Fashion

#livingLIVELY

Last week, I wrote about how to not wear a bra when it's hot and you have boobs. And while not wearing a bra is usually clutch, it's not always approps (i.e: your roommate has her BF over and you can't walk around naked per usual), or wearing one can actually enhance an outfit to make it look more unique, edgy, and/or different from the last time you wore it and already 'grammed it.

Any woman can attest to underwire bras sucking - they're stiff, uncomfortable, and restricting. Wearing a bralette (stretchy fabric, no underwire bra) would be the logical answer, but for gals like me with bigger boobs, it can be hard to find one that holds the ladies up and in, is comfortable, and looks good. Sometimes, I'll admit, I'll pass on even trying on a bralette that I like in a store because I already know it won't fit and I don't want to waste my time. 

That's why I was so happy when LIVELY sent me a super cute bralette in v on-brand colors for me (light pink, white, and black) to try out and live in for a bit. Bralettes are usually a gamble for me in terms of fit and looks, but this one doesn't sacrifice sexyness or style for comfort. As a DD, I got a size M, and let's just say I've found the bralette for me. 

To make it even cooler, this particular bralette is a limited edition style made in collaboration with I Am That Girl, a 501(c)3 organization and community that empowers young women, and all purchases of the "I Am That Girl" bralette support the organization. 

Use my code: AMB-rwaldz  and you'll get $10 off your purchase at www.wearlively.com. Seriously, check out their stuff, they have bras, bralettes, swimwear, accessories, and more.

See out how I was #livingLIVELY at the beach:

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going braless with big boobs

When I was a pre-teen, I was so excited to get my first training bra that I had my mom take me to Gap to get one well before I actually needed to wear anything up there. Now, as a long-time DD-er, not a lot of things can top the feeling of taking a bra off at the end of the day (except maybe not wearing one at all). 

It's Summer. It's v hot. When I'm getting dressed in the morning for 80+ degree weather, the first thing that goes through my head when deciding what to wear is 'hmmm, what can I wear that doesn't require a bra but also won't make me self-conscious?' Every woman who wears bras can understand why this is a thing, but my fellow big boobed gals rly know what's up.

Women with smaller boobs can more often "get away with" not wearing bras and can wear all kinds of necklines and unlined tops/jumpers/dresses that us big boob gals couldn't gracefully pull off. I still wanted to #freethenipple so I set out on a mission to find styles that C cups and up can wear without the annoying discomfort of having to wear a bra.

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Off the shoulders are tricky because they're often unlined and somewhat see through. The best way to pull off this style is to find off the shoulders with a flap over the boob area, so it helps cover the nip and hides any bounceage that might otherwise make you uncomfortable.

Off the shoulders are tricky because they're often unlined and somewhat see through. The best way to pull off this style is to find off the shoulders with a flap over the boob area, so it helps cover the nip and hides any bounceage that might otherwise make you uncomfortable.

Most tops/dresses/jumpers with adjustable straps make freeing the nipple painless. Just tighten that BB up and your BBs will be pulled up and secured.

Most tops/dresses/jumpers with adjustable straps make freeing the nipple painless. Just tighten that BB up and your BBs will be pulled up and secured.

Put a t-shirt under it! Find a nice-fitting tee and then layer your fav dress, romper, or jumper over it for a stylish and trendy way to pull off no bra. (Skip the leather jacket in NYC Summer tho)

Put a t-shirt under it! Find a nice-fitting tee and then layer your fav dress, romper, or jumper over it for a stylish and trendy way to pull off no bra. (Skip the leather jacket in NYC Summer tho)

Shop:

1. UO, $49

2. Reformation, $178

3. Reformation, $198

4. UO, $79

5. UO, $79

6. Bloomingdale's / Theory, $75