I live a pretty darn casual life. I like to wear clothes that are comfortable and allow me to move freely. Since I work from home, I can generally wear exactly what I want.
But that doesn’t mean I want to look — or feel — like a slob, nor does it mean I don’t care about clothes and fashion. I do! While fashion doesn’t rule my life, I do find joy in wearing beautiful colors, soft fabrics and pieces that help me feel like the version of myself I present to the world meshes with who I am on the inside. So, obviously, I’m all in on great athleisure (and have been for years), but recently, I learned a new word that describes another trend that I’m big on: leisuree.
It refers to undergarments that blur the aesthetic lines of lingerie, active, and swimwear, pairing style with comfort. I just got a bra from LIVELY that totally fits that bill. (It’s the Busty Bralette in the Lush Life print, for the record, and it has a soft inner liner with just the right amount of shape and support. Plus, it’s cuuuute.) The company is inspired by what they believe makes women sexy today, like being smart, healthy, and confident — I can so get behind that!
Another thing I just learned is that 70 percent of bras sold have no wires, so clearly I’m not the only one who keeps functionality in mind when shopping for my everyday underthing. And with the leisuree trend that LIVELY has pioneered with innovations in fabrics and elastics, shopping for a comfy bra or bralette doesn’t mean we’re relegated to boring designs or strictly sports bras. We can choose lace, cotton, mesh, and more — and we can get them in all different silhouettes and styles (push up, strapless, racerback, no-wire, etc.).
The other thing I dig about LIVELY is that they offer a fit guide to help you figure out how each different style really fits on different body types and breast sizes/shapes. Plus, they’ve got tips and instructions for measuring yourself to pick the perfect size. Because, hey, shopping online for anything that needs to fit just right can be tricky. And having a brand-specific fit guide certainly makes life easier.
A few fun facts for those of you who enjoy knowing a little more about who you’re shopping with:
- The LIVELY team has more than 60 combined years in lingerie manufacturing.
- This is a brand that’s by women, for women.
- If you go through the fit guide and still have questions, they’ve got people ready to help by email or phone.
- LIVELY has its own factory, which means they have total control over the product manufacturing process — and also over how the folks working in that factory are treated.
Sound like a brand you could get into? Then get this!
Do you have a go-to style of bra? Has that changed over the years? —Kristen