Busy Philipps found a colorful blast from her past while doing a little spring cleaning. On Monday, the 40-year-old Dawson’s Creek star took to Instagram to model a bra that she had decorated when she was a teenager, and her funky top likely inspired a few crafty fashion fans who are bored at home.
The actress is known for her vibrant and joyful sense of style, and her top was proof that her attraction to color began decades ago. The flashy bra was covered with soft, spherical pompoms in a wide array of colors, including blue, red, pink, green, and yellow. The garment’s curved cups created a sweetheart neckline that added even more whimsy to the look.
Busy paired her retro, one-of-a-kind top with a pair of bright pink leggings or bike shorts with a high waist that rose up above her bellybutton. The Freaks and Geeks star amped up the amount of color in her outfit even more by wearing a long-sleeved, tie-dye shirt wrapped around her waist. The garment was pastel shades of pink, green, yellow, and blue.
She accessorized with two pendant necklaces and a green beaded choker. She didn’t appear to have on any makeup and her blond hair was pulled up in a high ponytail.
Busy posed in her closet and used her phone to take a mirror selfie. She gave the camera a big smile, as if she were delighted at what she found.
In the caption of her post, she revealed that a tweet by comedy writer Caissie St. Onge made her think about the bra a few weeks ago. Busy wrote that she discovered it in a box labeled with the word “MEMORABILIA” and she encouraged her followers to use her creation as inspiration to craft their own “puffball projects.”
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A few weeks back, @instacais tweeted she wanted to glue puffballs to make a cool headboard and I replied that when I was in high school I made a puffball bra WELL LOOK WHAT I JUST FOUND IN A BOX LABELED MEMORABILIA?!???? I hope this provides inspiration for ALL OF YOU to start a puffball project of your own this week????????! #crafty #puffball #springcleaning
Since she initially uploaded it, Busy’s fun photo has racked up over 54,000 likes and hundreds of comments. Many of her followers were impressed that a bra she rocked in the late ’80s still fit her after all these years. They also commended her for her creativity.
“The most amazing part, is that you can still wear your high school bra!!!” read one response to her post.
“Don’t you DARE get rid of this, it’s a whole LEWK,” another fan wrote.
“You’re Rocking that puff ball bra!! My cats favorite toy so that wouldn’t last too long in my house,” quipped a third commenter.
“When Pride is back on-deck this will be the uniform,” a fourth admirer declared.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, many of Busy’s fans also fell in love with the floral bathing suit she rocked in an Instagram photo she shared earlier this month.