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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lessons on delicates from Wacoal (plus, a contest with a P20K prize!)

I spent a Saturday a few weeks ago at a Wacoal workshop learning a whole lotta stuff about underwear. And, boy, was it such an eye-opener! All the girls who attended the workshop were horrified at how our body ages and how the wrong underwear can make you look awful. We were also inspired to take some action on that!

But let's start at the very beginning. My friends My Mom-Friday and Mommy Fleur and I were invited to the Wacoal workshop and found it quite amusing that we were surrounded by very young fashion bloggers (more on them at the end of this post!). I mean, seriously, with such lovely skinny bodies, what do they need shapewear for? Well, we were all (yes, even those fabulously perfect girls) in for a surprise!

Since 99.9% of my blog readers are girls, I’ll share with you what I learned because I’m so helpful that way. Trust me, after this post, you’ll want to ditch all your bras and panties and get proper ones!

So let’s begin with how our bodies age. When you’re in your teens and 20s, your breasts and butt look like this:

Yes, they defy gravity. It’s not just muscle tone that makes your boobs and butt perky, it’s also your super elastic skin. But if you aren’t careful (you get fat, you abuse your body with a bad lifestyle, you’re lazy, you’re exposed to the sun, etc), you’ll start to see some sagging in your 30s, like so:

When I hit my 30s, I still had the body of a young girl. Mostly because I rarely ever went to the beach (no sun exposure!) and I remained slim. But then I got pregnant and I breastfed. The resulting rapid expansion of my chest, tummy, hips, butt and thighs was a shock to the system. I’ve never quite gone back to my pre-preggy body. My boobs have definitely started to go south, my tummy bulge is there to stay, and my thighs are thicker. I am glad to report that my butt has remained perky!

At the Wacoal workshop, we learned that exercise and a healthy lifestyle will delay aging but it won’t stop it. So no matter how healthy you are, your boobs and butt will sag. Like this:

What’s a girl to do? Turn to great underwear! And that’s when Wacoal showed us the importance of not just cup size but also how different body shapes need different structured underwear.