8.25.2011

The Search for the Perfect Bra

It may seem like a hush-hush topic, but I feel the need to discuss the bra. Can we talk?


To me, the bra is a necessary evil. Most women wear one, and most of us wear a bra that is uncomfortable, doesn't fit properly, or requires constant attention during the day. (pulling it down in back, up in front, or repositioning slipping straps)

If any of these issues sound familiar to you, it probably means you are wearing the incorrect bra.

To me,  bra shopping is like shoe shopping, only not as much fun. What I mean is, I may want the sexy shoe, but it may not be the sensible choice. Still, should I settle for the unattractive, just to get proper fit and comfort? Absolutely not. Neither should you.

A professional bra fitting is a great place to start your bra shopping experience. Knowing your correct size will make it easier for you to find a better fitting bra. Not only will the correct bra help your posture and comfort level, but it will boost your self-confidence, as well.

It also helps to know what you want your bra to do for you. Personal preference plays a role in the final purchase decision. Underwire vs no underwire, strapless, full-figure support, push-up, minimize...so many preferences to choose. Remember the old commercials, when all we wanted was to "lift and separate?" Now we have more choices, which is good.

The problem is that every bra fits differently, even when choosing the same preferences and size. Did you know the same bra in the same size but a different color may fit you differently? What's that, you say? Yes, I was recently enlightened to this fact. Always try on every bra.

So, are you ready to discuss the bra? Can you support your personal bra preferences? (sorry, I had to try) Please click the comments link below and leave your thoughts on this topic.

Disclosure: Sometimes, I will be compensated if you click on certain links and decide to purchase the products I recommend. These recommendations are always based on a positive experience with the person or company whose product I am recommending. Pretty please, always do your OWN due-diligence before making any purchases and be a good steward of your money - never purchase anything that you cannot afford.

8 comments:

  1. i hate bra shopping with a passion! Thankfully my aunt took me to get fitted. I was way off from what size I thought I was and what I actually was. I support a under wire bra that lifts and accentuates my curves. :) (BTW, cute pun) Stopping by from the Lady Bloggers Tea Social.

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  2. --I am in desperate need of a new bra. I need a lift and I mean (Literally.) thanks for the reminder. Popping over from LBS.

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  3. Hi, I am from the Lady Bloggers Society.I despise bra shopping lol. I definitely agree however that getting a professional measure helps tremendously and will make a women more comfortable in the end.Really nice blog. :)

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  4. Hi Carol,
    Thanks for appreciating my pun :)
    After a proper fitting, I also discoveredI was wearing the completely wrong size. My trouble is I am in between sizes and do you think I can find a custom bra maker anywhere close to me? Of course not. But I will keep looking:)

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  5. Hello Kim (My Inner Chick)
    Thanks so much for visiting from LBS. I am glad I could remind you about such things:) Good luck! BTW, what a nice blog you have and a lovely tribute to your sister.

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  6. Hi entparadise! Thank you for your kind words about my blog. I can't believe I purchased bras in the past without the fitting...You're right-So much more comfortable!

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  7. When God started giving he just kept on giving (in the boob size department anyway) so I keep my favorite bra brands in business. I have to wear a super supportive bra at all times - even when I sleep. The American companies aren't good at all for me so I have to buy European ones. You can imagine how much I spend on bras every year. Btw, underwire bras are the only way for me to go.

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  8. Hi Aleya,
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.
    I am very interested in those European bra companies you write about...and how did you come to discover them?

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