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Five reasons to visit the Double Diva's LiviRae Lingerie

Learning from LiviRae: Be open!
Maria Smith

Cynthia Decker and Molly Hopkins, also known as Lifetime's Double Divas, first opened their lingerie shop, LiviRae, in 2006. They wanted to provide a comfortable down home place for women of all shapes and sizes to find lingerie that fit. As a byproduct, they also helped these women find the confidence and sexiness they never knew they had. LiviRae is located in Kennesaw, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, but through their online shop and their Lifetime show, they have touched the lives of women all over the world.

Think you don't need a bra fitting? I have five reasons I think you do! Read on for five lessons from LiviRae!

Learning from LiviRae: Be open!
Learning from LiviRae: Be open! Maria Smith

Learning from LiviRae: Be open!

I was a little overwhelmed when I went to LiviRae Lingerie for a bra fitting. There were so many options to choose from. Plus, I don't exactly have a model physique. Would they have one that even fit me? Could I get over being embarrassed? Would it be worth my time? Yes. Yes. Yes.

Learning from LiviRae: Be yourself!
Learning from LiviRae: Be yourself! Maria Smith

Learning from LiviRae: Be yourself!

Standing topless in front of a mirror is on my list of top five things I least want to do. It might actually be number one on that list. But the sign on the wall in my dressing room says it all: It is what it is. And I am what I am...rolls, lumps, stretch marks and all.

Learning from LiviRae: Be willing.
Learning from LiviRae: Be willing. Maria Smith

Learning from LiviRae: Be willing.

I visited the LiviRae Lingerie Boutique with a willing, open spirit. I was embarrassed and unsure of myself but I decided to give it a try. And I'm so glad I did. I learned so much about the right fit and the care of my lingerie. My band size was too big and my cup size too small!

Learning from LiviRae: Be flexible
Learning from LiviRae: Be flexible Maria Smith

Learning from LiviRae: Be flexible

I thought LiviRae might have a couple bras that fit my rather buxom size. The bra fitter (who was so friendly and comforting by the way) found dozens! I could choose from plain or sexy lace or polka dots. If the first bra doesn't feel great, keep looking. I thought I'd buy a simple, functional black bra but ended up falling for a lacy plunge bra with embroidered flowers. And I love it!

Learning from LiviRae: Be honest.
Learning from LiviRae: Be honest. Maria Smith

Learning from LiviRae: Be honest.

When I put on my new bra, I felt great about the way I looked. With "the girls" in the right place, I felt slimmer and more put together. Truthfully I didn't feel that way when I arrived, and that's a problem. I learned that I need to feel good about myself all the time and not just settle for "fine".