Beautiful friends! I had an epiphany today and decided to write this short post. Most of the women I meet and help either through my in-person or online consultations, the vast majority of them spend the LOWEST amount of their wardrobe dollars on their bras. Most women tend to spend far more money on jeans, pants, sweaters, shirts, shoes, socks, and accessories. I'm telling you today that instead of spending ALL of your money clothes, shoes, and accessories. Spend the money on quality bras that fit and whatever you have left, spend on the clothes.
Most of you are probably thinking I'd rather spend my hard earn cash on a pair of new shoes then bras. I've heard lot's of excuses, some of my favorite are:
"It's not cute or sexy, so I don't want to spend a lot of money on it."
"No one is going to see it other than me and maybe my husband, so why spend money on it?"
"It's going to stretch out and get dirty, so I don't want to spend a lot of money on it." This is my favorite excuse because it's hilarious. Everything is going to get worn out including your clothes and shoes.
The most common reason I believe women don't like spending money on their bras because they HATE to go bra shopping. Sadly, for many women, going bra shopping is like ripping off 100 freshly pressed band aids off your hairy arm or leg. It can be painful especially if you don't know what type of bra to look for, don't know your correct size or breast shape, and don't know the best places to go.
I bet for many of you your bra shopping experience consists of the following. You've had the same bra for YEARS and it's gotten to the point your bra has gone from white to a dingy tan color and you have to safety pin the straps or band to keep it on you. You drive over to your local Walmart or Target to get some stuff and think, "I'll head over to the underwear section and pick out a bra while I'm here." You look through the bra section, trying not to be in there way too long. Grab something off the rack that looks suitable. Don't try it on and spend $25 bucks on it. You go home and try it on and it doesn't really fit well and it's not very comfortable. Because you hate bra shopping you rather keep the wear the ill fitting bra then go on another witch hunt and try to find another ill fitting bra. I get it. It's a vicious cycle.
When you do this you're doing yourself a disservice and I feel bad for your boobs and pocketbook. Living a life where you feel uncomfortable and you're constantly tugging at a bra and wasting your money on cheap bras is a life not living.
Here's my 3 reasons for why you should spend more money on bras:
- Bras are the MOST important article of clothing you put on. You wear your bra EVERYDAY and when you wear something everyday I would strive for quality and spend a little more. Spend less on the things that you don't use everyday like trendy clothes, accessories, that 20th pair of high heels in your closet.
- Bras are the foundation of your wardrobe. A properly fitting bra is going to make you look thinner, prevent gravity and aging from dragging down your breasts, or in simpler terms prevent saggy breasts. It's going to make your shirts, sweaters, tops, blazers, and jackets fit better, and most importantly it's going to give you long lasting confidence and make you feel more beautiful than any new pair of heels is going to.