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Already Prettypoll: The Visible Bra

Super-specific, I know, but I’m curious to hear your thoughts: I’ve come to love the look of cute bras showing through sheers, as well as a pretty strap peeking out from a neckline. I’ve even purchased a few fancy ones with the idea in mind that people other than myself and my husband will see them. (Or bits of them anyway.)

Why? Because I’ve loved the look on others. Because bras can gorgeous, and it really shouldn’t shock anyone to get a visible reminder that we wear them. Because it’s one of the few things that certain stylish French women do that really appeals to me.

How about you? Do you ever let your bra straps peek out intentionally? Do contrasting bras under sheer tops? Like the look on others, but take a pass yourself? Do tell!

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Already Prettypoll: Workout Wear

Years ago, I wore wide-legged jersey pants and my husband’s discarded t-shirts to the gym. I didn’t want to spend money on clothes that would only get worn a couple of hours at a time and get soaked with sweat whenever in use, and didn’t really understand why anyone would.

Now I wear wicking tops and skirted capris, and actually feel happier and more comfortable in fitted togs than I did in my oversized ones. I don’t wear these clothes outside of the gym, but I see their value. They keep me cooler and drier, don’t bunch or wad when I move, and make me feel more stylish when I work out.

But still I respect both camps. Some people don’t like or feel comfortable in skin-tight gear, others have trouble finding workout clothes that fit. Some invest as much money in their gym attire as they do in their everyday wardrobes. Many fall somewhere in between.

How about you? Do you prefer specialty clothes for your workout wear, or stick to tees and shorts from your everyday wardrobe? What makes this route the right one for you?

*Athleta does petite, tall, and plus and GoActive has great plus options.

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Already Prettypoll: Your Skirt Style

For years, I was a skirt girl and wore full, pleated skirts almost exclusively. I still have a few that I can’t quite bear to part with just yet … but they’re gathering dust as we speak. Since my style preferences have shifted, I find I’m more inclined to do stretchy tube skirts, sleek pencil skirts, or floor-sweeping maxis. Never thought this day would come!

What’s your preferred skirt style? Length? Fiber? OR if you’re completely anti-skirt, would you be willing to share your reasons?

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