Back to Basics

We all love that little black dress that makes us feel red carpet worthy and the stiletto that makes us feel like we're walking the runway...yet we often forget that our undergarments deserve our consideration too. 
Big or small, we all need a little support, yet the pieces we wear everyday often gets less attention than the lacier numbers. Our basic bras and underwear actually get the most use and we should give them more thought! 

A woman should have a collection of bras that she draws from for everyday wear. You are not alone if you wear the same bra for a few days in a row. But, instead of wearing the same bra for a few days, alternate two or more bras over a week. Experts say that a bra should have a day off between wearings. Body heat tends to relax the fabric so it needs time to return to its original shape. Also, an extra day will let the bra air out and feel more fresh the next time you put it on.

La Vie en Rose offers a wonderful selection of basics. Every Complete Bra Wardrobe should contain:

1. An Everyday Basic BraDiscreet Memory Foam Bra

Everyday bras can be seamless or seamed. What is important is that the bra supports you, is comfortable, and looks good under your clothes.
Since it is summer, consider lightweight, cotton bras as they are cooler and more comfortable in the heat. In the winter, bras with padding will provide a little bit extra warmth!
The Discreet Memory Foam Bra has full coverage, and molded cups to ensure ultimate comfort. Available in Black and Nude. 

2. A Versatile, Convertible Bra -  Spectacular Body Rose Strapless Bra

A convertible bra has modifiable straps that can be transformed into a strapless, one-shoulder, halter, or racerback style. A convertible bra is a great versatile bra to have that will suit most occasions. Available in Black, White, and Nude. La Vie en Rose offers a variety of convertible bras. For a seamless convertible bra we recommend their Seamless Strapless Bra

3. A Sexy, Demi Cup Bra - Fantastic Memory Foam Strapless Bra

We love demi bras. This contoured, underwire bra has cups partially cut away which means it less coverage than an every day basic bra. Demi bras almost always have wide set shoulder straps as well. It is extremely flattering and is perfect when you find yourself with a low cut, wide scoop or square neckline where an every day bra will show. Available in in black and nude. This particular style also pulls double duty as a convertible bra. 

4. A Form Enhancing Push Up BraDouble Gel Bra

A push-up bra is designed with additional padding at the bottom portion of the cup which lifts to give the illusion of a fuller bust-line. This bra comes in handy when an outfit calls for a more filled-out look. It is most frequently used with evening wear and normally comes in C cups or smaller with wide-set straps. This particular style adds 2 cup sizes. Available in Black, White, Nude. We recommend the Magnetic Attraction Bra for adding 1 cup size. 

5. A Quality Sports Bra - Active Bra 

Even if you are only moderately active, it is important to have a sports bra handy. Wearing a sports bra will help prevent damage to the breast tissue, which will also prevent sagging. If you participate in various sports or exercise activities, you may need several different sport bras. Available in Black and White. 


Your lingerie wardrobe should include the color basics: a nude or flesh tone (as close to the color of your skin as possible), and black. 

La Vie en Rose has an amazing selection of basics that will suit every occasion. Of course, a beautiful lace bra is on our must-have list as well. For this we recommend their Roses 2-tones Strapless Bra.

An elegant special occasion bra. If you're feeling down, or less-than-feminine, there is no better way to lift your mood and make you feel great about yourself than putting on a beautiful lacy bra. 
This style makes a really nice bra for the summer. The subdued pink hue and two tones make it special. It also works double duty and has removable padding, removable straps, and can be worn classic, strapless, halter, or crossback.