On Being a Mom, a Woman, and What Helps Us Look Gorgeous at Both.

September 10, 2012

I told you all before BlogHer this year I wasn’t a shopper. I like clothes, hate to shop for them. Well friends, the same goes for underwear. Mostly because underwear is so darned expensive.

It just boggles my mind to pay $75 for a bra that will (no matter how much I pledge to wash it on delicates only) end up in the whitest whites wash cycle at some point. Then it’s all downhill from there. So I usually just grab them off the racks as I need them. After I got married and the honeymoon luster wore off, the only expensive bras I bought were when I was nursing Bella.

But there is a part of me that wants that expensive look again, that loves the beautiful, sexy line without the price tag, that loves being a mom, but also loves looking like a woman. I also know it’s important to present a polished look while being out and about and while feeling beautiful and comfortable underneath my clothes.

BlogHer and Vanity Fair® invited me to review their gorgeous new line of bras and underwear. The Modern Coverage Collection was created in several different styles for the unique figures of women. It has less cup coverage for that sexy, womanly look while it’s still designed with comfort and support in mind. Can I just say that I totally loved opening the Vanity Fair® package?

So did Sam.

ANYWAY. I was sent a few sets from a couple of their lines, and included my very favorites of the six below.

Illumination¨ String Bikini from Vanity Fair
Illumination® String Bikini from Vanity Fair¨

So soft, so comfortable. I loved the way the Illumination® String Bikini looks and I love the cut. They wash really well — I’ve managed to remember to put them on delicate so far, but they are sturdy enough to hold up in the whites cycle as well. One of Vanity Fair‘s best-selling styles, the Illumination® String Bikini offers medium coverage, won’t ride up and is available in a multitude of colors. It’s perfect for everyday. Retails for $9.50, or 3 for $21.

Vanity Fair¨ Front Close Underwire Bra
Vanity Fair® Front Close Underwire Bra

LOVE their Front Close Underwire Bra. Love it. I adore that it unsnaps in the front and features a simple rhinestone-clad clasp for sleek everyday elegance. The adjustable J-hook strap — great for racerback styles — and smoothing back fabric make this versatile bra a must in your lingerie collection. I liked how covered the underwire was — no chances of it hurting or poking through like on cheaply made bras. Retails for $34. Their Modern Coverage Collection includes:

Retails for $34
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Retails for $9.50, or 3 for $21. ————-
  • Seamless Bikini
  • Seamless Brief
  • Seamless Hi-Cut
  • Seamless Hipster

For more information please visit the Vanity Fair® site, and check out which fit is right for you, along with correct sizing. So now for the fun part! Of course looking at my gorgeous underwear was thrilling but there’s even more. 🙂 One of you is going to win a $100 Visa gift card from BlogHer!

Here’s how: Visit Vanity Fair® on Facebook and leave a comment on this post telling me which bra you like the most.

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 (public message) about this promotion, including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, 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 9/10 – 10/7.
Be sure to visit the Vanity Fair® brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

 

98 Comments

  • anash

    October 7, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    i like the Modern Coverage
    Front Close Underwire most of all! thanks for a great giveaway

    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • anash

    October 7, 2012 at 8:09 pm

  • angie lilly

    October 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Front Close Underwire Bra in Shock Pink for me!

  • Betty C

    October 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm

  • Jammie

    October 7, 2012 at 11:49 am

  • Jammie

    October 7, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I like the front close underwire the best. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  • Amber

    October 7, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I would seriously LOVE the Look Lifted Bra!

  • momznite (Jayne G)

    October 7, 2012 at 12:15 am

  • momznite (Jayne G)

    October 7, 2012 at 12:13 am

    The bra I like most is the Modern Coverage Advanced Support Underwire T-Shirt Bra in turquoise ice.

  • Christina Tong

    October 7, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I tweeted about this promotion: https://twitter.com/ctong2/status/254823463162884096

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Christina Tong

    October 6, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Modern Coverage Front Close Underwire Bra is the one I like the most. Thanks for this giveaway! Wish I could win.

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Dee

    October 6, 2012 at 10:19 pm

  • Dee

    October 6, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I’d love to try out the Vanity Fair® Look Lifted Underwire Bra in the Steele Violet color 🙂

  • Julie

    October 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Beautiful Benefits® Zoned-In Support Wirefree
    Style Number: 71371

  • MelissaO

    October 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I love frilly, lacey bras but could really use the Front Closure Underwire under clothes that require a smooth, sleek bra.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  • Ashley Tucker

    October 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm

  • Ashley Tucker

    October 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I really like Advanced Support Underwire Bra!!

  • maria cantu

    October 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I like the modern coverage advanced support underwire t-shirt bra in maui purple.

  • Betty C

    October 6, 2012 at 12:46 am

    I like the Modern Coverage Look Lifted Underwire although I don’t usually wear underwire bras.

  • Natalie J Vandenberghe

    October 5, 2012 at 9:25 pm

  • Natalie J Vandenberghe

    October 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    My body wants the Modern Coverage Look Lifted Underwire–I love it! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Wild Orchid

    October 4, 2012 at 5:37 am

    I like the Modern Coverage Advanced Support Underwire T Shirt Bra!
    Thanks for the cool giveaway!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  • Wild Orchid

    October 4, 2012 at 5:37 am

    tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/253821028403408896

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  • Sarah L

    October 3, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Vanity Fair® Look Lifted Underwire Bra would be my choice.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • Kerry

    October 1, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I like the Look Lifted Underwire

  • Harmony B

    September 30, 2012 at 8:17 pm

  • Harmony B

    September 30, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I like the Look Lifted Underwire Bra

  • Harmony B

    September 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I like the Look Lifted Bra

  • Debbie B

    September 30, 2012 at 6:52 pm

  • Emily N.

    September 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm

  • Emily N.

    September 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Look Lifted Underwire Bra

  • ANGEL JACKLYN

    September 26, 2012 at 12:31 am

  • ANGEL JACKLYN

    September 26, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Fits You Perfectly® Full Coverage Contour
    Style Number: 75306<<<

    I don't know if this bra just looks THAT good on the model, or if it'd really look THAT good on me. Either way, I likey likey!

    THANK YOU!

  • Karen Medlin

    September 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I like the Advanced Support Underwire T-shirt bra in the Midnight Black
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

  • Erika

    September 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I would like to try the Modern Coverage Look Lifted underwire!

    chambanachik@gmail.com

  • Janice Cooper

    September 23, 2012 at 7:07 pm

  • Janice Cooper

    September 23, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I like the Advanced Support Underwire T-Shirt bra

  • meredith

    September 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

  • meredith

    September 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I like the advanced support underwire tshirt bra

  • Georgia

    September 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/249302380775100416

    gmissycat at yahoo do tcom

  • Georgia

    September 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I think my pick Modern Coverage
    Front Close Underwire.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  • Eugenie

    September 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    the Modern Coverage Advanced Support Underwire in white is my choice.

  • Lee

    September 21, 2012 at 1:06 pm

  • Lee

    September 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I like the Modern Coverage Underwire bra in blue the most.

  • Tina M

    September 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I like the support Modern Coverage Underwire Bra

  • Amy Tong

    September 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm

  • Amy Tong

    September 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I like the Advanced Support Modern Coverage Underwire the most….I think I can use more supports any time! 🙂

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • Monica L.

    September 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I love the Vanity Fair® Modern Coverage Look Lifted Underwire Bra in Steele Violet.

    monika992 at aol dot com

  • Karen

    September 18, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    The front closure. Just to trick up the hubs a bit. 😉

  • Cynthia Meents

    September 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I like the Illumination bra. Pretty!

  • melissa

    September 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Look lifted for this girl! 🙂

  • Liz

    September 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Hipsters are my friends!

    =)

  • Alisha

    September 18, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I love Vanity Fair (I’m wearing a bra i got last year right now. It’s held up really well, even being thrown in the regular wash). I could use a little lift for certain tops so I would love to try the Look Lifted bra 🙂

  • sean

    September 18, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    my wife would like the Look Lifted Underwire bra

    seanm1999 at hotmail dot com

  • Melinda

    September 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm

  • Melinda

    September 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    ooo I could use some new “unmentionables”. I like the Modern Coverage Front Close Underwire Bra

  • Amanda Sakovitz

    September 17, 2012 at 10:39 am

  • Amanda Sakovitz

    September 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I like the Look Lifted Underwire bra

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  • Jessie C.

    September 16, 2012 at 9:41 pm

  • Jessie C.

    September 16, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I like Modern Coverage Front Close Underwire in Damask Neutral
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • sy

    September 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm

  • sy

    September 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    I like advanced support underwire tshirt bra. thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  • nannypanpan

    September 15, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    i like front close underwire in star white
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  • Debbie B

    September 15, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    i like the advanced support underwire T shirt bra in Star White

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  • cw

    September 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    The advanced support underwire tshirt bra looks comfy and supportive!

  • Brandy

    September 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I like the look lifted underwire brad.

  • Judy B.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:17 am

  • Judy B.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:16 am

    I like the Advanced Support Underwire the most.

  • Kim D.

    September 12, 2012 at 8:33 pm

  • Kim D.

    September 12, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    The Lifted Underwire Bra would be my favorite.
    mom22girlz at ymail dot com

  • April

    September 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    They don’t make sizes large enough to fit me, but if they did, I like this Beauty Back Smoother Underwire.
    https://twitter.com/100LBC/status/246047451579052032

  • LinhC

    September 12, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Advance Support Underwire Bra.

  • Lisa Brown

    September 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm

  • Lisa Brown

    September 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I like the Modern Coverage Look Lifted Underwire
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  • Jess

    September 11, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    I actually have that front snap bra and I love it!

  • amy pugmire

    September 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm

  • amy pugmire

    September 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I would love the advanced support underwire t-shirt bra in star white

  • steph

    September 11, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Modern Coverage
    Look Lifted Underwire in shock pink!

  • Meegs

    September 11, 2012 at 8:30 am

    I like the t-shirt bra!

  • courtney b

    September 11, 2012 at 7:49 am

  • courtney b

    September 11, 2012 at 7:48 am

    i like the modern look lifted bra

  • Amanda

    September 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I love the advanced support underwire bra in passion punch pink. It looks so comfortable!

  • Kelly D

    September 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

  • Kelly D

    September 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I like the Front Close Underwire bra in Star White

  • Alia

    September 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I like the Fits You Perfectly and I love the burgundy color!

  • Elena

    September 10, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I like the Modern Coverage Front Close Underwire Bra

  • susie lavender

    September 10, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I really like the Beautiful Benefits (zoned in support wirefree). I have trouble finding a bra that will actually lift and define my bustline. This one looks comfortable and able to do that.

  • Mami2jcn

    September 10, 2012 at 11:48 am

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/245217178809401344

  • Mami2jcn

    September 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

    My favorite is the Beautiful Benefits Zoned-In Support Wirefree Bra (style # 71371) in Tiffany Silver.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  • Tina W.

    September 10, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I like the look of the Advanced Support Underwire Bra. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Kate

    September 10, 2012 at 10:51 am

    The underwire t-shirt bra. It looks like an updated version of the VF bras I wore before I got pregnant this time and since my only issue with them was that they weren’t low cut enough for some of my clothes…

  • Madonna

    September 10, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I too love the Look Lifted Underwire Bra. I am all about affordable underwear that will make me look good!

  • LDiggitty

    September 10, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I love the Look Lifted Underwire Bra! I could use a little extra OOMPH!

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