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Bust a move!
Devin Brugman used to need to wear three sports bras to get through a workout. (She’s a 32DDD.) “The only options were these maternity-style harness bras or slim, sexy types,” says Brugman, the co-founder of the A Bikini a Day Instagram and website. (Yes, she and bestie Natasha Oakley pose in swimwear every day; no, they are not insane.) So she designed her own bra, the “Devin,” for her Monday Active sportswear line. Here are her non-negotiables:
We need this so our breasts stay in place and because it prevents the stretching of the Cooper’s ligaments – the connective tissue in the breasts. (Stretching = sagging.) “Eighty percent of the strength and support of the bra is in the band,” says Jenine LaFayette of Brooks Running Canada. “It’s like the foundation of a house.” (The band should be tighter than your typical bra, so you may need to go down a size.)
If the cup is wrinkling, it’s too small and can chafe. Make sure it sits smoothly over the breasts.
Run in place, squat or do your best Britney Spears impression while trying on the bra in the change room. If it’s even the slightest bit pinchy, walk away.
(Don’t) free the nipple
Sleeping in a sports bra won’t make your girls perkier (sorry), but it can reduce pre-period tenderness. “It feels better because your breasts aren’t moving around at night,” says Dr. Ruth Heisey of Women’s College Hospital in Toronto.
“Devin” Bra, Monday Active ($161), at bandier.com.
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It's good to be Bella Hadid.
Bella Hadid is having a great week. Not only was she one of the first to wear Maria Grazia Chiuri's new creations for Dior just weeks after they walked the runway, she was also basically confirmed to be walking for the Victoria's Secret show in Paris next month.
Word got out when Victoria's Secret staffer Jen Waldman posted a selfie with the model with the caption "One of us made the fashion show cut." The comments blew up, with fans writing "OMG she's in. She's walking!"
The official model lineup isn't out yet, but something tells us this one is a given. Will Bella be joined by sister Gigi and fellow Insta-girl Kendall? Place your bets.
Bella Hadid on her way to the Victoria's Secret casting callback in New York. Getty Images
Happy birthday – and baby, Ciara! The singer turned 31 on Oct. 25 and announced the same day that she and new husband Russell Wilson are expecting their first child.
She posted an adorbs snapchat on Instagram with the caption. "On this special birthday, I received an abundance of love from friends and family. And I'm excited to finally share one of the Greatest Gifts of All that God could give."
This is their first child together. Ciara has a son, Future Zahir Wilburn, with rapper Future. Congrats CiCi!