Teenagers, young girls, or adult women wear lingerie daily. Whether they are working out, dressing up for a date, or getting ready for a job – a vital part of their outfit is a bra. However, all these women often cannot bear wearing one.
We at Empress Mimi are specialists when it comes to bras and other underwear, and are happy to share with you some of our tips.
#1 No more pain in your shoulders
In the modern world, bras come in different shapes and colors. Just look at what we have among our matching lingerie sets!
You would think the pain and discomfort of wearing a bra were just old tales. But no, it can remain troublesome up to our days, especially if your bra does not fit you well.
Some women, often with voluptuous forms, go through shoulder pain. It usually happens because of the wrong bra size. You can fix the situation by opting for a racerback bra. It is not a universal solution, so we present a couple of more affordable and easy hacks.
Bra clips claim to give support and lift, conceal the bra straps and even improve posture. Sounds like an amazing purchase. A clip connects the straps in a cross on your back and keeps them secured. Bra clips are easy to use and affordable but can add extra pressure on shoulders, beware of that.
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An elastic holder is a strap that connects and holds the bra straps on the back. To make it work you should wear a bra, but it can take time and effort. At first, it’s unusual to adjust to it, but it gets less noticeable during the day. The greatest advantage – it is not painful at all.
Silicone cushion holder
Another hack presents a silicone cushion holder or silicone gel pads on bra straps. At first glance, they look odd but are fairly easy to use, unlike the two previous recommendations. Note: a lack of grip in a silicone material does not ensure that these gel pads can last the whole day.
DIY racerback bra hack
DIYs will never go out of fashion. Anyone can do it, trust us. Have you heard that paper clips can be handy? Or have you heard how to make your bra straps cross without spending too much money? Long story short, connect your bra straps with a clip and get yourself a racerback bra. But we would not wholeheartedly rely on it. There is a more creative hack that works surprisingly well. Continue reading to find out the details.
#2 A sewing trick for straps
Let’s take off where we stopped. We still believe in the power of Do It Yourself hacks, and will share how to make a built-in holder to keep the straps safe and secure.
You do not have to be a seamstress, just follow the instructions. You will need snaps and thread. Start by sewing in the snaps which will hold the straps in place.
- First, sew the female half of the snap onto one side of the shoulder. Make sure that the thread is not visible.
- Put the thread to the other end.
- Start creating a loop with the thread.
- Take the thread through the loop, pull and tighten it.
- Continue till you have a thick thread. Close it with a knot.
- Sew the male half of the thread to the thick thread.
The DIY holder is ready, and you are good to go.
#3 Convert your bras
Imagine you are dressing up for a special occasion and want to look spectacular. You go with a slightly revealing jaw-dropping dress that accentuates your body and gives that sex appeal you desired. But you still want to feel secure and protected.
We are here for you with another hack. To hide the straps, you need to extend them and place them lower on your back. Support and confidence are guaranteed.
Yet another useful trick out of many bra strap hacks would be a strapless bra. You’ve seen earlier how much hassle one can bring to a woman. A convertible strapless bra is a savior which requires little to no effort. All you need to do is to keep one strap hooked, bring it around the front and hook it on the other side.
#4 Take care of your lingerie
You may be surprised, but the way you wash, store, and organize the lingerie is highly important. Not only are wrinkles or rips bad for the state of your underwear but also your mental state.
By taking good care of your lingerie your collection will always be neat and your body pampered.
Tip 1. Out with the old in with the new
Rid your lingerie collection of the items which are in a bad state. Underwear pieces with holes, stains, and stretched elastic material should be thrown away for good. Consider donating the pieces with tags on them. Do not store lingerie which you’ve never worn.
Tip 2. Arrange
Sort the lingerie according to personal preferences. For example, color-code your undergarments, or stock the lingerie by season, length, or frequency of use. Create categories that work for your collection.
Tip 3. Storage
Find a proper space for the lingerie since it increases its longevity. The best way to store your bras is to hang them. This way you will not damage the cups and shape of your lingerie. Go for non-slip hangers. For extra care, choose hangers with strap slots. As for strapless lingerie or bustiers, we recommend skirt hangers.
Tip 4. Travel
If you travel a lot, invest in bra-storing cases to protect them from getting damaged.
Tip 5. Care
Remember to wash your lingerie in the right way. Always treat your underwear with cold or lukewarm water, mild detergents, and a handwashing method. If you are short on time, wash your lingerie in a washing machine in a micro-mesh wash bag to avoid stretching.
#5 Choose a sports bra
In modern times, life equals comfort. Whether you are going to the gym, working from home, walking the dog in the park, or doing a quick and unplanned evening grocery shopping, you want to be comfortable. We bet you will be wearing a sports bra.
Let’s change the game and jazz up your look in everyday outings.
- Mesh tops. Mix up mesh tops with a sports bra for full coverage and support. You will feel safe while going out of your comfort zone. Add heels and a skirt for an edgier look.
- High-waisted bottoms. Sure, it is trendy to be attired in sportswear wherever you go. But let’s be honest, it is dull and generic. Why not pair a sports bra with high-waisted trousers as a new take on the outfit? We guarantee you’ll look sporty-chick. And with extra accessories, you’ll be Insta-ready.
- Oversize. Oversized clothes are still at the top of popularity. Some sports bras are elegantly made so that you can match them with blazers or jackets. Rocking such an outfit, you’ll get a bohemian look and a chance to show your neckline.
Bonus: Perfect lingerie for romantic life
The magic of romantic life is elusive and vanishes quite quickly. But attractive lingerie can be a real game changer. A tantalizing set can easily grab your partner’s attention.
Lace for imagination
Spark fades away with time, romantic surprises get predictable, and the relationship turns into a monotonous routine. Rekindle love and seduction with lacy lingerie. Lace bras are a staple for any woman.
Do not be afraid of color
Bold colors and unexpected matches give this passionate and seductive vibe. Pro tip: do not go too far with stark colors and bright neon, for it will not enhance your appearance. We suggest deep, dark, and intense hues for a more seductive look.
The plunge bra
Many women want to surprise their partners with the right lingerie on special occasions. An alluring pair of undergarments is just like the icing on the cake at the end of a romantic date.
If you want your partner’s full attention on you during the date, choose a plunge bra to make your cleavage more elegant.
True, bras are a fantastic but tricky invention. They serve comfort, support, care, and even fire the divine of a romantic relationship. Though, at times, they add more distress and burden on the shoulders of ladies.
We hope our tips were practical in helping you rid yourself of some of the troubles with lingerie. We at Empress Mimi are at your service for any of your lingerie-related needs.