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how to find a bra that fits properly

Whenever I talk to my friends about going to get fitted for a bra once a year or so, I feel like they always have a bunch of excuses. Everyone always seems to be focused on the someday rather than the now: “I’ll do it after I manage to get pregnant” or “I’ll do it once I lose that last 20 pounds”.

So many women are taught to think of their current bodies as steps along the way to the perfect one they envision in their head, so they’re less likely to take care of their temporary clothing and lingerie needs in the now. I think many women struggle with the idea that they are “worth” the investment of a quality bra that fits, which is both frustrating and saddening.

If you are looking for the extra push to do something nice for yourself, here are 5 reasons why getting fitted for a quality bra may change your life substantially.

You deserve a bra that fits you now, not later.

In a world full of fashionable lingerie options, it’s easy to forget that the point of a bra is support and comfort. Even if you’re not in love with your current body or see yourself looking different a year from now, you deserve a basic level of support and comfort. After all, you work hard! You deserve comfort now and not in a year or two.

places that do bra fittings

Romina Unlined Wire Bra & Hipster in Quartz Pink | Matilda Contour Plunge Padded Bra & Bikini in Bisque

A bra that doesn’t fit can cause actual pain.

A few months ago, I started getting annoying neck and shoulder pains. I tried changing my pillows and training myself to sleep on my back and a whole host of other “solutions” that were suggested online. One day, I realized that I had been living in my favorite t-shirt bra which…really didn’t fit well anymore. I got fitted for a new one and a few days later my pain was gone.

A bra that doesn’t fit well can cause pain in a variety of ways, from lack of support to wires that dig in and annoy you. If you’re experiencing any of these issues in your current bra, it is time to ditch it in favor of something that feels great on. Once again, you deserve to feel comfortable now!


Related: How To Solve Bra Pain


how to find a bra that fits

Carole Unlined Wire Bra & Hipster in Desert Flower

Finding the right size isn’t as scary as it seems.

If you’re lucky enough to have a good local boutique, getting fitted for a new bra can be as easy as making an appointment and driving over to the store. If you live somewhere without a lingerie boutique, it can feel like too much work to size yourself and learn how bra sizing actually works. Luckily, there are lots of great bra calculators out there on the Internet to help you and even Facebook groups and sub-Reddits devoted to this subject!

Even if you’re out of range of a boutique, you still have lots of resources to help you out. Once you have a good guess at your real size, find a great online boutique to order from with an easy returns policy so you can find the perfect bra for you.

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Marion Contour Padded Bra & Hipster in Pink Parfait

A good bra will help you feel more comfortable in your own body.

Lots of bra fitters will tell you that a well-fitted bra makes you look thinner, but that isn’t everyone’s goal. What is true is that a bra that fits will help you feel more comfortable in your own body. A great sports bra can help you forget about your breasts and give you the support you need to make it through a weekend half marathon. A wonderful t-shirt bra can give you a confidence boost during that big presentation at work. Going through life worrying about whether your bra makes you look bad or not isn’t worth it!

stores that offer bra fitting

Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra & Hipster in Wild Pink

A bra that fits will make everything you wear look better on you.

A great bra will make everything look better – from a t-shirt with holes in it to a cocktail dress. It’s like getting a whole new wardrobe upgrade without the price of a whole new wardrobe. Conversely, once you get fitted it’s important to try new clothes with your best fitting bra underneath them. Once you get used to it, a well-fitted bra will make a huge difference in how your clothes feel and fit.

I hope after you read this that you’ll be ready to head off to a boutique and try getting fitted soon! While the process can feel intimidating if you haven’t done it before, it’s really worthwhile and can make you feel like a whole new person. If you know someone else who is still on the fence about getting fitted for a bra, make sure to share this article with them!


Related: How To Build A Lingerie Wardrobe You Love


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Wendy | Matilda | Carole | Marion | Sandrine | Romina

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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Romina Unlined Wire Bra & Hipster in Quartz Pink | Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra & Hipster in Wild Pink | Marion Contour Padded Bra & Hipster in Pink Parfait

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Holly Jackson

Holly is an industry writer for Parfait as well as a regular contributor to Lingerie Briefs and is the featured writer for Curvy Briefs.She has written for media outlets from The Lingerie Journal to The ToastHolly is also the owner of The Full Figured Chest Copywriting, a content marketing and consulting company that services the lingerie industry.Her clients range from indie lingerie designers to larger lingerie corporations.

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