Let me take you on a journey.

A journey through time – space – and ill-fitting bras.

It begins with my boobs and their many stages over the past two and a half years.

First, there was Pre-Pregnancy Boobs (RIP)
Then, there was Pregnant Boobs *insert wolf-whistle here*
Next, was the ever-changing and always weird Breastfeeding Boobs
And Finally, my personal favorite, the gravity-loving Post-Breastfeeding Boobs

I first started having bra issues when I became pregnant. My “normal” bras no longer fit correctly and were causing some major spillage. Not to mention they were uncomfortable and felt like I was being squeezed into them.

So at about 7 months, I decided to go ahead and invest in some nursing bras, knowing I wanted to nurse and would want the easy access later on. Thank GOD I decided to do this because they were like sports bras, but not near as restraining. While wearing these, it didn’t matter that fewer of my clothes were fitting, because at least my bras did! I did my research and opted to go with Bravado > you can buy them from their website or Amazon.

These bras continued to serve me well while I was full-time nursing and even when “mostly” nursing. But around 9 months post-partum I started to feel frumpy and shapeless. I started to feel like I was wearing a sports bra everyday under my work clothes, and look like I had a uniboob under my shirt.

Then it was time to upgrade again. This time I went for something a little cheaper, because I had the premonition that this wouldn’t be the last time I would need to change it up with my undergarments.
Since I was still nursing part-time, I needed a cup size that was larger than my “normal” size and even went for the non-sexy bras that have the extra coverage on the side for comfiness. Ain’t no shame in my comfy-game. These served their purpose till I was done nursing.

Then, they became WAY too big. I could literally poke the cup and it would just cave-in because it gaped so much. Not only that, but the sides would ride-up into the armholes of some of my clothes. So now you could SEE the big, comfy, non-sexy, extra coverage bands. Not that I was trying to impress anyone, but it’s really not a good look for anyone.

Finally, I had had enough. It was time to invest in myself and quit messing with my bra all the time. This is where ThirdLove comes into play. I saw someone I follow on Instagram give it a try and figured, why not!? They tout a 30-day free trial period, so if I wasn’t happy I could send it back for free!
I went through their Fit Finder and was surprised to find that they were going to send me a smaller band than I normally wear (pre, post, and during pregnancy), but after two weeks of wearing I decided to exchange it for a larger band size.

Even though I was exchanging it within the 30 day period, becuase I was exchanging and not returning it was like I was essentially saying: I like this, give me the one I need. So, I had to pay full price for it at that point instead of at the end of the 30 days. However, I could have returned it for full price if I wasn’t happy even after the exchange.

But it didn’t matter to me! I could tell from when I first put it on that it was one of the best bras I have ever worn.

Now my ThirdLove bra is my daily bra – ya know that one bra that’s your favorite so you where it more often then you should? I definitely plan on buying a few more so that I can always feel like I’m wearing a bra that I don’t have to think about.  

Conclusion to this journey? > Finding the perfect bra is like finding a unicorn. When you find that unicorn (in this case, ThirdLove), you keep it!

Shelby

*This is not an ad. Just an honest review by someone who is excited to share the love.

Photo by Pablo Heimplatz on Unsplash

 

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