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Bra Shopping Tips

A lot of people dread shopping for bras. We believe it's because they've never found the sizes and styles that work best for them. Here are some tips to help make shopping for bras not only more productive, but fun- yes- fun- we promise.

  1. Get Professionally Fitted: If you're unsure of your bra size or if it has been a while since your last fitting, consider getting professionally fitted. Many lingerie stores offer this service, and a proper fitting can make a significant difference in comfort and support. We're happy to help you find a local shop, or come see us!

  2. Know Your Measurements: If you prefer to shop online or want to have a general idea of your size before going to the store, learn how to measure yourself accurately. You'll need snug measurements for your band size (around your ribcage, just below your bust) and your bust size (fullest part of your bust) while wearing your best fitting bra. Keep in mind these numbers are just starting points.

  3. Try Different Styles: Bras come in various styles, including full coverage, demi-cup, balconette, plunge, and more. Experiment with different styles to see what works best for your body shape and outfit preferences.

  4. Consider Your Wardrobe: Think about the types of clothing you typically wear and choose bras that complement your wardrobe. For example, T-shirt bras or molded lace are seamless and work well under fitted tops, while strapless bras are essential for strapless or off-the-shoulder outfits.

  5. Check for Comfort and Support: When trying on bras, pay attention to how they feel. The band should be snug but not too tight, and the cups should fully contain your breasts without any spillage. The straps should not dig into your shoulders, and the underwire (if present) should lie flat against your ribcage and contain all your tissue from armpit to sternum.

  6. Assess the Quality: Quality bras are an investment in comfort and support. Check the stitching, fabric, and overall construction of the bra to ensure durability. Look for reputable brands known for their quality and craftsmanship.

  7. Shop at the Right Time: Your breast size can fluctuate due to factors like weight changes, hormonal fluctuations, and pregnancy. Try to shop for bras when your breasts are at their typical size, which is usually in the middle of your menstrual cycle.

  8. Don't Forget About Sports Bras: If you're active or engage in sports, invest in high-quality sports bras that provide adequate support and minimize breast movement during physical activities.

  9. Consider Multiples: If you find a bra style that fits you well and meets your needs, consider purchasing multiple bras in the same style and color. This can save you time and ensure consistency in fit and comfort. If you're unsure, get a few different styles in neutral and dark colors and get the opposites color of your eventual favorite.

  10. Read Reviews: If you're shopping online, read reviews from other customers to get insights into the fit, comfort, and durability of the bra you're considering. Just because a bra is the "same size" doesn't mean it'll fit the same.

Remember that finding the perfect bra may take some trial and error, so be patient and don't hesitate to go see a professional and let us help you!

image of two Professional Bra fitters Julie Isaacs and Katherine MacLauchlan are here to help you feel amazing
Professional Bra fitters Julie Isaacs and Katherine MacLauchlan are here to help you feel amazing

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