Victoria Secrets Discount for Pear Shapely

October 28, 2009 at 8:47 am (Discount Shopping, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Finding a great, strapless bra that both fills out the bust line of pear shaped figures and stays in place is extremely challenging. I’ve wasted hours on this task and always end up back where I started, at Victoria Secrets.

Trust me when I say, I do not want to buy bras from them. I’m a true to life 34b and feel pain qualifying an expense of a $50+ to keep the girls looking perking and flush, however, the Very Sexy Plunge Bra is unlike any other and is worth every penny.

Very Sexy Plunge Bra $50-$53: Victoria Secrets

The bra locks perfectly onto my ribcage so I never have to adjust it while wearing. The underwire support is fully padded for extra comfort and the cups are well structured with extra Gel-Curve removable inserts that help give the lift and the added cleavage desired. This particular bra was the only one worth of balancing out my figure on my wedding day and I have continued to add new ones to my wardrobe for day to day use.

Every pear shaped gal needs to have both a beige and black strapless bra in the wardrobe and if you buy both at once (through the website), your total will exceed $100 and entitle you to a $15 discount by using the code “FALL09.” The offer expires November 18.

Before taking the plunge into purchasing, make sure you know what size bra you wear. Avoiding the “top 10 mistakes” of bra-buying will ensure that you are happy with this or any future bra purchase.

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Fashion Find for Fruity Gals From the Bottom Up

September 29, 2009 at 12:13 pm (Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , )

The old adage “playing with your strengths” is certainly appropriate when it comes to accentuating the curves of us ladies. Sure, granny panties and going bra-less are extremely cozy, but they will do nothing to best flatter our form. Undergarments are the cornerstone for a fully functioning and fabulous Pear Shapely wardrobe!

Comfy and flattering underwear is a must and nothing can be more depressing then thin-strapped- bikini -cut underwear digging painfully into your flesh. Although stylish,  boy cut panties tend  hit too low creating unflattering bulges. The solution I swear by is the Jockey Elance String Bikini.

Elance String Bikini: Jockey.com

Okay, so they are not crazy sexy, but the simple cut of the “string” will elongate the look of your leg, 100% cotton allows for better air circulation, the fabric will cover the junk in your trunk, and these babies will not ride up. Sure everyone needs cute lingerie as well, but for day-to-day use, the construction and affordability (3 pack $18) of Jockey cannot be beat.

Shopping Tip-Check Kohls.com periodically as older prints of this cut go on sale for rock bottom prices. Last year I scored several packages at half price with free shipping. Jockey.com also offers discounts on their own products so sign up for their regular e-mail blasts as well.

No matter how we workout, tone and pray, our bustline is naturally smaller then our hips. A great fitting bra with the slightest hint of padding will add a bit to the balancing equation and can help enhance another great feature of ours, our decolletage. My personal favorite is from Warner and it is called the Warner’s Bra, Satin Tuxedo Wireless Contour.

Satin Tuxedo Wireless Contour Bra: WarnerIf you are one of those gal’s that always thought they could not leave the house without underwire support, this bra will prove you dead wrong. Your “girls” will be perfectly cradled and your figure will be a bit more balanced.

Shopping Tip-Never pay retail for anything, especially bras. Macy’s always has buy “two-get-one-free” sales and at the time of this posting, there is currently such a promotion.  Many times those specials can be combined with additional coupon codes so keep your eyes open!

The final undergarment needed for pear shaped gals is a great body shaper. Although full body suits are convenient, I personally prefer one that can be combined with my favorite bra so I can “push-in” and “fill-out” at will. The grand mistress of these products have come courtesy of Sara Blakely and her entire body shaping line of Spanx.com.

Slim Cognito Seamless Mid-Thigh Bodysuit: SpanxBecause of the design of this undergarment our thighs and buttocks will be smooth as glass. Our mid section will be additionally enhanced as well (the push-in factor) and the risk of unflattering back fat overhang (AKA the dreaded “muffin top” )is minimal as the sheer length of this garment ( over the rib cage) will  prevent that fashion disaster.

Shopping Tip-Many large retails such as Target offer similar body shaping garments at 1/3 the cost of the original. Regardless of your choice,  your best best is to try on options with the garment you want to pair it with in order to get your smoothest and most Pear Shapely figure!


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