My Quest for Comfort with Vanity Fair and ‘Women Who Do’

This post is brought to you by Vanity Fair lingerie and BlogHer.

Honestly, I don’t know how all of those historic women managed to do all they did with the sadistic undergarments they wore back then. Tight corsets and even tighter bustiers with a bra-zillion buttons and strings … I can barely boil water without wanting to rip my bra off. I know I could not have crossed the prairie or churned butter, milked cows and butchered chickens in an uncomfortable and poke-y undergarment.

Then came Vanity Fair. Committed to making luxurious bras at affordable prices, Vanity Fair has been providing support (pun intended) to women since 1919. That’s right, nearly 100 years.

From high-fashion to bargain basement, I’ve tried many brands of bras in my quest for chesty comfort. Most either ended up being too tight, way too loose or just not right. Surprisingly, I have never purchased a Vanity Fair bra (I do like their cotton panties), but all of the blogs I’ve been reading made them sound so wonderfully comfortable (and I’m all about the comfort). Most of the time, I wear a sports bra because it’s just more more comfortable. And I like to give the appearance that I’m, well, sporty. So, I figured it was  a sign that I was meant to do the dreaded bra shopping trip.

Being a writer by nature (and trade), I also had to tell you all about it. The fact that I get an entry into the contest by doing so is just a bonus. Don’t worry, I won’t be posting any pics of myself in said bras. I simply don’t need that kind of attention. Nor do you want that kind of exposure. Trust me on that one.

My local Macy’s store was actually having a buy one get one for $10 sale. Saving money is always a win/win in my opinion. I purchased a wireless bra in a soft cream color and a “Beauty Back” bra in white.

The wireless bra is quite comfortable. It’s made of memory foam and doesn’t “squash it all in’ like some wireless bras I’ve tried.

The Vanity

The Vanity Fair wireless bra in sweet cream.

The Beauty Back bra is made of the softest fabric imaginable. It feels like a lamb’s bottom (I personally am not sure if a lamb’s bottom is soft or not, but it sounds like it should be). Made of double knit fabric and designed to reduce back bulge, the sides are wider than most bras, providing smoothing support and coverage. I think I’m really going to like this one. I might even leave it on while I’m in my house.

The "Beauty Back" bra by Vanity Fair

The “Beauty Back” bra by Vanity Fair

Doesn't this back look so soft and comfy?

Doesn’t this back look so soft and comfy?

At some point, I want to try the Next to Nude Bra. It is said to be so light and soft it feels like you’re wearing nothing at all, yet it still provides great shape and support.  Now that is what I’m talking about. I would have definitely been a bra-burner in the ‘60s.

Photo: Vanity Fair

Photo: Vanity Fair

Women Who Do campaign

Vanity Fair’s new “Women Who Do” campaign is an uplifting message dedicated to celebrating the triumphs while highlighting Vanity Fair’s commitment to providing top quality luxurious lingerie at a reasonable price. Vanity Fair says “While we may make the bra, you are the one changing the course of history in it.” And what better way to start than with comfortable and attractive undergarments?

The Vanity Fair LiftTOUR is coming to a store near you. J.C. Penney, Kohl’s and Sears stores across the U.S. will be the destination of this unique tour, which will be doing fittings to help women get the best bra fit possible (and we all know that the proper fit is everything). For every fitting they do, they will also donate a new bra to Dress for Success, helping to lift another woman up to achieve success. Please click here to find a store near you. provides professional attire to disadvantaged women to help them acquire jobs and achieve success in the workplace.

To enter the $100 gift card giveaway from Vanity Fair:

The Vanity Fair contest runs from 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on September 8, 2014 and ends at 5:00 p.m. (PST) on October 19, 2014. Eligible persons can visit the promotion’s main page at ( and follow any or all of the links there to the participating blogs.

For official rules and all of that legal stuff, please click right here. This contest runs from Sept. 9, 2014 to October 9. Winners will be selected randomly and will be notified via email. Good luck!

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Check out the blog reviews of Vanity Fair’s bras by visiting the main page at BlogHer. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite bra.

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