I read this article the other day about Jessica Simpson and it got me thinking. I’ve been a fan of hers ever since the Newlywed days (chicken or fish anyone?). She just seems fun and I’ve always kind of related to her since she’s blonde, a little country, has been numerous sizes throughout her life and not only has some thighs (which are goals right now, love her legs!) but she has boobs! #FearlesslyFlirty Last week I discussed how important having the right underwear can be (read post here), so today I wanted to talk about the “ladies”. (Remember when What Not to Wear called them that all the time, Gosh I miss that show!) It’s not a secret that I have a curvy, athletic build, which for me means I also have a rather large chest for someone only 5’2. My mom actually had a breast reduction when I was in high school, so I’d like to think we’re just naturally blessed in my family. 🙂 The truth though is that unlike Jessica, I actually hate my “ladies” and I’ve discovered over time how important a great bra is. It’s not just for people built like me though. I’ve seen TERRIBLE bras on small chested and larger built women. My biggest pet peeve is when you can see bra cleavage through a top- ick! It’s always a challenge when you wear more clingy things like this dress, so a great bra is a must daily.
I remember when I first went into a dressing room and got properly fit for bras, I think I cried at the size they told me to buy. I remember thinking, I don’t want to wear those hideous ugly bras! Luckily though, with a little searching, I was able to find a pretty bra in my size, but I know it’s not that easy for everyone. Small chested girls, you don’t know how easy you have it! I must admit that I even have it easy since my size is carried pretty much everywhere. But, it’s not that way for many women. That’s why when Olga reached out to me to ask me to share their message I thought why not? Am I the size of Olga intimates? No. But, the whole purpose of this blog is to let all women, shapes and sizes feel empowered to dress themselves in a way that makes them feel confident. As women we often assume we can’t pull something off. We can’t wear jumpsuits because we’re too short, leggings because our legs are too big, bikinis because we’re not a size 0. My job as a blogger is to say, yes you can- You Go Glen CoCo! Be fearless, be flirty and do it! Dressing your body is all about finding the brands and types of items that work with your body and Olga is amazing because it lends stylish, sexy intimate apparel for confident, modern, strong and gorgeous women that maybe just need a little more support, comfort and fit for the “ladies.” The flirty collection lends just that to women with bigger busts. Because let’s face it, if you have them, you might as well embrace them which brings me back to J.Simpson and why I love her. Plus, they can be found at department stores like Kohls and Macys instead of specialty shops, which means you’re just like those size A ladies.
It’s just not about bras and boobs though. It’s truly about embracing all shapes, sizes and builds and it’s often something we struggle with as women. I know because I struggle too! I’ve gained a bunch of weight since moving to Durham and it often gets me down, but then I remember how lucky I am in this life. Sure, I want to lose the weight, but for now, I’m just taking one day at a time and trying to find clothing that works with this body I have now. Thanks to Olga, all women and shapes can because of the Flirty Collection.
So let’s give it up for the ladies today, girl power, “I am woman, hear me roar” all that good stuff. And let’s focus on not only keeping the ladies “up where they belong”, but also just bringing each other up- including ourselves.
Have a great day friends and thanks for reading. Also, if you’re male and you read this blog, thanks for getting to the end of this post- I’m sure it was a struggle. 🙂 Just remember, you can be #FearlesslyFlirty too. 🙂
Thank you to Olga for sponsoring this post and thank you for supporting the brands that make CB&BP possible.