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Finding My New Bra Size

Motherhood, Beauty + FashionHailey AndresenComment

Mamas, why didn’t any of you tell me what was about to happen to my boobs after I stopped breastfeeding?! I don’t intend to scare any of you who are currently pregnant, breastfeeding or who aren’t mothers yet, but plan to be at some point, but ladies - my body has changed tremendously and I’m pretty sure no one shared anything about this part of postpartum with me. I realize every woman is different and that my changes are all a beautiful part of growing a human, giving birth and then breastfeeding and weaning, but my oh my - I don’t remember my breasts being this small before I got pregnant. Hah! Needless to say, as the weaning process began this September my chest quickly shrunk to the point that none of my bras fit correctly. After what felt like enough change for my body over the past two years, I found myself back in a place of uncertainty when it came to my own bra size, which is a strange place to be at twenty six, but I’m here - hello, my name is Hailey!

I started the online search for new bras and felt discouraged. Since I didn’t know my size, I knew I would end up with a handful of returns and maybe one bra that sort of fit or I would need to visit somewhere I could be fitted. Neither of these options sounded conducive to my lifestyle with Owen. First of all, I don’t have the money to be purchasing multiple bras and paying for shipping on returns if they don’t fit, and on top of that, bra shopping in Soho with a one year old kind of sounds like my worst nightmare, so I decided to ditch both of those plans and go back to the drawing board. I was so happy when I came across ThirdLove’s site. These wonderful women have created a try before you buy program for their best-selling bra styles (tshirt, push-up and full coverage). To up your chances for the perfect fit on the first try they’ve even developed an iPhone app that asks you a series of questions to help determine your bra size. Their process is simple. Once you go through their prompts and land on your bra size you visit their online shop and select the styles and sizes you want to try - I tried the 24/7 T-shirt Bra, 24/7 Classic Strapless Bra and the 24/7™ Lace Push-Up Bra, and the ThirdLove app even nailed my size down, A+++. No returns necessary. But if I would have had to return, returns are free. If you choose to keep the bras they charge you after 30 days. They even let you take the tags off if you’d like to really give it a try before deciding. So amazing!

I’ve found it’s really easy to be tough on myself after I’ve watched and felt my body change so dramatically overtime. ThirdLove saved me such a headache and has genuinely helped me feel confident again after going through yet another change. To learn more about their try before you buy program and to check out their styles visit their site here.

Photography by Amy Frances.

This post was sponsored by ThirdLove.