My dilemma with expanders

Expanders are a pain…literally… I have had them for almost a year now. Not only are they physically uncomfortable, but it has been difficult for me to find bras that would accommodate them. Forget about something with an underwire or padding…I just felt and looked ridiculous in anything that had either because these “things” do not move. Then a few weeks ago, I went to Victoria’s Secret to see if I could find something that was both pretty and practical.

I am giggling right now because if my therapist reads this, she is going to scold me for calling them “things” again – “they are expanders, Dana, why do you refer to them as ‘things’?”. 

After arriving at VS, I grabbed a few bralettes and headed to the dressing room.  I am a 34D (even with expanders) so I usually take a small in everything; however, I was busting out of a small so the associate gleefully fetched me a medium. The associates at VS are always helpful to me, and I really appreciate good customer service. She also grabbed several other styles for me to try on once I explained my “situation” with the “things”, but there was one style in particular that I really liked…

braletteWhen I put the Victoria’s Secret PINK Unlined Floral Lace Halter Bralette on, I felt pretty.  Not as much as Snow White in the forest, twirling around with animals listening to me sing pretty, but really damn close. Most importantly, I was comfortable and the “things” didn’t mind them. There is no underwire or padding, just soft lace and a comfortable, non-adjustable strap around the neck. I wouldn’t wear one for exercising because they lack support; however, they are a great everyday bra.

They are sized a little small. If you like a little bit of coverage, I recommend going up one size like I did. Interested in getting one (or several) like I did? You can purchase them from on Amazon: Victoria’s Secret PINK Unlined Floral Lace Halter Bralette

*UPDATE*: It also comes in other colors!
Victoria’s Secret PINK Unlined Floral Lace Halter Bralette Black Orchid
Victoria’s Secret PINK Unlined Floral Lace Halter Bralette Soft Begonia
Victoria’s Secret PINK Unlined Floral Lace Halter Bralette Chrome Blue


  1. Toni Quattrocchi

    I ordered one of the bralettes. So comfortable. I love it!

    1. newnormalgal (Post author)

      I am so glad you liked them! I love mine!


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