Dolce&Gabbana once summed up, “Lingerie is the maximum expression of a woman’s femininity.” Who we are, what we like to wear, what we like to do, the kind of men we date, all this stems from our perception of femininity and our personality. On a shopping spree with my girlfriends, I noticed how the bras we chose reflected a part of our personality. So, we worked out a fun way to find out what bra will be perfect for your personality. Spot yours and see what it reveals about you.
What you like to wear: The classic blue jeans and white shirt. If you’re feeling adventurous, you may wear a black one.
Where you like to chill: Anywhere they serve coffee.
Men you like to date: Men who understand the value of the smallest things as opposed to big gestures, flowers and fancy restaurants.
Practical - You’re a realist and tend to make decisions based on logic. Always ready with a legal pad to objectively weigh in pros and cons. Highly value knowledge, competence and art of reasoning. You, ladies, are a sports bra lover. Because comfort comes first.
POPxo Recommends: Grey Printed Sports Bra (Rs 1,049) by Forever 21.
What you like to wear: Colourful tops that unbore your pants.
Where you like to chill: Cafes where you can play card games and enjoy an avocado smoothie.
Men you like to date: Men with generosity. Being free with the things they have in abundance — whether that’s money, time, a helping hand, or just off-the-rack compliments.
Fun-loving - You have that optimistic energy about you that lights up people wherever you go. Full of life and spirit, it’s always fun to be around you. You feel restless unless you are experiencing new things and meeting new people. There’s a newbie in town. Her name is the corset bra. Give her a try!
POPxo Recommends: Lace Corset Bra (Rs 879) by Ginger.
What you like to wear: Anything from a U-neck t-shirt to a purple lipstick.
Where you like to chill: A lounge where you can unwind with cocktails and spicy food.
Men you like to date: Men with an impeccable sense of style and personal grooming - someone you can show-off like a trophy.
Bold - Dangerous and daring by nature, you like to keep your options open and unlocked. You preach the ability to be flexible with plans. And nothing gets your motor running like spontaneity! A strapless bra could be your thing - fearless and freeing.
POPxo recommends: Full Coverage Strapless Bra - Maroon (Rs 358) by Zivame.
What you like to wear: Anything that screams comfort, and topping that list is a cute PJ set.
Where you like to chill: At home playing board games with your loved ones.
Men you like to date: Humour is a social lubricant and an aphrodisiac. A (genuinely) funny guy who takes the attention away from your insecurities and never leaves your side.
Shy - You’re self-conscious and often reluctant to do things, but that’s just because you like to steer clear of negative judgement (and who wants that anyway!) Don’t for once think this makes you an introvert. A padded bra will give you the boost of confidence while keeping you comfortable.
POPxo Recommends: Padded T-shirt Bra (Rs 360) by Marks & Spencer.
What you like to wear: Overcoats and jackets.
Where you like to chill: A cute little coffee shop with a dim yellow light.
Men you like to date: Sensitive enough to understand why you are the way you and strong enough to make your enemies cry.
Sensitive - A woman of principle, value and emotions, you take decisions considering how your actions will affect people around you. You’re thoughtful, sometimes secretive, easily hurt but co-operative. A pretty lace bra will suit you well!
POPxo Recommends: Black & Off-White Medium-Coverage Lace Bra (Rs 2,097) by Wacoal.
What you like to wear: Slogan tees, FTW!
Where you like to chill: Art exhibitions, museums, walk-through parks and picnics.
Men you like to date: Men who know their shit and care about it too. A smart guy who challenges you, someone you can learn a thing or two from (and maybe teach a few!)
Creative - In a land of possibilities, sky is the limit. You’re imaginative and seek creative solutions to problems. Not afraid of experimenting. In the end, it’s all about the big picture. Take the plunge (bra) already because people expect great things from you.
POPxo Recommends: Grey & Pink Animal Print Plunge Bra (Rs 594) by Pretty Secrets.
What you like to wear: Forever 21! Period.
Where you like to chill: A shopping mall or some place you can dance.
Men you like to date: Men with a killer talent, whether that’s music, basketball, a different language, or really, anything done to a high level of expertise.
Extrovert - Easy come, easy go, little high, little low - anyway the wind blows doesn’t really matter to you. Your outgoing and social vibe makes you the life and soul of the party. You enjoy a quick pace, and can multitask, just like a bralette - friendly with a dash of fancy.
POPxo Recommends: Crochet Lace Overlay Bralette (Rs 640) by Shein.
What you like to wear: Sweatshirts and sneakers.
Where you like to chill: A house party with good music and pizza.
Men you like to date: You get high on intellectual conversations. And men you can have them with. For hours.
Introvert - For you, deep conversations with two good friends are generally more desirable than small talk at a large party. You enjoy alone time, doesn’t mean you’re socially awkward or anxious. A push-up bra will keep you (and the ladies) good company.
POPxo Recommends: Nude-Coloured Push-Up Bra (Rs 1,612) by Affinitas Intimates.
What you like to wear: A kurti and jeans with a stole to go with it.
Where you like to chill: Something as simple as a chai ki dukaan.
Men you like to date: Men like you.
Conservative - Following rules comes easy to you, in fact, you have a liking for it. You like things the way they are. Accepting and adapting to changes comes with some difficulty but it’s okay to play it safe. A seamless bra is just what you need.
POPxo Recommends: Beginner's Bra (Rs 349) by Jockey.
You are what you wear. And wearing what you are is what ‘a confident me in 2018’ is all about.
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