Sunday, January 5, 2014

The B Word...

No one ever talks about them and all women hate to shop for them!

They're painful, uncomfortable, they stretch out {as if they ever fit to begin with!} and no matter how many hours you search or how many you try on you will never find the perfect bra...because there is no such thing!

Or so I thought...

This has always been my experience with bras. It's the one thing that I absolutely despise shopping for. I would spend hours trying on every bra I could get my hands on, several different sizes in each style. Just trying to find the one that would fit. Every time it ended the same. I either gave up and walked out with nothing or I settled, because I desperately needed a new bra. Come on ladies, I know I'm not the only one!

Well sit back and enjoy this mind blowing information! It will totally change not only your perspective on bras, but the entire bra shopping and bra wearing experience!

#1 Classify Your Breasts

There are several different shapes which is why some styles will fit better than others. Once you identify your shape, you can select the right style.

#2 10 Bra Mistakes & How to Fix Them

  • Choosing a bra by cup size
  • Wearing a bra that's too small
  • Fastening your bra on the tightest hooks
  • Letting the band ride up on your back
  • Insisting on a contour style bra instead of a softer seamed, lined bra
  • Thinking you can wear one bra with every type of outfit
  • Wearing a bra two days in a row
  • Washing your bras with Woolite
  • Keeping a bra for too long
  • Settling for a bra that doesn't fit {See? I told you!}

#3 Bra Problem Guide

Do you have specific issues with your bra cup, straps or band? Do you have breast related medical problems? Here are some reasons why these problems are happening and what you can do to correct them.

#4 How to Measure Your Bra Size

You can find your correct band and cup size by consulting a bra fitting specialist {Victoria's Secret, Nordstrom, etc.} or you can use this bra size calculator.

#5 Lingerie Care Guide

Believe it or not there is a proper way your bras should be washed and stored and after reading through all this information and finally getting those perfect fitting bras, you'll want to take care of them, right?

So here's how this all came to be...

I was getting dressed one morning, putting on my horribly fitting bra and decided after all these years, I've had enough! I was going to put an end to my bra misery and figure it out once and for all. So I went to my tried and true...Google! I searched the internet and read a ton of articles, finding these favorites among the lot. The information that I learned alone was enough to thrill me.

Duh! Why hadn't I ever thought of these things?

The next step was to take my new arsenal of info and put it to use. I chose to go to Victoria's Secret for 3 reasons.

  • They have bra fitting specialists. The entire point of this huge dilemma was that I needed to know my true size, not the size I've been wearing since high school and through 2 pregnancies {surely something has changed!}. I wanted someone who knew what they were doing to figure it all out for me.
  • I went this past Friday and they were having their huge Semi Annual Sale and I can't pass up sales or coupons!
  • It's the closest lingerie store to me other than Walmart. Which I was not going to since that has been one of my biggest problems.

When I arrived, I went straight to the fitting rooms and let the attendant know that I wanted to be fitted. She measured me up and told me my size in 1 minute flat. This worried me a little, but okay, I'll give it a go. Worse case scenario, I'll leave and go to Nordstrom. I went straight to the sale table and started filling my shopping bag with every bra they had in my size {and in the style that fit my shape, of course!}. Because, that's what bra shopping is, grabbing every single bra so you only have to undress once. After going through every basket and every drawer, I went to the fitting room.

*Big Sigh* The moment of truth...

Well I'll be darned!! Wouldn't you know every single bra I tried on fit perfectly! I was in shock, I couldn't believe it. Am I dreaming? This has never happened before! And there you have it, life changed   f o r e v e r!

Dressing Room Tip: When putting on your bra put your arms into the straps first and then bend forward at the waist as you place your breasts into the cups. I hook my band while still bending over.

Have you been just as tortured by your bra as I have?
Was your life changed by this new info too?
What did you learn most from these articles?
Please tell me about your own bra experience,
I really want to know!


  1. Hi Amanda, this is SO true. I avoid bra shopping like the plague.. can't stand it! But maybe I should bite the bullet and 'do it properly' Jacqui

    1. That is exactly why I shared this information! I want you to have the same positive {finally!} experience I had :)