Bra – one of the most essential parts of a lady’s closet, is something that most women would own and use, right? Well, did you know that wearing a bra could be harming your health?
Now, most women, start using bras anytime between the ages of 10-14, when they begin to develop breasts, at the onset of puberty.
From that age on, they will have to wear it throughout their lives! So, obviously, as bras are an essential need for the women, over the years, they have been seen mostly as a fashion accessory that can help women make a style statement!
However, the actual function of a bra is to provide support to a woman’s breasts, and make then look firmer and perkier, through her clothes.
Every bride wants to look and feel her best on her wedding day, from finding a super- flattering wedding dress to perfecting her hair and makeup with a trial (or two!). For many brides, that also means finding the best smoothing, supportive shapewear to make her wedding dress fit and fall properly and flaunt her figure. But while shapewear may make you look your best, those suck-it-in garments are not always so comfortable. If “beauty is pain” is a mantra you have no desire to adhere to (or you just want to be able to eat your wedding dinner comfortably!), do you have to wear shapewear under your wedding dress? Here’s what our experts have to say.
Shapewear is 100% optional, on your wedding day as well as any other day of your life. If you love how it makes you look and feel, go for it! But if the thought of squeezing into something constricting beneath your already structured, boned, zipped, and buttoned gown makes you shudder, skip it! The smile on your face will be much more genuine if you’re comfortable in — and under — your dress.
When you’re trying on dresses, keep your undergarment opinions in mind. Let your consultant know if you’ll be skipping the Spanx so she can help you find a style of dress that will look fabulous on your body no matter what. We love the way gowns with fuller skirts allow you to wear whatever underwear you’d like. Bring on the cozy cotton! And if you have a bustline that needs some support, either look for silhouettes that allow you to wear a bra or consider styles that have boning and structure built in.During your fittings, your seamstress will want to make sure you have the underwear
you’ll be wearing on your wedding day. Consider shopping for a few different styles in case what you thought was seamless and no-show is actually visible beneath your gown. If the dress you fell in love with didn’t have enough structure or support already included in the design, your seamstress can help you add cups (or even sew in a strapless bra!) and adjust the seams and fabric so they are as flattering as possible.
Then, instead of bracing yourself for the moment you’ll have to shimmy into your shapewear on your wedding day, revel in the fact that you won’t have to peel it off at the end of the night!
But lately, bras are becoming more and more fashionable, making us question their purpose. Did you know there are a few ways in which wearing a bra, for prolonged hours can harm your health?