How to wear a bra and all your other bra-related questions, answered

One of the least seen but most important aspects of your wardrobe is obviously the intimates section. Much like the foundation of a building, your lingerie determines the outcome of your look. From the broad banded flapper bras of the 1920s to Madonna’s conical corset by French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier in 1990, bras have evolved over several avatars through the decades and each of these styles reflected the place of women in society at the time. Of course you could go braless, but it’s usually not a very practical option considering gravity working its magic.

In the current time, lingerie stores boast everything from smooth coverage bras to lacy underwire styles and cosy bralettes—which of these do you need and when can you wear them? Given that bras are trickier to buy than, say, a shirt, we have done some research on narrowing down the dos and don’ts of bra shopping for you.

Bras that doesn’t fit well can impact your posture, cause backache and even damage sensitive breast tissue. It’s important to get yourself fitted well. Your bra size is determined by the combination of your band size and bust size. Head to a departmental store near you and get yourself fitted at the lingerie department.

Celebrity moms are not only scrutinized for how they look and dress, but also for the way they dress their children.

Kim Kardashian West just shut down haters who criticized her for buying her daughter North West a corset-style dress.

The 4-year-old was recently spotted wearing an orange dress with a cream lace-up corset- inspired decoration while in New York City with her mom, and people on the internet accused Kardashian of dressing her daughter inappropriately, the Daily Mail reports.

Kim Kardashian West has long been BFFs with Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing, often hitting the red carpet in the fashion house’s barely-there designs.

And on Thursday, the 36-year-old reality star stepped out in the summer heat for the opening of Balmain’s first Los Angeles boutique — flaunting her famous figure in a super cropped white top and high-waisted, sparkling silver skirt.

With a slit up to her thigh, the transparent garment showed off plenty of skin for the mother of two — who recently made the decision with husband Kanye West to hire a surrogate to carry their third child. She paired the glittery ensemble with a tan pair of Kanye’s Yeezy PVS heels, and once again kept it simple with no jewelry.

I’m the first to applaud Kim’s no-f*cks given attitude to fashion, but underwear to dinner: isn’t there some sort of table boob etiquette for this? The same as not being able to go topless in the supermarket, kinda thing? What sort of reception would the average person get walking into their nearest Italian in a lacy balconette? Ok, I realise if you’re Kim Kardashian the same rules need not apply… Does it make a difference if the bra’s Gucci (like Kim’s)?! So many questions.

If you’re a fan of Kim’s dinner attire but aren’t quite brave enough to go full brassiere, consider a bralette. They’ve become a firm evening staple, and incidentally, look great with a blazer. The jury’s still out on pedal pushers, though.

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