Monday, February 8, 2010

The Bra Book



Foundation Tips from Author of  The Bra Book: The Fashion Formula to Finding the Perfect Bra, Jene Luciani


‘Tis the season to clean out those lingerie drawers and make sure all of your bras fit and support. How to make the most of your bra wardrobe? Jene Luciani, author of the recently released expert guide to bras,  The Bra Book: The Fashion Formula to Finding the Perfect Bra, suggests the following five styles as “bra must-haves”:


1.      T-SHIRT BRA – A seamless, moulded cup makes this bra invisible under sweaters, tanks and tees.  “This style is truly indispensible,” Luciani says. “It gives a smooth silhouette under clingy tops and can also work as a great everyday bra. A nude color is a great choice, as it will disappear under a crisp white blouse.”


2.      MULTI-WAY BRA – “Go for versatility!” Luciani suggests. “A multi-way bra is a must-have because the straps can be adjusted to work for halter tops, criss-cross backs, and more. The ‘Zara’ style from Panache works well because the plunging front makes it a perfect choice not only for tops with tricky straps but also for lower-cut necklines.”


3.      PLUNGE BRA – “A good plunge bra supports, lifts the bust and is perfect to wear under v-shaped tops and dresses,” says Luciani.


4.      STRAPLESS BRA – “A strapless bra should be both supportive and comfortable. The Panache ‘Evie’ gives a natural but lifted look, and the firm cup means you won’t be hiking up your bra all night!” Luciani says.


5.      SEXY LACE BRA – “Perfect for a night out or to make you feel extra sexy any day of the week, a lace bra is a necessity for women of all shapes and sizes,” Luciani recommends.  “Nothing is sexier, and it can make you feel powerful when you’re wearing it under your clothes.”

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SHOWN ABOVE, ALL BY PANACHE: “Porcelain” T-shirt bra ($56), “Zara” multi-way bra ($56), “Tango” plunge bra ($52), “Evie” strapless bra ($58), “Eliza” balconette bra ($68), available at