O's Bra Intervention
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the July 2005 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Communications student, 25
Before: "I want a bra that lifts and separates while also being attractive and feminine," Jordan says, "but full-figured girls don't have a lot of choices." The cup is too shallow and inflexible to handle Jordan's breasts, Susan points out, so it binds her, creating unnatural-looking cleavage.
After: Her surprisingly narrow back and her full volume were both accommodated by this bra (34F instead of 36DD). Well-built side panels stabilize her breasts, and seaming in the cups brings them forward for a lovely rounded shape. And the style, chocolate-and-navy embroidered lace, surprised Jordan: "I'd never seen anything like this for women my size. It's sexy without being trashy or over-the-top."
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