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  • Tuesday Tip Day | When and How To Wash Your Bra!

     Tuesday | Tip Day!

    When and How to Wash Your Bra!

    Ahhhh laundry day…we all have it…we all wait way too long to do it…and, this just in, we may not be doing it right!

    Aside from separating your whites and line drying your cottons, ladies, we’re here to tell you, HAND WASH your lingerie! You finally found that perfect bra that makes you look in the mirror and say “are those my boobs!?”, now make sure it lasts as long as possible!

    Hand washing your bra will allow it to maintain the correct shape, keep the padding fresh, and the color crisp! There are a multitude of lingerie soaps out there. The TLBC ladies are fans of Eucalan and Forever New, but a light detergent such as Woolite also works well. Gently hand wash your bra in lukewarm water, using your hands to work the soap into the bra. If you use a specialized lingerie detergent, there is no rinsing needed! If you use another detergent, gently rinse your bra until no soap is apparent. Lay the treasured piece flat to dry and, if you're anything like us, wait impatiently for your delicates to be ready!

    Watch TLBC Founder Emily Lau walk you through this technique below!

    How To Wash Your Bra

    The other tricky question is WHEN do we wash our bra!? One key thing to remember is a bra does not need to be washed after every use, but it should be given a day of rest. This day off will help it regain its original shape and structure.

    For a little more when to wash guidance check out the diagram below!

     

    XOXO,

    The Little Bra Company

  • Tuesday Tip Day | Good Posture

    "Good posture is a must!"

     

    Bad posture is an act that many of us have been guilty of committing. It's hard not to let those shoulders fall forward in a slouch in the lovely office chair at work, or in the car during the always ridiculous traffic, and even at home during your favorite show. More so, as women we are more inclined to slouch our shoulders because our chest weights us down a bit more than most men. Slouch no more ladies!

    Allowing ourselves to fall into bad posture habits make our breasts appear smaller and can even lead to more sagging over time! Bad posture also affects the appearance of your neckline and curves your back in an unattractive way. Slouching can also lead to long-term vertebra problems and back pain.

    These negative qualities can easily be fixed by adopting better posture habits. Standing up straight with your shoulders held slightly back will help you immediately see a difference in your appearance. Your breasts will appear fuller and perkier than before, and by standing to your full height you will look and feel taller and thinner than before. A simple lift of the shoulders and straightening of the spine can alter your look and your confidence!

    Bonus…the correct fitting bra can help improve your posture! Not only will the correct bra help give you the shape you want it can help ease back and neck pain and improve your posture in the long-term. When you find the right size your straps should be sitting comfortably on your shoulders, and the breast support should be evenly distributed between the band and the straps! Not sure about your size see our sizing guide here!

    Some great posture correcting exercises are:

    1. Yoga – the poses and stretches will help increase flexibility and dexterity as well as strengthen your back muscles and promote correct posture.
    2. Pilates – Pilates will help strengthen your core muscles making your back stronger and ultimately help you naturally lift and position yourself correctly.

    Here are a few tips you can use to help improve your posture right now! 

    1. Squeeze those shoulders! – Every hour or so squeeze your shoulder back and together. Not only does this stretch feel great, it will help check your posture!
    2. Reach for the stars! – With your hands linked stretch your hands above your head. This will elongate your back and naturally lift you into the correct posture!

    So ladies shoulders back, head tall, and chest out!

    XOXO,

    The Little Bra Company

  • Petite Styling Tip #1 - Start With Good Foundations!

    Petite Styling Tip #1 – Start with good foundations!

     

     

    No matter if you are a AA or a DD the correct fitting bra can transform your look and your confidence. For petite ladies, the right fit can help add that extra oomph in that deep-v wrap dress or smooth and lift the girls to help add a feminine feel to your best work suit.

    Ideally we should have a fitting for the ladies every 6 months! Of course, we understand that you will not always have the chance or time to be fitted ...so be sure you are “doing the scoop” when you put your bra on every morning and are hand-washing your current lingerie whenever possible! This will ensure you are getting the ultimate shape and support for as long as possible!

    TLBC also knows that not every bra goes with every outfit. It’s not always easy to look fabulous, we know! Making sure you have the perfect strapless style for your favorite summer dress or a comfy and flattering t-shirt bra for your casual Saturday look are both essential finds! That is why the TLBC collection features a wide array of styles and colors to fulfill all the petite fashionista’s needs.

    Here is a couple of our go-to styles!

     “Lucia”

    This deep-plunge style is our bestseller and is available in 8 colors! With convertible straps and contoured padding, this style is versatile and will give a natural cleavage-enhancing look. The lace overlay is great as a sexy peek-a-boo detail and will be sure to add a little something extra to your favorite looks. Because it is a plunging style the cups are slightly closer set so be sure to “do the scoop” and if you find your breasts are wider set try our “Ethel” style for a similar look and flattering shape!

     “Julia”

    This full coverage demi-cup style is a great t-shirt bra that offers both a nude and black strap option for ultimate versatility and style. This style also features removable padding allowing you to control the shape and lift of the cup to best fit your outfit. The Julia band does fit a bit snugger so for those of you who are inbetween band sizes you may want to try the larger band!

    “Lucia Slip”

    A new edition to our collection, the Slip/Chemise, is a must-have basic! Available in both black and nude this flattering body hugging slip will give you smooth lines and a feminine shape underneath your favorite dress or skirt. With a built in Lucia bra, this lingerie piece fits and flatters just like our bestselling “Lucia” style and will leave you feeling comfortable and sexy all day long!

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