Believe it or not, 2013 is almost over. The holidays are upon us and it’s time for a few of the most festive holidays of the year.
While Thanksgiving may be one of the best holidays for the gastronomes among us, it is not as forgiving for our waistlines. Especially for more petite women, it can be harder to camouflage a post-Thanksgiving feast.
You don’t have to rush to the gym the next day in order to feel better about yourself. Thankfully, the middle of November isn’t bikini season for most of us who celebrate Thanksgiving, so you can conceal your problem areas with more layers of clothing and great fitting jackets.
For petite women, here are some tips on how to both enjoy your Thanksgiving feast and then camouflage some of your problem areas afterwards!
1. Look for Flattering Outerwear
Single Breasted Jackets- these jackets will make you look slimmer
A-Line and Empire Waist Dresses- they will help divert attention away from your waist line and keep the attention up top.
Opt for Materials that Skim Your Body- Wools and Woven Materials are great for this. Keep your lycra and stretchy fabric to your dance classes.
Not only will you be looking slimmer, but by buying Spanx, you will be supporting the world’s youngest self-made female millionaire, Sara Blakely.
3. Develop (or start) Healthy Eating and Living Habits
Sleeping an hour early- this lazy girl’s method of reducing the bulge prevents overeating and it will make you more energetic and feel more refreshed throughout the day.
Eat unprocessed foods- most junk food qualifies as junk because it’s been processed and re-fried with oils and pesticides. Avoid this by simply eating foods that are unprocessed and that, if possible, don’t come in a package.
Have at it–with moderation- Let’s face it, nobody wants to be the kill joy who brings in the to-furkey. Instead, enjoy your thanksgiving meal with gusto and if you can do it in moderation, you can really have the cake and eat it too.
So, enjoy your holiday festivities and feasts and we hope these tips can help you savor the holidays even more!
While many A cup celebrities are almost always thin, A cup women in real life come in various sizes and shapes. Not only are there A cup women who are thin, but there are also plus-sized women who are A cups.
Not All Small Cups are on Small Frames
The original bra size fitting chart that most bra companies use features combinations that are more difficult to fit. For example, sizes that are unusual are most likely bras with big cup sizes and small bands, such as a 32DD, or a small cup size with a bigger band, such as a 38AA. Being on the opposite side of either spectrum can be a challenge. But fear not, you are not alone in this quest for the perfect fit!
Where to Find 38AA Bras
Lula Lu Petites began when Ellen Shing, founder, was not able to find great lingerie in small sizes. It is difficult being a woman with a small bust to find the right bra size. Being someone with a small cup size and a bigger band width is even more difficult in this case. But it is not impossible to find something that fits. If you are shopping at physical stores, JCPenny stocks bra sizes up to size 50 bands, and Lane Bryant stocks for bras up to a 46 band size. If you are specifically looking for a 38AA or 38A bra size, which are difficult to find because the general assumption is that if you have a bigger band size then your breasts must also be bigger, Lula Lu carries many styles in both 38AA and 38A . These different styles include sheer cups, wireless, demis, and stretch lace, so that you’ll always feel sexy in your lingerie.
Is there an item of clothing that has as many associations with femininity as the bra? It’s hard for a woman today to imagine living without one with millions of choices today, but there was a time when women of all sizes had very limited choices. Here’s a tribute to the evolution of the most feminine piece of clothing at all–the bra.
The First Bra
While there is no definite start date to the very first bra, there were many variations of what we would call a bra from different civilizations, in Egypt, Europe, and Asia.
In 2008, experts from the University of Innsbruck in Austria found a 600 year old flax bra in a medieval castle.
The Evolution of the Bra
The first bra prototype was made and patented by Henry Lesher in 1859. In 1930, the first bra was made by Mary Phelps Jacob. After she bought a gown for an evening, she saw that it did not match with her corset, so she took two silk handkerchiefs and some pink ribbons and fashioned the very first bra. After receiving many requests to recreate a bra from her family and friends, she decided that she was onto something and setup her bra business.
In the 1920s, Maidenform made the first bra with discernible cups, and in the 1930s the first padded bra was invented, after a Swedish athlete hurt herself in the breasts with her knee in the 400m race in the 1928 Olympics.
By 1963, the first Wonderbra was invented by Louse Poirier, a Canadian designer. In 1968, the famous bra burning protest of the 1968 took place at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.
By 1977 the first sports bra was invented by sewing two jockstraps together, the original name being the jock-bra.
In 1994, a billboard named “Hello Boys” featuring Eva Herzigova in a Wonderbra, was said to be so distracting that it caused a number of car accidents by male drivers.
By 2000, Bioform bras that were stress tested and underwire free were invented. There are many innovations in the bra industry and its history is still being written.
Organic is not only a label that can apply to your fruits and vegetables–it is now also applicable to your clothing! For many years, going green has been a movement for many people, whether they did it out of a desire to save the planet or a desire to live a more healthy lifestyle.
One of the benefits of organic cotton clothing is that it is great for sensitive skin. Even if you do not have skin sensitivities, organic clothing is free from any chemicals that might otherwise harm you from long-term exposure. In addition to cotton, organic clothing can be composed of jute, silk, or wool.
One of the biggest benefits of organic cotton is that it does not have any pesticide residues. As you may or may not know, exposure to pesticides may include side effects, such as birth defects, weaker immune systems, and reproductive disorders.
Because it is one of the most intimate pieces of clothing for a woman, a bra, as it is, can be difficult to select. In order to prevent being exposed to unnecessary pesticides that could cause health problems, start with an organic cotton bra, such as Lula Lu’s Delilah Wireless bra. Made with organic cotton, it provides exactly the comfort and fit you are looking for in a small bust bra. Many customers have remarked that it was the most comfortable bra that they’ve worn and that it fit their body well.
If our most important clothing is the ones we wear the closest to us, then you may also want to consider organic panties.
Where to Buy:
You can find organic underwear and fund microloans to low-income communites at PACT. BGreenApparel also gives you many affordable options when it comes to getting the most comfortable underwear while saving the planet. If you really want to be more eco-conscious, there are also bamboo blends that you can also try.
The last piece of organic lingerie you may want to consider is organic sleepwear.
Where to Buy
You can find comfortable and sexy pajama sets online at stores like Garnet Hill or yoga-centric clothing companies like Gaiam. You can also easily find mix and match pieces of organic cotton sleepwear at your local Nordstrom’s or Barney’s.
They are slightly more expensive than normal pajamas, but you will be doing your skin a big favor and they are working overtime to help you get a better night’s sleep.
Organic cotton clothing has many benefits for people with sensitive skin or people who just want to wear more breathable and comfortable clothing without the effects of harmful chemicals. Organic bras, panties, and sleepwear are all great options for a better day and a restful night.
Are you small busted and have problems finding the right bra? You are not alone. Ellen Shing, owner of Lula Lu, went through this exact problem and is now helping small busted women women around the world find a bra that fits. Watch the video and learn how small breasted women can find the perfect bra!
Hi, my name is Ellen,I’m the owner of Lula Lu. Lula Lu specializes in AAA, AA, and A cup bras. I started the business about eight and a half years ago,and partially it was due to a very bad shopping statements which I’m sure you can relate to. I had gone to the mall and went to two department stores and couldn’t find anything in a basic t-shirt bra.
So I started to Lula Lu to address the problem. Since I opened Lula Lu, my staff and I have fitted thousands of women and also helped thousands more over the phone or via email regarding their bra fitting issues and questions, and over the course of time there seem to be three topics that seemed to come up regularly:
1. You Are Not Alone
The first one is that a lot of you feel alone. You try to talk to your friends or family about being small breasted and not be able to find a bra and what you hear back is “oh you’re really lucky, you don’t have to even wear a bra!”, and although it is true,right? We are lucky in that way, we can oftentimes get away without wearing a bra, which is much more comfortable.
The fact remains that we still have to go to work, we have to go to the grocery store, we have to hang out with friends, or go to parties, and in those situations, we have to have different kinds of bras for those kinds of different outfits– and then on top of that, we still are women, and as women, we want the same choices that other women have for makeup and shoes and clothing and, of course, in bras– which brings me to the second topic I wanted to discuss today, which is the one that I think every single person who we’ve ever spoken to has said that they hate–which is shopping for bras.
2. Shopping for Bras
When you go to the department stores or even to the specialty stores in the mall they most likely don’t have any selection and if they do have some bras, they are probably heavily padded.
On top of that, the fitters of and don’t understand our body types, which means that they may be well-intentioned but they sometimes put us into the wrong size and I’m not criticizing the fitters, I think they’re trying to do the best they can to help you but sometimes they’re limited by the product selection that’s in the market.
So all this adds up to when you do go shopping for bras, you wind up feeling less than, you feel less feminine, you feel less good about yourself, and what I tell a lot my customers is that it’s not you– it’s the bra–or in this case, the lack of a bra.
3. You Can Look Beautiful and Sexy in Lingerie
The last thing is that you can look beautiful and sexy in lingerie when you do come to our website, and see pictures of women in your size in pretty lingerie, it makes you emotional and its makes them feel like wow! you know I can look good in lingerie too!I think it’s because in the media we all see women with big breasts when we see women in lingerie, that’s the visual we have and then on top of that because there’s no products for us to even try on, so you don’t know what it should look like on someone who is a AA or AAA Cup.
If you’re feeling alone and feeling frustrated about being small breasted just know that you’re not alone,and that there really isn’t anything wrong with your body. Over the last 10 years that I have been watching the retail market for small size bras, it seem that there’s less election ,actually, at the department stores and the mall.However the good news is that there are a lot of boutiques out there that supports and understand the small sizes, but your best bet is probably online–there are more options now online, which I know can be difficult, because when you shop online for clothes or shoes or anything like that it can be very difficult to fit.
The last thing is that you can look beautiful and sexy in lingerie, but of course, you need to find products that fit your body type. an accentuate what you have.
Thank you for watching this video, if you have any questions or comments please leave them below, and we’d love for you to subscribe to our channel or visit LulaLu.com, we plan have a lot more videos coming out and we’d love to have you as a part of them. Thank you!
It’s summertime and, even though it’s August, it’s still prime time for many to travel. One of the best parts of traveling is that you get to be light weight for a while. You don’t have all the baggage that you carry from work or school and you get the relaxation and escape that your body and mind needs.
However, one of the many headaches of traveling is how to pack everything. And, especially, what’s the best way to pack your bras so that they are travel proof?
Fear not the crushed bra! There is a solution to crushed Bras–the cupcase. It is a durable exterior that protects your bras. It is durable, portable, and stylish, so much so that you can carry it as a purse!
It comes in many different colors and is a great way to keep your bras from wrinkling or getting damaged when traveling.
When you get back from your trip and need to store your bras at home again, just line them up in a drawer with the front of the cup lined up against the back of another bra cup. It will prevent any damage to your bras and let them lay out nicely.
If you need to find a AA bra, then you have most likely faced the daunting task of finding a bra that fits. Sometimes when the going gets really tough, you may wind up eyeing or even purchasing girls or kids bras (if some sales person didn’t already suggest you go there). However, this may not be the best choice when it comes to getting the right bra that fits your adult body type. What may add to the confusion is that, at least online, when you see the kids/girls bras, it is usually pictured on someone akin to a grown woman. The reason for that is because it is illegal to feature a child in lingerie online.
Below are some reasons why you shouldn’t wear girls/kids bras when you are simply seeking a smaller busted bra that fits.
Why You Shouldn’t Wear Girls Bras
One of the biggest differences that girls/kids body types have with women’s bodies is their shape of their backs. Since kids are still growing, the bras are designed for their back, which is more straight up and down. Women’s backs, by comparison, are more curved and thus the design of the bra is different. You will find that even if a girls/kids bra is marked 34AA, it will not fit around the band like a woman’s bra that is sized 34AA. Most of the time, the girls/kids bras will be much narrower than the woman’s bra in the same band size because it is reflecting the build of a girl.
Another reason why you will find that girls/kids bras fit awkwardly is because the cups are often set much closer together than on women’s small cup bras. Thus, not only will the band be tighter in your size but the cups will be set so close that it will cut into the sides of your breasts, which indicates a poor fit. Again, the reason for this is that the girls/kids bras are designed for a completely different build, including the breasts.
Girls/kids bras also live up to their namesake–you will be wearing something created for someone much younger. If you are looking for a bra for a special occasion (think sexy black lace for a special night), you will not have any options. The better choice would be to go with a woman’s bra but sized for a smaller busted woman’s needs in mind.
What are Better Alternatives?
It might seem that when you’re smaller busted that the retail world is against you. And, yes, to a certain extent it is, especially if you would like to try a small bra on at a store. But, you are not completely without options!
There are alternatives, such as Lula Lu Petites, which was designed for women with smaller busts, including AAA cups. Check out our selection of bras specifically tailored for small busted women at Lula Lu!
Finding a nursing bra when you are small busted is not easy. Pregnancy changes many things for women, not the least of which is their body image. As a new mother, one of the challenges that you have to face is finding a bra that will fit well during this special time. If you are a woman with a small bust, there are a few things that you should keep in mind while shopping. Here are a few tips on finding that perfect nursing bra for small busted moms.
Finding a bra for small busted women while nursing requires more measuring. Many women have gone from an A cup to a B or even a C cup during pregnancy! Your body may also experience changes when your milk comes in. While your breast size will change while you are pregnant, you go through the most changes when your milk comes in. Thus it is very important that you get measured before you decide on getting new bras as a mother.
Small Busted Nursing Bras
There are A cup nursing bras for you if you are started off as a AAA or AA. For smaller busted women, it is also better to find nursing bras using a clip design. It is much safer and more convenient than the elastic type of opening and it can be more convenient for those who are an A cup.
One of the issues that this time brings is making sure that you’re getting bras during the right time. Waiting until you’re 8 or 9 months pregnant is often a good choice because any time earlier than that might mean that there might be overflow or fitting problems.
It is best to not buy more than one bra before you start nursing so you can figure out exactly what size you will be.
What to Look for in Nursing Bras
One of the things that you must look for in nursing bras is a bra that avoids leakage and a bra that protects your nipples if they become sore during the process. You can also avoid getting the wrong bra by testing it out with other bras that are not specifically made for nursing. You can also get a bralet or a nursing sports bra, or any bra that can be pulled down easily so that you can gauge what type of bra works the best for you and that could work with your new baby.
A Cup Nursing Bra Recommendations
Nurtured Family features A cup nursing bras that might be just right for you
Petite Maman is also a great source for A cup nursing bras if you are in the UK.
So you finally found that perfect small bra and then comes the time when you need to wash it. Should you hand or machine wash? Well, they say American women own more bras than European women because American women don’t like to hand wash their bras. Whether this is true or not, hand washing can help extend the life of your favorite bra but, if you’re like a lot us here at Lula Lu, you may be feeling lazy and would rather machine wash your bras. You can get away with using the washing machine as long as you observe a few rules.
First of all, use a lingerie bag to avoid getting your bra snagged and stretched out by whatever else is in the laundry that day. And, only use warm or cold water, never hot.
Now this is the most important part — do NOT put your bra in the dryer. The dryer is what wrecks your bra the fastest. Instead, hand dry your bra and reshape your cups so they’ll look perfect when it’s all dry and ready to wear again.
Hopefully, your husband, boyfriend, kids don’t forget the above rules and toss your bras in the dryer!!
Since it is already difficult to find small sizes bras, it takes a big leap of the imagination to think there might be pretty, sexy bras out in the universe for AAA, AA and A cups. But, we’re here to tell you that there really, really are quite a number of pretty bras that work well on small busts!
Another pretty number for smaller busts is theLula Lu Petites Isabella Satin Demi Cup Bra. The Isabella is a lightly lined demi cup bra with underwire that fits cups AAA, AA and A (don’t worry, we don’t decide by just eyeballing the bra cup but we find out through customer testing in our stores).
Lula Lu Petites Isabella Satin Demi Cup Bra
So, if you’re done with shopping for basic bras and want to add some more frilly, pretty items to your bra collection, have a look around the different bra categories, as you might find yourself pleasantly surprised with what you find.