One thing I’ve noticed about fashion- that if your undergarments are frumpy and worn out, you feel frumpy and worn out. If you feel frumpy and worn out, well, it doesn’t matter what you wear on the outside, what’s closest to your skin is closest to your heart. Don’t wear frumpy tired old granny panties and sad old bras- treat yourself to a fresh new set of skivvies each year and your outfits will look and feel just as fresh!
But onto the point of the story…Did you know Kohl’s does bra fittings? I actually did not until recently and am glad I found out! My bra size has always been a bit weird, a 34D, and I can’t always find my size at certain stores or the cuts are weird from place to place. I hadn’t been fitted in awhile, so I was excited to get fitted and invest in some nice pieces for the fall season (which is rapidly approaching, eek!)
One of the biggest complaints I have with bras is that it’s hard to find undergarments that provide proper coverage and support, while still not showing through under sheer tops and blouses. As I get older, I find that investing in good undergarments and shapewear makes it easier and less frustrating to get dressed.
My biggest pet peeve is that bra line. You know, the one right on your chest that says “Yes, this is where my bra ends on my chest, and where my boob begins,” that you can see, clearly demarcated on your chest when even a “sweater bra,” cuts your cleave in half and casts a shadow on your top. I know people fret about panty lines, but honestly, bra lines are worse in my book..they just make me feel unpolished, even if my top is super nice. I would wager to say they’re really, really, annoying.
I trekked into Kohl’s to find a bra that would fit my unique size, and flatter under even sheer tops without the annoying “bra lines,” that are like panty lines but on your chest. Here’s what I ended up with.
…a sleek black Maidenform bra that should be sleek under a top and a matching panty set to avoid panty lines.
After I got fitted, I picked out some fabulous undergarments after my fitting, and a new oufit that’s work friendly and fantastic for fall. I channeled a Parisian feel with black and white stripes in a fitted pencil skirt, a thin blush top and some girly accents from Kohl’s. The great thing about this outfit is that it’s sleek and slimming, but the problem is that it’s form fitting enough to show every line, bump and strap- so I needed shapewear.
Classy isn’t complete without a good fitting bra and smoothing shapewear to make everything look polished. I can’t promise my hair will behave…it rarely does, but at least I don’t have to worry about my underthings falling out of place, right?
So, when was the last time you got fitted for a bra?
What’s your best advice to look classy & feel comfortable?
If you’d like to head to Kohl’s for a bra fitting, check out an upcoming bra fitting event or check out their online bra fitting tool. You can find a variety of bras and shapewear in a good range of sizes, styles and needs!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kohl’s. Although I was compensated by Kohl’s, all opinions are 100% my own.