” your new size. Ask a fitter to help determine the new size, and maybe, a new style for you.

If you are unable to come by my stores, you can find directions for my Bra Calculator, on my website. It will tell you how to have someone at home measure you with a soft measuring tape, then enter those measurements into my calculator for an estimated size. “Estimated” is the key word. It’s just a starting point. Finding the right bra, especially when your body seems to be growing overnight, can be a trial and error process. But don’t worry, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! Or, you and your parents can just call or email my Bra Diva experts. C’mon, I wouldn’t leave you hanging, like that!

Congrats and have fun!

Updated 10/14/11: Browse through some of our brand new selection of petite bras- perfect for first time bra wearers!

 

 

 

Buying A First Bra: Part 1 for Parents

By Linda the Bra Lady on September 15th, 2011 in Bra Fitting, Petite Fashion

There are many milestones in a woman’s life. One of the first is buying a bra. It’s funny to me, now, the attitude that young girls take with bras. During their developing years, girls tend to think breasts and bras are silly and sexy and foreign. Then, as if overnight, some can’t wait to get a bra- even if they don’t have the breasts to fill them- just to be like their friends. The most important thing to remember: just like a pair of breasts, every girl is different. One may relish the opportunity to announce that she is a woman! Another may be completely embarrassed by the idea. So, here’s a little bit of help for Moms, Dads, (or anyone) who may need help when it comes to buying a girl her first bra.

  • What’s the right age? In a recent, and unofficial poll on our Facebook Page, I asked my fans how old they were when they started wearing their first bra. Out of the 95 responders, an overwhelming amount were age 10-13: 68%. The closest age group after that was 7-10 with 18%. Followed closely by 13-16 with 11% and a very small percentage of 17 and up with 3%. Some girls blossom early, and may need to start wearing a bra for modesty, comfort, or shape. And even those who don’t need one, often want one. It’s up to you and her. You two can decide how old she should be to wear a bra. But, remember, despite her age- if she is developing, don’t deny it. Get her a bra!

  • Does Mother really know best? Ok, Mom…deep breaths. I know that your daughter’s first bra can be exiting and overwhelming for you, too. But, think about your little girl. Do you remember your years from 10-13? There was a lot going on: school, boys, friends, parents, fitting in, growing up, hair, and more hair… the list goes on. It can really be a confusing time! Don’t add to the confusion, stress or anxiety by making bra shopping complicated. My best advice: Take her to a professional! Mother may know best in most cases… but bra fit specialists (like myself) really know boobs and bras best. Besides, the industry changes so fast, there may be new information and products out there since you’ve been fit.  Start now so that she can have the education and information about bras, breasts and proper wear from the start. And be a good example- get a fitting yourself! If you’ve never been fit, this is the perfect time to educate yourself so you can practice what you preach.

  • Extra Excited! Now, you have to decide what kind of girl you’re working with here. If she has been begging you to buy her a bra, or jumps up and down with excitement on her way to the bra shop, you’ve got an excited girl on your hands. Be sure to encourage her, still. Even excited young girls are not always completely confident. The most common problem with an overzealous pre-teen is their lack of reality. She may be excited to wear a sexy red, push up bra. Let the bra fitter explain, and help her understand that proper fitting, and age appropriate bras are always more important than style.  She will have many years of bra shopping to wear whatever style and shape she likes. And have fun!  You can make a special day out of it. Even if you’re not as excited as she is, stay positive!

  • Terribly Awkward! On the other hand, many young girls are reluctant to tread such a taboo topic. They may hate the way they feel, or be embarrassed to show a stranger her body. Never fear! Let the bra fitters guide her. It may be hard for you to let loose, but typically, letting the fitter take over while you wait, is best in this situation. Awkward teens only feel more awkward when more people are watching, discussing and prodding her. After she tries on a fabulous bra, and the fitter has explained how to put it on and adjust it, she can come out in her top and do a little show and tell. If you must see how it fits, go ahead and ask to take a peek in the fitting room. Staying put until she and her fitter find a good option will alleviate the extra pressure while they go through the trial and error process of finding a great style.

  • Positive Reinforcement: However she feels about the process, some young women feel awkward about their body. Her body is changing all the time, and she may need some help to feel “normal”. What happens if your daughter is some brand new size that you’ve never heard of? Instead of yelling out “Wowza! What a weird size!”, calmly take in the information and appreciate the advice and help you’re receiving. You can admit if you’re learning something new- it’s ok to be a newbie, too! And remember, she may not develop the same way you did. Whatever her new size, it’s important to create a positive and healthy environment for her to learn about her new body and explore her bra options.

  • Size and fit: Many young girls are too small for a basic adult bra, but that doesn’t mean she can’t wear a bra! At my shops, I carry bras in all sizes- even down to a 30 or 28 back! Even then, to properly fit small bodies, you may need to take in the straps or the back for a proper fit. (Psssst- this is something any tailor can do. And I offer the service, too!). Just because she may not have much to support doesn’t mean she shouldn’t have a proper fit. Bras that don’t fit well are uncomfortable. Make sure that her first experience with a bra is a comfortable one! Also, remember that the smaller the back, the smaller the cup. So if your little one ends up in a 30B, that is not the same cup size as your 36B! A 30B fits (in the cup only) like a 32A or a 34AA. This is an important concept for young girls (and parents!) to grasp. Trust me, it alleviates the “there’s no way you are the same cup size as me!” freak-out factor.

  • Shape and Coverage: Next, consider the shape of the bra. Some young girls are perfectly happy to wear a stretchy, thin bralette. These provide just a little bit of coverage, which may be just fine. Other times, young girls are nervous about the shape of their nipples showing, or want the bra to provide a little shape (young buds take some time to come into their curvacious, womanly shape). I would suggest something with a little bit of molding, or lining. And if she has already developed a full shape, she may already be ready for an underwire. Again- as long as it’s the right size for her, it will be quite comfortable. So does she want coverage, shape, or to simply fit in? It’s important to find out why she wants to wear a bra in the first place. Ask!

  • What if she keeps growing? IF? HA! Not if, but when! Young girls do not need 10 bras to start with. Their petite, perky breasts aren’t as much stress on bras, so they generally last longer. Also, she may outgrow her bras (either in the back or in the cup) and not get much wear out of her multiple styles. However, no one can survive on one or two bras alone!  I suggest three. It’s important that you start her off with a few to rotate. This way, she can wash some while she is wearing one, and she can try a few different styles to see what she likes best. Take note as she grows and her body changes. If she no longer fits in her bras, or she has overused them, it’s time to get re-fit!

  • Daddy Duties: Are you a doting Dad who needs help buying a bra for your little girl? Than you certainly need a professional’s help! However, you can educate yourself as well! Only, I wouldn’t recommend the joint fitting appointment. Talk to your daughter and ask if she would like to visit the bra shop, then make an appointment. At my Murray Hill store, you can wait patiently in the front room while she and a fitter talk and try on bras in the back. If you’re curious about bras and how they should fit, don’t be shy about asking a fitter to explain the basics so that you’re not totally in the dark. You may never be an expert, but if you’re the one who will be helping her purchase bras, it’s important to have some good information. If you’re completely afraid of a bra shop, or your daughter is totally embarrassed, ask a female friend or relative to help out. Either way, having a pro in the fitting room will really help. Do not attempt to pick a random bra from the store and bring it home. You’ll run into the same problems as Tony on Who’s the Boss?:

  • Shopping From Home: I know some of you are thinking, “I’d LOVE to bring my daughter to your store, Linda. But we live so far away!” Don’t stress! You can still learn so much about proper fitting and different styles, right here on my Linda the Bra Lady website and Linda Unhooked blog. And, you and your daughter can use the Bra Calculator to help determine her current size. I suggest that Mom’s and daughters use a soft measuring tape and measure each other. It’s fun! The two of you can enter your measurements, discuss your sizes, then shop for bras in your size. Remember- the bra calculator is just a starting point and every bra fits differently, and it may take a little trial and error before you find the best fit. But, you can always email my Bra Divas for help.

Phew! That was a lot of information. And, believe it or not, I could go on! However, these key tips will keep you and your little girl calm and confident when searching for the perfect first bra. Remember, knowledge is power! And being educated on proper fitting and bra styles will help you two ease through the process. And, don’t worry, you don’t have to know everything- that’s what my Bra Divas and I are here for!

Stay tuned for Part 2, a special note to young women!

Updated 10/14/11: Browse through some of our brand new selection of petite bras- perfect for first time bra wearers!

Good luck!

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Bras of 2010

By Linda the Bra Lady on December 21st, 2010 in Contests & Promos, Linda's Favorites, Petite Fashion, Plus Size Fashion

Let’s take a look back at this year in lingerie! I’m always on the lookout for fabulous new bras, and 2010 didn’t disappoint. This year, we’ve added fantastic new brands like the Little Bra Company and Josie by Natori, plus new styles from customer favorites like Panache, Chantelle, Wacoal and more. Here are some new bras that are getting rave reviews from our customers.

Panache Andorra Full Cup Bra

Panache always hits it out of the park, and their new Andorra bra is no exception. This sheer lace bra has a delicate and feminine look, but it’s anything but fragile. The cups support and shape all the way from 28D to 40J.

See Panache Andorra Full Cup Bra

Simone Perele Romance Push Up Convertible Bra

Sensual yet surprisingly practical, the Simone Perele Romance Push Up is a smart splurge. The demi cup bra has smooth cups with removable air pads and convertible straps that work wonders with your wardrobe. Chic embroidery accents add that distinctive Simone Perele touch.

See Simone Perele Romance Push Up Bra

Shock Absorber Run Racerback Sports Bra

This year, sports bra brand Shock Absorber introduced a whole line of fantastic new sports bras. All are great, but my favorite has to be the Shock Absorber Run Sports Bra. This style is scientifically designed to reduce the breast movement caused by running and jogging from 30A to 38F. A stylish sporty look only adds to the appeal.

See Shock Absorber Run Sports Bra

Natori Sheer Scroll Convertible Bra

Sexy styles meets everyday with this fab plunge bra. The low-cut cups and sheer lace add a little spice, but the Natori Sheer Scroll is still comfortable enough for everyday. I recommend this bra to lots of petite women for its grown-up style that doesn’t rely on extra padding. It even has convertible straps for extra versatility.

See Natori Sheer Scroll Convertible Bra

Wacoal Simple Shaping Minimizer Bra

I didn’t think there could be a better minimizer bra that the original Wacoal Slimline Minimizer, but those bra fitting masters have done it again! The new Wacoal Simple Shaping Minimizer Bra has a beautiful smooth shape that doesn’t flatten you out. With the power to reduce the bust by two full sizes, this will be your go-to bra to prevent button-popping tops.

See Wacoal Simple Shaping Minimizer Bra

Chantelle Pont des Arts Three-Part Bra

A perfect fit speaks for itself, and the supportive and flattering Chantelle Pont des Arts is a winner. This lace bra has full coverage with a lacy French look. If you liked the discontinued Chantelle Legende Full Cup Bra, the Pont des Arts makes a great replacement.

See Chantelle Pont des Arts Three-Part Bra

Elila Jacquard Soft Cup Bra

This best-selling plus size bra jumped to the top of the list when they introduced N cups! Available up to size 50N, the Elila Jacquard Soft Cup Bra is a wonderful choice for both comfort and support. Elila also introduced this bra in Lilac for a fun, colorful style

See Elila Jacquard Soft Cup Bra

The Little Bra Company Isis Convertible Bra

This amazing push up bra creates cleavage like no other! The Little Bra Company Isis Bra is designed especially for petites, with band sizes as small as 28. While all Little Bra Co. bras are fab, the Isis is our top padded pick.

See The Little Bra Company Isis Convertible Bra

Lunaire Barbados Mesh Demi Bra

For fabulous style at a great price, you just can’t beat Lunaire. The Barbados Mesh Demi bra comes in five different fabrics and is just sheer enough to add a little
sass. Better yet, this style is available up to DDD cups.

See Lunaire Barbados Mesh Demi Bra

Linda the Bra Lady Gift Certificate

Okay, I’m cheating a little with the last one. But a Linda’s Gift Certificate is the best way to give your loved one a bra that will fit her perfectly and make her feel fabulous. Gift certificates are available for both the website and our New York store.

See Linda the Bra Lady Gift Certificates

To celebrate our Top 10 Bras of 2010, we’re giving one lucky Linda’s fan the bra of her choice. Just post your favorite Linda’s purchase on my Facebook page to enter!

Good luck!

xoxo