A couple weeks back, I was contacted by a team working with LIVELY interested in a collaboration featuring a review of their bras. I’ve sometimes been apprehensive working with bra, lingerie or swimwear brands, but something about their “made by women for women” grabbed my attention.
Before I get on my soapbox, let me tell you a bit about the brand. LIVELY’s mission is to create a line of comfortable lingerie that empowers women. They believe women are sexy, smart and healthy, and they’ve developed a line of lingerie blurring the lines of lingerie, activewear and swim to fit into the modern woman’s lifestyle.
LIVELY bras are comfortable, sexy and affordable
First off, mission accomplished. I received two bras from LIVELY – The Lace Strapless and The All-Day Deep V bra. Both are truly so comfy, I was genuinely impressed, and very excited to get started on my LIVELY bra review. I almost never wear bras (sorry mom). But I’ve just become a convert. Up top is The Lace Strapless which is honestly great not only as a strapless, but also as a cute crop if you’re daring enough.
The All-Day Deep V feels like a t-shirt bra, with literally no pinching or discomfort. And it’s sexy! The flattering fit works great under just about anything, and as I sit here now, I’m even wearing it under a sweatshirt (totally unnecessary, but very comfortable). Also, it’s just $35.
There’s some buzz around LIVELY, and women are loving them
Honestly, I’m quite happy we moved forward with the LIVELY bra review, just to have the opportunity to try their brand. A funny thing happened (as it often does in life), just two nights back at girl’s night, one of my best babes started talking about LIVELY out of the blue, and I was so excited to share my story having just discovered them myself.
LIVELY is made for the modern woman’s lifestyle
I work a full time job, manage a fashion blog and am pretty much always on the run. Functionality and comfort play a big role in my fashion choices. If you’re looking for comfortable, versatile essentials that fit into your crazy lifestyle, I definitely recommend giving LIVELY a try. They’re sure to give your unworn pile of useless bras a run for their money.
You can wear them as everyday basics, for date night, or even at home as your comfy favorites. Whatever you’re into, they have a bra that just works. I even tried The Lace Strapless over a white basic blouse… and I’m quite happy with the resulting style.
Body positivity, and seeing the bigger picture
Secondly, shooting half naked in my bedroom, I was also sparked an inspired to share a message that goes beyond body positivity. Please keep reading women, this is something we all need to hear.
First off, this is not really about positivity, it’s about something so much more important than that.
I spent 2 hours trying to shoot one good shot of this new bra (which is the most comfortable thing I own btw) for the second feature of LIVELY. I was quite happy with the first shots of the lace bra – it made me feel sexy and empowered layered with some tailored pieces. However, shooting the Lively Deep V bra with a tripod and camera timer, each shot I reset more frustrated than the first.
Not because anything was wrong with the photo itself, but I found myself continually critiquing myself. Oh that’s not a flattering angle. I need to suck in more. Chin up, no one likes double chins. All that to say, here I am. We are all different. We all have good days and bad. We have days we look in the mirror and feel confident, and others where nothing seems quite right. That’s not what this post is about.
Honestly, so what.
Instead of letting every detail about yourself consume you, direct your attention to so many other women that feel the same way, or struggle with a lot worse. Encourage them. Support them. And see the beauty in them. It’s not always about learning to accept yourself or feel beautiful all the time. There’s a whole big world out there. Make someone else feel good, feed into them. Love people, and I promise you you’ll see something a lot better in the mirror than just what your body looks like.
Women supporting women
If you’ve met me in person, you know I’m a huge advocate about women supporting women. Though I don’t talk about it often enough on the blog, it’s something I feel extremely passionate about. LIVELY bras are made by women for women – just one more way we can all help support each other (literally and figuratively). If you haven’t heard of them and you’re reading this LIVELY bra review to learn a bit more about the brand, do be sure to check them out. They’re a company doing great things, and crafting some seriously amazing lingerie for the modern woman.
And, if you haven’t heard it lately, I think you’re beautiful. Not because I know you, not because you’re blessed with big boobs and a tiny waste. But because I believe in loving people. And whether I see your posts and we’ve never met, or if you’re my best friend, I promise I will always try to see the most beautiful parts of you, even on days when you can’t see it yourself.
In accordance with the FTC regulations for Influencers, the featured perfume is in collaboration with LIVELY. All thoughts, comments and musings are made of my own opinion and honest, personal experience with the products reviewed or mentioned. I hope you’ve found this post informational and inspiring!