Can we take a second and just talk about cute things?
I mean, look, I consider myself a champion of every woman’s right to a good bra. I think there is a bra out there to suit every person’s shape and size, and I won’t rest until every woman finds the bra that just makes her feel and look fantastic in her clothes. And I’m kind of a nerd about underwear (WHAAAAT?!? you say in disbelief), so things like “good fit” and “breast volume” and “cup shape” and “side slings” and “underwire proportions” etc. etc. are endlessly fascinating to me, but let’s be real: they don’t THRILL. They don’t ENTICE. They don’t make me squeal or sigh or coo with delight. They generally make me furrow my brow and go “huh. oh. I must learn more.”
Also, I’ve been a bit in a style rut lately, y’all, and I need to look at some cute things. Clothing I’ve owned and loved for 4+ years is starting to wear out, and that includes my underwear. “Oh, hey, that bra is 3.5 years old. That might explain why it’s dead.” AND it’s staying light out longer, and it’s Friday, and I have pina coladas on the brain, and stupid True Blood starts on Sunday, and now Bravissimo has had the audacity to launch their summer collection.
Holy pants, it is a-freaking-dorable. It’s also more size-inclusive that some past ranges have been. There are lots of offerings starting from a 28 back and going up to a J cup, and even some new styles up to K, KK, and L cups. There is swimwear up to J, JJ, and K cups, including bikinis and tankinis. There are padded bras for those who prefer them and soft cup bras for others and coordinating bottoms (I MUST HAVE ALL THE MATCHING THINGS). There are multiple black and beige options for disappearing under sheer clothing. There are florals and stripes and bold colors and muted colors and pastels and neons and I have . . . lots of things hanging out in my shopping cart, tempting me. ALSO??!?! Almost all of the bras come in at $50 or under, even with the hideous exchange rates. I could buy them all, or I could pay my rent. Siiigh. Sweets, start saving your pennies. Below are some of the picks on my wishlist:
Don’t you want to go on summer vacation now?
Also, happy, smiling, gorgeous, sexy models who look happy, smiling, gorgeous, and sexy? More please.
P.S. Bravissimo, look, I clearly love you. Yeah, some of your bras don’t suit me, but I can deal, because I like what you stand for. Can I be super picky and politically correct? Stop using the word “Oriental” (the new bra in question isn’t in this gallery for that very reason). It drives me bananas. If a bra has cherry blossoms on it, call it a cherry blossom bra. If a print is inspired by the art of a specific country, please name that country or piece of art in your description instead of saying “a lovely Oriental pattern” or similar. Work on your copy.