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Bra shopping involves a lot of trial and error. So, how do you know if a bra fits?

Here are a few key signs you’re wearing the right bra size:  

1.  You feel good in it

First things first, how do you feel? Does your bra give you a confidence boost or does it make you feel self conscious or uncomfortable? You can have a hundred bras in your closet, but it won’t matter if they don’t make you feel like a million bucks. If you’re not excited about your lingerie, it might be time to invest in a few new pieces. You’re more likely to wear them and get your money’s worth if you’re happy with them – which is the point right?

2.  You’re comfortable

Yes, comfortable bras do exist. You just have to figure out what is most comfortable for you. Everyone has different fit and style preferences. Some people can tolerate a snug band while others band a looser band (like their sister size). You have to do what’s best for you. Fortunately, there are a lot of bra options out there. If you hate the feeling of underwire, you have plenty of bralettes and wireless bras to choose from. Fabrics like modal, microfiber, and soft stretch lace are good choices too.


Related: How To Make A Bra Fit Better


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Cora Unlined Longline Bra | Cora Bikini in Pale Blush

3.  You feel supported

If your bra isn’t supporting your bust, it’s time to make a change. One thing you might not know: the bra band plays a key role in the amount of support you’ll receive – not the cups or straps. A loose fitting band will cause your breast tissue to fall forward with gravity and the back of the bra to ride up. A band that’s too tight will leave marks on your skin and leave you sore and uncomfortable throughout the day. Both bra fit issues are constant reminders throughout the day that something is wrong with the bra you’re wearing (whether it’s a size issue, or a style issue, or something else). In most cases, they can be fixed with a bra fitting.

4.  It fits well

Without a doubt, the fit of the bra is just as important as the style and design. Here are the main three areas to check:

The cups

Your breast tissue should be completely contained within the underwire of the cups. If the cups are too small, your breast tissue will spill over and out of the cups. If the bra is too big, you’ll have extra room in the cups, so try a smaller cup size instead.

The band

The band should snug but not uncomfortable. It should also wrap around your ribcage like a hug while sitting parallel to the floor. A bra fitting golden rule: Start new bras on the loosest hook and work them over to the tightest hook with wear. Bras aren’t designed to last forever, but with proper care they can last months, if not years, depending on how you wash them and often you wear them.

The straps

You should be able to fit two fingers between your skin and the straps. If your straps are falling off your shoulders, try tightening the band first and then adjusting the straps. If your straps are leaving marks on your skin, loosen them up a little so you’re more comfortable. Remember: Your band provides 80-85% of a bra’s support – it’s the part of the bra that does the heavy lifting.

Final considerations

Bra shopping is stressful – but you don’t have to do it alone. If you’re in need of new bras or simply want an expert with you when you’re bra shopping, head over to your local lingerie boutique. The bra fitters are local lingerie stores are trained to help people of all sizes shop for bras that fit. Most lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings and a wide selection of sizes, styles, and colors – all in a welcoming, judgment-free zone. Local lingerie stores are an excellent alternative to big brands like Victoria’s Secret and many stock some of the best independent lingerie lines that you might not already be familiar with.


Related: Ask A Bra Fitter: What Are Bra Fittings Like?


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Charlotte Padded Bra | Charlotte High Waist Brief in Blossom Print

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!


Featured image lingerie:
Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Raspberry

Ready for summer? We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the warmer weather than with a sneak peek of our new SS19 swimwear collections!

Our swimwear collections are designed to provide the support you need this summer. With styles featuring hidden bra-like construction, smoothing fabrics, bold prints, and classic cuts, these pieces are meant to be shown off. 

Christy, a three-piece collection of glamorous essentials, leads the way with a Tankini, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit in vacation-ready Wild Leaves. Flirty Farah stuns with a ruffled Bikini Top, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit in eye-catching Emerald/Black. Chic Kiera reads both romantic and trendy with a Bikini Top, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit in Peach, Black, and Twilight. Oceane turns up the heat with a supportive Bikini Top, Bikini Top, and One Piece Swimsuit in Splash Print or classic Black.

Spring/Summer 2019 marks our first swimwear collection and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. So we’re giving you a sneak peek of our Spring/Summer collections right here on our blog.

Next up: The Oceane collection, which features a padded Bikini Top, side tie bikini bottom, and curve-hugging One Piece Swimsuit with knotted details and a phenomenal fit.   

Oceane

The Oceane collection is a beach-ready collection of universally-flattering designs. The glam collection features a stunning Bikini Top, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit in Black and Splash Print. The Bikini Top and One Piece Swimsuit feature an inner bra-like construction with hidden underwire for superior support. The chic Bikini Bottom sits at hip level and flatters a multitude of body types.

Read on for everything you need to know about the Oceane collection.

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Oceane Soft Padded Bikini Top | Oceane Bikini Bottom in Black

Oceane Soft Padded Bikini Top

The Oceane Soft Padded Bikini Top is a padded, bra-sized swim top with molded cups with hidden underwire, gathering at the bustline to visually enhance your shape, and supportive band with wings that have an attached locking closure for a secure fit.

Construction & Fit

The Oceane Soft Padded Bikini Top features molded cups with underwire and light padding for superior shaping and opacity. Side boning helps to keep the bra in place. Power mesh lined wings, lined back, and stabilized front straps provide extra support for full busts. Adjustable straps make it easy to customize the fit. A knotted detail at center front adds beautiful detail to classic design.

Pair this piece with the matching Bikini Bottom or mix and match with a favorite bikini bottom in your closet.

You’ll love this if…you’re looking for a glam padded swim top that will lift and shape your bustline while providing all of the support you need.

bra style swim top

Oceane Soft Padded Bikini Top | Oceane Bikini Bottom in Splash Print

Oceane Bikini Bottom

The Oceane Bikini Bottom is a sexy bikini bottom with knotted sides that sits at hip level.

Construction & Fit

Constructed of microfiber and swim nylon, the Oceane Bikini Bottom highlights curves in the most flattering way. This swim essential features the perfect amount of stretch to glide over your silhouette without digging in or causing discomfort. The knotted sides are an unexpected addition to an otherwise classic style.

Pair it with the Oceane Bikini Top or mix and match this piece with your existing swim wardrobe for a fresh new look.

You’ll love this if…comfort and style are equally important to you. With the Oceane Bikini Bottom, you don’t need to sacrifice comfort for style.

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Oceane Soft Padded Bikini Top | Oceane Bikini Bottom in Splash Print

Oceane One Piece Swimsuit

The Oceane One Piece Swimsuit is a supportive one-piece swimsuit lined with power mesh for smoothing and shaping. The top part of the swimsuit is designed to fit similarly to your favorite bra while the body of the swimsuit provides coverage and comfort for all body types.

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Oceane One Piece Swimsuit in Black

Construction & Fit

Made of microfiber and swim nylon, the Oceane One Piece Swimsuit features wide shoulder straps for comfort. Stabilized front straps and a wide elastic under bust provides additional support for D+ cup sizes. The knotted details add a flattering and beautiful touch to a timeless design.

You’ll love this if…you need a one-piece swimsuit that is chic, supportive, and designed to be worn for years to come.

bra sized swim wear

Oceane One Piece Swimsuit in Black

Oceane Collection Size & Color Options

Size Range

The Oceane Bikini Top is offered in sizes 34-40C, D, DD, E, F, FF, G.

The Oceane Bikini Bottom is offered in sizes S-3XL.

The Oceane One Piece Swimsuit is offered in sizes 32-40C, D, DD, E, F, FF, G.

Color Options

The Oceane collection is available in Black and Splash Print.

38g swim bra

Oceane One Piece Swimsuit in Splash Print

Love the Oceane collection? Check out our store locator here for a stockist near you.


We Highly Recommend

If you’re shopping for a swimsuit that fits your bust perfectly, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find swimsuit tops that stay in place, especially when you’re shopping on your own. If you’re full-busted and you’ve struggled with finding a flattering swimsuit top or if you’ve never tried a bra-sized swim top before, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings and carry a selection of swimsuits and swimsuit tops. Their expert bra fitters can help take the pain and frustration out of swimsuit shopping and do all the work for you. They can help you find a bra-sized swimsuit top with the support and lift that you’re looking for and they can also help you find new everyday bras that fit well and feel good. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best swimsuits are hiding.

If you’re not happy with the swimsuits in your closet, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy swimsuit shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Oceane Bikini Top | Oceane Bikini Bottom in Splash Print

Ready for summer? We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the warmer weather than with a sneak peek of our new SS19 swimwear collections!

Our swimwear collections are designed to provide the support you need this summer. With styles featuring hidden bra-like construction, smoothing fabrics, bold prints, and classic cuts, these pieces are meant to be shown off. 

Christy, a three-piece collection of glamorous essentials, leads the way with a Tankini, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit in vacation-ready Wild Leaves. Flirty Farah stuns with a ruffled Bikini Top, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit in eye-catching Emerald/Black. Chic Kiera reads both romantic and trendy with a Bikini Top, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit in Peach, Black, and Twilight. Oceane turns up the heat with a supportive Bikini Top, Bikini Top, and One Piece Swimsuit in Splash Print or classic Black.

Spring/Summer 2019 marks our first swimwear collection and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. So we’re giving you a sneak peek of our Spring/Summer collections right here on our blog.

Next up: The Keira collection, which features a sultry Bikini Top, chic Bikini Bottom, and flirty One Piece Swimsuit with cut-out details and crochet lace accents. 

Keira

The Keira collection is designed with support and style in mind. The trendy pieces can be mix and matched with your favorites or paired together for a beach-ready look. The collection features a flirty Bikini Top, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit in Black, Peach, and Twilight. With their inner bra-like construction, the Bikini Top and One Piece Swimsuit offer serious support. The high waist Bikini Bottom features a flattering full coverage fit and eye-catching crochet lace details.

Read on for everything you need to know about the Keira collection.

bra like swim tops

Keira One Piece Swimsuit in Peach

Keira Bikini Top

The Keira Bikini Top is an on-trend bra-sized swim top with padded cups, a supportive band, and adjustable straps in microfiber and swim crochet lace.

Construction & Fit

The Keira Bikini Top features a microfiber fabrication with a crochet lace overlay, side boning, an inner bra-like construction with molded foam cups and underwire for superb shaping, and adjustable shoulder straps.

The front straps are stabilized for extra support. Side bones help to keep the bra in place. Swim crochet with sultry cut-outs hide the underwire so it looks more like a swimsuit top and less like lingerie. Pair with the matching Keira Hipster to complete the look!

You’ll love this if…you’re not willing to sacrifice style for support. With this supportive swim top, there’s no need to compromise.

bra type swim tops

Keira Bikini Top | Keira High Waist Bikini Bottom in Black

Keira High Waist Bikini Bottom

The Keira High Waist Bikini Bottom is a vintage-inspired bikini bottom that sits at the waistline.

Construction & Fit

With its high waist cut and beautiful crochet lace, the Keira High Waist Bikini Bottom is a fresh take on a vintage style. This universally flattering style suits all sizes – from petite to plus size and every fabulous body type in between and beyond. The wide crochet lace band across the front panel echoes the stunning crochet lace on the Keira Bikini Top. The back panel is constructed in microfiber for comfort and a smooth fit.

Add the Keira Bikini Top and a big sun hat for a chic beach-ready look!

You’ll love this if…you want a stunning swimsuit, but you don’t like low-rise bikini bottoms – vintage-inspired high waisted bikini bottoms are more your style.

bra you can swim in

Keira Bikini Top | Keira High Waist Bikini Bottom in Peach

Keira One Piece Swimsuit

With its flirty cutouts and supportive bra-like construction, the Keira One Piece Swimsuit is a total knockout. This daring swimsuit features a comfortable microfiber and swim crochet fabrication with cut-outs for breathability.

Construction & Fit

The Keira One Piece Swimsuit is a bold take on a classic one-piece swimsuit. The clean lines of the swimsuit are accented by flattering vertical seams and panels of intuitively placed crochet lace. The top of the swimsuit fits like a supportive bra, but still looks like a cute swimsuit.

This bra-sized swimsuit also features straps that are cut closer to the body, U back wings in microfiber and power mesh for additional support, adjustable shoulder straps, and side boning for side shaping. The underbust, designed with a slight longline cut offers smoothing benefits as well.

You’ll love this if…you’re looking for support and comfort in a curve-hugging swimsuit that will boost your confidence to new levels.

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Keira One Piece Swimsuit in Twilight

Keira Collection Size & Color Options

Size Range

The Keira Bikini Top is offered in sizes 32-38B, C, D, DD, E, F.

The Keira Bikini Bottom is offered in sizes S-3XL.

The Keira One Piece Swimsuit is offered in sizes 32-38B,C, D, DD, E, F.

Color Options

The Keira collection is available in three stunning shades: Black, Peach, and Twilight.

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Keira One Piece Swimsuit in Black

Love the Keira collection? Check out our store locator here for a stockist near you.


We Highly Recommend

If you’re shopping for a swimsuit that fits your bust perfectly, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find swimsuit tops that stay in place, especially when you’re shopping on your own. If you’re full-busted and you’ve struggled with finding a flattering swimsuit top or if you’ve never tried a bra-sized swim top before, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings and carry a selection of swimsuits and swimsuit tops. Their expert bra fitters can help take the pain and frustration out of swimsuit shopping and do all the work for you. They can help you find a bra-sized swimsuit top with the support and lift that you’re looking for and they can also help you find new everyday bras that fit well and feel good. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best swimsuits are hiding.

If you’re not happy with the swimsuits in your closet, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy swimsuit shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Keira One Piece Swimsuit in Twilight

Ready for summer? We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the warmer weather than with a sneak peek of our new SS19 swimwear collections!

Our swimwear collections are designed to provide the support you need this summer. With styles featuring hidden bra-like construction, smoothing fabrics, bold prints, and classic cuts, these pieces are meant to be shown off. 

Christy, a three-piece collection of glamorous essentials, leads the way with a Tankini, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit in vacation-ready Wild Leaves. Flirty Farah stuns with a ruffled Bikini Top, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit in eye-catching Emerald/Black. Chic Kiera reads both romantic and trendy with a Bikini Top, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit in Peach, Black, and Twilight. Oceane turns up the heat with a supportive Bikini Top, Bikini Top, and One Piece Swimsuit in Splash Print or classic Black.

Spring/Summer 2019 marks our first swimwear collection and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. So we’re giving you a sneak peek of our Spring/Summer collections right here on our blog.

Next up: The Farah collection, which features a supportive Bikini Top, ruffled Bikini Bottom, and sexy One Piece Swimsuit in black with emerald accents. 

Farah

Farah is a collection of summertime essentials. The collection features a stunning Bikini Top, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit in Black/Emerald. The Bikini Top and One Piece Swimsuit are supportive yet sexy while the ruffled Bikini Bottom adds extra style points. The Farah collection is not for the faint of heart – these effortlessly sexy pieces will definitely get you noticed at the beach or pool.

Read on for everything you need to know about the Farah collection.

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Farah Bikini Top | Farah Bikini Bottom in Black/Emerald

Farah Bikini Top

The Farah Bikini Top is a stunning bra-sized swim top with a supportive fit and flirty ruffled trim.

Construction & Fit

The Farah Bikini Top features power mesh-lined cups with vertical darts and underwire for support and shaping. The inner bra-like construction of the swim top provides enhanced support and shaping. The power mesh-lined wings and stabilized front straps ensure ample support for full busts.

The side boning smooths sides and helps to keep the bikini top in place. The upper back hook holds back shoulder straps in a flattering criss-cross style. The deep v neckline, ruffled details, and emerald trim add beautiful detail. Pair this piece with the matching Bikini Bottom or with another bottom in classic black. This is not your ordinary swim top!

You’ll love this if…you’re looking for a bra-sized bikini top that won’t let you down. Like a favorite bra, this style is designed to keep your bust lifted, supported, and comfortably in place.

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Farah Bikini Top | Farah Bikini Bottom in Black/Emerald

Farah Bikini Bottom

The Farah Bikini Bottom is a universally-flattering bikini bottom that sits at hip level.

Construction & Fit

Made of microfiber and swim nylon, the Farah Bikini Bottom skims over curves for a flattering fit. The ruffled detail at the waistline add a beautiful element of interest to an otherwise classic design. In a timeless black with emerald trim, this is an easy breezy style you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again.

Pair it with the Farah Bikini Top or mix and match the style with a favorite black swimsuit top – the styling options are endless.

You’ll love this if…you want a chic bikini bottom that matches the Farah Bikini Top and goes with all the other black bikini tops in your closet, too.

underwire swim bra

Farah Bikini Top | Farah Bikini Bottom in Black/Emerald

Farah One Piece Swimsuit

The Farah One Piece Swimsuit is a sultry one-piece swimsuit with a deep v neckline. With its inner bra-like construction, this swimsuit fits like a supportive bra and feels like a favorite bodysuit.

Construction & Fit

Constructed in microfiber and swim nylon, the Farah One Piece Swimsuit features molded cups with underwire for opacity and lift and power mesh wings for extra support. The front body is lined in power mesh to smooth out and contour curves. The back body features a deep v drop accented by ruffles and lined in swim nylon.

Like the Farah Bikini Top, the Farah One Piece Swimsuit features an upper back hook to hold back shoulder straps in a criss-cross style, which keeps them in place on your shoulders. The wide inner elastic band and stabilized front straps provide additional support for C to G cup sizes.

You’ll love this if…you’re looking for a supportive yet sexy one piece swimsuit or you’re ready to replace a well-loved one piece swimsuit with a new one you’ll wear and love for years to come.

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Farah One Piece Swimsuit in Black/Emerald

Farah Collection Size & Color Options

Size Range

The Farah Bikini Top is offered in sizes 32-38C, D, DD, E, F, FF, G.

The Farah Bikini Bottom is offered in sizes S-3XL.

The Farah One Piece Swimsuit is offered in sizes 32-40C, D, DD, E, F, FF, G.

Color Options

The Farah collection is available in Black/Emerald.

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Farah One Piece Swimsuit in Black/Emerald

Love the Farah collection? Check out our store locator here for a stockist near you.


We Highly Recommend

If you’re shopping for a swimsuit that fits your bust perfectly, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find swimsuit tops that stay in place, especially when you’re shopping on your own. If you’re full-busted and you’ve struggled with finding a flattering swimsuit top or if you’ve never tried a bra-sized swim top before, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings and carry a selection of swimsuits and swimsuit tops. Their expert bra fitters can help take the pain and frustration out of swimsuit shopping and do all the work for you. They can help you find a bra-sized swimsuit top with the support and lift that you’re looking for and they can also help you find new everyday bras that fit well and feel good. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best swimsuits are hiding.

If you’re not happy with the swimsuits in your closet, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy swimsuit shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Farah Bikini Top | Farah Bikini Bottom in Black/Emerald

Ready for summer? We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the warmer weather than with a sneak peek of our new SS19 swimwear collections!

Our swimwear collections are designed to provide the support you need this summer. With styles featuring hidden bra-like construction, smoothing fabrics, bold prints, and classic cuts, these pieces are meant to be shown off. 

Christy, a three-piece collection of glamorous essentials, leads the way with a Tankini, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit in vacation-ready Wild Leaves. Flirty Farah stuns with a ruffled Bikini Top, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit in eye-catching Emerald/Black. Chic Kiera reads both romantic and trendy with a Bikini Top, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit in Peach, Black, and Twilight. Oceane turns up the heat with a supportive Bikini Top, Bikini Top, and One Piece Swimsuit in Splash Print or classic Black.

Spring/Summer 2019 marks our first swimwear collection and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. So we’re giving you a sneak peek of our Spring/Summer collections right here on our blog.

First up: The Christy collection, which features a supportive Bikini Top, chic Bikini Bottom, and timeless One Piece Swimsuit in a wild leaves print. 

Christy

The Christy collection is the epitome of poolside glamour. The collection features a Tankini, Bikini Bottom, and One Piece Swimsuit, each with a bold tropical print. The Tankini and One Piece Swimsuit are as supportive as they are beautiful while the universally flattering Bikini Bottom stuns at the beach or pool. The unique print feels both of-the-moment and extra special – this is a collection you’ll wear and love for years to come.

Read on for everything you need to know about the Christy collection.

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Christy Tankini | Christy Bikini Bottom in Wild Leaves

Christy Tankini

The Christy Tankini is a supportive tankini top with a sexy deep v neckline. The large-scale tropical print is glamorous and sophisticated. Combined with the black geometric lace under the bust, the swimsuit top is designed to skim over curves, smooth out the tummy and hips, and suit a multitude of body types.

Construction & Fit

The Christy Tankini is a microfiber halter tankini with a deep v neckline. The microfiber cups feature darts for shaping and vertical cup pads for opacity. The back wings are constructed in microfiber and power mesh for a snug and supportive fit. The back band is lined with elastic and the front straps are stabilized for added support. The inner seamless foam cup with underwire provides excellent shaping and support for full busts. The innovative design of the neckline ensures ample support for D+ cup sizes.

Pair with the matching Christy Bikini Bottom to complete the look!

You’ll love this if…you’re looking for a sexy yet supportive tankini top that will show off your shape in the most flattering way.

bra sized swim

Christy Tankini | Christy Bikini Bottom in Wild Leaves

Christy Bikini Bottom

The Christy Bikini Bottom is a curve-hugging bikini bottom that sits at hip level.

Construction & Fit

The microfiber and swim nylon fabrication of the Christy Bikini Bottom feel soft and comfortable on the skin. The flat covered elastic at the waist keeps the design comfortably in place. Featuring the same stunning print as the other pieces in the Christy collection, this is one swim piece you won’t want to miss.

Wear it with the Christy Tankini top or mix and match it with a favorite green or black bikini top for an eye-catching look.

You’ll love this if…you want to be comfortable and look effortlessly chic this summer.

bra swim top

Christy Tankini | Christy Bikini Bottom in Wild Leaves

Christy One Piece Swimsuit

The Christy One Piece Swimsuit is a glamorous one-piece swimsuit with a deep v neckline. The top fits like your favorite bra while the body of the swimsuit shapes and smooths curves.

Construction & Fit

The Christy One Piece Swimsuit is constructed in microfiber and swim nylon. The inner wires form a bra-like construction that feels incredibly supportive on (even with the deep v neckline!) The swimsuit ties at the neck in a halter style, enhancing the lift. The power mesh wings close at back above a flirty keyhole opening. The hidden bra-like construction is enhanced with triangle molded pad cups. The front strap is stabilized for additional support. The Christy One Piece Swimsuit is lined for smoothing and opacity.

You’ll love this if…you want to be comfortable and look effortlessly chic this summer.

bra sized swim wear

Christy One Piece Swimsuit in Wild Leaves

Christy Collection Size & Color Options

Size Range

The Christy Tankini is offered in sizes 32-38B, C, D, DD, E, F.

The Christy Bikini Bottom is offered in sizes S-3XL.

The Christy One Piece Swimsuit is offered in sizes 32-38B, C, D, DD, E, F.

Color Options

The Christy collection features one bold, stand-out shade: Wild Leaves.

underwire swim bra

Christy One Piece Swimsuit in Wild Leaves

Love the Christy collection? Check out our store locator here for a stockist near you.


We Highly Recommend

If you’re shopping for a swimsuit that fits your bust perfectly, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find swimsuit tops that stay in place, especially when you’re shopping on your own. If you’re full-busted and you’ve struggled with finding a flattering swimsuit top or if you’ve never tried a bra-sized swim top before, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings and carry a selection of swimsuits and swimsuit tops. Their expert bra fitters can help take the pain and frustration out of swimsuit shopping and do all the work for you. They can help you find a bra-sized swimsuit top with the support and lift that you’re looking for and they can also help you find new everyday bras that fit well and feel good. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best swimsuits are hiding.

If you’re not happy with the swimsuits in your closet, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy swimsuit shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Christy One Piece Swimsuit in Wild Leaves

As difficult as bra shopping is, it becomes a lot easier when you figure out your bra size and breast shape.

We’ve all brought a handful of cute bras into the fitting room and hoped that even one of them would fit. Bra shopping can certainly be stressful, so understanding your breast shape is the key to a successful shopping trip.

Which bra should you choose? Here are the best bras for each breast shape:

breast types and shapes

Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra | Sandrine Hipster in Ivory

Breast shape: Round

What it means: Round breasts have the same fullness from top to bottom – the breast tissue is evenly distributed throughout the breast. You’ve probably heard that if you have round breasts most bra styles will work for you and this is true. Demi bras, balconette bras, and bralettes are all clear contenders for this breast shape.

“What are the best bra styles for round breasts?”

Best bra styles: You can pretty much wear any style – from racerback bras and t-shirt bras to demi bras and bralettes. Why not try a new style or pick a print or color you wouldn’t normally choose? It’s easy to get into a style rut when it comes to lingerie, but there are plenty of other styles out there for you too!

normal breast shape

Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra | Sandrine Hipster in Ivory

Breast shape: Asymmetrical

What it means: Is one of your breasts noticeably bigger than the other? If so, you’re not alone. Most women have a breast that is slightly larger, but asymmetrical breasts typically involve one breast being a cup size (or more) bigger than the other.

“How do I make my boobs look more symmetrical?”

Best bra styles: Plunge bras, demi bras, and padded bras will balance out your shape and give you a more even look. Push-up bras with removable pads are another good option if one of your breasts is a cup size larger than the other. Simply remove the push-up pad from the side with the bigger cup and you’re good to go.

breast shape guide

Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra | Emma Hipster in Black

Breast shape: Athletic

What it means: Strength is beautiful too! You have athletic breasts if you have a muscular chest with breasts that are wider and less dense than other breast shapes. Never fear, there are some great bras out there for you.

“Which bra style will provide the perfect amount of lift?”

Best bra styles: Push-up bras are a stellar option for athletic breasts – the construction of the bra will lift and center your breasts, creating a fuller shape. Avoid bras with tall center gores as they may cause discomfort and instead look for bras with low center gores, like the Emma Plunge Molded Bra. Wireless bras, like the Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra, are comfortable and will work well for you too.

types of breast shapes

Emma Plunge Molded Bra | Emma Hipster in Nude

Related: Which Breast Shape Do You Have?


Breast shape: Slender

What it means: Slender breasts are characterized by thinness all over and a lack of density. The breast tissue is typically shallow and they may be dropping or sagging in shape.

“How can I get more lift?”

Best bra styles: Balconette bras and demi bras are your best bet. Plunge bras can also be a great option as they’ll lift your breast tissue considerably. Speaking of plunge bras, slender breasts need a bra that provides a good amount of lift, so you may find your perfect fit in a plunge bra, push-up bra, or demi bra.

breast shapes

Charlotte Padded Bra | Charlotte Bikini in Blossom Print

Breast shape: Tear Drop

What it means: Tear drop breasts are breasts that are fuller on bottom. This breast shape benefits the most from a bra with a snug band and a firm, supportive fit to lift everything up.

“Which bra style will provide the lift and support I need?”

Best bra styles: Demi bras and balconette bras are both excellent choices for tear drop breasts. The cup design and wide set straps will lift your breast tissue up – no push-up padding needed. Padded bras are another option. With full coverage bras, be sure to try them on before purchasing as you may have an issue with your breast tissue filling up the cups in a full coverage style. If that’s the case, opt for a seamless demi bra instead.

different breast shapes

Charlotte Padded Bra | Charlotte Bikini in Blossom Print

Breast shape: Close Set

What it means: Do your breasts almost touch? Close set breasts have little space between each breast. If you have close set breasts, you might be searching for a comfortable bra that doesn’t dig in or irritate your sternum.

“Which bra style is the most comfortable for me?”

Best bra styles: Plunge bras are a perfect match for close set breasts. Their low center gore can tack against the sternum – unlike a bra with a tall center gore that will pull away from your body. Plus, they provide just the right amount of separation without putting too much stress on breast tissue. Bralettes and wireless bras are two other good options, same with racerback bras.

types of breast shape

Emma Plunge Molded Bra | Emma Hipster in Black

Breast shape: Wide Set

What it means: Wide set breasts, also known as side set breasts, have a fair amount of space between each breast. You might be looking for a bra that will center your breast tissue and reduce the space between your breasts. Enhancing your cleavage might be another priority of yours.

“How do I bring my breasts closer together?”

Best bra style: Balconette bras and demi bras are excellent choices for this breast shape. Plunge bras may work too – just be sure your breast tissue is supported and contained within the underwire of the cups. Bras with side slings, like the Marion Unlined Wire Bra, are designed to bring breast tissue to the center – making this a design detail worth seeking out if you have wide set breasts.

best bra for breast shape

Charlotte Padded Bra | Charlotte Highwaist Brief in Woodrose/Black

Related: The Complete Guide To Breast Shapes


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!


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Cora Unlined Longline Bra | Cora Bikini in Pale Blush

No one wants an uncomfortable bra. In fact, those bras typically get tossed to the back of our lingerie drawers. What we do want, though, is a bra that is so comfortable we could sleep in it. Many of us have fallen asleep with our bras on and woken up in the morning with irritation and discomfort. Fortunately, there are a few styles out there that can change that.

What are the best bras to wear to bed? Wireless bras, soft cup bras, and bralettes are three styles worth seeking out. These styles lack underwire – something you’ll want to avoid with a sleep bra.

Here are our favorite bras to wear to sleep:

Adriana Lace Bralette

should i wear a bra to bed

Adriana Lace Bralette | Adriana Bikini in Raspberry

With its stretch lace fabrication and supportive wireless construction, the Adriana Lace Bralette is one of our top picks for a sleep bra. This bralette provides the perfect amount of support without feeling restricting. Plus, it provides a little lift and doubles as an everyday bra too!

is it bad to wear a bra to bed

Adriana Lace Bralette | Adriana Bikini in Raspberry

Dalis Bralette

do you wear a bra to bed

Dalis Bralette | Dalis Hipster in Bare

When we think of comfort, soft fabrics like modal come to mind. The Dalis Bralette is made almost entirely out of soft modal to help you get a good night’s sleep. This chic bralette features seamed cups, a supportive elastic band, and adjustable straps so you can customize the fit, too.

does wearing a bra to bed

Dalis Bralette | Dalis Hipster in Bare

Ciara Bralette

is it bad to wear your bra to bed

Ciara Bralette | Ciara Bikini in Surf

The Ciara Bralette is a natural choice for a sleep bra. This comfy bralette features moisture-wicking Coolpass to keep you cool and comfortable all night long. The seamed cups and supportive band enhance your shape while providing the comfort you need. Stretch lace details add the perfect finishing touch.


Related: Is It Bad To Sleep In A Sports Bra?


bad to wear bra to bed

Ciara Bralette | Ciara Bikini in Ivory

Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra

is it ok to wear your bra to bed

Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra | Aline Bikini in Nude

If you’re looking for more support than a bralette, a molded wireless bra is the next best thing. The seamless cups and soft microfiber construction of the Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra feel lightweight and comfortable on the body. This bra provides more coverage than a bralette – and it’s wireless – so you won’t have to worry about waking up sore the next morning.

not wearing a bra to bed

Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra | Aline Bikini in Black

Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra

should you wear a bra to bed

Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra | Emma Hipster in Black

Bras can be expensive, so it’s often best to pick a style that you know you’ll get a lot of wear out of. While the Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra is a brilliant day to day bra, it makes a great sleep bra, too. We love how the soft, high-quality fabrication adds comfort to an already versatile design. It’s just one of those styles that you put on and forget you’re even wearing it.

wearing a bra to bed

Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra | Emma Hipster in Black

Pro tips

Should you wear a bed to bed? At the end of the day, the choice is yours. If you do choose to wear a bra to sleep, make comfort a priority. Remember: You don’t need a bra with a snug band for sleep. In fact, don’t be afraid to buy your bra sister size (bigger band size and smaller cup size) for a more comfortable fit. Just be sure the bra provides a decent amount of support on the middle or last hook so you can get a decent amount of wear out of out. Also, avoid any bras with underwire. Lastly, be sure to consult with your doctor before you start wearing bras to bed and consider getting a bra fitting if you’re not sure which size to buy.


Related: Do Bras Prevent Sagging?


is it alright to wear a bra to bed

Ciara Bralette | Ciara Bikini in Surf

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!


Featured image lingerie:
Ciara Bralette | Ciara Bikini in Ivory

Who doesn’t love the comfort of a wireless bra?

The warm weather of the spring and summer seasons call for lightweight bras that will keep us cool and comfortable. From molded t-shirt bras without underwire to lace bralettes with seamed cups in bold hues, now is the perfect time to invest in a high-quality wireless bra.

With its moisture-wicking Coolpass fabrication, the Ciara Bralette is perfect for the changing temperatures. Sexy, supportive bralettes like the Adriana Lace Bralette provide plenty of support for full busts too – making them a great choice for sleeping, lounging, or wearing out and about.

If a t-shirt bra is more your style, the Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra is sure to be your new favorite. This wireless padded bra features molded cups to shape the bust and a sturdy, wide microfiber band for extra support. For a more plunging silhouette, check out the Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra. This minimalist style features a seamless microfiber fabrication and a beautifully simplistic design.

Last but certainly not least, the Dalis Bralette provides the comfort you’ve been looking for with its seamed cups, pretty lace details, and super soft modal fabrication.

So which wireless style is right for you? Here are our top picks:

Ciara Bralette

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Ciara Bralette | Ciara Bikini in Surf

The Ciara Bralette proves that comfort can be sexy too. This stylish bralette features seamed wireless triangle cups for a flattering shape, an innovative Coolpass fabrication that wicks moisture away from the body to keep you comfortable, and a supportive yet stunning longline silhouette. Perfect on its own or paired with the matching Bikini in Surf or Ivory.

where can i buy bralettes

Ciara Bralette | Ciara Bikini in Ivory

Adriana Lace Bralette

what is a bralette vs bra

Adriana Lace Bralette | Adriana Bikini in Raspberry

The Adriana Lace Bralette is a fan favorite. This supportive style features wire-free cups, a wide band lined in power mesh for extra support, a J-hook to convert it to a racerback style, and wide lace straps that look pretty peeking out of a top or sweater. The cups are seamed to shape the bust, the plunging neckline is ultra-versatile, and the all-over lace fabrication is a beautiful touch.

where to get bralettes

Adriana Lace Bralette | Adriana Bikini in Raspberry

Dalis Bralette

when to wear a bralette

Dalis Bralette | Dalis Hipster in Bare

Looking for a supportive, comfy, and cute lounge bra or sleep bra? You’ll love the Dalis Bralette. This pretty style features seamed cups, wide straps trimmed in lace, a sturdy elastic band and a built-in sling for support. The lace details at the neckline, straps, and back add to the beautiful design. Join the straps together with the J-hook to wear it as a racerback bra too!

how to wear a bralette in summer

Dalis Bralette | Dalis Hipster in Bare

Related: How Should A Bralette Fit?


Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra

what is the best wireless bra

Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra | Aline Bikini in Black

The Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra is an excellent alternative to a t-shirt bra with underwire. This chic style features molded cups with an all-over striped jacquard fabrication and a supportive band with just the right amount of stretch. The bottom band and side band are stabilized for fit like a cut and sew bra to eliminate bulk. Side boning helps to keep the bra in place for all-day comfort.

what is wireless bra

Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra | Aline Bikini in Nude

Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra

what is wire free bra

Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra | Emma Hipster in Black

The Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra is a no-frills wireless bra with molded cups, a high-quality microfiber fabrication that feels smooth and comfortable on the body, and a versatile deep plunge design that works for a number of necklines. Our favorite feature? The seamless cups are virtually undetectable under fitted shirts and dresses!

best wire free bra

Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra | Emma Hipster in Black

Related: How To Shop For Wireless Bras


Which wireless style will you be adding to your lingerie wardrobe? Let us know in the comments below!


We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new bralettes 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:
Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra | Emma Hipster in Black
Ciara Bralette | Ciara Bikini in Ivory
Adriana Lace Bralette | Adriana Bikini in Raspberry

Wondering how to make your bra fit better? We’ve got you covered.

While these tips won’t make an ill-fitting bra fit perfectly, they can help you get an extra wear out of a bra (or help you make it through the day with a bra that doesn’t fit well at all).

Here’s our guide to improving the fit of an ill-fitting bra:  

1.  Check the band

You’ve probably heard that your band is responsible for 80-85% of a bra’s support – not the straps. So it makes sense that you would check the band first when fixing the fit of your bra. After all, your band is the real MVP of your bra – it makes sure your breast tissue is supported, lifted, and held comfortably in place for 8+ hours every day.

Before you jump ahead and tighten your bra straps, take a good look at the band. Is the bra riding up in back? If so, move the bra band to the tightest (innermost) hook to get a snug fit. Does it feel too tight? Try re-fastening the band on a looser hook for a little relief.

bra fitting

Vanna Plunge Padded Bra | Vanna Hipster in Black/Gray

2.  Adjust the straps

Sometimes a quick adjustment of the straps is all you need. As key components for many bras, your straps are responsible for keeping the cups in place.

Of course, finding the right balance with fit is key. Overtightening the straps will cause your bra band to ride up your back (and it can also cause cup spillage and discomfort too). On the other hand, straps that are too loose will fall off your shoulders. When those loose straps are combined with a loose band, the bra will start moving south – and that’s never a good look.

So how do you get the fit of the straps right?

Here’s how: Ideally, you should be able to comfortably fit two fingers between your skin and the strap without the band riding up. With your band hooked and horizontal to the floor, adjust the sliders on the straps to customize the fit. You can also adjust the straps before putting the bra on. This is especially helpful for racerback bras and bras that you have to pull over your head. Then fasten the bra and check the fit in a mirror to make sure everything looks good.


Related: Your Bra Strap Problems, Solved!


bra fitting guide

Vanna Unlined Wire Bra | Vanna Hipster in Black/Gray

3.  Assess the cups

The cups are perhaps one of the most challenging issues to fix. There are two common issues that can come from ill-fitting cups. The first involves cups that are too small. As a bra fitter, I see bra cups that are too small all the time. You’d be surprised by the number of people that are walking around with bras that are too small!

How do you know if this is the problem?

Here’s what to look for: Your bra cups are too small if your breast tissue spills over the sides or out of the top or bottom of the cups. Ideally, your breast tissue should be completely encapsulated within the underwire of the cups. Also, your breast tissue should completely fill the cups too. This means that there isn’t any empty space in the cups. Unfortunately, there isn’t a good fix for bra cups that are too small. They’re a key sign that you need a bigger bra. But you can switch to a bralette or wireless bra if you’re not able to get a fitting yet. Both styles are wire-free and more forgiving than bras with underwire.

Speaking of empty space, the second fit issue involves the cups being too big – a common sign of a change in breast size. One common example? Breastfeeding can certainly change the size and shape of your breasts. In fact, you may find that you’re no longer able to fit into the bras you wore pre-pregnancy. Instead of trying to make those bras work, toss or donate them (depending on their condition) and treat yourself to some new bras that fit well. And don’t be afraid to try a different style – like a demi bra or a padded bra – to show off your beautiful new shape.

how should a bra fit

Vanna Unlined Wire Bra | Vanna Hipster in Bare/Ivory

4.  Get a bra fitting

It’s normal for your bra size to change throughout your life. Weight loss, weight gain, pregnancy, childbirth, breast surgery, menopause, breastfeeding, hormones, and birth control can have a powerful impact on the body and change your bra size as a result. If you’re wearing the same bras that you bought a year ago and they’re not fitting you well, it might be time for a bra fitting. Many of these common bra fit issues can be fixed with a bra fitting. We recommend getting regular bra fittings every six months to one year. So if you can’t remember the last time you had a bra fitting, do yourself a favor and go get one!


Related: Ask A Bra Fitter: What Are Bra Fittings Like?


a bra that fits

Vanna Unlined Wire Bra | Vanna Hipster in Bare/Ivory

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!


Featured image lingerie:
Vanna Unlined Wire Bra | Vanna Hipster in Black/Gray

Find Your Perfect Fit

Say hello to lingerie that fits well and feels amazing with Cynthia and Molly of LiviRae Lingerie and Lifetime’s Double Divas at a special bra fit event on April 4, 2019.

LiviRae Lingerie and Parfait have teamed up for a day of bra fittings and lingerie shopping. Experience what a proper-fitting bra feels like, shop the newest collections from Parfait and MOD By Parfait, and receive a free gift with purchase.

Cynthia and Molly will be offering bra fittings from 10 AM to 6 PM at the Pacific Palms Resort located at Industry Hills Parkway in the Pine Valley Room/Mezzanine Level.

Tickets are available at Eventbrite.

About LiviRae Lingerie

Cynthia Decker and Molly Hopkins are the founders of LiviRae Lingerie, a custom bra fitting boutique located in Kennesaw, GA. Their Kennesaw store is a warm welcome for anyone needing a bra fitting or simply shopping for a new lingerie set and their expert staff has a combined 20+ years of experience in the industry.

About the Double Divas

Beloved by fans everywhere, their popular Lifetime show, Double Divas, follows Cynthia and Molly as they help women find bras that fit well and feel amazing. Their honesty, intuitiveness, and creativity are a breath of fresh air. Catch up on the episodes and see what all the buzz is about on Lifetime.

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