One of the biggest, most obvious physical change in my body when I was transitioning from being a teeny bopper to a lady is my chest.Â It changed my life!Â On fifth grade, I had my first sign of transition â€“ menstruation!Â Â I think I was the first among my classmates that had one and because of that, I had a bump on my chest earlier than the rest of them.Â I thought it wasnâ€™t normal and I slouched forever trying to hide it.Â It affected my confidence too because I remember being teased a lot about it.Â It was so noticeable I struggled to hide it from all people!
I know Iâ€™m not alone in this dilemma.Â Many girls out there in their â€œdevelopingâ€ teen stages are too shy out to ask even their parents to help them determine their bra size.Â I doubt if even the parents know how to do this.Â I know my mom doesnâ€™t (no offense mom if youâ€™re reading ).Â Anyway, I ended up wearing the wrong size of bra for many years.
Here are signs youâ€™re wearing the wrong bra:
1. Back of the bra rides up
2. Centre lifts away from the breastbone (means cup is too small)
3. Sagging breasts
4. Straps dig into shoulders
5. Band pinches in at sides
7. Breast spillage (when breasts push up, over cups)
8. Uni-boob (when breasts are squished in so tight that two appear as one)
If you wear the wrong size bra, it can affect your shape, posture, health and comfort.Â Finding the right size on the other hand will give you more confidence, improve your shape and posture, youâ€™ll feel good and less tired.
I discovered Wacoal when it was recommended to me by my aunt a few years ago.Â I think itâ€™s in our familyâ€™s genes to have a gifted chest.Â My main problem was: (1) I have a bigger bust size but (2) I am very petite.Â It was so hard for me to find the right support and the perfect fit.Â It took me years to finally find something that complements my natural figure, supports my body for easy and comfortable movement andÂ maintain my bodyâ€™s ideal proportion and silhouette.Â More importantly, it gave me the confidence to stand up straight and not slouch and sulk like the world hates me.
Wacoal has a comprehensive set of bra collection that is designed to address womenâ€™s bra problems.Â They also have a shape collection of long bras and girdles that are essential tools to create the ideal silhouette.Â Wearing these will instantly improve your bodyâ€™s proportion and appearance.Â If all of a sudden, you have a High School reunion and you want to be in shape but donâ€™t have the time to starve yourself or stuff like that, then you can try getting one of these from their shape collection.
Speaking of Bra and Confidence
I just had 2 new sets of underwear from Wacoal and I thought it would be fun to have a mini-shoot wearing underwear that makes me feel good and confident, inside and out.Â I know people donâ€™t see what underwear youâ€™re wearing, but your body doesnâ€™t lie and if youâ€™re wearing an uncomfortable bra, it will show.
I shot using my Nikon D40 and kit lens.Â Thatâ€™s it.Â Thanks to Vince for taking my photos and to BlueWater Day spa for letting me use their studio for a quick shoot!