THEM: We’d like you to review our product.
ME: Great. What’s the product?
THEM: Undergarments. Like bras. And panties. As in lingerie.
ME: (cough, sputter) Do I have to post pictures of … I mean … would I need to wear the … ?
THEM: No, no. You don’t have to do anything that makes you uncomfortable.
ME: (laughing nervously) Well, that would make me very uncomfortable. It would make my family uncomfortable. It would make my readers …
THEM: … uncomfortable?
ME: Well, yes. But I was going to say nauseous.
THEM: (possibly rethinking their decision to ask me) You can do whatever you want. As long as it’s honest and appropriate for the product.
ME: Can it be funny?
THEM: Sure. We love funny and personable.
ME: (lightbulb over head, at least 40-watts) Excellent. I’m on it!
Okay. So maybe that’s not exactly how the conversation went. But it’s the gist. Because when ThirdLove first contacted me, I wasn’t sure how I was going to handle writing about my bra. And underwear. But the more I communicated with them, the more I knew I just had to take the job. Seriously, this company is one of the most innovative, customer-oriented in the business. So, without further ado, let’s take a minute to talk underwear, shall we? Specifically mine.
(Don’t worry. There WILL be pictures.)
After perusing their extensive selection of bras (full, demi, plunge, convertible, push-up, front closure, wireless, etc.) and panties (bikini, boyshort, tanga and thong), I made my choices:
- The Evolve Push-Up Bra (Don’t judge.)
- The Microfiber Bikini (I always like to have my butt covered, both figuratively and literally.)
And they came almost immediately, packaged beautifully I might add. I honestly felt like I was opening a present. My daughter was with me at the time. She’d never seen a front closure bra before and she was duly impressed. As was I.
I ordered both of my items in a nude color. (Call me Madam Practical.) The bra is fully adjustable to allow the girls a perfect fit. And the fabric on both of these pretty pieces is so soft. Thin and dainty but durable. Panty lines definitely won’t be an issue for me on my ThirdLove days. Like their ad says, “There’s no better way to go commando without actually going commando.”
Is anyone else reminded of Joey?
If only he’d had a pair of ThirdLove microfiber bikinis. All of this could have been avoided.
But seriously … in addition to the dependable quality of their merchandise, their attention-to-detail and customer service efforts are through the roof. And here’s how.
1. LIVE CHAT FEATURE
Ordering was simple. But if you have questions, there’s a friendly online rep literally sitting at her desk waiting to talk bras and underwear with you. (I’ve bothered her three times now. We’re going out for Thai next Tuesday.) She’s there every Mon-Fri from 9am-6pm PST. So is the call center. After hours, you can email them at email@example.com.
2. HALF SIZES AVAILABLE
Just like shoes, ThirdLove cups come in half sizes to offer a perfect fit. That means they offer twice the inventory. Their band sizes range from 28 to 40, with select styles available in up to a G cup. (Yes, I said G! As in Good God Almighty!)
3. THEIR OWN SMARTPHONE SIZING APP.
You know those fools who rush you with a measuring tape every time you walk into a lingerie store? Don’t they seem a little too anxious to touch your boobs? Well, you don’t have to bother with them anymore. Because the ThirdLove app gives you simple, step by step instructions to get your own accurate measurements in the comfort (and privacy!) of your home … rather than in the middle of the mall while strangers like your old high school lab partner awkwardly look on.
But wait! I promised pictures!
I really lucked out with one. Because my daughter’s oversized sock monkey, Maxine, volunteered for the job. Which I so appreciated. Being as that I’ve delivered two babies and all. And I’m certain Maxine looks better in an underwear photo shoot than I would.
Perfect for the monkey on the go (She’s hailing a cab) …
… the monkey who spends all day at her desk …
… or the monkey just lounging at home.
Whatever your plans, ThirdLove has you covered. And supported.
Want to see for yourself? Visit ThirdLove and take a look around. If you decide to order something, be sure to take advantage of their 20 for 20 program by using the discount below.
Click HERE for a $20 credit on your first order.
Yes, I get a credit, too. That’s how it works. Then, after you order, you can earn credits by referring friends as well. It’s easy. And who doesn’t need new underwear?
Remember, next time you see me, I just might be wearing that monkey’s underwear.
MamaKat’s writing prompt: Write a blog post inspired by the word embarrassed. Um … yeah, okay. Done!