Accessorise with your bra… and PRODUCT REVIEW: The Salsa Bra!

Accessorise with your bra or any lingerie for that matter! 

In the words of Beyoncé, if you’ve got it flaunt it. In today’s world, we (by which I mean both men and women) can no longer afford to think of utility above style. Whether you are an A or K cup, there are gorgeous & great fitting bras available in all styles and sizes for every woman. 

What’s the perk of wearing beautiful lingerie that no one will see? Well, besides the boost in confidence (according to scientific research), you can now tastefully show off your lingerie. 

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Today, I’m wearing the Salsa Bra in red, yes red, with a white chiffon blouse with a bow in front. I have opted not to wear a slip under my blouse but added a grey pencil skirt (to mute the red with minimal contrast), lovely red heels (to match my bra) and finished off with pearl stud earrings and a watch. I can’t seem to get a good picture for you but will try harder.

The Salsa Bra, I must say that I love it. The fit is great, it covers my entire boobs (I’m a 36H!) and as soon as I put it on and fastened it, I feel my boobs standing at attention, immediately lifting the weight off my back. Because of the nature of the cups, I must warn that this bra is not ideal for low necklines especially if you are not accessorising with your bra. Besides this, the bra is very comfortable and the wide band around the back smoothes out my folds (otherwise the job of a High Waist Control Brief). Although the straps are a little wide for my taste, I must say it sits very comfortably on my shoulders and it’s certainly not digging in at all.

I hope this review has been very helpful. Questions and comments are welcome and appreciated.

7 Types of Bras Every Woman Should Own

In recent times, more women (and men, must believe!) are paying close attention to the type and quality of lingerie they wear. Nowadays, I’ve go to the point whereby feeling good on the inside is just as important, if not more important than looking good on the outside.

From padded to push-up, from nursing to strapless, we will explore a wide range of bra options to let you know what you need in your bra drawer.

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We can all agree that bras can be necessary evils of sort… especially when statistics show that over 90% of women wear the wrong bra size. From the A cup, all the way to K, our boobs can all use that extra support. The same way we have our collection of different shoes for different occasions, our bra drawer needs to include more than one type of bra. 

1) Everyday Bra
Like the name implies, this is a typical bra you wear everyday. It may come with or without seams. The most important thing is for it to provide the necessary support and still be super comfortable.  
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Faye Plunge Bra, by Fantasie – N6.850 only at whispers-ng.com

2) Convertible Bra
This is a bra with modifiable straps that can be altered into different styles (halter, racer-back, one-shoulder or even strapless). This bra is very versatile and especially necessary when wearing tank tops, blouses with thin straps or strapless outfits. 

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Smoothing Black Moulded Strapless Bra, by Freya – N8,220 at whispers-ng,com


3) T-shirt Bra. 
Also called Contour bra, this bra comes with moulded seamless cups. It is so designed to be almost invisible under clothing, even the most form fitting t-shirts. It maintains breast shape whether on or off thus giving your breasts a great pre-determined shape.  No bra lines, no nipple bulges. Amazing right?

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Rebecca Bra, by Freya – N8,880 at whispers-ng.com

4) Sports Bra
This is an absolute must-have for the active woman. A sports bra is typically sturdier than the everyday bra. It is so designed to minimise breast movement and reduce the risk of over-stretching the ligaments of the breast.  It is also very necessary to prevent sagging of the breasts. So when next you’re out for a workout, be sure to arm your chest with a good sports bra. Your girls would be more than thankful for it. 

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Energise Underwear Sports Bra, by Elomi – N7,300 at whispers-ng.com

5) Push-up Bra
A push-up bra is a girl’s best friend. With a good push-up bra, every woman can have the wonderful gift of an ample cleavage. This type of bra is designed with extra padding at the bottom of the cup to lift the breasts thereby giving the illusion of a fuller and perkier bust. The push-up bra is necessary when wearing outfits that call for a filled-out look, most especially evening wears. 

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Daydreamer Ivory Bra, by Fantasie – N7,820 at whispers-ng.com

6) Date-Night Bra
As the name suggests, this bra is ultra feminine and is the go-to bra when you want to feel super sexy for that special occasion, whether it’s for an important date night or you’re just giving your partner a bedroom treat. After all it’s no secret that men love lacy underwear.

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Fifi Bra, by Tutti Rouge – N8,060 at whispers-ng.com

7) Bustier or Longline Bra
As the name implies, this type of bra is specially designed to emphasise the cleavage whilst minimising the waist without obstructing the hips. It helps to provide a streamlined and hourglass body shape without the restrictions of a corset as well as the support of a bra. Although bustiers are traditionally associated with brides and bridal lingerie, more and more brands are offering bustiers in a wide variety of colours besides the traditional white.

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Lace Bridal Bustier in Ivory, by Goddess – N9,500 at whispers-ng.com

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Hopscotch Multipadded Longline Bra, by Fantasie – N8,540 at whispers-ng.com

Finally, an addition for all nursing mothers and mums-to-be, 

8) The Nursing Bra
This is a specialised bra that gives additional support to lactating women and allows for comfortable breastfeeding without having to remove the entire bra. Available in both soft cup and underwired, the nursing bra ensures that no matter where you are, you can always breastfeed your child without having to put your goods on full display. Our advice, don’t settle for the traditional black or white nursing bras, be adventurous!

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Rosie Soft Cup Nursing Bra, by Fantasie – N7,820 at whispers-ng.com

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Pure Black Moulded Underwired Nursing Bra, by Fantasie – N8,250 at whispers-ng.com

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