I’m Jessica Fowler a shopaholic, workaholic and general fun loving fellow. I started my blog, Lingerie and Fashion, because everywhere I went, I saw clothing and lingerie that I would have loved to see on my own friends and family. So I decided to start my help as a guide to women everywhere because we all need a little help sometimes. This post is all about what your bra says about you.
Over the years, the humble bra has gone through a series of transformations. First reported, by Vogue, in 1907 the Brassiere was seen as a sensible and supportive item for women to wear.
A time has moved on, fashion and trends have influenced the way in which us ladies wear the bra. From the classic 1940’s bullet bra advertisments to Madonna’s iconic cone shaped bra to Victoria Secrets $2.5 billion bra as worn by super model Mirander Kerr. Overall, the bra has been made sexier and feminine through a range of shapes, colours, fabrics and styles.
Personally, I love the fact that I can wear what bra I want, give or take, and be safe in the knowledge that it can go unseen for as long as I want it to. For instance, the idea of slipping into a boring black suit for the office can be made that much more interesting by wearing a raunchy red number underneath. Even our most intricate and detailed outfits, such as that little black strapless dress or the embellished sheer top, have a bra designed specifically to suit it.
Given the vast array of beautiful and supportive bras out there, I often wonder to myself ‘what is the choice of most women’ and what does this choice say about you and your personality? Let’s find out…
If you are a fan of the utilitarian white bra, it could say a lot about your personality, these bras have stayed constant even while all other styles and shapes have evolved and changed. Known as the choice of new starters to the underwear department, the utilitarian white bra is safe, reliable and ultimately the workhorse of underwear.
If you are the kind of woman who has plain white bras in your underwear drawer, and very little else, you are likely to be a highly practical, unsurprising kind of girl. You want a bra you can trust, just as your friends and family trust you, and you are too busy playing sports, getting your academic career sorted out and being a trusted and reliable friend to worry about what kind of underwear to put on each day!
The flirty bra is the highlight of any guy’s day, if they are unlucky enough to encounter it. Bedecked with bows, lace, cleavage-enhancing cups and usually coloured a deep red or sultry purple. The flirty bra encapsulates all that is enigmatic, wild and promising about femininity.
If you are a fan of the flirty bra, you’re likely to be a fun-loving, sensuous lass with a seductive streak. You live on the wild side, taking chances and approaching each day with delight, finding the humour in even the most dire of circumstances. Feeling low? Your bra will make it all OK again!
The Cutesy Bra
(Images from LaSenza)
Fans of the cutesy bra tend to be slightly innocent, a little naïve and are very likely to prefer snuggling up at night with a teddy than wearing one. The cutesy bra is typified by pastel colours, soft materials designed for comfort rather than visual appeal, and tend to be adorned with cherries, days of the week, small peach bows, spots or stripes.
The wearer of these bras will be reluctant to give up their childhood, gaining a bit of comfort and security from sporting a sweet, safe option beneath their outerwear. They have a secret penchant for snuggling up at home with the parents, rather than getting out there and exploring the darker side of life. Nice, trustworthy, kind and gentle, wearers of a cutesy bra promise to be great with other girlfriends, and make for a very sweet partner.
Are you the sort of woman who makes sure that top and bottom match, no matter how little time you have to get ready in the morning? If this is the case, you are in the ‘matched’ group of women. Your underwear drawer is lined up with military precision, black, red, blue and white bras organised within a millimetre in to matching pairs with their relevant knickers.
Matched women are highly professional, pay attention to detail, hate surprises and make fabulous career professionals and mothers. You know where every item in your house is, and dislike anything being out of place. You’re also reliable, dependable and a little scary when it comes to your love of order and routine.
If you are the sort of woman who likes to wear a shocking, outrageous or vivid bra, it’s likely your personality is the same. You can’t walk past a specialist lingerie shop without marching in and demanding to see the most intricate, bright or complicated creation, and your partner never knows what to expect, both with your underwear and your personality.
You delight in wearing the most shocking bra you can find, all the while looking perfectly sedate and respectable on the outside. The master of surprises, enigmatic and interesting, you are confident of who you are and intend to show it in the most imaginative ways possible!
The Commando Bra (well, you get the gist)
(Images from Victoria’s Secrets)
Letting your boobies loose is no longer just the domain of feminists. The ‘commando bra’ woman who goes braless is likely to be a nature lover, wanting their personal pets to roam free. They are unpredictable, nurturing, a little wild and bound to be the life and soul of a party. They also walk everywhere, because running is simply not practical…
So here you have it, the hidden meanings behind our bras. Which one do you think you are?