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3 Red Flags To Watch Out For When Youre Bra Shopping - 3 Red Flags To Watch Out For When Bra Shopping

Have you ever had a bra shopping experience that quickly turned sour?

Maybe the sales associate tried to put you in a size you knew you didn’t wear. Or maybe you left the store frustrated by the lack of customer service (like being forgotten about in the fitting room when you’re waiting for the sales associate to bring you a different size).

It’s easy to feel like no one understands you when you’ve spent time in a store and have nothing to show for it. No one wants or expects their shopping trips to turn into bad experiences.

If you’re tired of walking out of stores annoyed and empty handed, read on for three red flags to watch out for when you’re shopping for new bras.

1.  When you’re told that they don’t have your size, but “this size will work.”

How many times have you walked into a store and left feeling like the sales associate just wanted to make a sale?

When you’re trying on bras, you’ll know immediately if something isn’t fitting right. Trust your intuition. And shop elsewhere if someone tells you you should wear a 38DD bra when you know for sure you wear a 32DDD and they just don’t have your size in stock.

2.  When you realize the sales associate isn’t trained in bra fitting.

Not all lingerie stores train their sales associates in bra fitting. For the stores that do train their employees, the length and depth of the training program can vary. Some range from a few hours to a few months or more.

Most specialty boutiques have extensive training programs that ensure the sales associate has fit hundreds of women (often under the supervision of an experienced fitter) before she does any bra fittings on her own. This means that she has worked with a lot of different women and should know exactly what you need, saving you time and money. Plus, she’s trained to fit you in the right size, so she won’t try to squeeze you into a size that doesn’t fit just to sell you something.

3.  When the sales associate doesn’t respect your personal space.

If you’ve ever had a bra fitting, you know how intimate bra fittings can be. Professional bra fitters create an environment where you feel comfortable getting fitted and letting someone into your personal space.

If you feel uncomfortable at any time during the bra fitting or shopping trip, speak up. If you want to try on bras privately and without help, let the bra fitter know. And if the store can’t provide what you’re looking for, won’t give you your space, or they’re just not understanding of what you need, thank them for their help and be on your way.


Have you ever had a bad bra shopping experience?

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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a full-time freelance writer, content manager, and founder of Katie Rose Creative. An experienced bra fitter, Katie has helped hundreds of people shop for lingerie. Her favorite bra is the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra.

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