Well, gals, we made it to another year. 2020 seemed arduous, didn’t it? But the curtain has closed on the past year and we’ve made it to a New Year. While things are still far from normal, the New Year gives us a chance for a “reset.” One thing I noticed last year is that many of you were switching out your wired, foam cup bras in favor of more comfy, “loungy” styles, as we all adapted to staying home. Others, ditched their bras altogether! (Which I do not recommend for an extended period of time!)
Now, 2021 has dawned and a slew of TikTok videos is showing women cutting their bras apart and turning those wired foam bras into simple bralettes! Whether you’re breaking out the scissors or not, you can still take this time to figure out what works for you in the present day. I personally, gave up underwires a long time ago, in favor of wirefree options that still offer great support for my DD’s. In fact, I stand by this type of bra so much, I’ve decided to design one in a collection called The GemBra by Jene Luciani, that’s launching this coming June.
But while you wait for my creation, I wanted to pass along some tips for you to utilize right now. The first would be, if it’s been more than a year, get a bra fitting. If you don’t feel comfortable going into a store, I offer instructions on my YouTube channel for how to do it at home yourselves with a simple sewing tape measure. Even if you’ve gained or lost as little as 5 pounds (let’s be honest, most of us gained weight this year!), your bra size likely changed. Bralettes that are alpha-sized (S, M, L etc) are often easier to size, especially when shopping online. And it’s a misconception that you cannot shop for these if you are larger busted. Look for features like a wider band and an adjustable back with a hook and eye closure, and adjustable straps.
Finally, decide what style of bra is going to suit your current lifestyle and don’t feel obligated to stick to something you’ve used in the past. Try something new, and shop a site that has a good return policy just in case.