March 15, 2017

ThirdLove’s Gorgeous New Line of Bras Are Perfect For Spring

 

Anyone need a good racerback bra for summer?

Put your hand up, Mama.  Based on the number of comments and emails we get alllll summer long, ‘What bra do you wear with ____???” I’d say everyone is due.

But racerbacks can be tricky – the band really needs to fit correctly, or you’ll be dealing with a back-fat squeeze situation, which….um….is the last thing you want while rocking summer’s strappy little tanks.

Happily, ThirdLove has a seriously smart answer:  a racerback with an adjustable back…and loads of pretty lace.  (Truthfully, I’m not sure which part I like better. #probablylace)

Keep reading to see my two personal favorites from their new Spring line….

The Front-Closure Racerback

Front closure, plunge shape, and super soft foam cups that smooth without being overly padded.  I also adore the color.  It’s light enough to look good under white clothing (for the paler skinned)….but prettier than nude, in case the straps (or lacy back) peek out.

 

The T-Shirt Bra

Memory foam cups (they’ll mold to your body with wear), a little bit of lace, and my verrry favorite color:  navy.  This is one of my go-to, everyday bras.

Details

Racerback bra: ThirdLove Front Closure Racerback Bra

v-neck tank: Feel The Piece V-Neck Layer Tank

jeans: AG The Legging Jeans in 10Y Well Worn (size 24 for reference – soft and stretchy)

heels: Vince Clair D’Orsay Pump – at Nordstrom Rack, or Saks Off.   I use these foot petals to keep them comfortably on my heels (one pair has held up for over a year).

Navy T-shirt bra: ThirdLove Navy Lace Tshirt Bra

basic tank: James Perse Brushed Jersey Tank (size 1 for reference)

undies: ThirdLove Seamless Cheeky Boyshorts (xs for reference)

Shop My Favorite ThirdLove Pieces


 

xo,

S

A huge thank-you to ThirdLove for sponsoring this post!  Pretty, functional bras are kinda my thing, and I’m always thrilled when someone hits that form-and-function note just right.  Now if we could just request a gorgeous, lacy nursing bra… #haha #butseriously.  As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product selections are my own.  And readers, thank you for your continued support.  It doesn’t go unnoticed and is so very much appreciated.

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24 Comments
  • Carrie
    March 15, 2017

    Wondering if you think the racetrack would be ok for nursing?

  • MJ
    March 15, 2017

    Cute bras for the well-endowed. It’s like a Christmas miracle.

    • Amanda Rogers
      March 18, 2017

      I am squealing over the bralette type lace on that first one! FI.NA.LLY.

  • Miranda
    March 15, 2017

    Do you find the lace at all itchy? I’ve had that problem before and have hesitated ordering the lace ThirdLoves.

  • Keaton
    March 15, 2017

    These bras are super cute, but I really wanted to say thank you for posting the photo of you sitting down in your jeans. You are tiny and so chic, but also not afraid to show a little mom bod. It’s the mix of the aspirational and real that makes this blog so great.

    • Nicole
      March 16, 2017

      I second this! Seeing a beautiful mom who isn’t afraid to show that even a flat tummy standing up has a little softness sitting and its still beautiful is good for us all to see, since that’s what I see at home with my own stomach. Bravo Mom Edit.

    • Robyn
      March 16, 2017

      Totally thought the same thing! So good!

    • hkeilergreen
      March 16, 2017

      Yes, I agree!!

    • Erin
      March 17, 2017

      One thousand times YAS!
      Shana, you appear even more beautiful after these pics…. inside and out.
      Thank you for keeping it real.

  • lindsy primo
    March 15, 2017

    Ok wow are you ever the enabler. I just brought up your site to read really quick, while dinner bakes in the oven and ended up ordering a new bra! I love the idea of only paying for it AFTER I try it and wear it! If only this idea would catch on with other retailers.

  • Christy Hartman
    March 15, 2017

    I’ve been wanting to order from ThirdLove since you first posted about them BUT I have a question and can’t get ahold of anyone there. I’ve called twice, waiting on hold over 10 minutes each time, and I’ve emailed.
    I want to order from them because of the half sizes. I’m always between a D and DD. But all of the D1/2 sizes are showing out of stock. So I’m wondering if I should wait for them to restock or if they have discontinued D1/2.
    But given their lack of availability I’m now reluctant to order from them all. Has anyone here had to deal with their customer service? Anyone other than Shana? Sorry, Shana, but as a fashion blogger you’re probably getting the VIP service 😉

    And I echo what the other commenter said about that sitting picture. My opinion of you went up even higher after seeing that.

    • Meg
      March 16, 2017

      I was able to order a 32 D1/2 last night- so they are still stocking them in some sizes, however this size was not available for the “try it at home for 30 days offer”.

    • Liddy
      March 16, 2017

      I ended up thinking the brand runs about a half size small, as I have been a C with many professional bra fitters and the B1/2 was perfect here (and I tried on both). You might try a D for the try it for 30 days. The memory foam is awesome but takes a little time to be “perfect”; within a week I went from thinking “hey this bra is good” to “AMAZING, I will never take this off.”

    • ThirdLove
      March 17, 2017

      Hi there, Christy! ThirdLove here – we’re so sorry that it’s been difficult to get ahold of us. We’ve been experiencing a high volume of inquires recently and we’ve been doing our best to reach out to each one with the highest attention. I’d love to assist you! While we do carry half cup sizes, we do not carry half cup sizes throughout our entire size range. At this time, we do not offer D1/2 cups. Feel free to shoot us an email with your inquiry and contact information or you can give us a call at 1 (866) 205-6833. Have a lovely day!

  • Meg
    March 16, 2017

    You look lovely in these. The sunlight coming in, your smile, the kid-love, the gentleness of the shots — all made me feel instantly kinder towards myself. Also, pretty bras.

  • Keilexandra
    March 16, 2017

    +1 about the sitting photo! And all of the bra-only shots too.

  • ab
    March 16, 2017

    Yes, THANK YOU for including the sitting photo. You look beautiful and REAL. Your readers greatly appreciate you.

  • Faith
    March 16, 2017

    How beautiful are you and these bras?!? I just bought myself a pretty lace racer-back and was wondering if I should keep it/ever wear it. I am totally keeping it now and wearing it with a white tank and black jeans!!!

  • V
    March 16, 2017

    I ordered a bra from a new company called Lively. They’re a priced lower than this site, but we’ll see how the fit goes. Love this trend!

  • Deborah
    March 16, 2017

    Shana can you tell me about your bed? I like it and we’ve been looking for a new bed frame. I’d love to know what yours is and if you are happy with it! Thank you!!

  • Patricia Shepard
    March 17, 2017

    Gorgeous pics! I have to say, I tried and returned (with the great return policy) because I found that even though the t-shirt bra comes in larger cup/smaller band sizes, it wasn’t designed with the heft needed to support a super heavy 32F bosom — at least not for me. It seemed like they just took the regular bra and made the cup bigger. More strategerie (ha!) is needed when designing a bra for the large cupped, in my opinion. BUT, that being said, their customer service was excellent and it was a very easy try.

    • vk
      March 20, 2017

      ditto to this – i wanted to love it but am finding it lacking for an F cup as well (and of course missed the return window).

  • Kat w
    March 17, 2017

    I didn’t even notice your “mom bod” pictures until i read your weekend post and then went back and took a closer look. I am “tiny” too, but can’t get rid of the soft poochy stretched out 3 times belly (unless i can one day afford a tummy tuck!!). Thank you for being brave enough for that shot and you look beautiful in it and made me remember that i am too despite my mom belly and deflated mom boobs…..

  • Belinda
    March 23, 2017

    I agree the customer service is awful..:(

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