One Business Trip, One Bra
“Take half the clothes and twice the money”—Advice to remember as you confront a bulging suitcase the night before an important trip. Famously doled out by the New York Times in 1987, ubiquitous ATMs have made the money part obsolete, but the clothes advice remains the stuff of genius. And it applies doubly to business travel, which requires a nimble, grounded approach to both wardrobe and the undergarments that quite literally support it.
We've organized business travel into the three basic situations you’ll need to account for during a typical work trip, with what to wear for each: Three mix-and-match outfits and one bra to take you all the way there and back—in a single carry-on.
When traveling for work, chances are good you’ll go straight from baggage claim to conference room. With yoga pants and a hoodie thus out of the question, the challenge for the plane ride becomes fusing comfort with competence. Enter ThirdLove’s 24/7 T-Shirt Bra: This most comfortable bra also happens to provide coverage, support, and subtlety, the trifecta for achieving easy professionalism. ThirdLove’s tagless label (it’s printed directly onto the fabric) means no acrobatic back scratches needed.
The Business Dinner
That lull following afternoon meetings is often the window of opportunity to freshen up before dinner with colleagues. With an eye also toward whatever might come after dinner, we love looks here with multiple interpretations—a sleeveless dress or top that can be covered when necessary with a more conservative cardigan. The 24/7 T-Shirt Bra is ready for anything this kind of situation can throw at it. Whatever setup works here, this workhorse will stay in place, leaving you to concentrate on dinner conversation and a potential nightcap.
The Big Meeting
Even with a home office that has a business casual policy, it’s usually a good idea to err on the side of formality when visiting another location. The key here is to look polished without bringing attention at all to the very existence of your undergarments. And again, the 24/7 T-Shirt Bra is effortlessly up to the task. Its contoured foam cup ensures that nothing in the chest area will announce itself in a cold conference room.