A Bra Fitter Shares Her Top Bra Shopping Tips
It’s that time again – the time when you realize that you need new bras. Every six months or so, you clean out your bra and panty drawers. You make piles of what to keep, what to toss, and what to donate. Some bras are beyond repair and go straight to the trash bin while others get washed or repaired. Then you take inventory of what’s left. What are you missing in your lingerie wardrobe? Do you need a strapless bra or a racerback bra? Are you happy with your everyday bras or do you wish you had something different?
While the idea of going bra shopping again might seem overwhelming, we’re here to help. We recommend shopping at your local lingerie boutique as it is one of the best places to shop for new bras.
Here’s how to save time and money and feel more confident than ever when shopping for new bras:
Get a bra fitting first
Did you know that bra fittings are typically free? It’s true! Most local lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Bras aren’t cheap – do yourself a favor and get a bra fitting before buying any new bras. A good bra fitter will determine your bra size, hand pick bras for you to try, and save you time bra shopping. No need to try on a bunch of different sizes and styles and hope for the best. She’ll do all of the shopping for you.
Shop the sales to save money
In addition to seasonal sales, many local lingerie boutiques offer loyalty programs, promotions, discounts, and sales throughout the year. This is the perfect time to stock up on your everyday bra and panty essentials. The reduced prices are also a great excuse to try new fashion colors that you wouldn’t normally buy. Who knew a red bra could be so versatile?
Buy two panties for every bra
Whether you’re buying a fancy bra and panty set or refreshing your lingerie drawer with some new basics, it’s always a good idea to buy two panties for every bra you buy. You can get away with wearing the same 2-3 bras each week, but the same panties? Not so much. A good rule of thumb is to buy more panties than bras, so you’ll never run out before laundry day.
Stick to a color palette
Do you prefer when your bras and panties match? Make it easy on yourself and stick to a color palette. If you wear a lot of black, an all black lingerie wardrobe makes sense. On the other hand, if you like pastels or neutrals, it’s easy to keep things within the same color family when you stick with similar hues. No matter which palette you choose, be sure to pick one that flatters your skin tone, hair color, and eye color.
Get to know the staff
Get to know the staff at your local lingerie boutique and you’ll never miss a sale, promotion, or product launch. You’ll be one of the first people they call when they receive a new bra or panty in a brand you like. If you prefer to shop for lingerie a few times a year, follow the store’s social media and sign up for the email newsletter instead. You’ll still receive updates and be able to pick a time that works for you to shop. Perfect!
We Highly Recommend
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!