7.18.2012

i see london, i see [lily of] france


Let's talk about boobs!

or "Dad, Turn Off the Computer and Go Take a Nap--You're Going to Want to Sit This One Out."

For the past 3 years I have worn one bra. Well, one everyday bra. I own a strapless bra (my elastic nemesis) and many sports bras, but if we are talking 'hey, you need to leave the house today and people will see you, but you won't be executing any high impact maneuvers or wearing a strapless bridesmaids dress,' my solution is to put on my bra. My. One. Bra.

Aside from the fact that this confession (plus the fact that I wash this bra seasonally, at best) establishes me (duly so) as a style and hygienic pariah, it is also notable because in the past 3 years I have been pregnant, nursing, postpartum and just regular. WHO WEARS THE SAME BRA FOR ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT BOOB PHASES!?! Well, me.

Until now.

Lily of France sent me 3 of their bras to try out and see if my boulder-holder situation (and the epidemiological well-being of anyone within 100 yards of me) could be improved by their expertise.
Hello, nurses!

Y'all know I work full time. I have a job in business services. It's a fairly traditional industry with a huge corporate structure, but our office only has 4 employees and is very laid back and tight-knit. Therefore, unless someone from higher up on the food chain is visiting, our boss is cool with us wearing pretty much anything we want.

This job was the first one I got out of college, and in college I pretty much wore sweats every single day because I played volleyball for a living. So when I was hired, even though our office was pretty laid back, I knew I needed to turn it up a few notches from my college wear to my professional attire.

This is what I went with most days: v-neck t-shirt, jeans, flip flops, and hair that doesn't even merit discussion. Keep in mind that I am a 27-year-old grown-ass woman with a child in that picture and not, in fact, some semi-homeless hippie drum circle participant.

So my epiphany a few months ago that I needed to take a little bit more pride in my professional appearance (regardless of what the dress code is) was perhaps about 7 years overdue, but we are just thankful it arrived at all. It has been over three months since I started putting more effort into how I dress for work (and in general) and it has felt amazing.

Keight Dukes: Georgia Tech graduate, Class of 2004.
Keight Dukes: Fashion 101 graduate: Class of 2012.

That second degree was no joke, y'all.

It became swiftly apparent that my new look was not being supported (as it were) by my current brassiere-ial situation. while it was fine under my slouchy t-shirts, my overworked grey cotton bra really just wasn't the right fit and wasn't versatile enough to do what my girls needed it to do under my new, more professional clothes.

Case in point:

Anything besides strict parade-attention posture from me would produce this charming look, even with the straps tightened all the way:


It's not 5th grade anymore. The mere presence of a bra is much less exotic and intriguing now and does not need to be advertised.

And the cup situation was positvely out of control:


This is where I keep my extra snacks.

A huge contributor to this mammary-meat-settling-in-the-bottom-of-my-cups situation is having the dreaded mom-boobs now. I never understood what people meant about boobs changing after you have kids, and I certainly didn't expect it to be so dramatic or so fast of a transition.

Do you remember those sunny summer days as a kid when your parents would agree to let you have a water balloon fight with your friends? You'd fill up a ton of balloons to prepare for battle and those buoyant, plump orbs were brimming with life and pressure and if one even hit the soft grass it would burst because of the pressure within. This is what pre-baby boobs were for me.

So, as you are pelting each other with your balloon supply, the pile dwindles. You look around and all of a sudden all of the balloons are gone. The fun is over just like that.

Then, the next morning you are out walking your dog and you spot it! One leftover ballon that somehow went unnoticed and unpopped all throughout the afternoon, evening and overnight. It had braved the elements and survived!

You gleefully pick it up, but wait, something is different. It's not so taut or full-feeling anymore. There seems to be the same amount of water inside as yesterday, but something about the balloon itself has changed. It's all floppy and stretched rather than firm and plump. Rather than sitting all alert and perky in your palm, it's as if the whole thing could just go slithering down between your fingers to the ground at any moment!

You wonder if maybe it didn't escape the barometric elements of summer like you had thought, but you're only 8 and haven't learned about PV=nRT yet, so you have no reason to doubt it won't be just as awesome as yesterday's water bombs.

You go to launch this remaining projectile at your little brother and it whacks him, but then it just plops onto the ground, intact and unpopped. The surface tension of the balloon is so low that it is actually a challenge for you to get it to bust at all. What in the world happened overnight to this poor vessel?

I'll tell you: pregnancy, months of nursing and the extreme boob weight fluctuations that come with both happened.

This, friends, is post-baby boobs.

They need a little help.

I went online and got my correct bra size on Lily of France's "Find Your Perfect Fit" page to be sure that I have a bra for the specific rack that I am sporting now, even if it is a rack of forgotten water balloons.

For the outfit above, I chose their 'Extreme Lightly Lined Underwire' bra as it didn't add any extra padding, but just provided comfortable support.

Weapon of choice

Check out the difference (yes, i got dressed in the same outfit and got back in my car to take the after pics):

No straps in sight. I might not even be wearing a bra!

Hey, those look like balloons on day ONE!

I love this bra.

And since it is has an extreme 'u' plunge I wanted to test out the plungy-feature on another work outfit with some tricky undergarment needs:

Taking my own pics in the mirror because i didnt want to put on makeup and a camera blocks out 'morning face.' 6 points to me!

This top is a favorite of mine. The silk and pleating, along with the dark navy dots, make it tailored and professional, but the little keyhole detail makes it a little edgy and says, "Oh hey, maybe I have a hot husband who i am going to go home to after work and you know.... EAT CHEESE WITH!"

The keyhole is slim enough that it is work appropriate because only the slightest hint of skin pops through occasionally, not enough to see anything but sternum. But this look was ruined for me by my grey bra because you got a peek of its cotton band as well as skin in that little window of joy.

The 'Extreme Lightly Lined Underwire' bra settled that issue lickety-split. Even if I force the keyhole wider open than it would ever be naturally, I have a hard time spotting the bra material.
The second bra that I tried out was the Extreme Options™ bra which has 62 ways that you can convert it.



Check out the bells and whistles! Removable pads for push-uppedness, clear straps, a wider strap for backless styles and an adjustable hook for attaching the straps in racerback styles.

One of my favorite dress styles is halter, but I hesistate to wear them because iI have never owned a halter bra. I always just have to suffer through the strapless torture (and once even a gel-stick-on contraption in mid-june outdoor wedding at high noon in Georgia that turned out messy all around) if I want to wear these dresses.

No more!

I used the included handy reference card (also online) and rigged up the straps in halter formation:


And just like that, i am a boob wizard and not suffering through another day of tug-of-war with my evil strapless bra.


Locked and loaded and going nowhere now that the halter strap helps me fight off gravity's evil kiss.

The third bra I received was the 'Extreme Pushup Underwire' bra:


Now, I typically stay away from these styles of bra since I do have an ample bosom and don't really need padding to make them look any bigger.

But I underestimated the hoisting power of a good pushup bra. It's really more about taking what has been pushed down by cruel nature and childbearing and pushing it back UP. In the words of the esteemed Verna Mulroney, "I got the meat, Jack." I could just use a lift.

Here is a picture I took on vacation. I'm wearing a favorite summer dress of mine. Even before I ever got my Lily of France pushup, I was already lamenting the old grey bra's performance in the dress.


Two paths diverged on a chest.

This is just not doing a good enough job in helping my milkshake bring my man to the yard. This dress is a little low cut and offers an opportunity to make my husband go a little ga-ga during dinner, and this bra just wasn't saying, "Hiya, big boy."

But with the Lily of France bra in the same dress today:

Happy birthday day, Mis-ter Pre-sid-ent (of my heart)!

So, now I have 3 bras that each have their special talents and abilities for every situation that work, wedding season, and date night could throw at me. Three cheers and two mammaries for stylish, comfortable and well-fitting underwear!

Besides ridding the world of my radioactive grey bra AND bringing a whole lot of style to my new professional look, Lily of France is also giving away a $100 VISA GIFT CARD to one of you! that is more than enough to get yourself all three of these bras and a fancy drink to celebrate with. [GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!]

Visit the Lily of France website, and leave a comment telling me which bra your girls would be the happiest in!
Rules:
-No duplicate comments.
-You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
-This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
-The Official Rules are available here.
-This sweepstakes runs from 7/18 - 8/15/2012
-Be sure to visit the Lily of France brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

208 comments:

  1. Lily of France really is legit (they have good undies too, very silky)... I've been buying their stuff for years from Macy's (back when it was Rich's too!). I love the wireless t-shirt bra... I need it (in a new size)!

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  2. I was gonna comment anyway, so bonus! Honestly, I like that Extreme Plunge bra (the first one you tried on.) Not that I'm wearing plungy stuff, like, ever. But the support seems nice.

    And your water balloon analogy? GENIUS. I died, not only from laughing but also because IT'S TRUE and I am proof. I am proof wearing a crappy nursing bra at this very moment in time.

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  3. My aunt was getting ready with her 4 year old daughter when her daughter looked at her and said, "Mommy, when my boobs be long like yours?". Word, sister. That halter bra looks awesome, but I've never had luck in that department. I like a good, basic bra like the first one you tried on.

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  4. Extreme Options looks pretty awesome.

    Although I have to share that I have never been able to buy a bra in the women's section like a real grown-up 30 year-old woman should. I am smaller than a regular A and larger than a AA and there's just no size I've found that fits. I buy an unlettered size 34 in the children's section of Target. That's the best fit I have found, no lie. And they usually cost about $6.

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  5. I too am guilty of the gray cotton bra! I think I would choose the Extreme Options style since I loathe wearing a strapless bra.

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  6. I have all of .5 bras that fit correctly right now. yes, half of one. Which is to say the cup in one fits great, but the band is too big. The smaller band one fits great, but the cup is too small.

    Well, crapspackle. I just found a style I like, Your Perfect Push Up Plunge, and it doesn't come in my size. Apparently my double dees are not qualified for a push up. They, as well as many other stinking companies, have not realized the selling potential in nursing mommas wanting a push up bra, just like every one else. vaa vaa voom.

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  7. The LA TECHNOLOGIE® WIRE-FREE bra appeals to me most. It's a sexy looking sports bra.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  8. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/225604599439040512

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  9. I don't want to be entered into the giveaway, because very few over the shoulder boulder holders come in my size (most people don't even know that cups can go this far up the alphabet), but i felt compelled to comment because i so strongly identified with your one-bra comment. and the quarterly washing. rock on, sister. and enjoy your new bras!

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    1. wait, the giveaway isnt for a bra though! its for $100 visa giftcard...i think you want that regardless of boulder conditions! :)

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    2. Especially since my holders cost at least $60 a pop!

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  10. The extreme options one looks great to me. I've always been in the same boat when it comes to halter tops and generally avoid them - but no more! :) Love the post and the fact that mom boobs can look good with a little help ;)

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  11. I would LOVE the Extreme Options bra! How can you beat a bra that converts 62+ ways?!

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  12. I also did the alternate form of entry!

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  13. i was just telling my husband that when i get done nursing our second (any day now...) i am going shopping and will buy a bunch of nice, new bras that actually fit! the extreme options bra looks awesome!

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  14. A bra that converts 62 different ways?!?! That almost justifies the seasonally washing! But, seriously, I'm jealous of all three bras. I currently have one that I safety pin the straps together so they don't fall down my shoulders. I wear it every day. I am ashamed. (And, clearly, in need of a bra that converts sixty-two different ways.)

    I heart your blog so, so much.

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    1. I also use a safety pin on my bra straps, but it is the ghetto way of converting my normal bra to a racerback!

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  15. I would LOVE the extreme pushup bra!

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  16. Your water balloon comparison is without a doubt the best ever! Amazing!

    no need to enter me, lily of france only has one loan bra in my size :(

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    1. the giveaway is for $100 visa card...i think you still could use that, right! (couldnt we all?)

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  17. Your balloon analogy was great. However you are really making me second guess ever wanted a little one. Are water balloon boobs really worth it?

    That being said I'd love the 62 different way convertible bra! Looks great.

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  18. gel touch!
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  19. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/225675393015881728

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  20. I would like the extreme push up.

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  21. https://twitter.com/rosorior/status/225678804910235648
    roso1946@gmail.com

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  22. I am thankful to hear I am not the only one who has a 10 year old wear all-everywhere-all the time bra...yikes! I LOVE the versatility of the overachiever! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  23. hook me up with that 62 ways of magic extreme options! so awesome.

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  24. I would get the Gel Touch Push-up Bra!
    reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

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  25. i like the Gel Touch™ Push Up
    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  26. tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/225708414288941056

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  27. I'd like to try the Gel Touch™ Push Up.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  28. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/225768001310425089
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  29. love the extreme plunge bras!!

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  30. I would get the Gel Touch Push-up bra

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  31. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/225783367780663296

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  32. I am a first time commenter but couldn't resist commiserating on this one. I have two trusty old bras that are less than adequate for my post nursing "condition" and all too often eschew clothing because I lack an appropriate bra. Would love extreme options!

    Thanks for a hilarious, candid and relatable blog. It is always refreshing!

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  33. LOVE their Perfect Fit online set-up. Way cool. I really want to try their La Technologie Wire Free Sports Bra. My sports bras are a ridiculous mess!

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  34. I'd love the "YOUR PERFECT LACE PUSH UP" bra!

    rawrms at gmail dot com

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  35. I love the idea of the Extreme Options one! Gives you so many possibilities without having to spend all the money. Totally in! My girls are sadly sagging after finishing up one nursing round (and I shudder to think about what's going to happen after I start up round 2 in October with the new babe), so yeah, I think it's time to get some grown-up girl underwear.

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  36. This post is too hilarious not to comment on :) I so want the "after" boobs, but I've still got a good 6 months of nursing. The smart thing for me to do would be to get a good nursing bra, but I too take the 10 year bra plan to the extreme.

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  37. Is the sky blue dress from Loft? I own that dress too.

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  38. I am so in your bra boat too!!! I have sports bras and nursing bras that I hate and only wear if I MUST. I keep thinking I should get some nice underthings but alas, the options are overwhelming! Thanks for such a helpful and hilarious post!

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  39. i really want the gel bra because gel bras have always worked best for me

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  40. I like "YOUR PERFECT T-SHIRT #2177100". After 2 babies I need support :)
    Thanks!
    vac 924 at gmail dot com

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  41. My tweet:

    https://twitter.com/dragonfly777/status/225985857327337472
    vac 924 at gmail dot com

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  42. Every woman needs some good bras! I love the one your can wear 62 ways!

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  43. i'm in the same boat of awful boob change after babies. would love the over achiever extreme options. i feel like it would work with any outfit. pick me pick me!!

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  44. Your Perfect T-Shirt Bra is the one I want!

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  45. I WILL HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU

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  46. Oh goodness. Day-old water balloons. Yes yes yes. I'm still reeling from the quickness of it. (My favorite time is the morning, when the ladies are full of milk, and more closely resemble their old selves.) If I wasn't nursing for an indeterminate length of time, I'd pick the 62+ bra.

    Also, I'm 99.87% positive that you're the only blogger that could get me to talk about boobs on the internet.

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  47. I like the gel touch push up one....the black and grey one is very cute!

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  48. You look fantastic! I'd like to try the Your Perfect Push Up Plunge.

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  49. This is all so true for me too! I used to have tons of bras before my little man, and now..well... Not so much. I would love to try the perfect push up in lace!

    Becky.glover123@gmail.com

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  50. I'm gonna go with the Pro shaper wire free sports bra because it looks so cute.

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  51. I like the Extreme Ego Boost Lace…so pretty and sexy.

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  52. I tweeted https://twitter.com/mom22girlz/status/226146887781208064

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  53. Love the EXTREME PLUNGE SATIN TRIM PUSH UP!

    chambanachik@gmail.com

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  54. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/chambanachik/status/226168802868604930

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  55. I love the “YOUR PERFECT T-SHIRT BRA“…I probably will wear it every day! So simple and looks comfortable.

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  56. tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/226204562762117120

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  57. I would use the extreme push up..I need all the lifting I can get!!

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  58. the Extreme Plunge Satin Trim Push Up looks nice

    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  59. tweeted: https://twitter.com/thismomwins/status/226340162286800896

    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  60. tweeted: https://twitter.com/Mama_joie/status/226346505752162306

    ps. thank you for clarifying in your recent post. bad things happen when you skim through blogs while nursing.

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  61. I'd totally go with the Extreme U Plunge - I'm in the same boat as you, don't need much push-up help!!

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  62. The extreme plunge bra seems like a good one. I need not so much padding as shall we say... readjustment.

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  63. I would pick ANY of them - mostly because it would not be from a "specialty" store - my girls are high up in the alpha, my friend!

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  64. Tweet Tweet - https://twitter.com/tlwest06/status/226353279054012416

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  65. I love how the different sports bras actually look like they'd give you a little shape! I'm small, and can get lost in sports bras. My husband would love that lacy one though =) Thanks for the giveaway

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  66. I have the day old water balloons too... Nursing my 2nd one now. Would love a great bra I could wear on date night that didn't involve a flap and hook! And wowza.. the cleave is amazing!!! I want that!!

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  67. I would pick the wireless T-shirt bra. ld_schlender(at) hotmail d0t com

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  68. I love the one that can go 62 ways. I was totally unaware that I needed so many bras in my collection. I currently am feeling totally insecure about my 5 that I rock right now.

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  69. I would need the pushup! I am very low-volume in the chest region!!

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  70. I'm currently nursing and NOT looking forward to the wilted water balloons headed my way. I would happily keep my nursing boobs forever! Minus the actual feeding a child from them part. I will need a new one soon though, love the lightly lined underwire, my normal girls (even post baby probably can't handle a pushup or deep plunge)!

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  71. I like the first one you tried. I am in exactly your same situation in the bra department. And water balloons... yes. All the way, girl.

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  72. BAHA. I believe my last comment posted under my husband's name. Awesome. But I also tweeted this @GreerAnn.

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  73. I would love the extreme options! 1 bra for all!

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  74. tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/marybethtoles/status/226374415267557376

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  75. First time commenting, long time lurker. I really like and need the Extreme options. I currently use a safety pin to convert my normal bra into a racerback. Classy. And of course, like so many of your readers, I am also a nursing mom with deflated water balloons. Your first picture of your bra with the "snack compartment" is exactly what I see when I look down, too. Rock on.

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    1. This is me Jrouxga at gmail dot com

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  76. http://mgt070609.blogspot.com/2012/07/good-reason-to-come-back.html

    BLOGGED! :)

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  77. Loving the 62 options!

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  78. I like the extreme plunge. Water balloons, sad but true.

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  79. I like the bra that goes 62 ways only for the fact that it seriously is THAT versatile?! CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

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  80. I just bought a strapless bra from Victorias Secret and it is sadly disappointing. The 62 options one would be fantastic!

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  81. I totally tweeted this giveaway! https://twitter.com/mrsried/status/226445033904156673

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  82. I am currently pregnant and lamenting the loss of the boobs that were. But I am also dying for a bra that will fit and be a normal bra for me for the rest of my pregnancy and even after that isn't necessarily a nursing bra!

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  83. katherine L7/20/12, 7:54 PM

    I totally get the mom boobs. I've only had 1 who feasted for 14 months, but man oh man, deflated balloons is right! I could use the Extreme Push up Underwire.

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  84. Wowie wow wow. One bra? Through TWO babies? I feel like you (and your body) should get some sort of Guinness record for that. Just be happy for all the money you saved! Radioactive bra = totally worth it. TMI: my body has superpowers of mammary resizing and has gone from a 36A pre-babies to a present day 40C. (Now you know why I'm so amazed at your staying power.)

    In other notes...since when have they made a halter top bra?! And how did I not know about this until now??? If I win, I'm totally scoring me one.

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  85. extreme push up!

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  86. Extreme Options...hands down! I HATE strapless bras...and it would be great for all my cute summer dresses (who knew there was a non-strapess bra for halter tops?!).

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  87. i'm loving the t-shirt bra!

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  88. I'd love the Extreme Options.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  89. I'd do the lightly lined your perfect t-shirt bra... mine have gone through a lot in these past 4 years with 3 pregnancies and nursing!

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  90. I like the Your Perfect T-Shirt Bra with Lace...comfy looking and delicate too
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  91. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/226597173863780352

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  92. I would love to try the keep her cool sport wire free for when I work out!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dotcom

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  93. https://twitter.com/jrwarfield/status/226693417718128640

    I tweeted too

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  94. I love the extreme options. I love all the ways it converts. amypugmire@live.com

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  95. tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
    https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/226703834972561409

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  96. I think the extreme options would be an awesome choice, but I also love the tshirt bra without wire. It looks so comfy!

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  97. I want the one that can be worn different ways--I have some cute halter stuff I haven't even worn post-kids bc my boobs are too saggy. Also, I only have 2 bras and I never replace them, ever, so you aren't alone!

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  98. I need a bra so that I can wear my boat neck shirt to school. Your Extreme Options™ bra seems to fit the bill. I love your one bra comment. Like you I have one for sports and everyday. Is it genetic? Do they have them in BIG sizes? Love you and your blog!

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  99. love the first one you have- extreme lightly lined underwire. sounds great for day to day with the babe! couple of things- LOVE the title of this post (actually every post), love that orange dress!, you are hilarious, and HOW ON EARTH DID YOU SURVIVE PRE-PREGNANCY, PREGNANCY AND NURSING WITH ONE BRA!?!?!? girl, on your next go round, get a few, you might feel better :) SO funny! (and, thanks to you, I'm now addicted to 30rock. I watched 4 seasons in 2 weeks, no lie.)

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  100. I'm about to have my first born... Looking forward to adjusting to my new water balloons after breast feeding!

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  101. I think the over acheiver would be awesome. Love the halter options!

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  102. love the bras. bbeas7@gmail.com

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  103. PERFECT LACE PUSH UP
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  104. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/227221807437074433
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  105. Mandy Wakeman7/23/12, 2:16 AM

    I'm pregnant and the boobs are GROWING rapidly! I would love to try a new, bigger size to help control the twins.

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  106. I like YOUR PERFECT T-SHIRT BRA WIRELESS, looks so comfy and clean.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  107. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/227287853560901632

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  108. I'd love to try the GEL TOUCH™STRAPLESS PUSH UP it'd be perfect for my sundresses.

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  109. i like the La Technologie® Wire-Free sports bra

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  110. i'm going to go with the Extreme Lightly lined underwire bra.... once i'm done nursing that is...

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  111. id choose the Keep Her Cool Sport Wire-Free ! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  112. https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/227449795332165632 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  113. I refer to my post baby/nursing boobs as the "nubbins". To my horror, since my babe left the girls behind, they've shriveled down to "nubs" and no longer resemble proper breasts. Maybe one of these Lily bras could create an illusion that I indeed have a chest? My current bra resembles my junior high training bra and honestly I could probably wear that bra comfortably today...sad. Thanks for posting on such an important woman issue of our times! I especially loved the water balloon illustration...so accurate!!

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  114. extreme lightly lined would be great... $100 visa card even better!

    mayhem.mama at yahoo dot com

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  115. so, you are looking super hot, i will be proud to be seen with you on a dragon date....but it is funny to see you in a crazy awesome halter (how in the he-LL is there a bra in there?!) with the shower stuff in the background! still life with kids. i want it commissioned.
    so what i need is a halter or the dreaded strapless. i need one, although i loathe them.

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  116. extreme lightly lined... I like the sound of that. Thanks for sharing. You are hilarious. The whole time I was reading I kept thinking, this is an ad, all I am doing is reading an ad for lily of france, but I couldn't stop reading because it was so stinking funny and self deprecating which I love.

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  117. Extreme Push-up :) My after-three-kids boobs could use the help!
    I just found your blog through Facebook, and I have laughed so hard reading your posts!

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  118. Extreme Push-up please!

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  119. Being a male I can't offer any constructive comments about bras, but Mrs. Dukes, you are a wonderful writer.

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  120. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/227946490587398146
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  121. GEL TOUCH™STRAPLESS PUSH UP looks like a good fit for me! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  122. I wear a sweat soaked nasty bra every day. I have a 36A bra size. I need the help and I could use $100 to buy a few more.

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  123. Extreme Options; its a bra that could keep up with my crazy lifestyle!

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  124. I could def use some $$! Sweepstakes entry me up! ;) You did a great job with this, by the way. Informative, yet not too weird; Giving boobalicious insights without awkward near-nakie stuff. Cheers!

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  125. Erica Gladden7/25/12, 10:29 AM

    My girls would love the Ego Boost T-Shirt Bra! :D

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  126. dang keight! i think this post is exploding...

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  127. The other day Madison said "look mommy my boobies are way up here and yours are way down there' queue the gushing ugly cry. Now that I'm done breastfeeding for LIFE I choose to burn the no underwire nursing bras...and try the Extreme Lightly Lined Underwire :) Let me win please!

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  128. I'm pretty impressed by the Extreme Options bra. I hate visible bra straps and not too crazy about needing to wear strapless unless absolutely necessary, so this looks like it could solve quite a few issues in one fell swoop. Thanks for the reviews and the awesome giveaway!

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  129. I tweeted it: https://twitter.com/lasuze/status/228144050539204608

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  130. I would love the Gel Touch™Strapless Push Up! My strapless bras always make me look so saggy... I'm not old enough for saggyness!

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  131. It's hard for me to say without trying on (big boobs = bra problems), but I think the Your Perfect T-Shirt Bra with Lace looks pretty promising.

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  132. Extreme pushup underwire. My mammaries vacated after I weaned the first. Like the water balloon snagged on a bush and now it's...well.

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  133. http://twitter.com/breifloyd/status/228162998378840066

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  134. Umm I am pretty sure I can count the times I put on a real bra on one hand since Maggie was born back in March!! It been sports bra city over here. I would love to win so I could buy some new ones before I go back to work in August! I love the 62 different ways one!

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  135. I am totally with ya on the post mommy boob slump.

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  136. I would chose the first one. I love this post. My friends and I have been having this exact discussion lately. Thank you.

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  137. I need that extreme options 62 way-er. Overnight my wardrobe seemed to transform into at least 50% halter style. And then I'd use the leftover cash to ply my hubs with dinner and vino.

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  138. Overachiever! I'm not, so my bra should be. Gotta give the girls a little support.

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  139. I think any one of the three would be an upgrade to a 4 year old nursing bra that's been washed at least once a week during those 4 years. Love this post!

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  140. Ok your persistence on posting about this promo has finally won me over to comment. Also your fabulous date night picture has made me want some va va vooom, cause these mommy boobs would like some lift. So I would choose the Extreme Ego boost Lace.

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  141. La Technologie wire-free
    whirlwindofsurprises(at)yahoo(dot)ca
    Whirlwind of Surprises

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  142. https://twitter.com/CinnyBBS/status/228221150403117057
    whirlwindofsurprises(at)yahoo(dot)ca
    Whirlwind of Surprises

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  143. Halter-style! With four kidlets, the girls do not leave the house without loyal support which has meant mom-wear to go along with the mom-boobs (you know how you realize one day that you don't even make yourself meals anymore because you just finish off the kid leftovers? Ya, I was grabbing old boy t-shirts. No lie.).

    I'm going on vacation soon, and I'm gonna shock the world (OK, maybe just my world) in some cute, girlie halters filled out with only hours-old balloons!!

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  144. extreme push up please. it would be nice not having to hold them up with my hands at home for relief.

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  145. extreme push up because i can't even do a real boy push up.

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  146. I'd go for the Gel Touch™ Push Up.

    alittlenosh AT gmail.com

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  147. i like your Perfect T-Shirt Bra

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  148. lol my girls would like the gel touch strapless pushup bra. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  149. tweet: https://twitter.com/syytta/status/229518052260188161
    songyueyu at gmail

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  150. Pro Shaper Wire Free Sports Bra
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  151. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/229718236701286400
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  152. I like Your Perfect Lace Push Up in black/steel violet.
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  153. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Kellydinpa/status/229734657107836930

    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  154. i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/229736968236445696

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  155. This blows my mind! Hello? K8? Are you in there? I'm pretty sure you once told me you slept in your sports bra and never took it off. Now you have underwire? I'm so confused! Congrats on the BlogHer goodness. I follow a couple awesome ladies who do the same. I'll take a T-shirt bra with lace please. Thanks!

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  156. Lily of France, Your perfect t shirt bra. cakwai2@hotmail.com

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  157. https://twitter.com/cakwiat/status/230673961409732608 I tweeted.

    cakwai2@hotmail.com

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  158. I could really use the reversible crop sport bra. Cute and looks comfortable.

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  159. I could definitely use the Extreme Ego Boost - yep, that's me.

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  160. And here's a tweet, in memory of your old grey bra:
    https://twitter.com/tammigirl/status/230739693065625600

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  161. I like Your perfect t-shirt bra

    arifamily@comcast.net

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  162. I think the "Extreme Ego Boost® Lace Style Number: 2131701" bra is my favorite, but it's awfully hard to choose!

    kytah00@yahoo.com

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  163. 2nd entry tweet! https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/232501740702937089

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  164. Oh I love the KEEP HER COOL SPORT WIRE-FREE!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  165. I also tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Ilovemybeagle2/status/232596649279635456
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  166. Girl, you are SPOT ON with the balloon analogy. And I totally get the one-bra syndrome. Mine's slightly different in that I have a gazillion bras that have been worn only once and one bra that I've worn a gazillion times. I keep searching for the perfect bra, but each time my new "miracle find" lets me down (literally!), I go right back to my one acceptable, though not quite the right size, bra. And since I'm always wearing it,even on laundry day, how am I supposed to wash it? I guess I could take a shower with it on, but how attractive can a bra-shaped wet outline on a tee shirt be? At least my bra has time to air out over night or while I'm showering. I do have one Lily of France sport bra that I've had for a while. The Pro Shaper Wire-free Sport Bra. But after using the Find Your Fit tool, no wonder it doesn't fit now. Apparently I need a 42D. When did that happen?! I've been wearing 38DD or 40D. That bra only goes up to 38C! I'd definitely give the In Action Cotton Blend Underwire a try. Especially since it comes in my "new" size. :-)

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  167. https://twitter.com/linhcl/status/233329570630234112

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  168. I would love to get the Smooth Lace Push-Up 2-Pack
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  169. tweet--https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/233944335505321986
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  170. I think the girls would appreciate the keep her cool sport wire-free bra.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  171. Blogged http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/2012/08/bloggers-try-on-lily-of-france-extreme.html

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  172. My Mom purchased Lily of France for me when I was a kid. I completely forgot how well they fit.

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  173. I would wear the extreme push up wireless.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  174. I like the Extreme U Plunge!
    dgoodridge84@yahoo.com

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  175. My favorite bra is their Extreme Push Up bra! Such cute designs and patterns, I just love it! Thank you
    allishagold at volcano dot net

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  176. I tweeted your giveaway here https://twitter.com/babyblueeyes195/status/234544622066597890
    allishagold at volcano dot net

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  177. SEAMLESS REVERSIBLE CROP
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  178. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/234828453558509570
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  179. Wow, the Extreme Options™ bra sounds great for me. I am so tired of not being able to wear camis or tanks with thin straps because my bra will show. Strapless no way, the clear straps would be wonderful.

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  180. Tweet

    https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/235158607707119616

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  181. I like the Your Perfect T-Shirt Bra Wireless
    Style Number: 2172100
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  182. tweet
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/235192102865207296
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  183. I'd love to have the Your Perfect T-Shirt Bra Wireless but the Extreme Options looks interesting too.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  184. I like the extreme multi way and the tshirt bras...I wear the same bra all the time....and its probably not right, but I'm afraid to let the nice ladies in the bra department fit me.

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  185. I like the Perfect Tshirt Bra too! JenniferNelleAdams at Hotmail dot com

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  186. Since kids really do suck the vibrancy out of you, I resign to the fact that it's time for new bras.

    Tweet! https://twitter.com/omgitskessi/status/235396977951641601

    kessi [dot] wilhite [at] gmail [dot] com

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  187. The
    Extreme Ego Boost® Lace
    Style Number: 2131701
    in black/beige is really pretty! Too bad they don't carry anything in my size!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  188. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/235440477661433856
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  189. GEL TOUCH™STRAPLESS PUSH UP

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  190. tweeted: https://twitter.com/MelindaJoy926/status/235443627025907712

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  191. extreme option 62+ ways bra. . . love it!

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  192. Extreme Ego Boost Lace in black/beige

    seanm1999 at hotmail.com

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  193. Perfect T-shirt Bra Wireless

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  194. Smooth Lace Push-Up
    is my pick

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