Female breasts are amazing things, aren’t they? They torment us at puberty in one way or another. They grow too fast making us the center of unwanted attention. Or they don’t grow quick enough making us envious of those lucky girls who get them early. As we begin menstruation and the inevitable PMS begins to wreak havoc on our bodies, they can become tender and cause us pain. As we become sexually active beings, our breasts become the objects of desire for our male (as well as female) counterparts. When we enter our child-bearing years and begin having children, they become the source of nourishment for our babies. In our menopausal years, we begin to witness dramatic changes in our breasts. But throughout our lives, our breasts carry a lot of power…from providing nourishment to feeding sexual desires, from being a source of sexual stimulation to sadly and all too often having the ability to claim lives. They are a part of us for our entire lives and they deserve to be treated well.
*This is not a sponsored post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
Throughout the course of our lives, our breasts undergo a multitude of changes. They change in size and density. They change in purpose and usefulness. Our bra sizes will continue to fluctuate with weight changes throughout our entire existence. And if you have been blessed (I use that term lightly) with larger breasts, you may have spent most of your life searching for the perfect ways to support them in comfort and style.
I want to briefly share my personal breast story with you. In my post-puberty years, my bra size settled around a 34C. I was a competitive swimmer with lots of body tone and while my breasts were bigger than most of my friends, they were still perky and firm. Then in my late 20’s, as I headed down that landslide of Bipolar Disorder and found myself 80 pounds heavier from psychotropic medications, my bra size went up to a 42DDD. Finding my way to recovery, stopping the medications, and losing some of that weight, I found I needed a size 38DDD. I continued purchasing my bras off the racks from major retailers, but was never ever comfortable. Finally after having my children and realizing that my breasts had settled into a somewhat consistent size, I was properly measured and, much to my dismay, discovered that my bra size was a 38H. For the first time ever, I invested in quality bras in the correct size. This seriously changed my life. I had finally found the right support in the correct size that was comfortable and stylish. And my clothing suddenly fit much better as well. But one thing that was missing in my life was comfortable and supportive loungewear that was attractive for those moments at home when I didn’t want to wear a bra.
I am definitely one of those women who removes my bra as soon as the day is done. I have tried countless items for lounging around my house from bralettes to sports bras to tank tops with built-in bra shelves. None of these provided adequate support as my breasts literally just billowed out the top or swung low right to my belly button. And then in October, I met Sandra Mimran Smith and she introduced me to her amazing new product Boost which is a “new line of loungewear for young girls and women who are full chested with small frames.” Each piece has “built-in support without constraint or compression.” The garments are crafted from “jersey-soft fabrics that caress and hold” as well as provide “shape and lift with full adjustability when you need it and a more relaxed setting when you don’t.”
If you remember my post from December, Big Boobs in the City, I was fortunate enough to be a model for Sandra’s new advertising campaign for Boost. You can read all about that experience in the post. But today, I want to talk about the product itself.
If you are interested in Sandra’s personal story and how she came to create this amazing product, you can watch this very informative video.
I have the nightie in black and it is seriously the softest jersey fabric I have ever felt. The front adjusting straps are so easy to adjust without reaching and straining or asking my husband for help. The nightie also has a built in bra closure in the back to get the correct size for your frame but without the constraining tight feeling that often comes with an actual bra. For size reference, I wear a bra size of 38H and size 14 pants…and the XXL was the perfect fit in the Boost Nightie. I cannot say enough great things about this product. It has been a bit chilly around here lately so I haven’t been able to wear it much. But when I do, I just add some over the knee socks and a cozy cardigan and I am completely lounge ready with a glass of my favorite moscato, feeling cute, comfortable, and completely supported.
So if you are a large breasted woman with a smaller frame and are in search of some fabulous loungewear that is supportive and stylish, you must check out Boost products. Currently available are the nightie and the cami and shorts set. Both come in three colors. Currently in production with limited availability is the tank top in black. Sandra has generously offered my readers a promo code for 10% OFF your tank top purchase. Due to limited availability on this piece, she just asks that you first email email@example.com to confirm if your size is still in stock. Then use code Happy18 at checkout.
It is a new year and there is no better time than now to treat your breasts with the love and care they deserve and give yourself a boost! And there is no better product than Boost to do just that. Not only do you get an amazing and quality product from a company which continues to support women who need support but your purchases also support a locally owned female-run small business. And you all know I am a huge advocate of that kind of support!
And now your favorite posts from last week.
Lisa of Coast to Coast shared her post Closet Staples. She has featured at least 3 of my very favorite wardrobe staples in this outfit…a long cardigan, raw hemmed denim, and adorable suede booties…plus her Alex and Ani bracelets! It is the perfect combination that never goes wrong!
And Cheryl of Cheryl Shops shared her post What to wear with a spring dress in winter. Not only is her dress absolutely fabulous, but her winter styling of it is superb! I do love a great statement dress that you can wear all year round!
Boosting it on the edge,
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