10 Online Stores That Sell Bras That Make You Feel Like An Angel, Even If VS Doesn’t Think You Should Be One

10 Online Stores That Sell Bras That Make You Feel Like An Angel, Even If VS Doesn’t Think You Should Be One

Ditch the wings, you didn't need them anyways.

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I have been a Victoria's Secret fan since I was old enough to purchase my first bra. I would attend all their sales in high school, waiting in line for hours to pick up my next black lace bra or overpriced black leggings. I even had a Pink credit card since I was a store regular.

Recently, the Chief Marketing Officer of L Brands, the company that owns Victoria's Secret made a statement that the company would never consider redefining their image of a perfect woman "because the show is a fantasy." As a woman who idolized the airbrushed models plastered across the screens of my adolescence, young adults selling me "up two cup size" bras at sixteen to try to help me feel as beautiful as everyone said these girls were... I'm starting to realize that this fantasy is actually a nightmare.

The truth is I will never be a Victoria's Secret model, but why is that such a bad thing? Why do we keep telling women what they need to look like instead of asking them what they want to look like?

I was hesitant to branch out of my Victoria's Secret comfort zone but after a few clicks and experimentation... I started to find the things that I wanted to wear that represented the woman that I wanted to be, compared to who I thought I should be in order to be considered 'beautiful'.

Luckily, there are multiple of high-quality and affordable brands out there who believe all women are beautiful. And these brands will help you remember that you are too.

1. ASOS

This user-friendly website has almost every bra size with hundreds of styles to fit your wants and needs. Plus, they also have comfy sleepwear and robes.

2. Savage X Fenty

Rihanna shook our world with an ICONIC makeup collection, and now she bringing back the fire with an incredible lingerie line. She evens offers a membership program so you never forget to treat yo'self.

3. Aerie

Aerie's new REAL campaign is exactly what the lingerie industry needs. Plus, how cute is that bra?

4. Soma 

Soma is for the girl who doesn't need the razzle-dazzle to feel sexy. Their comfy pieces bring out your best self every time.

5. True & Co

True and Co is a lingerie company focused on empowering woman. Who doesn't love that? If you're not exactly sure which style to try first, take their super easy quiz.

6. H&M

YES! You're already favorite store sells gorgeous bras, underwear, bralettes and more! Plus, they're super cute.

7. Urban Outfitters

If you're a little bold and prefer to swim against the tide, then this is the online store for you. They are not your traditional bra and panty store, but you're probably okay with that.

8. TopShop

Similar to Urban Outfitters, TopShop is for the kind of girl who never really liked the traditional nude bra anyways. Plus, who doesn't love a good matching bra and panty set? Oh yeah, they have lots of those.

9. Lulus

If you're more of a bralette kind of girl, then this is the place for you. They have tons of colorful looks and great styles for you to choose from.

10. Torrid

Ladies with those curves, unite! Torrid is the place for you. Their lingerie is gorgeous and perfect for the ladies with a lot to love.

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Your Guide To Dressing For The Most Confusing Temperatures

I’ve finally figured out the right wardrobes for 40-to-65 degree-weather…I think.
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I’ve been living up north for nearly three years now, and I absolutely love it, but one of the main struggles I’ve had is that I just have absolutely no idea what to wear half the time I am going outside. Sure, it’s easy when it’s in the 30s and below, or in the 70s and up, but I’m talking about those in-between temperatures that have regularly confused me to no end. After countless guessing and checking (and taking photos of my outfits that I caption with the temperature and my thoughts on how comfortable I am), I might have finally figured out exactly what to wear in weather ranging from 40 to 65 degrees. In a nutshell, here are my conclusions:

1. 40 to 45 degrees and sunny


For this weather, I wear some kind of coat that isn’t your heavy-duty winter one. Underneath, I sport a lightweight long-sleeve top, and leggings or jeans, but steer clear of ultra-ripped ones.

2. 40 to 45 degrees and cloudy

It’s time to bring out the look that is one step away from your winter garb. Grab your second-warmest coat and pair it with a thick long-sleeve top or lightweight sweater, or wear a super thin sweater underneath your warmest jacket. Leggings are definitely the move, and it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for you to have a beanie on standby.

3. 46 to 52 degrees and sunny

To stay cozy in this brisk temperature, slip on a normal-to-thick sweater and a warm jacket that you’ll want to zip up. If there’s no wind, you might be able to get away with ripped jeans, but of course there’s always leggings, too.

4. 46 to 52 degrees and cloudy

Wear the jacket that comes just before you’d pull out any kind of coat from your closet. I would air on the side of caution by styling it with a thick sweater, but if you don’t get cold easily, you could probably just wear that jacket with a lightweight top and maybe a vest. I wouldn’t say this weather is ripped-jeans-friendly, yet, but hey, it’s your call.

5. 53 to 59 degrees and sunny

This is where you can have the most fun! You can wear a sweater and a vest, a warm long-sleeve and a poncho, any kind of top and a somewhat-warm jacket – it’s all about trading off the weights of your layers to create a snug balance. Opt for any kind of bottoms that will cover your legs, whether it be pants, ripped or non-ripped jeans, a skirt and tights, etc., and you will be good to go.

6. 53 to 59 degrees and cloudy

To me, this is pretty similar to the 53 to 59 degrees on a sunny day. Basically, stick to its sunny-weather counterpart’s directions, but tip the balance of your layers to a slightly warmer side.

7. 60 to 65 and sunny

No matter what you wear in this weather, it’s hard to go wrong – you’re pretty much guaranteed to be at least somewhat comfortable. Rock a t-shirt, long-sleeve or a flannel, but have an extra layer handy just in case. As for bottoms, anything is fair game.

8. 60 to 65 degrees and cloudy

I’d say same as everything in the suggestions above, except you’re definitely going to want to have that extra layer – doesn’t have to be thick, just something to keep you comfortable without the sun’s warmth.

Oh and pro tip: if it’s windy, increase the warmth of your layers everywhere.

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As A Woman, I Can Wear Whatever I Want To, Get Out Of Here With 'Respectable Bathing Suits'

Please excuse my language, but what the fuck?

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Your clothes are NOT a representation of who you are. Hello! Welcome to the 21st century. If you want to wear a low cut shirt you can. If you want to wear that miniskirt you can. Regardless of the clothing, you should not be judged. You should not receive any less respect. You should not be called any derogatory terms. Your outfits do not reflect your sexual tendencies. And your outfits most definitely do not determine your worth.

If you wear conservative clothing you are not a prude. If you flaunt what you got you are not a slut.

We live in a day and age where the clothing a female chooses to put on her body leads people into making assumptions. Since when does the length of your shorts correlate with anything? News flash: IT DOESN'T.

If a girl is confident in her own skin, she can wear whatever the hell she wants. Females don't dress for anyone but themselves. If she feels beautiful, if she loves how she looks, if she wants to show off then that's her business and nobody else's.

I come from a household with very old school conservative parents, so this is always an issue for me. Mostly my father as over the years my mother has increased her tolerance towards my fashion decisions. As much as I love my dad, it hurts my heart that he has such a closed mindset. There was one time I was wearing a shirt that showed maybe one millimeter of cleavage and he started lecturing. He even had the audacity to say I looked like a whore.

Imagine your own FATHER uttering those words from his lips. Quite honestly, it's something that I will never forget that he said to me. If we're going out as a family and he doesn't approve of my outfit, I'm forced to change into something else. If I defy him he just takes the family out and leaves me home.

Another instance occurred over the summer. We were going to dinner in the city and I chose to wear ripped jeans and an off the shoulder blouse. He said, "Go put pants without holes in them on and a shirt that actually covers you." My jaw dropped in disbelief. Sorry, my shoulders and knees are too provoking to be in public with you. Over two years ago, I got my belly button pierced, and I didn't tell him. But when he finally found out what he said was, "What did you get that, so you can bounce around the place like a slut in a shirt that doesn't fit you properly?"

Again with the derogatory terms being tossed towards me like I'm a stranger he met on the street. It makes me want to cry. He also makes sure I have "respectable bathing suits" packed when we go on vacation. I'm sorry, please excuse my language, but what the fuck? What about a bikini makes me less respectable? Everyone on Earth has a body. The clothes that I choose to wear shouldn't not be affecting my treatment as a human being.

It makes me want to cry because he thinks I shouldn't be treated the same as a woman in a button up and a blazer. It makes me want to cry when he calls me a slut, whore, etc. That's my dad though. Don't get me wrong, I love him and all, but it really does hurt knowing that he thinks like this.

I know I'm not the only one out there in this situation, but we cannot continue to be judged and lessened based on what we wear. We must take a stand and defend our pride and fashion decisions.

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