I don’t like real bras.
There was a brief period in elementary school where the La Senza Girl, padded, push-up, double A bras, really had my heart, but it was mostly because they provided the illusion that I was working with something more substantial than I was.
When I was finally packing some heat, I graduated to La Senza adult bras and the occasional Victoria’s Secret. At this point I essentially felt like Pamela Anderson. After a few years I finally succumbed to the harsh truth that I didn’t really need the support, and a bralette would be sufficient. Goodbye Pamela, hello Kate Moss. #ittybittytittycommittee.
I know I’m not the only one who finds an underwire to be the most uncomfortable, but sometimes I want a little more support than a bralette. Please welcome to the stage, athleisure. The matching sets that provide a little more support than a bralette, and a LOT more comfort than a bra.
I recently tried the Toronto-owned Knixwear and I’m pretty into it.
I picked the V-neck Bra; it has a really nice shape (with no wire) and the padding is removable. I like the v-neck because you can wear it with a lower shirt, but honestly whatever floats your boats ; ).
I also got the Athletic Thong- which is a great, seamless and soft, quick dry fabric, and most importantly no panty lines. I didn’t find it to be so different than my other seamless undies, but I really like the feel of the material.
Lastly, I ordered the bodysuit-, which I intend to wear as a tank top for the most part, though I also think it could moonlight as a swimsuit. Again, removable padding which is nice, but I find the padding to be pretty subtle, and acts almost like a lining. Additionally, I ordered the pink colour which appears to be nude on my skin, but don’t be fooled, I’m just lacking sunlight.
I hope you found this informative; I think it’s important to keep you all abreast.