Maybe you’ve had this happen. You have a garment – me made or RTW – that you love. It’s your go-to and if you could wear it every day, you would. Hell, you’d even sleep in it! You think it’s flattering. No, you know it’s flattering! Then, you see a picture of yourself wearing it. Uh-oh, turns out, it isn’t your best look. Pictures can be deceiving, but I think they’re a pretty accurate and objective portrayal. Rather than hating them, why not use them to change what you don’t like about yourself?
Nina Warner and Nellie Warner are my go to bras. They’re super comfy, super soft and because of their racerback, the straps never fall off my shoulders. I photographed it on body for the first time this week and when I was editing the images, I started to doubt my initial assumption that it was the.best.bra.ever. The bra that I made using scraps of fabric after cutting – the one that I featured at the end of the post – was actually more flattering. I posted both bras to Instagram – here and here – and the latter got the most likes. There could be other reasons why one got more than the other, but it’s something to consider.
Has this happened to you? If so, how do you deal with it? What do you think of Nellie and Nina Warner? Would you wear it? Why or why not? If you don’t like it, what suggestions can you offer to make it more flattering? Above two inspiration images I used when creating the pattern. What did I miss? I wanted it to be sporty, but I think it’s too sports bra. All comments, negative and positive, are welcome!
And just in case you were wondering, yes, the sequin mesh in the first image is what is currently on my sewing table. Eeeek!