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Shopping for a bra can be one of the most stressful things a woman has to do. Finding the perfect bra that doesn’t bunch or ride up can be a struggle. I know I have certainly had my fair share of trying on fifty bras only to walk out of the dressing room empty handed and completely frustrated. Add into that the fact that our weight always seems to be shifting. Whether we are pregnant or nursing, nibbling on treats during the holidays, sweating it off during the summer, or simply growing older and developing into our natural bodies, our bodies are always changing and with that comes the altering of our underthings as well.  I love having a bra that hides perfectly under t-shirts, which are my go-to closet staples. I also love finding pretty one with small details like lace trim or a pretty bow for wearing during date night. Regardless of the occasion, whichever bra I reach for, it always needs to feel comfortable and make me feel good at the same time.

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Luckily, Vanity Fair® has a wide assortment of bras that fit into every experience we encounter as women. Their new line of bras makes finding the right one, at the right price, easier than ever.  Not only that, Vanity Fair® is traveling around the U.S., fitting women for more shape and support. Plus, for every fitting they do, they will be donating a fabulous new bra to Dress for Success® so they can help women who are eagerly searching for jobs get the clothing and support they need to land one and keep it.

Here is a fabulous little Q&A that you can read through to find out if your bra is currently the right fit for comfort.

Bra Fit Q&A

  • Does the band ride up your back?  If yes, your bra is either too large or needs to be tightened. If it’s still too loose after you’ve adjusted the band, it’s time to go down a band size (and possibly up a cup).
  • Does your breast tissue spill over or bulge under the cup?  If yes, your cups are too small and you need to go up a cup size.
  • Do the cups pucker or gap?  If your breasts don’t fill out the cups, your bra is too large.
  • Do your straps slip and slide? If you’ve adjusted your straps and they still fall off, either the band is too big or your bra has lost its elasticity. If you have sloped shoulders, opt for a racerback bra or a style with convertible straps.
  • Do your straps dig into your shoulders? If so, try loosening the straps. If that doesn’t solve the problem, it’s likely the cups are too small and you need to go up a cup size.
  • Does the wire poke and prod?  If so, you’re wearing a cup size that’s too small.

Tip: Because bra bands tend to stretch over time, your bra should fit firmly on the last hook when new.

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For 100 years, Vanity Fair® lingerie has been the brand that women look to for undeniable support, lift and a little bit of luxury. Making style and comfort effortless for every woman, Vanity Fair offers feminine and beautiful lingerie available in styles that are trend-right and feature sleek fabrics with clean lines for a smooth look under clothes. With sophisticated color palettes and minimalistic prints, Vanity Fair® bras and panties are great for everyday wear.

“Women Who Do™” Campaign: The “Women Who Do” initiative is a powerfully uplifting campaign dedicated to praising and celebrating everyday triumphs of women everywhere while highlighting the brand’s long-standing commitment to producing quality, luxurious lingerie at an affordable price-point. Ultimately, Vanity Fair® hopes to spark a movement that inspires women to support each other and live their lives according to what makes them happy.

Dress for Success Partnership: Dress for Success® – an organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, career development tools and a network of support– noticed a need for more intimate apparel to provide its clients. Vanity Fair® saw a welcome opportunity to lend its expertise, resources and extensive product offering to help replenish the lingerie of the non-profit organization. Through this partnership, Vanity Fair® hopes to provide women with the support they need to be successful.

The Vanity Fair LiftTOUR:  On July 17, 2014, Vanity Fair® and Dress for Success kicked off the national LiftTOUR – a nationwide bus tour with a focus on fit and philanthropy. The LiftTOUR will travel across the country conducting bra fittings at major retail locations, and for every woman fit, Vanity Fair® will donate a brand-new bra to the local Dress for Success Affiliate. Between July and the end of October, the LiftTOUR will plan to stop at 70 different locations in 12 major U.S. markets.

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Flowers Planning for the future has always been something I have done. No matter where I was or what I was doing, a thought about the future would creep into my mind. Whether it was regarding saving for retirement, deciding when the right time was to have children, or even what I would have for lunch in two hours. Making decisions about my future has always been a constant and consistent thought. Many times, things that were right would simply fall into place. Knowing which college to attend, what to major in, who to date and marry, it all seemed to happen without too much stress and worry because the right thing seemed to simply work out. I am always dreaming of the future and what it will bring, for me as a person, for AJ as my better half, and for us as a couple. Either way, any decisions that we make are made together and I know working as a team we will support each other’s dreams and goals and figure out each step together as they come. orange-flowers A few weeks ago while I was at BlogHer ’14, I had the opportunity to learn about The Timeline Project. It is a place and community where you can think and plan for your future, whether it be through dreaming it, visualizing it, and ultimately realizing it. The project is an online tool that is part journal and part mood board with info-rich resources. It helps focus on your dreams and prioritize things to make them actually happen. The projectwas developed by Bayer HealthCare, a leader in women’s health for over five decades. I know many of you have a lot of passions in life and plans waiting to make them become a reality, and many of them could be molded by how and when your family unfolds. To help you take control and decide where and when or whether you’ll be building your family, they will also share some ideas on birth control options to discuss with your doctor, so you can make the best choice for your own path.Learn more about The Timeline Project by checking out the website and start a Timeline of your own!

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We went up to the lake over the weekend and I seriously found my place in the world. Being outside, on a sandy beach, playing games, and eating good food is my happy place. This is what I especially love to do during that “special time of the month.” Hanging out with friends and family takes my mind off things so I can enjoy the moments and stay comfortable even during an uncomfortable time. I could have stayed out there forever if I hadn’t left my sweatshirt in the car; it was freezing once the sun dipped behind the mountains. I don’t know if it is being outside or the complete feeling of relaxation but being at that lake with friends did me in. pineview reservoir We showed up just a few hours before sunset, laid out a blanket, and brought along our homemade root beer. We played games, joked and laughed, and just relaxed under the sun.   The pups had a time of it chasing each other around until they were both exhausted, getting sand in the water cups, and digging holes like mad men. We have all agreed that we need to make trips like this more often. It is always such a blast spending time at the lake. pineview reservoirpineview reservoirPineview ReservoirPineview ReservoirPineview Reservoir This is truly my favorite way to have a good time and forget about everything else. Of course, to also help keep my mind at ease, I reach for STAYFREE® Ultra Thin® Regular pads with Wings because it has flexible layers that move with your body, while Thermo Control®Technology wicks moisture away.

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