In my lifetime, I'm going to take a wild guess and say that I'll spend about $800 total on bras. I like my girls, don't get me wrong, but I don't think there's a point to housing them in $100 lingerie when my go-to fave bra from Victoria's Secret is two for $40.
But supermodel Miranda Kerr, well, her bosoms are a different story. With a rack like hers, it's no wonder why the head honchos at VS selected her to rock their Victoria's Secret Fantasy Treasure Bra during their 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 29. The cost of this one bra? A casual $2.5 million. The prized chest display case features pearls, aquamarines, and citrines, and was designed to invoke "movement, rich colors, and treasures of the sea."
I hate to say this, but all this bra "invokes" in me is the realization that Kerr looks better in this $2.5 million bra after having a kid nine months ago than I will ever look. And you know what? I wouldn't have it any other way.
Do I wish I had a body like Kerr? Sure, what woman doesn't! But I sure as hell would never want the pressure of sporting a $2.5 million bra! Let's be real: Where would any normal person wear a bra like that? I'm thinking nowhere. I'd be too scared that one of the $1 million gems would break off and I'd completely ruin the whole "under the sea" mystique. That, and the tassel would totally bulge out from under any shirt. Who wants a $2.5 million bra that's uber-unpractical? Not this girl.
In all seriousness -- Miranda Kerr is a supermodel. I, Emily from good ol' Connecticut, am not. I'm OK with the fact that I still have bras in my rotation that I bought more than three years ago, and I'd be surprised if you told me that you didn't. Once I found my fave bra, I stuck with it. My bra (as I like to refer to it) has all of the essentials that I want, like underwire, slight padding, and a comfy fit. It looks great under T-shirts and keeps the girls perky enough where I'm not at all self-conscious.
But the main question here is this: Does me only spending $20 on a bra mean I don't value my chest? I don't think so. I'm happy with what I've got. The most important thing to evaluate when bra shopping, if you ask me, is how the goods make you feel. And I'd say confidence doesn't have to cost 2.5 million buckaroos. The best part? Sometimes, my confidence is on sale.
Watch Miranda Kerr talk to the Fox & Friends crew about the Fantasy Treasure Bra:
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