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Does your Bra make the grade?


Jene’ Luciani’s The Bra Book made me keenly aware that my ill-fitting bra was not welcomed in this event. Self-consciously I handed a release form that stated that I agreed to be on Bravo which instantly exacerbating my bra anxiety.

Somehow between stuffing my face with cupcakes and avoiding cameras while waiting for Jene’ to arrive, I ended up conveniently situated next to her mother.

Seeking a little backstory on Jene’ we began to chat. “Jene’ has always been a free-spirited, strong-willed child. If anyone was going to do it… she was” her mother gushed. From growing up with Mike Tyson as a close family friend to her own family complete with suburban house and husband.

And then Jene’ arrived decked out in a couture dress covered in bras that was the same pink as her book cover. As she posed with pop star Kat Deluna, Jene’ and her bras sparkled against the flashing lights of photographers.

All this for a bra you may be thinking? Well perhaps personality assisted in her success but a good bra is worth its weight in fabric. According to The Bra Book, I am not alone… eighty-five percent of women are wearing a bra that doesn’t fit them. See below: jeneluciani:

For most of us, bras are a major source of frustration. Whether you’re small-breasted, large-breasted, or somewhere in between, it’s hard to find one that not only fits right, but also looks great.

Eighty-five percent of women are wearing the wrong bra—but you don’t have to be one of them. The Bra Book will arm you with the knowledge you need to find the best bra for you—the bra that makes you feel supported, confident, and sexy, no matter what you wear on top of it.

Along the way, The Bra Book will look at the “herstory” (and science!) of the bra, bone up on our bra vocabulary, debunk popular bra and breast health myths, plus tons more.

  • Expert sizing tips for a better bustline—and why traditional sizing guides don’t work for everyone
  • What to wear under every piece of clothing in your closet
  • How to choose a bra at every stage of life, from puberty to motherhood to menopause, plus what to look for in a bra post-mastectomy or other breast surgery
  • Guys’ thoughts on bras, and a buying guide you can give to your guy
  • How to avoid the worst bra faux pas
  • Helpful hints for “mountains” and “molehills,” and where you can find bras designed especially for each
  • Tear-out shopping tips to take with you to the store, and care instructions to make your bras last longer

    Whether you are of the mindset that bras are a utility to transport your breasts from here to there or believe they only have their place when they are being unveiled in the bedroom, The Bra Book is an interesting read. Either way, whether breasts are your things or not, you will be seeing a lot of Jene’ Luciani soon.



    1. Great article and great night! I also had bra-tastrophe anxiety the night of the party!! I was about to get into my car (in the pouring rain) my bra strap snapped! I ran back inside to find that my favorite black push-up bra was…eh hem…busted! I had to wear a t-shirt bra (I learned the difference reading The Bra Book, btw!) and had stress about how I looked all night! Luckily, no one noticed but me (I HOPE!)

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