BeYOUtiful : For all the smaller busted babes!

BeYOUtiful women exude their attractiveness from within. It’s a confidence and belief in their own unique beauty that sees them proudly ‘wear’ and celebrate their physical features with poise. They have positioned themselves as trailblazers in the world of true beauty, styling their exterior to inspire an authentic sense of beauty to those around them.

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Marilyn Monroe once accentuated a faint mole she had on her cheek, wearing it with elegance and sophistication. It is now the iconic ‘beauty spot’ copied by women around the world. Prescription glasses have always been a catalyst for teenage bullying, making them something to hide or be ashamed of. Now the world’s fresh-faced supermodels are fiercely sporting them down the runway, without prescription.

As beautiful as Marilyn’s smile and buxom curves were, two of the most beautiful women I know are two of my dearest friends. They exude a sense of confidence and attractiveness that is infectious. It’s hard not to feel confident and beautiful in their presence and over the last few years they have unknowingly inspired me to celebrate something I always covered up – my small chest.

Both are small chested, but style their feature in a way that would make any woman envious. Striking low cut slip dresses perfectly detailed with dangling necklaces and oversized cardigans worn off the shoulder, highlighting their detailed bralettes and extenuating their shoulders. Like Marilyn, they ‘own’ their features with poise. This is what we should define as beauty.

As I made the transition away from padded bras, I gave my lingerie drawer a spruce up, adding a few gorgeous bralettes and comfortable sports bras for the lazy weekends. So when Farmers asked me to experience their bra fitting service in the lead up to lingerie week, the timing was ideal. Going through my lingerie I realised how many different sizes I had accumulated over the years. I’m not sure if I had just bought what was in the bargain bin or if it was due to my size fluctuating…

I hadn’t had a bra fitting before. I booked my fitting in at Farmers in Newmarket with a woman called Marion. Stripping down in front of a complete stranger is not the most relaxing experience, however the name ‘Marion’ had a sense of ease and security to it. Well, she sure did live up to her name! Proudly showing me through the lingerie she had perfectly merchandised earlier –  Marion was that motherly figure you instantly felt safe with.

Chattering away, she was quick to grasp a sense of my style and what I was looking for. Twenty minutes later we were in the changing room piled up with exquisite lacey bralettes and a few different sports bras. I walked away with two new bras that fit me perfectly and a few tips from the lovely Marion:

  • Adjust the shoulder straps first, and then when hooking the bra around your torso, start with the loosest hook.
  • Lean forward; if the bra comes away from the chest drop down a down cup size back
  • If you want to go up a size in your torso, drop a cup size back e.g. if you are going from a 10c to a 12c drop to a 12b otherwise the cup goes bigger and bigger
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The colour of my new Elle Macpherson Bralette is so striking, it made my eyes pop and I knew it would look gorgeous under a crisp white shirt and it did!

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I don’t work out often (slash ever) I’m too busy working and blogging for that! So a functional sports bra isn’t at the top of my list, but I do need a relaxed casual bra for the weekends or for my walks along the beach. I chose the new Bonds bra and matching underwear. I can honestly say the most comfortable underwear I own.

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Marion is expecting me back next week, as I couldn’t decide amongst the huge pile of stunning bralettes available. It would be rude to have a shoe addiction like I do, without the support of equally gorgeous lingerie collection right?

Whether you have had a bra fitting before or not, your body is ever changing, so pop in-store to check that you are correctly fitted and investing your money into the right bra that will celebrate your assets beautifully. Make sure you call in advance to pre book yourself a fitting time so they can ensure one of their lovely fitters will be around to help out.

During Lingerie Week (22nd – 28th may) Farmers are giving away a $1000 Farmers Gift Card. Simply get fitted in store by one of their trained consultants, make a lingerie purchase and swipe your Farmers Club Card between 22nd May and 19th June and you’ll automatically go in the draw.

Happy fitting!


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