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My New Favorite Lingerie

shown: the lively t-shirt bra in soft pink

Ladies, I don’t think I ask for too much when it comes to lingerie. I just want pretty designs that are super comfortable and affordable. Is that going overboard, pray tell? I mean COME ON NOW.

Yet, I have found it difficult to find all three attributes in one brand. That is, until I heard about LIVELY. LIVELY is inspired by what makes women sexy today; being smart, healthy, active and outgoing. Their bras and undies blur the aesthetic lines of lingerie, active, and swim, taking the best elements of high-style and comfort from each category. They are establishing an entirely new category and POV of lingerie, a movement that they call Leisurée. Say it with me folks, LAAYYYYYSHURAAAAYYYY.

So here’s how I roll when it comes to bras. I have two categories – the ones I wear out and about (usually a t-shirt bra that is lightly-lined to keep the nippage under wraps, and I much prefer wireless over underwire), and the ones I wear while lounging (usually wireless bralettes). I am such a fan of bralettes – they are super comfortable and I feel like I’m wearing next to nothing, but give me a bit of support.

As a basic rule, I very, very rarely wear anything with a wire in it. These days you can find great-looking wireless bras that support you just as well as an old-school underwire bra. (And I’m 30DD/32D so wireless bras aren’t just for A/B gals!) Busty ladies, you would love LIVELY’s Busty Bralette, which is made for DD and DDD.

shown left to right: the long-lined lace bralette and the mesh back bikini in navy, the palm lace bralette in soft pink

I am head over heels in love with LIVELY’s bralettes – the two above are my favorite. (I wear the size Small.) So very lovely and comfortable. Now, these don’t have a lining, so it’s a very natural look, if you know what I mean. #freethenipple

LIVELY’s band sizes range from 32 to 38, and I’m a happy camper in terms of fit. Although I’m technically a 30 band size, I usually go for a 32 since 30s aren’t the easiest to find, and lots of time 32 bands fit a bit loosely (like I’m wearing the tightest fastener from the get-go). But if anything, LIVELY’s bands run a tad smaller than most brands, which makes a gal like me very pleased. In fact, the loosest fastener fits very snugly on me, so I know I’ll always have a good fit as the bra stretches with time.

As for the underwear, I’ve only tried the mesh back bikini shown above, and as a member of the bubble booty club, the backside tends to slide up during the day. (This is a problem most perky-bottomed gals have in general, am I right? Oh, by the way, these are great for every day and they don’t slide up.) But, I must say, the long-lined lace bralette and the mesh bikini is super sexy worn together. So, um, maybe a date night situation? *wink wink*

I haven’t even mentioned the best part – the price. All bras are $35. Yep. THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS. Praise be. Seriously, what do you have to lose? Free shipping over $40 and always free returns on bras. Throw in the fact that the company is all about body positivity, self-love, and empowerment, and you are looking at a huge fan.

You can check out all of LIVELY’s styles here. As always, let me know if you have any questions in the comments!

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  • Andreasomething

    October 6, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Love this post! I just bought two t-shirt bras and the palm mesh bralette. I’m the same size as you (30dd but usually settle for a 32d). I love the t-shirt bras! (I’m about to order the other colors I didn’t get!) but I’m wondering if you or anyone else felt the bralette runs a bit big? I ordered a small but it seems a bit roomy…I’m doubtful I’m a xs though…maybe because I’m so short?! haha.

    Apart from that, love theses bras! will purchase many more (also…love that I was able to buy three bras plus 3 bikini panties for what I would usually pay for one of my bras at a department store!)