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One of the most common lingerie shopping questions that women have is “What happens at a bra fitting?” Indeed, a bra fitting can bring up all kinds of emotions: Relief, excitement, anxiety, embarrassment — you name it. On one hand, you may be finding out some very helpful information about your bust line, which can then help you to find bras that fit you flawlessly, making you feel and look your absolute best. On the other hand, though, you’ll be tasked with potentially taking your shirt off and letting a total stranger size you up. But don’t fret — while it’s totally normal to have some nerves ahead of your first bra fitting, you’ll undoubtedly be so grateful you went through with it. In fact, you may be surprised at how many benefits you reap from this one experience. Not only will you gain insight into your true size, but you may also glean some guidance on which bra styles are best suited to your breast shape.

Still feeling a tad apprehensive? To put your mind at ease, here’s what 8 women had to say about what it’s like getting a fitting for the first time.

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“Confession time. I’ve worked at a lingerie boutique for almost a year, and I’m constantly encouraging ladies to get their regular fittings. But me? Well, the truth is I’d never actually had one until I started working in this industry. For years, I was convinced I knew my size, and I bought bras in that size all through college and a few years after that.

When I finally got fitted (at the store I work at now), I was shocked that I was one band size smaller than I thought, and my cup size was two cups larger than I thought. This explained a lot — namely, why I always had to tighten the straps all the way, why my bra never felt snug even on the tightest hook and eye setting, and why my (wide set) boobs were often spilling out a tiny bit on the sides of the cups.

I’m really grateful I finally got fitted, or I would have kept blindly investing in bras that don’t actually fit me! What a waste, right? That’s why I’m never shy about encouraging that customers get a fitting, even if it’s only been six months since they had one last. You’d be surprised at how quickly your breasts can fluctuate in size.”

— Cassie, 31

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“I had heard great things about Nordstrom’s fittings, so I popped by my local store on a random week day without an appointment to see what all the fuss was about. To my amazement, the fitter figured out my size just by looking at me! It turned out that both my cup and band were too small.

Ended up going home with two new bras that were way more comfortable  — and flattering. A year later, after I had lost some weight, I went back and specifically requested the same fitter. She’s the best!”

— Kelly, 28

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“I remember I was super nervous. I had so many questions. Was she going to make me take my shirt off? What about my bra? Was she going to size me up simply by looking at me, or would she use a measuring tape?

Luckily, the lady who did my fitting was super friendly and I felt comfortable pretty much right away. She actually asked permission to come in the fitting room with me, and after measuring me, brought me all kinds of bra options to try out.

She informed me that my boobs were actually really close set, which explained why the center panel on bras often digs into my breasts (because it’s too wide). Then, to my relief, she suggested some bras that had a narrower center gore, which fit perfectly.”

— Dee, 30


Related: How To Find The Right Bra For Your Breast Shape


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“For 10 years I wore bras where I had to push my breasts back down into the cups because they would always half pop out of them if I bent down, jumped, or walked too fast or something. My bras were the right size, so I just thought having breasts sucked.

Then I was fitted and found out my breasts don’t have much of a gap between them, and normal bras have gaps between the cups. Enter balconette bras. Life changed in an instant.

I can bend down. I can dance!”

—Anonymous

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“If you’re going to get a fitting I’d highly recommend going to Nordstrom. It’s the only place I’ve had a fitting where they got the measurements close to what I get on my own. Nordstrom also carries a wide variety of sizes which, in my opinion, makes them less likely to “force” you into a size.

I measure myself at a 34G UK. I was measured as a 34FF UK at Nordstrom and found the bras they selected for me to try a good fit. The sales associate was very knowledgeable about bra fit and offered good advice. She did not push me to buy anything (and even told me not to buy a bra because it wasn’t a perfect fit!).

Now, onto the procedure: I was measured braless. The sales associated measured my band size and my breast size (standing). The whole measurement probably took like a minute tops.”

— Anonymous

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“I got a bra fitting and… I am so happy I did!

The girl that did mine was awesome, friendly, and I felt completely comfortable letting her do it.

In the end, I found out not only have I been wearing the wrong size bra my entire adult life but also that my cup size is actually bigger than I thought! Which was a huge confidence boost for me.”

— Anonymous

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“I can honestly say getting a properly fitting bra changed my quality of life. Went from an 80-85 C-D to 70F, sometimes 70G… I got rid of a constant backache I didn’t even attribute to my breasts, my posture is better, and I actually look much slimmer.”

— Anonymous 

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“I had pretty much given up on the possibility of finding a strapless bra that works for me. But apparently, the reason why I couldn’t find a strapless bra that stays up is that I was wearing the wrong size. I stopped into a local boutique because I was shopping for a bra to go with my bridesmaid’s dress for my best friend’s wedding.

While helping me to find the right bra style for my dress, the stylist asked what size I wear. When I told her, she immediately suggested I get a fitting, since she suspected I was actually a different size. Turns out, she was right. I had been wearing a band size that was two sizes too big!

I’ve raved about that store (and fitter) to all of my girlfriends, and now we all get fittings there. Sometimes, we’ll make an afternoon out of it and shop for some new lingerie together after we get our regular fittings. It makes it feel less like an obligation and more like a fun girl’s day out!”

— Emma, 30


Related: How Often Should You Get A Bra Fitting?


Pro tips

Still feeling a tad anxious about your first fitting? Here’s the thing: After the first one, the experience will never feel nearly as intimidating after that — which is a very good thing given that you should really be getting re-measured every six months or so). But in case you needed some added reassurance, hopefully, these ladies’ stories serve as proof that a bra fitting can be a stress-free (dare we say downright delightful?) experience.

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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!

Here’s a little-known style secret: The best way to feel self-assured in a swimsuit is to find one that fits you flawlessly. Indeed, we’re firm believers that every body is a bikini body — but the key is to find a bathing suit that accents your assets and hugs your curves in all the right places.

However, finding a swimsuit that fits you perfectly requires some research, careful consideration, and yes, sometime in the fitting room (sorry, but you’ll thank us later!).

Trust us, the hunt for the perfect bathing suit has a payoff that makes all the effort well worth it: Not only will you feel more confident at the beach, but you’re also bound to turn a few heads, too.

Need a little guidance? Here are some top tips to help you figure out whether a swimsuit fits well.

1.  You forget the straps are there.

When a swimsuit fits properly, you won’t have to worry about the straps whatsoever. You’ll never have to pull them back onto your shoulders because they keep falling down. You also won’t have to deal with them digging into your shoulders and causing discomfort or pain. If you have a full bust line, you may want to seek out bathing suits that have wider straps, as they can help to distribute the weight of your boobs better, causing less strain on your shoulders and neck. Also, it can be extremely helpful to look for bathing suits with adjustable straps so you can achieve a flawless fit for your particular body. To check if the top fits properly before buying a swimsuit, try slipping a finger or two under the straps — if you can’t fit them, that likely means it’s too small, but if you can fit more than that, it’s probably too big.

2.  The bottoms will feel like a second skin.

Ever had a bathing suit bottom that cuts into your derriere? It’s not only unpleasant but unsightly to boot. Or, what about a bottom that’s saggy, because your butt simply doesn’t fill it out? You deserve a bathing suit that fits your bottom well, and you can definitely find one, though it may take a little trial and error to figure out which style suits your shape. Experiment with some different bottom styles to find one that works for your body — like boyshorts, high-waisted briefs, high-cut bikinis, and cheeky Brazilian cuts. Pro tip: If you’ve got shapely hips, look for a bottom with adjustable sides so you can make sure the bathing suit conforms nicely to your figure.

3.  The band stays in place.

If you’re shopping for two-piece bathing suits, you should always check the band to determine if the top fits well. This is because just like with bras, the band on your bathing suit top provides the majority of the support. The band should lay totally flat all the way around your torso, to take a spin around and scope out the back in the mirror. If the band is riding up in the back, your top is probably too big. Ideally, the band will feel snug (you shouldn’t be able to squeeze more than a finger or two underneath it), but not so tight that it restricts your movement or breathing.


Related: 6 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Swimsuit


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Oceane Padded Bikini Top | Oceane Bikini Bottom in Splash Print

4.  The band feels snug and supportive.

Speaking of the band, if you’re buying bathing suits with adjustable bands (and we highly recommend doing so!) you definitely want to ensure that the band feels snug on the loosest setting. Why? Well, your bathing suit is bound to stretch out the more you wear and wash it. So, it’s important that you’re able to tighten the band as needed over time. That’s the only way to ensure that you’re getting adequate support.

5.  The cups provide the perfect amount of coverage.

It’s tough to feel totally confident in a swimsuit if you’re constantly checking to see if you’re spilling out of the top or sides. So, make sure to prioritize coverage while you’re shopping, whether you go for a one-piece bathing suit, tankini, or bikini. Your top should reveal only the amount of cleavage you’re comfortable with, and the cups definitely shouldn’t cut into your breast tissue (thus causing the dreaded “quad-boob” look). The top of the cups should lay flat against your breasts, with no gaping or puckering.

While trying bathing suits on, try bending forward to make sure the top still sufficiently contains your breasts. And if you’re opting for an underwire bikini top, check to confirm that the wire rests firmly against your torso, without digging into the breast tissue or floating away from your chest. If you plan to be active in your bathing suit (impromptu beach volleyball is tough to say no to), you’ll want to be extra sure that you feel secure. Try jumping up and down a bit in the fitting room to determine whether the top can stay in place.

Pro tips

Your bathing suit should make you feel nothing short of fabulous, and the only way it can do that is if it fits you flawlessly. Look for these signs that your swimsuit is well suited to your particular figure, and remember: It may take a few shopping trips to find some styles that work for you, but your patience will certainly pay off when you’re strutting down to the resort pool, brimming with self-confidence.


Related: 7 Things To Look For In The Perfect Swimsuit


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Oceane Padded Bikini Top | Oceane Bikini Bottom in Splash Print

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 swimwear:
Oceane Padded Bikini Top | Oceane Bikini Bottom in Splash Print

We’re firm believers that self-care is something you should be practicing every single day, throughout the seasons. That said, there are many things that can serve as distractions from your efforts, between your personal relationships, your career, and other obligations. But guess what? Summer is actually the perfect time to ramp up the self-care. The warmer weather, extra vacation days, and overall laid-back vibe of this season can all encourage you to focus on making sure you’re getting some much-needed R&R. Not to mention, if you’re a mom, summer can actually be a somewhat stressful time, thanks to endless play dates and pool parties, summer camp drop-offs and pickups, and family trips.

Of course, self-care will mean different things to different people, and what makes one person feel relaxed and rejuvenated might not cut it for another. That said, there are certain tactics that can help almost anyone channel the carefree nature of summer.

If you’re looking to slow down and start showing yourself some more compassionate care, try any of these summer-inspired self-care strategies.

1.  Plan a staycation

Without a doubt, getting away can be a phenomenal form of self-care. Sometimes, all you need is a change of scenery to refresh your mindset and restore your energy. Besides, exploring a new location can be incredibly inspiring, and you’re sure to make a few memories that will last well past the summer. That said, sometimes a vacation simply isn’t feasible, whether due to your work obligations or budget limitations. To boot, planning a trip can be a bit stressful, between booking flights, finding a place to stay, and figuring out the logistics of your itinerary.

So, why not plan a staycation instead? You’ll save time and money on travel, and you can still reap the self-care rewards of taking a getaway. Find a local hotel that has a spa, or perhaps a swimming pool, and some solid dining options on-site. Then, pack up some luxe loungewear, some glamorous lingerie, and a bottle of bubbly, and hole up — either solo or with your SO — for a luxurious weekend of pampering.

2.  Try a digital detox

Summer is a stellar time to step away from social media and other technology. Your feeds be chock full of enviable vacations and “fitspo” photos promoting the idea of a bikini body (PSA: Every body is a beach body), and seeing those kinds of posts can inspire comparisons to your own life, and subconsciously get you down. Not to mention, the longer days and warmer weather provide the perfect opportunities to get out in nature more, and your devices can often serve as a distraction, keeping you inside the house. So, try to find a digital detox plan that works for you.

Depending on the technology demands of your job, you might be able to designate a certain time frame every day, such as around dinner or before bed, during which your devices are off limits. Or, you may find there’s a certain day, like Sunday, on which you can stash your phone away. Let your friends, family, and coworkers know that you won’t be available, and use that time to be fully present and reconnect with your loved ones (as well as yourself).

3.  Enjoy seasonal foods

One of the most delightful aspects of summer is all of the incredibly tasty, healthy foods that are in season. So why not take advantage? Swing by your local farmer’s market to pick up some strawberries, corn, cucumbers, green beans, peaches, plums, watermelon, zucchini, eggplant, and other seasonal produce. Then, look for recipes that incorporate them, like an arugula salad with tomatoes and basil vinaigrette, or a blackberry crisp.

Treating your body to farm-fresh produce when it’s at its peak is a phenomenal (and delicious) way to practice self-care. Not only will these fruits and veggies taste better when they’re in season, but they’ll also be cheaper, and pack even more nutrients, too.


Related: 6 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Swimsuit


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4.  Take your workout outside

Stuck in an exercise rut? A great way to bust out of the boredom that comes with running on a treadmill is to take your workout to the great outdoors. Choosing an activity you genuinely enjoy is key — whether you like hiking, biking, jogging, or swimming. After all, self-care is all about doing things that make your body feel good, not things that you dread and have to drag your feet out of bed to do.

If you tend to be more motivated in a group setting, note that many gyms and studios offer outdoor yoga, Zumba, and boot camp classes. And if running isn’t your thing but you’re seeking a workout that will allow you to take in the summer scenery, opt for a power walk (with light dumbbells if you want to make it more challenging). Just don’t forget to pull together a fun summer-ready playlist to fuel you through.

5.  Catch up on your summer reading

When was the last time you read a book just because? Summer is a phenomenal time to catch up on your reading, so go ahead and pick up a copy of that autobiography or best-selling novel you’ve been hearing great things about. If you’re on a tight budget, stop by your local library, where you can find a wide range of reading material from educational nonfiction on a range of subjects to chick lit page-turners.

Not sure where to start? Check out Goodreads’ summer reading list. Next, find a quiet place — like a bench at your local park, a nearby coffee shop, or your very own bathtub, and bury yourself in your new material. And if you want to get your girlfriends in on your efforts, why not start a little summer book club?

6.  Get some vitamin D

If you’ve ever noticed how you feel like you’re in a better mood after lounging around on the beach or right in your own backyard, you’re not imagining things — research has shown that soaking up the sun actually has a number of health benefits. In fact, one 2016 study found that adults have less mental distress when they have more sunny days, and another 2008 study found that soaking up some morning sunlight can help to regulate your internal clock so you experience an enhanced feeling of alertness during the day and improved sleep at night.

That said, it’s super important to protect your skin from the UV rays, so always be sure to wear sunscreen with adequate SPF. If sunbathing isn’t your thing, you could listen to an audiobook, work on a craft, or read a magazine while you’re enjoying the warmth and natural light. Or, you could use that time in the sun to catch up with girlfriends over a pitcher of homemade sangria. Just don’t forget to drink plenty of water — it’s crucial to stay hydrated when you’re out in the heat.

Ready for a relaxing, rejuvenating summer? All of these self-care ideas will help you to seek out the TLC you deserve — while also enjoying all of the incredible perks this season has to offer.


Related: Bra-Sized Swimwear: How To Get The Perfect Fit


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Keira One Piece Swimsuit in Twilight

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

Let’s talk about pregnancy boobs. It’s no secret that they’re going through a lot of significant changes. Hormonal shifts can cause them to get bigger, fuller, sore, and/or sensitive, among other things. As such, many women find themselves being forced to embrace this new bust line. That typically means coming to terms with the fact that their previous bras simply aren’t going to cut it — and ultimately, shopping for some new ones.

Of course, pregnancy doesn’t affect all women’s breasts the same way. Some say their breasts feel heavy. Others say they feel more firm. Some also find that they feel itchy, or that the veins are more visible. As the body adjusts the hormonal shifts in the first trimester, many women experience aching in their breast area as well as their armpits. Nipples might become darker, more sensitive or more pronounced — and even may change shape, according to Healthline.

The bottom line? Changes of some kind are basically inevitable but can vary from person to person.

Here’s what nine women had to say about their experience dealing with the notorious “pregnancy boobs.”

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“I was hoping my asymmetrical boobs would even out a little bit (one is like a half cup size or so larger), but unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. They did grow, however, close to a cup size larger, and for some reason, I feel like it was less noticeable that they were lopsided once they were bigger.” 
— Madison, 31

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“I’ve had a small chest my entire life and was really looking forward to that extra ‘oomph’ during pregnancy. So, I was pretty disappointed when they barely grew half a cup size! Oh well, I guess it’s just a sign that I’ve gotta embrace what I’ve got.”
— Lily, 28

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“Pre-pregnancy, I already had big boobs, and they went up a whole two cup sizes at just 13 weeks. It was definitely a bit of a struggle to find the right bras (not to mention clothes) that would accommodate for my even fuller bust.”
— Laura, 30

sore boobs after pregnancy

“The thing that I remember most is how tender they were. My husband learned he even had to be careful about hugging me because if he squeezed too hard I’d yelp in pain (it’s hilarious now, it wasn’t so funny at the time). Soft-cup bras were my friend during that time. And luckily, that tenderness started to subside after I started the weaning process.”
— Amy, 34


Related: Where To Buy Maternity Bras


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“For my first and second pregnancy, my breasts legitimately doubled in size leading up to when I gave birth. Once the milk dried up, though, they went back to their original size. During my third pregnancy, my boobs oddly didn’t grow very much, but then went up a cup size after my baby was born and I started breastfeeding. Moral of the story is: Pregnancy boobs are super unpredictable.”
— Kate, 36

breasts before and after pregnancy

“My band size went up but my cup size stayed the same, so that was peculiar. But apparently your rib cage expands, so I guess it makes sense. I will say my boobs looked a bit “fuller.” But they didn’t technically get larger.”
— Emma, 29

breast pain during pregnancy

“Goodness, they were really sore so much of the time. In the first trimester, it was usually both boobs. After that, it was usually just one boob or the other (typically my left for some reason). Hence, I learned to love stretchy, soft, wireless bras. I found they were the most comfortable while my breasts were sore and sensitive — I could even sleep in them!”
— Dee, 32

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“During the last month of pregnancy, I would occasionally leak a little bit. So, I started wearing nursing bras a bit early. I found they were perfect because they’re already designed to accommodate engorgement. And by that point, my breasts had pretty much reached the size they would be during breastfeeding. My nursing bras also had absorbent pads in them. I was relieved to not have to worry about any embarrassing incidents during those final weeks of pregnancy.”
— Hannah, 30

breasts during pregnancy

“I found that my boobs grew the most at the very beginning of pregnancy and then again right before I gave birth. That made buying bras pretty simple. I bought a few maternity bras just a couple months in and was able to wear them up until the end of the final trimester.”
— Stephanie, 28

The good news about pregnancy boobs is that there are ways to accommodate all of the crazy shifts to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible. Investing in well-fitting bras, whether nursing bras, maternity bras, or wireless bras, can ensure that your breasts have sufficient support. That means you can look — and feel — as fabulous as possible, regardless of whatever unexpected changes come your way.


Related: Bra Shopping Guide: Tips For Buying New Bras


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!

We need to talk. You know that feeling of immense relief you get when you finally take your bra off after a long day of work? Well, that’s a problem. Because no bra should be so uncomfortable that you’re counting down the hours until you can remove it.

There are many things that can cause a bra to be uncomfortable, including the fit, style, quality, and features, and we’ll address all of them in this guide. The bottom line is that ultimately, you should be able to wear your bras all day or night without suffering for it.

Comfort is not the only issue, either — an uncomfortable bra can also cause more serious problems. In fact, wearing the wrong bra can cause back pain, neck pain, headaches, and also poor posture.

But what can you do to make your bras more comfortable? Try any of these simple tips, which make a serious difference.

Get a bra fitting

It may sound obvious, but wearing the right bra size is about the best thing you can do to make sure your bras are as comfy as possible. Pesky problems like straps that dig into your shoulders, a band that rides up, and underwire or cups that cut into your breast tissue are all typically caused by an ill-fitting bra. So, have you been measured by a professional in the last six months? If not, it’s time to head to your nearest department store or lingerie boutique to get fitted. Your bra size may have changed without you even realizing it, causing all kinds of fit issues that cause discomfort. As an added bonus, a bra that fits well is also far more flattering.

Try your bra sister size

Did you know that every woman has multiple bra sizes? They’re called your “sister sizes” and they can be a serious lifesaver. The reality is that you’re not likely the same size across every brand and style. Different companies use their own fit standards and measurement methods, so you may need to experiment until you find the perfect size for you in a particular line. That’s where your sister size comes in. You can find your sister size by going up one cup size and down one band size, or conversely, down one cup size and up one band size, from what you normally wear. For example, if you typically wear a 34DD, your sister sizes would be 36D and 32DDD/32E.

Don’t be afraid to play around with your sister sizes — you may just find that they’re more comfortable than the size you’ve been wearing. It’s also worth mentioning that you may need to utilize your sister size depending on what style of bra you’re buying. For instance, you may find that you need a smaller cup and larger band on a longline bra, but a larger cup and a smaller band on a push-up bra.


Related: If You Don’t Like Your Bra, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions


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Wash before wearing

When you buy a new bra, you may be so eager to put it on that you neglect to wash it first (we don’t blame you — snagging a pretty new bra is undoubtedly exciting). But did you know that washing your bra before wearing it can make it feel comfier? It softens up the fabric so that it feels a bit less stiff. So consider hand-washing your bras in lukewarm or cool water before putting them on, and they’re bound to feel softer against your skin.

Opt for wide straps

There are so many benefits to wide bra straps. For one, if you have a full bust, they can more support, and are overall sturdier, meaning they’re better at holding the weight of your breasts. But not only that — wide straps also tend to be more comfortable on your shoulders than narrow ones. This is especially true in regards to sports bras. Simply put, wide straps are a must if you’re shopping for medium or high-impact sports bras, particularly if you have larger breasts.

Speaking of straps, if yours keep digging into your shoulders (and you’ve already determined it’s not a fit issue), you can also invest in silicone covers, which add a little extra cushioning.

Try a racerback

Some women find that racerback bras are more comfortable than their other bras. Why? Because the straps are angled inward and meet at the center of the upper back, putting a bit less weight on the shoulders. If you have narrow shoulders, you can avoid the irritating issue of your straps constantly falling off with a racerback bra. But if you’re not sure about investing in a racerback, you can also opt for a convertible bra. This style allows you to convert the straps into a racerback, along with a number of other styles as well, making it super versatile. And another option is to buy a bra clip, which you can use to hook around each strap, instantly converting any bra into a racerback.

Repeat after us: You deserve to feel good in your bras, no matter what style they are or how long you’re wearing them for. So hopefully, these tactics can help you to make any of your favorites a little more comfortable.


Related: How To Build A Lingerie Wardrobe You Love


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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!


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Elissa Strapless Bra in Black

Here’s the thing about boobs: The grass is always, always greener. Some small-busted women wish they had a fuller bust to fill out their dresses and tops, while those who have larger breasts wish they could magically shrink them. Having a full bust definitely comes with its perks. But at the same time, it poses some challenges when it comes to shopping for the right bra or bikini style, and it can be a nuisance while you’re running. Not to mention, some women with very large breasts experience back, neck, and shoulder pain.

Your breast size depends on a multitude of factors — not just genetics. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can both affect your breast size, as can certain prescription medications. In fact, it’s pretty much a guarantee that your size will fluctuate at least a little throughout your lifetime. So, if your full bust is bothering you, what can you do about it? Of course, surgery is one option — but a costly one with some risks involved.

Luckily, there are ways to shrink the appearance of your bust line without going under the knife.

Here are some tried-and-true tips to take into account:

Get fitted

Many women mistakenly think that wearing a smaller bra will make their breasts look smaller. In fact, a bra that’s too tight can end up making your breasts look larger, by causing unnecessary unsightly bulges. A bra that fits perfectly will be far more flattering, which is why it’s so important to regularly get fitted. If you haven’t gotten a professional bra fitting in the last six months to a year, there’s a chance that your bra size has changed. And if you’re wearing a bra that’s too small, finding out your true size may prove more helpful than you think.

You can get a fitting done at many department stores as well as independent lingerie boutiques. Once you know your size, you can invest in bras that actually fit properly and provide adequate coverage and support — and those bras can actually make your breasts look smaller.

Try a minimizer bra

Once you get fitted and you know your true bra size, it’s time to invest in some new bras. One style that should be at the top of your list is a minimizer bra — true to its name, this type of bra is specifically designed to make your boobs look smaller. Here’s how it works: A minimizer bra distributes your breast tissue across more of your chest. By spreading the tissue out more, it can make your boobs project outward far less. In fact, some minimize bras can take 1 to 2 inches off your bust line! Try to look for one that has three-part cups, which will help with shaping and lift for the most flattering look. You’ll definitely be grateful to have a minimizer bra in your arsenal when you’re wearing a button-down shirt and looking to avoid any pesky gaping between buttons.


Related: How Do Minimizer Bras Work?


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Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Raspberry

Work out

There are multiple ways in which exercise can make a difference if you’re seeking smaller looking breasts.

First of all, fat makes up a large portion of the breasts. Therefore, when you reduce your body fat overall, your breasts inherently become smaller. Cardio exercise, like running, spinning, dancing, and aerobics, is known to burn fat, and strength training builds muscle, which in turn contributes to the fat-burning process. So, it’s safe to say that working out regularly can potentially help you to shrink your bust line. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise three days a week.

Not only that, but strength training that specifically targets your chest muscles — like pushups, dumbbell flyes, and chest presses — can prove helpful as well. While these moves won’t necessarily make your boobs smaller, they can strengthen and tone the pectoral muscles, thus making your boobs look perkier.

Clean up your diet

You may know that what you eat can play a role in your body fat. In turn, that can affect your breast size. That’s why it’s just as important to maintain a healthy diet as it is to exercise. This means avoiding processed foods high in saturated and trans fats and focusing on consuming high-quality protein, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, as well as heart-healthy fats (like those found in olive oil, avocados, and nuts) in moderation. According to Healthline, foods like eggs, chili peppers, fatty fish, and full-fat Greek yogurt can have fat-burning potential, as can beverages like green tea and coffee.

Veggies, legumes, and whole grains are all examples of foods that are high in fiber. Fiber is key to a healthy diet because it makes you feel full. In fact, one study found that increasing fiber intake was associated with a 10 percent decrease in calorie intake. Not only that, but participants lost nearly 4.4 pounds over a four-month period.

You may also want to consider a probiotic supplement. One 2018 review of 15 studies revealed that people who took probiotics saw significantly more weight and body fat loss compared to those who took a placebo.

It’s important to note that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having large breasts. In fact, many women consider them an asset. We’re all about embracing what you’ve got, and if you’ve got a full bust, then there are lots of perks about your feminine figure that you shouldn’t overlook. That said, if your bust is so large that it’s causing you frustration, discomfort, or insecurities, then you should know that there are things you can do (other than surgery) to reduce the size of your breasts — or at least the appearance of them. Here’s to feeling comfortable and confident, and remember: The grass is always greener when it comes to breast size.


Related: Is A Minimizer Bra Right For You? 6 Questions To Ask First


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Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Raspberry

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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:
Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Raspberry

So — you like to keep up with the latest trends. When block heel shoes became big, and everyone started jumping on the ombre hair bandwagon, you were well ahead of the curve. But what about when it comes to your underthings? Do you stay up to date on the latest lingerie trends?

This year, lingerie is a whole lot more than simply a base for your outfit — it’s a way of embracing your body as well as expressing your own sense of style. In fact, many ladies are opting to show off their lingerie, while also using it as a tool for enhancing their self-love. In other words, it’s high time to spruce up your bra drawer.

Here are some 2019 lingerie trends you should definitely try if you’re looking to refresh your collection:

Comfy bralettes

Comfort is everything right now in terms of lingerie — and luckily, gone are the days when you had to sacrifice style for comfort, thanks to the bralette trend. It’s all about embracing your natural breast shape while also flaunting your own personal style. Look for luxe bralettes in pretty fabrics, like lace, and with intricate details on the straps and back, if you want to let it show. Don’t be afraid to try a bralette in a fun color, either — it can create some visual intrigue peeking out from underneath a sundress, racerback tank, or off-the-shoulder top. In other words, a bralette can totally become part of your outfit, and make quite a statement. Did we mention that wire-free bralettes are also perfect for lounging around the house or sleeping in?

If you’re not ready to forfeit the wire, you can opt for an unlined bra. These non-molded bras still feel super lightweight and airy like a bralette, but provide a tad more lift and shaping.

Neon colors

In case you haven’t noticed, the ‘90s are back. So it’s no surprise that neon colors are popping up everywhere, including in the lingerie realm. There are so many ways to embrace this trend, whether with a bright pink longline bra, or a yellow Brazilian thong. Ease in by pairing a neon top or bottom with one in a neutral hue, like nude or black, and then when you’re ready to go bold, try a matching neon set. There’s something super youthful and cheerful about neon colors, and they’re especially appropriate for the summer months. Just be sure to find the right hue to complement your skin tone.


Related: How Do You Know If A Bra Fits?


Stylish sports bras

We couldn’t be more thankful that the athleisure trend is still staying strong. Because who says you can’t be comfortable and chic at the same time? This year, look for stylish sports bras with fun accents that can be worn outside the gym. With wide elastic bands, colorful details, exposed zippers, and mesh paneling, you may just be tempted to wear your sports bra even when you aren’t working out. You can easily create an off-duty model look by pairing a sleek, on-trend sports bra with a tank, rolled up jeans and sneakers — and then easily transition to that spin class as well by simply swapping out your denim for a pair of workout pants. Who knew sports bras were so versatile?

High-cut panties

One ‘80s-inspired trend that’s making waves in the lingerie world is the high-leg panty. You may have taken note that the high-cut look has become super popular in swimwear as well. It’s no surprise why this trend took off, either: It’s super comfy and universally flattering to boot. True to its name, the high-cut panty sits higher on the hips, and the leg holes come up higher on the thigh. As a result, this panty style naturally accents your curves while also elongating your legs.

The best part? There are so many styles to choose from, whether you prefer high-cut briefs, bikinis, or thongs. Seek out super comfy seamless styles if you’re looking to avoid VPL under a form-fitting dress or skirt, or try a more ornate lace pair for a sassier vibe.

Finding the right lingerie for you means taking not only current trends but also your unique body type and personal preferences, into account. Fortunately, you can make any of these lingerie trends your own by opting for bras and panties that flatter your figure and fit your lifestyle.


Related: How To Build A Lingerie Wardrobe You Love


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 Surf

Did you know that about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime? The reality is, there are certain risk factors that we have no control over, like a family history of the disease, age, and exposure to radiation. However, there are many other lifestyle factors that we can control.

Of course, there is no surefire way to prevent breast cancer, but there are many things you can do to reduce your risk, including eating healthier foods and wearing the right undergarments.

Here are some of the simplest ways to protect your breasts from any kind of harm.

Get walking

There are obviously lots of reasons to get regular exercise, and one of them is reducing your breast cancer risk. This is likely because fat cells produce estrogen, and high levels of that particular hormone have been linked to the development of breast cancer (among other cancers). When you work out, your fat cells become smaller, thus producing less estrogen.

Guess what? You don’t have to incorporate intense HIIT sessions or spin classes to reap the benefits, either — simply getting some daily steps in could make a difference. An American Cancer Society study found that women who spent six hours or more sitting every day (when not working) had a 10 percent greater risk for invasive breast cancer compared with women who sat less than three hours a day. Not only that, but another 2013 study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention revealed that merely walking one hour a day can lower your chances of getting breast cancer. And the more physically active a woman was, the lower her risk was: moderate physical activity (brisk walking) reduced breast cancer risk by 14 percent, while “vigorous” physical activity (jogging, cycling, aerobics) reduced breast cancer risk by a notable 25 percent.

Wear a sports bra

Here’s the thing: Wearing a bra is a very personal choice. Some women like to wear them to bed, some don’t. Some feel comfortable going bra-less during the daytime, others wouldn’t ever dream of it. Typically, breast size has a lot to do with these decisions. But no matter your breast size, you should definitely wear a supportive sports bra while exercising.

Physical activity — particularly the medium to high impact kind (running, aerobics, plyometrics) — expose your breasts to a lot of movement, and thus, potential strain. If you aren’t wearing a supportive sports bra to minimize that movement, you could cause damage to the Cooper’s ligaments, which maintain your breasts’ shape and structure, and keep them looking perky. So, in order to prevent not only sagging but also discomfort or pain during and after exercise, be sure to wear a well-fitting sports bra with plenty of support.


Related: 7 Things To Do To Maintain Your Breast Health


Slather on the sunscreen

Whether you’re lounging out by the pool, stretched out on a towel at the beach, or simply running errands in a V-neck T-shirt, don’t forget to lather up your chest with sunscreen. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, a whopping 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are linked to exposure to UV radiation from the sun. And regular daily use of SPF 15 or higher can reduce your risk of developing melanoma by 50 percent, and squamous cell carcinoma (the second most common form of skin cancer) by 40 percent.

Add antioxidants to your diet

By now, you may have heard some of the hype around antioxidants, and their cancer-fighting powers. These substances — which include vitamins C, E, and A, as well as lycopene and beta-carotene — may protect your cells from free radical damage (which can lead to cancer). Many fruits and veggies contain these vitamins, but some are especially antioxidant-rich.

For example, tomatoes and guava are both chock full of lycopene, and broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables also have a high concentration of antioxidants. Not only that, but according to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, these veggies can reduce breast cancer risk by lowering the production of “bad” estrogen while simultaneously boosting levels of “good” estrogen. Beta-carotene, which is found in carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash, is considered a carotenoid — and The Institute of Medicine reports that studies have shown women who consume carotenoid-rich foods have a 19 percent lower risk of breast cancer.

Know your breasts

There’s a very good reason why The National Breast Cancer Foundation recommends that women of all ages perform breast self-exams once a month: Getting to know what they feel like can help you to be more alert to any changes. While self-exams can’t exactly prevent breast cancer, they can help you to detect any abnormalities ASAP, which means you can get treated as quickly as possible. Remember: Not all lumps, bumps, and other changes mean you have breast cancer. However, if you notice anything different about the way they look or feel, it’s definitely worth bringing it up to your doctor. Also, note that the best time to do your monthly exams is a week or so after your period ends, as this is when they’re least likely to be tender or swollen.

In addition to knowing what they look and feel like, it’s also important to know their density. Breast tissue that is denser has less fat and more glandular tissue. Why is this important? Because if you have dense breast tissue, you may need to be a little extra careful about monitoring your breast health. In fact, a study by radiologist Dr. Thomas Kolb revealed that mammograms missed 60 percent of breast tumors that were found via ultrasound in women who had dense breast tissue. If you don’t know how your breast density, ask your doctor for their help in figuring it out. And if you determine that you do have dense breasts, your doctor can advise you on what type of monitoring is most appropriate for you to minimize your health risks.

Just because you can’t exactly prevent cancer and other health problems altogether doesn’t mean you’re totally powerless. A little effort in terms of the bras you wear, the foods you eat, and the physical activity you engage in can make all the difference in reducing your risks of developing a variety of issues. Try adopting these five habits and you can definitely help protect your breasts from harm.


Related: Everything You Need To Know About Breast Self Exams


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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!

Struggling to find your next bra? With so many great options out there, you may feel like choosing the right lingerie for you is something of a challenge. Luckily, we’re here to help. If you’re not sure whether to get an underwire or wireless bra, we’ve got the answers for you.

Here’s everything you need to know about these types of lingerie:

Underwire Bras

As the name suggests, underwire bras are garments that include wiring – usually metal – directly beneath the cup. Contrary to popular belief, these bras can be highly comfortable and supportive. However, you absolutely need to make sure that you’re wearing the right size for your shape and body.

Let’s take a look at some pros and cons:

Pro – Find your perfect shape

Thanks to the underwire fitting, you should find that this style of bra gives you a flattering bust shape. The wiring can make the breasts appear rounder and fuller, which is an effect you may be looking to achieve from time to time. Should you want to enhance this look, it could be worth opting for a contour bra too. The piece should give some extra oomph.

Con – Getting the size right is hard

As we have already mentioned, the main drawback of this style of bra is that it can be tricky to get the size 100% right. If you’re wearing an underwire bra that is slightly too small, you will likely feel it. The wiring could dig into your ribs. For that reason, you need to make sure that you get measured regularly!

Pro – Extra lift for your bust

If you’re worried about your breasts looking low or saggy, considering an underwire bra could be the answer. These types of bras tend to offer a little extra lift to the breasts. That may mean that your bust looks perkier when you wear this style of bra. Of course, you should try on a whole range of styles before you find the right one for you.


Related: Does Your Bra Need To Have Underwire?


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Charlotte Padded Bra | Charlotte High Waist Brief in Blossom Print

Wireless Bras

On the other hand, wireless bras are those that don’t have any underwire at all. The support you get from these bras often comes from the thickness of the band, the strength of the straps, and the overall quality of the garment. When buying a wireless bra, you should ensure that it’s the right look for you.

Here are some pros and cons:

Pro – Flexible and versatile

If you’re always on-the-go, you might find that a wireless bra is an answer for you. The fact that this piece doesn’t have underwire means that it is more flexible and versatile. That means that you should hardly notice it when you’re moving around from place to place. It’s worth trying out the style for a few days to see if it works for you first.

Con – Lower level of structure

The absence of the underwire means that the piece is a little less structured than other bras. While some women won’t mind this small difference, it could mean that your breasts look smaller or less full. Choosing your ideal bra truly depends on the outcome that you are aiming for. If you would like to opt for this style, a minimizer bra look could work.

Pro – Ultimate day-to-day comfort

Then again, when you choose a wireless bra, you should know that it could be the most comfortable choice out there. This style of lingerie is supportive and at once comfortable as it has many different panels and features. As always, you need to ensure that you have the perfect fit for you so that you get the support that your breasts need each day.

Now that you’ve got the inside scoop, it’s time to make your decision. Which bra is right for you? If you’re still finding it hard to make your choice, it could be worth heading to a local boutique store and booking yourself a fitting session. The expert will be able to give you some help and advice on what will work for your specific shape. Happy shopping!


Related: How To Shop For Wireless Bras


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Adriana Lace Bralette & Adriana Bikini in Raspberry

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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:
Adriana Lace Bralette & Bikini in Raspberry | Charlotte Padded BraHigh Waist Brief in Blossom Print

As the days get longer and the weather gets gradually warmer, it’s obviously time to make some serious wardrobe shifts. Namely, you’ll be trading all of those booties, jackets, sweaters, and scarves for sundresses, tanks, sandals, and shorts.

A key component of your summer wardrobe, of course, is your swimsuits. Each year, you eagerly shop for some new swimwear to show off at the local pool, or at the beach on your next vacation. The only challenge? Finding bathing suits that are both curve-friendly and on-trend.

The good news is, there are so many swimsuit trends that are perfectly tailored to curvy gals. And that’s a wonderful thing because we’re all about playing up your curves, not hiding them.

Here are just a handful of our favorites to seek out this season:

Ruffled bikini tops

We can’t get enough of the retro trend, particularly when it comes to swimwear. Why? Because it’s an ideal look for curvy figures. Look for ruffled bikini tops — with wide straps, underwire, and bra sizing – to enhance and highlight your bustline.

Pair that top with a high-waisted brief bikini bottom, which hits at the smallest part of your waist and shows off those voluptuous hips. This look is a surefire stunner on an hourglass figure. Or, if you’re not into showing your midsection, try a retro-inspired one-piece with underwire cups, extra coverage on the bottom, and shirring around the hips to highlight your curvaceous silhouette.

ruffle top swimsuit

Farah Bikini Top | Farah Bikini Bottom in Black/Emerald

Bold belts

When you want to draw attention to your waist, you can’t go wrong with a belt. Luckily, one major swimwear trend that seems to be spreading are belted one-pieces and bottoms — and it’s no surprise, given that there’s been a recent resurgence of ‘70s-inspired looks.

A belted bottom of one-piece draws the eye to the smallest part of your silhouette, thus accentuating your hourglass figure. Plus, a belt creates some serious visual intrigue on a simple, sleek one-piece or two-piece in a solid color.

black ruffle swimsuit

Farah Bikini Top | Farah Bikini Bottom in Black/Emerald

Related: A Simple Guide To Finding A Swimsuit You’ll Love


Knotty but nice details

With equal parts nautical charm and flirty femininity, swimsuits with knot details are another trend to be aware of this season. And it’s not just the look that we love. Sure, a knot provides an unexpected twist on a basic swimsuit, but knots are and ties also super functional.

Shoulder straps that tie, or bikini bottoms that tie on the sides, are customizable — they can be adjusted to fit your figure flawlessly, as you can loosen or tighten them as needed.

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Oceane One Piece Swimsuit in Black

Coy cutouts

Who says a one-piece has to be boring? The one-piece swimsuits we’re eyeing this summer have artfully placed cutouts, which coyly show just a tiny bit of skin. For example, a one-piece with sassy keyholes at the top, or a monokini with triangle cut-outs at the upper waist.

For bonus points, seek out swimsuits that combine the cutouts with another trend, like a one-shoulder top, or a knot at the center of the top. Shirring around the hips is another ideal feature to flatter your curves.

There’s no reason why you shouldn’t feel fabulous every time you slip on a bathing suit this summer, whether you’re sipping on a tiki drink with your gal pals by the ocean, or going for a dip with your significant other at the resort pool.

Fortunately, there are so many current swimwear trends that allow you to look chic while also celebrating your enviable curves!

cut out swimsuit

Keira Bikini Top | Keira Bikini Bottom in Peach

Related: Bra-Sized Swimwear: How To Get The Perfect Fit


underwire tankini swimsuits

Christy Tankini Top | Christy Bikini Bottom in Wild Leaves

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 swimwear:
Oceane Bikini Top | Oceane Bikini Bottom in Splash Print
Farah One Piece Swimsuit in Black/Emerald
Christy Tankini Top | Christy Bikini Bottom in Wild Leaves
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