This post is sponsored by Upbra®, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my very own.
Its hard to believe that my sweet baby girl just turned 6 months old this past week, and she is moving out of the newborn stage way too fast! I am still breastfeeding her (and also supplementing when I need to) and I have to say, I am pretty darn proud of myself for making it this far with her. I breastfed Bennett for 3 months and then exclusively pumped until he was a year old and it definitely wasn’t easy. I knew I wanted to nurse again, but I wasn’t sure how easy that was going to be with two kids in tow this time. When I stopped pumping when Bennett turned one, my breasts instantly deflated. Before I had children I wore a 32B/C bra and while I was nursing, I thought for sure I would hang onto some of my extra breast size I had obtained, but I didn’t. It literally felt like I said, “Ok, I’m done with breastfeeding now” and my boobs just instantly shriveled to nothing. So much so that I was a little worried breastfeeding Sydney would be a challenge. Don’t worry though, our bodies are amazing and as soon as I had Sydney, they were right back to where they were when I had Bennett.
As I mentioned, I am still nursing Sydney so my breasts are still on the larger side, but as soon as she started sleeping through the night and her feedings dropped to four times a day, my little lady friends definitely took a hit. I am super proud that I have been able to breastfeed both of my babies and I love my body dearly for that, but I would be a liar if I didn’t say the postpartum body changes don’t ever get to me.
A breast lift or augmentation may definitely be in my future (I’ll just have to wait and see how it goes this time), but for now I am ok with finding ways to make sure the “girls” look good and lifted while I’m saving up for a possible surgery later. I recently discovered the Upbra® when I saw another Blogger that I follow post about it. When I saw how much lift it gave her, I knew I wanted to give it a try!
Upbra® is an intimates brand that not only makes uplifting bras, but they also make uplifting bikini tops! I received one of their Convertible Bras in nude and am dying to try one of their Miraculous Stay-Up Strapless Bras (because everybody knows how hard it can be to find a good strapless bra!). After looking through their website and reading their sizing guide, I decided to get a 34B.
The little crisscross straps (see my first picture for reference) are where the magic happens. These are called the cleavage-control straps and these are what allow you to have full control over adjusting your desired cleavage level. Once you pull on these little straps, they help to move your breasts upward and inward. You then just hook them into the locking strip along the bottom of the bra and your cleavage will stay in place until you choose to adjust them again. I love that you can just pull them a little bit for a naturally lifted look or you can pull them a lot if you want a little va-va-voom for the night!
You can also just wear the bra regularly without any lift, but I chose to give the girls a little boost here in the picture, so you could see how great it works. If you would like to see the bra in action, definitely check out this video of how the Upbra works! Besides the Convertible Bra that I received, Upbra makes two other bra styles as well:
The Upbra® Perfect Shape Bra features smooth, seamless cups and convertible shoulder straps. The smooth fabric and seamless design allows the Upbra Perfect Shape Bra to be worn under thing shirt or dresses with confidence, and the patented Upbra Active Lift System provides fully adjustable lift and cleavage with just a pull. The Upbra Perfect Shape Bra provides coverage that is comfortable enough for everyday wear, yet sexy enough to be worn with low-cut tees and dresses.
The Stay-Up Strapless Upbra® is made for special occasions when you need a powerful strapless bra that will not fall down. This version has a specifically formulated vinyl grip that will keep you up, even when worn strapless! And of course, this bra comes with bra straps in case you want to wear it with straps. Its also available in red!
As I mentioned earlier, Upbra also makes swimwear! The Upbra® Adjustable Lift Up Swim Bikinis give you amazing cleavage when worn with or without straps. They stay up when strapless and are unlike any push up bikini you have ever seen! Complete your look with one of their Upbra Lowrise Bottoms too!
I have worn several different brands of “uplifting” bras in my lifetime, but one thing that I really like about the Upbra® is that it doesn’t gape at all. The Active Lift System doesn’t just lift your breasts up, but it helps to move them up and inward to help prevent that gaping from ever occurring in the first place . The vinyl hearts on the inside of the bra cups also help lift your breasts and keep them in place.
This might just be my new favorite bra! I’m excited to see how much lift I can get once I completely stop nursing and need that extra little boost! I also plan on getting their Stay-Up Strapless Upbra® once I’ve weaned her so I can wear it with all my summer dresses and tops. If you are looking for a little boost or are a fellow Postpartum Mama looking for a little lift, I highly suggest you try the Upbra® collection, you won’t be disappointed! Thanks for taking the time to stop by today and read my blog, I appreciate each and every one of you!