I figured out a good way to keep salad dressing off my white shirt…
If you’re thinking “I can’t believe she’s posting pictures of herself in her BRA on the internet,” just pretend it’s a bikini top. I mean, so many bikinis are WAY skimpier than this! That just made me think of my grandmother – she used to walk around the house in her bra (not skimpy!) and shorts because she was so hot 🙂 I miss her…
Anyway, a few weeks ago Misa from Botanica Workshop reached out to me and asked if we could work together. Of course I agreed, so she sent me the bra and briefs to review for you.*
I’ve had them for a couple weeks and wear the bra pretty much non-stop. No joke. I’ve washed it a few times, but just always end up wanting to throw it on. I wear it with everything, including white tops; I love how it shows a little brightness under semi-sheer white shirts! I’ve worn the briefs lots of times too, but since I wash them every time I wear them, I don’t get to reach for them as often, sadly.
Incidentally, how often do you wear your bras in between washes? I’ve sort of always defaulted to twice, and I’ve heard that’s enough before the elastic needs to be “bounced back,” so that’s usually been my limit, but maybe that’s an old wives tale??
Anyway, in Misa’s wisdom she sent me larges in both of these to try. I think I might have been okay with a medium for the bralette, but then again, I have a wide ribcage (I’m usually a 36a) and I HATE HATE HATE it when bands feel too tight, so the large is perfect in that regard, and there’s no extra room in the cups either, which I really appreciate. I am really pleased with how this fits me and that it provides enough support (just so the girls don’t sag) to give me the shape I want while at the same time allowing me to feel like I’m wearing nothing at all…
And absolutely I needed the large for the briefs; they fit beautifully around my hips/butt, and the elastic is just right, not too tight anywhere. I’ve been wearing high-waisted panties almost all the time lately, and I can’t get enough of them, so I’m really pleased to have these added to the mix. (I also have 4-5 pairs by Only Hearts in rotation, and I love them, but they are not as sturdy as the Botanica Workshop pair by a longshot).
Now, you ladies with c-cups or higher are probably thinking there’s no way you can wear the bralette, and you’re probably right; bralettes are absolutely better for smaller busts. Like I said, I’m most comfortable in a 36a sized bra, but to be honest, I don’t wear underwire or “sized” bras much anymore, I tend to live in bralettes lately. I don’t need the support of an underwire, and more and more I really don’t care about coverage; I have breasts. And nipples. So what? I’m not going to run around flashing everyone, but I’m not going to be overly concerned about hiding my body anymore either.
I highly recommend this bralette and if you’re relatively small-ish and want to try an American, independent brand. Obviously the briefs seem to fit small/medium sizes better also – this is just the way many of these very small, new underwear brands tend to skew nowadays. Only Hearts fits “normally” if you’re a medium or large FYI. I’m also going to seek out more accommodating organic cotton underwear lines and follow-up on that next week. Off hand, there’s also Pact (sold at Whole Foods), but I really disliked their boyshorts.
These Native Goods has some really beautiful photos wearing a few items also. I love the swimsuit!
If you’re interested in trying anything, use code GRECHEN15 for 15% off your first order at Botanica Workshop. And if you do, please let us know what you try and what you think!
*I agreed to review these two items at no charge, and with no specific expectations of a positive review, only that I get to keep the items. I have not received any other compensation, besides the items, for this post, and every single word, photo, etc., is MINE. This is not a sponsored post.