PSA…Don’t Skimp On Your Foundation!!!

Ladies, we MUST do better!  There are some of us out there who are walking around wearing the wrong bra size.  That has got to stop!  At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how much you spend on your clothing if you aren’t wearing the right foundation pieces.  Foundation pieces = underwear (bra, panty, shape wear, etc.)

Now, what I am about to tell you goes against everything that Fashion Under 20 is all about, but you must not skimp on your foundation pieces.  It’s ok to spend over $20 on those, hell I expect you to pay more than $20 for those pieces.  I can’t even find a bra for less than $30 in my bra size, maybe because I have a big chest.  Even you small busted ladies need to make an investment in your foundation pieces.  Your foundation pieces are the key to your fabulous finds under 20 looking ahmazing!  The purpose of them is to lift, hide, smooth, enhance, and minimize our perfections & imperfections.  The correct bra can make you look 10lbs lighter, hide & smooth the back fat & enhance those A, B, C cups you may or may not be happy with & minimize those D, DD, DDD, F, G cups you may want to hide. 

Here’s what you should do, put on a bra & stand in front of the mirror, now do any of these apply to you?

Signs Which Reveal If You’re Wearing The Wrong Size Bra

1 The cups are wrinkled

2 The back size is to big and the cups are to small.

3 Straps slip off the shoulders now and again

4 The bra band keeps riding up in the back.

5 The center of the bra, or the underwire, does not lie flat on the chest.

If you suffer from any of the problems listed below you could be wearing a wrong size bra

6 Shoulder and skin irritation caused by bra straps digging in your skin

7 Irreversable damage to ligaments leads to breast pain and sagging

8 Underwires sticks into the breast tissue, and causes unnecessary pressure and discomfort


You answered yes to some or all of those questions, now what do you do?  If it’s within store hours I would advise you run to your nearest Dillards or Nordstrom (I say those stores because I am confident in their measuring) & get yourself measured!  Be sure to take a fitted shirt so you can see the difference between your current bra fit & your new bra fit.  What a difference a measuring tape makes? 

If the idea of getting measured by a complete stranger freaks you out, because you will have to basically be half naked if front of the salesperson, you can try to do your own measurement at home.  I did some research & found Linda, The Bra Lady.  What I found really interesting about this website is the bra calculator.  She explains to you where & how to measure, then calculates your size based on those measurements.  See, all the hard work is done for you in the privacy of your own home.  However, I do recommend you get measured by a professional.

Look, it’s a waste saving money on fabulous fashions if the foundation is a hot mess, so take the money you are saving by shopping for fashion under 20 & spend it on quality foundation pieces.

‘Til next time,



About fashionunder20

I'm a kind of sorta underemployed chick with a passion for fashion, on a budget. I totally believe that looking fabulous is an unalienable right our Founding Fathers forgot to put in the Constitution. That is why I am here to say, "You have to right to be fabulous on any budget!"

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