Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D., Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, (Bantom Books 2002; page 344) writes "Stop wearing an underwire bra." Too often this kind of bra cuts off circulation of both blood and lymph fluid around the breast, chest wall, and surrounding tissue. She goes on to say how important it is to "learn about your breasts" "Understand your breasts' anatomy... Gently massage your breasts at least once per month, making sure to sweep your hands up into your armpits (where the lymph nodes from the breasts drain). You might consult with a massage therapist for help in learning how to do this."
Dr. Jesse Hanley, M.D., in her book: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause, (Warner Books, 1999), Dr. Hanley encourages her patients not to wear underwire bras or even tight bras, except for special occasions because they block the lymph glands under the arms, around the breast and chest wall. "Lymph glands play an important role in draining toxins from the breast." The evidence for a connection between wearing bras and Breast Disease is certainly sufficient for further study by the medical community. Meanwhile, individual women with or without fibrocystic conditions have promising alternatives to consider.
Nina L. Diamond in her book Purify Your Body: Natural Remedies for Detoxing from 50 Everyday Situations recommends:
- Wear the correct bra size. Make sure it's not too tight.
- Never sleep with a bra on.
- Go braless as often as possible.
- Wear a bra less than 12 hours daily.
- Do self massage of the lymph glands under each arm, next to your breasts, at least a few times a week.
Features of The Custom Fitted Bras
- Superior Support
- No Underwires
- More band Sizes
- More cup Sizes
- Smaller Sizes
- Larger Sizes
THE TOP 10 REASONS TO CONSIDER A CUSTOM FIT BRA
The Custom Fitted Bras solve the two basic problems, that of Size and Support. Only the Custom Fitted Bras are engineered to offer Superior SUPPORT: Ultimate lift and support with the Patented Support Collar. Only the Custom Fitted Bras are available in over 250 SIZES.
Do you experience breast Pain while walking, jogging or exercising? Does your bust line “bounce” when you walk, or even when you are not walking? Do you have to wear padded bras to give yourself a fuller look? Do your bra straps dig into your shoulders leaving painful grooves? Do you have a rash or other irritation under your bust, where it rests on your abdomen? Does your bra ride up in the back? Do your underwires poke out in front? Does your cup runneth over? Can't find a cup big enough?
Do you feel department stores carry small, “skimpy and sexy” styled bras but not a good selection of larger functional support bras? Does your underwire bra leave grooves on your rib cage? OR does your bust creap out from beneath the underwire?
The Custom Fitted Bras offer lift, and support of the bust, without the use of underwires. Each Custom Fitted Bra is designed with a patented support system. This patented support system consists of a support collar.(called a Bandarin by some, or a Camberband by others) This "Support Collar" consists of a firm fabric which lifts the bust UP, and off the abdomen, keeping the bust and abdomen cooler. This patented support system achieves maximum support without the use of underwires.
The Custom Fitted Bras offer the Largest Cup Sizes, The larger cup sizes available in most brands of the Custom Fitted Bras, offer full coverage of the larger bust. This removes the overflow, underflow, and extra lumps and bumps often associated with improperly fitting department store bras.
Bras worn to improve appearance, self confidence and comfort. For clothing to fit properly, the bust line is built into dresses and other clothing, with the bust line midway between the shoulder and the elbow. Bras with underwires leaves portions of the bust resting on the rib cage and, in most cases, causes heat build up, rashes and other irritation under the bust where the breast tissue is forced to lie on the rib cage, creating a "dumped in front" matronly appearance.
Only the Custom Fitted Bras offer lift and superior support in over 250 Sizes.
An attractive, lifted look, can be achieved by the custom fitted bras without suffering from the pressure of the underwires on the lymph nodes under the arms and along the breast bone. Some fuller busted ladies need the bust lifted to allow circulation of air on their abdomen. The underwire bras, by allowing the bust to lie on the abdomen, only contribute to the perspiration and heat build up, and do not lift the bust to allow for air circulation.
The Cups of the Custom Fitted Bra, drop down, and thereby can also be used as a nursing bra. The bra becomes a more efficient containment and support system when put on properly. The wearer should Bend over, lower the cups, allow gravity to help the breast tissue enter the cup. The cups will then contain the entire bust. Insert the opposit hand through the support triangle of the bra, gently kneads the breast tissue forward into the cup, the tissue will fill the cup and the lymphatic vessels receive an important massage.
Custom Fitted Bras
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Additional discussion about bras and underwires can be found in: I'm Afraid, You're Afraid : 448 Things to Fear and Why; by Melinda Muse Learn the secret dangers lurking in underwire bras, hair conditioners, and cinnamon gum in this paranoia-inducing primer: Entertainment Weekly, March 17, 2000
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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION:
These Custom Fitted Bras are far superior in design and construction than traditional department store and specialty store Bras. Each of the Jeunique Custom Fitted Bras offer MORE SUPPORT in MORE SIZES than ANY of the competition, such as: Wacoal, Bali, Lane Bryant, Vanity Fair, Playtex, Warner's, Champion, Fantasie of England Bras, Olga, Aubade, Playtex Cross Your Heart, and Goddess Bras. The Custom Fitted bras are full figured bras which are not only large bras and big bras, but they are engineered such that the BIG Cups for the fuller figure can accomodate the physics of the motion of the larger bust.
SUPPORT: without pressure points
The superior support is achieved by the patented support system, achieving uplift from the bottom, utilizing NO Under Wires, Bones or Stayes.
RANGE - Jr. to "N":
The superior support and greater size range: Over 300 sizes in the Cameo (plus 8 more of the larger sizes in the Jeunique CF Bra). Band sizes range from 26 to 52 and cup sizes from Jr. to "N". The five brands, 8 styles and over 260 cup sizes makes this bra the only choice for the hard to fit woman.
The Custom Fitted bras are recommended by BBW for Support of the larger bust. The Custom fitted bras are also used for Reshaping or Enhancing the bust line. Other products offered by the Colesce Fasion Consultant include Cameo Lingerie; Designer lingerie, multiples at home, Career Wear and Fantasy Wear.
include, specialty support garments with special lift for the deriere and abdomin, plus the newest Natal Support garment, and the Back To Normal specialty support garments. An exciting addition to the Foundation line is the NEW Posture Perfect long line support vest to replace a long line bra. This special support vest is worn over a bra.
The larger cups of the Custom Fitted bras are un-matched by any large full figure bra found in department stores. Often larger sizes are only available by special order, from department stores, IF they are available at all. Some people call them huge bras, we call them a part of our everyday product line. The custom fitted bras were recomended as "true" Athletic Bras by Self Magazine. In fact Self Magazine recommended the custom fitted bras, such as those sold by Colesce representatives, as athletic equipment for women, much as jock straps are athletic equipment for the men.
Many Custom Bra Fitters "make house calls" and will come to your home or office for your private Fitting. The Colesce products are marketed using a home party plan by independent consultants, most working from their own home.
Colesce Couture Intenational is a subsidiary of Jeunique International. Jeunique is a member of the Direct Selling Association which works towards the highest standards in the industry. Jeunique offers a personal business opportunity to people around the world, selling Lady Cameo, Cameo Custom Fitted Bras, Figurette Custom Fitted Bras, Posture Perfect Long Line Vest, Big Bras, Really Big Bras, Bustiers, foundations, and Teddies, As well as Finelle, RejeuvaMetics, and Beauty For All Seasons, Skincare and Colour Lines. Also available for shopping in the privacy of your own home is Colesce Lingerie at private showings or at Colesce Lingerie Home Parties. Other home parties available are Finelle, RejeuvaMetics, Beauty For All Seasons, Skincare and Colour Lines. Colesce Couture International, Inc. A division of Jeunique International, offera a great Career Opportunity for anyone interested in the health and welfare of today's woman. The fashion lingerie and Lady Cameo bras are the creations of Mr. O. Brantly and the Frederick brothers of Dallas Texas.
The total product line available to Colesce distributors, and their customers, include: Cameo Lingerie, sports bras, Junior Bras, teddies, foundations, activewear, menswear, ladies wear, Nutriceuticals, Lady Cameo, Figurette, Jeunique, PennyRich, and Sculptress custom fitted bras, Finelle, RejeuvaMetics, Beauty For All Seasons, Skincare and Colour Lines gives meaning to the phrase: "Together, We Have It All!"