I know this may come as a surprise but I don’t always wear sports bras and spandex pants.
In fact, perhaps a little known fact about me, is that I’m a bit of a lingerie addict. So while I love a good sports bra, I’ll never turn down the chance to wear lacy, frilly, and dare I say sexy (oooh la la) underthings?
Actually, to be fair I come from a long line of lingerie addicts. My mom started dressing me in ruffly undies that matched my ruffly dresses long before I can even remember.
And my grandma did the same with her. And that love for ruffles, lace and beautiful underthings…and of course the OCD matching tendencies carried over into my adult life as I still prefer my underthings to match what I’m wearing on the outside.
But while I love lingerie, I don’t love lingerie shopping. First, the whole process of shopping sucks. Its way too time consuming, taking up parts of my day that should be spent doing fun things like running, yoga, or hiking with Abbie. And second, shopping for bras is difficult. I don’t know how many times I’ve purchased new bras, brought them home and cut the tags off and then worn them for a few days only to discover they don’t actually fit that well. The straps fall down, the cups move or they just feel really stiff and itchy…uncomfortable! And third, I don’t always want the woman with the tape measure in my dressing room making small talk while she measures my bust. I just don’t.
I just want to find the perfect bra without any of the hassle. Is that too much to ask?
Maybe not, thanks to ThirdLove. ThirdLove is an app that fits you for a bra using a chestie (a chest selfie?) – using a view from the front and from the side (wearing a tank top and a supportive underwire) – to determine your size.
I have to admit when I first heard about ThirdLove from my friend Heidi (who also happens to be the founder of this incredible company) I was a tad bit skeptical. Wait? What? An app can fit me for a bra? Are you sure? Would I have to take topless photos??? Ahhhh. After tinkering with the app and realizing that you don’t have to go shirtless to get the perfect fit, I was so thrilled at the opportunity to try it out – not only because I love bras but also because I’m a sucker for delivery.
Using the ThirdLove app is easy. You first get a tutorial on how to take a proper photo – you need the right position, a tank top and a your most supportive underwire bra (not padded) to get the most accurate measurements – and then the photo is taken and the technology starts workingx to take 3-D measurements on a 2-D image. Crazy cool!
Once measurements are taken, you are taken to a customized store full of ThirdLove products in your size where you can browse and choose a few products. Once you’ve made your selections, they will ship your selections to you.
I was a little nervous when I first received my ThirdLove bra – would it fit? Would I even like it?
And the answer is that I LOVE it. Its everything I want in a bra and more – comfort, support and style. I love that this company not only focused on making bra fitting a breeze but also focused their sights on beautifully designed bras, custom sizing, and high-quality fabrics.
With ThirdLove, it seems that you can truly have it all. Bra fitting, shopping and buying made easy!
Try the ThirdLove experience yourself, use this link to get $20 towards your first purchase. What are you waiting for? Get to it – download the app – and take a photo (no, not a topless one, thanks) and then get to shopping!
Disclosure: ThirdLove sent me lingerie for review purposes. All opinions in this post are my own.