Beyond The Bra

From Helpful Tips to Body Positivity — Your Resource for All Things Curves.

Working From Home? Don’t Sacrifice Bra Comfort
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Working From Home? Don’t Sacrifice Bra Comfort

If you’re like millions of women now spending more time at home, make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible. A great place to start is with your bra!
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How Your Bra Can Help You Redefine Self-Care
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How Your Bra Can Help You Redefine Self-Care

Research suggests that the more you practice self-care, the more confident, creative and productive you are. But what do plus-size bras have to do with self-care? Your bra may be a small part of your wardrobe, but it has a big impact on your health and happiness. In a world of #SelfcareSundays, self-love manifests in a myriad of treat-yourself ways from morning yoga and spa days to wearing red lipstick just because. 

 

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5 Common Bra Mistakes Most Women Make
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5 Common Bra Mistakes Most Women Make

A bra that fits and feels right can make all the difference in support and comfort day-in and day-out. So too, a bra that doesn’t properly support you can be a drag on your whole day. We’re here to tell you that it’s not only possible but quite likely easier than you think to feel so good in your bra, you’ll forget you’re wearing it (really). After all, bras done right are a rewarding act of self-care

 

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Curvy Crush: Dana Falsetti is Bringing Yoga to Every Body
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Curvy Crush: Dana Falsetti is Bringing Yoga to Every Body

Her message on and off the mat is clear: Yoga is for every body. And her mission to amplify that message is anchored in her core values of inclusion, accessibility and body positivity. We can’t think of a better body hero to share with the Glamorise community than Dana Falsetti — yogi, teacher, thought leader and our forever Curvy Crush. 
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The Best Glamorise Sports Bras for High-Intensity Workouts
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The Best Glamorise Sports Bras for High-Intensity Workouts

Your sports bra should absorb the shock of your workout, not your girls. Can we get an amen? Boob bounce isn’t just a mild inconvenience if you’ve got a bigger bust. It’s downright painful — in the back, shoulders and chest — to the point of making high-intensity workouts feel like they’re designed for all pain and no gain. Like, who wants to choke on their boobs every time they run or jump or get into down dog? Repeat after us: You. Deserve. Better. Bounce. Control.
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How to Overcome Gymtimidation & Stay Gym Confident
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How to Overcome Gymtimidation & Stay Gym Confident

Hey, you! Hiding in the back row of yoga class. Get up here! No one should ever make you feel like you don’t belong at the gym but for way too many plus-size women that feeling is all too common. If you’ve joined and quit more gym memberships than you can count — either from a toxic gym culture of ripped-bods-only or not feeling confident using the equipment — it’s time to flip the script on gym anxiety.
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Front-Closure Bras vs. Back-Closure Bras | Pros & Cons
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Front-Closure Bras vs. Back-Closure Bras | Pros & Cons

Over on Team Front Close we have the curvy girls who swear by the convenience, comfort and versatility of their fave front-closure bras. On team Back Close, we have all the full-figured ladies who have sworn off any sort of front-open bra, worried about wardrobe malfunctions from clasps not up to the job. Here’s what you need to know about both to bring your A-game no matter what team you’re on.
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Curvy Crush: The Founders of Universal Standard are Defining a New Normal
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Curvy Crush: The Founders of Universal Standard are Defining a New Normal

Alexandra Waldman and Polina Veksler — co-founders of the fashion-disrupting brand Universal Standard — aren’t just building a size-inclusive brand, they’re redefining normal for all women (and the industry). We chose these two crush-worthy female founders as our first (of many) Curvy Crush highlights not only for opening access for all sizes to chic, minimalist style but also for their continued work dismantling size barriers that have long separated women into plus or non-plus camps.
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How to Measure Your Bra Size: A Curvy Girls’ Guide to Finding the Right Fit
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How to Measure Your Bra Size: A Curvy Girls’ Guide to Finding the Right Fit

Any curvy girl who has worn the wrong bra size knows that breast pain and backaches are no joke. The solution seems simple: find the right bra size. Easy, right? If only. Most women are walking around in an uncomfortable bra because measuring bra size correctly is just as much of a pain as being in the wrong size to begin with. 
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Behind the Bra: How Glamorise Bras are Made
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Behind the Bra: How Glamorise Bras are Made

Have you ever counted all the pieces in-sum that make up the total of your bra? Not just the straps, cups and band — but the center panel and closures, wings and wires, seam placements and fabric choices. Every day, the bra makers in our in-house design and sewing studio obsess over every little detail on every single size. If there’s one thing the team behind Glamorise bras knows from our 100 years in the biz, it’s that no one-size-fits-all bra formula exists.
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Glamorise Q&A With Plus-Size Fashion Designer Ashley Nell Tipton
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Glamorise Q&A With Plus-Size Fashion Designer Ashley Nell Tipton

Show of hands: Who here has walked into a store and felt the sting of anxiety because your size was nowhere to be found. Hun, you’re not alone. For too many women, it’s an all too common experience. For plus-size fashion designer Ashley Nell Tipton, it was time to do something about it. You may know her from Project Runway fame as Season 14’s barrier-breaking winner. We know her as the mega talent behind the best bodysuits in curvy fashion ever.
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The 9 Best Plus Size Bra Fit Tips
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The 9 Best Plus Size Bra Fit Tips

How many days of the week do you come home ready to rip your bra off (and contemplate burning it) because you are just so DONE? Done with the digging in, the slipping off, the riding up. All of it.  Even one day is too many in our book because the simple truth is you don’t have to (and shouldn’t be) uncomfortable in your bra if you have the best fit for your body. 

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