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!
One thought on “My New Favorite Lingerie”
AndreasomethingOctober 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!)