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

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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)

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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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Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name’s Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and denim-underwear, always.

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31 Comments

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

  2. 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.

  3. lindsy primo on

    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.

  4. Christy Hartman on

    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.

    • 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”.

    • 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.”

    • 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!

    • Christy Hartman on

      I had to come back to this blog post and update the TME community on my Thirdlove experience. Sadly, I should have trusted my instincts and never ordered. I placed three orders, and while I did find a few good bras, the return process has been horrible. They’ve taken over a month to process my returns and then they screwed them up and ended up sending me a bunch of exchanges instead of process it as a return (in one case, three of the exact same bra!) Now I have to go through the whole process again! All while my money is tied up with them. This company has some good bras, GREAT marketing, and terrible customer service. I appreciate that a Thirdlove representative took the time to respond to commenters of this blog but I suspect that person works in their very successful marketing department. I only wish they’d use some of those resources for their customer service department.

      • Hi Christy. Kristina here – I wanted to reach out to you to thank you for your constructive feedback. One of our colleagues will be reaching out to you via email to further assist you. Thank you so much for your patience with us.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!!!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!!

  9. 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.

    • 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).

  10. 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…..

  11. Also bad experience with exchanging. I went back and forth a bunch of times trying to exchange for a new size/color/style, then then saying they’d run out of that since offering it. Wish I hadn’t bought the underwear (which was expensive for the quality) until I was sure I could get a bra in that color. Pretty frustrating after paying more than I normally would for the “ease” of easy returns. Not impressed.

    • Hi there, KB! Kristina here – I’d be happy to assist you today! I’m sorry to hear about your experience with us – we’d love to make it right. Please give us a call at 1 (866) 205-6833 and mention this blog post – we’d love to hear from you!

      • Thanks, but a paying customer should be treated just as well as someone commenting on a blog, and I stormy enough time with your customer service. I just ordered from Lively, which has an interesting looking line with better prices (and great business practices–donating bras to homeless women in NYC and including a wise range of model sizes). We’ll see how it goes 🙂

  12. Cute bras but terrible customer service! I took the advice of this blog, which I love, and ordered two of these bras. Unfortunately, they didn’t fit, so I returned with the tags attached less than 3 days after receiving them. Tracking info confirms they arrived 3 weeks ago and I have heard nothing from ThirdLove. I have emailed multiple times, with no human response (plenty of automated – “we’ll be in touch shortly!” emails, grrrr) called during business hours and after sitting on hold for 20 minutes was disconnected. At first, I wanted an exchange for a difference size because the bras were cute, but now I just want my money back. I would caution anyone reading this blog against ordering from this company.

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