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Under The Skin: The Internal Bra

Cosmetic surgery on breasts is not a new idea. There is however a new technique out there that is being used for breast-lift and breast reduction surgeries. The Internal Bra System is an operation where a mesh-like material is inserted under the skin to help support the shape of the breasts. This is supposed to take the strain off of the skin and the newly formed scars and reduce the amount of stretch and sagging that typically occurs after such a procedure. The idea is that the mesh will function sort of like an internal bra without straps. Continue Reading →

A Tale of Breasts, Bras, and Bullies

My friend Sarah, author of The Crazy Baby Mama blog, wrote a post describing her attitudes about breasts, and how they changed–both her breasts, and her attitudes towards them. The Boobs. The Bra. And The Bully is a humorous personal narrative chronicling the effects of bullying on a flat-chested middle-schooler, and the resulting first-bra-shopping experience. Continue Reading →

Bras For Small Breasts

Garnet Joyce recently wrote about the difficulties in finding plus-sized lingerie.  It turns out that it is also somewhat of a trial for women with small breasts to find attractive and well fitting bras. There seems to be this impression that flat-chested women are only interested in buying padded or push-up bras in an effort to make their breasts look bigger. For those who are not interested in that the options have been limited to bras designed for teens. Training bras are not particularly sexy and really aren’t meant to be used as lingerie. Continue Reading →

How To Find The Perfect Bra: A Guide For Beginners & Experts

Most women will agree- a good outfit begins with the right undergarments. It could even be argued that a perfectly fitting bra is the most valuable thing in a woman’s wardrobe. The truth is, however, that most of us are walking around wearing ill-fitting bras without even knowing it. In order to get the scoop on the way a bra should fit, I headed over to Forty Winks in Harvard Square. The owners, Meredith Donaldson and Rachel Wentworth, two wonderfully fresh-faced entrepreneurs, agreed to sit down with me and discuss something that I could talk about for hours: breasts. Continue Reading →