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I know, I know. It’s so tempting to skip the bra fitting when shopping for bras. The fitting makes your shopping trip longer. You can just try on bras to find your size. Besides, you know your size anyway. Right? Doubtful!

The bra fitting may add a few minutes to your shopping trip, but the benefits you get from the fitting make your efforts worth it.

Here are five benefits you won’t get from skipping a bra fitting:

1.  Knowing your true bra size.

The only way to truly know your bra size is by getting a bra fitting. A bra fitter will take measurements of your bust to determine the best cup and band size for you. About 80 percent of women wear the wrong bra size. This is likely because they skip an overlooked, yet essential, element of bra shopping – the bra fitting.

2.  Finding the right bra the first time.

The trial and error method of trying on bras gets frustrating fast. You grab a bra you think is your size, but realize it’s slightly off when you try it on. So, you go back to the rack and grab a few more sizes. You eventually find a bra that fits better than the others, and you buy it.

However, it doesn’t fit as well as you thought it did once you get it home. When you’re no longer comparing it to poorer-fitting bras, you realize it’s poor-fitting itself. And, you pencil in a time to exchange it and try again. Getting a bra fitting ensures you buy the right bra the first time – no hassle or frustrations!

3.  Getting expert tips.

You miss out on valuable expertise when you bypass the lingerie associates and run straight to the racks. A bra fitter doesn’t just measure your bustline. She provides expert tips for finding the right fit.

It’s possible that your bust is in-between sizes. But, not to worry! The bra fitter knows exactly what tweaks to make in your bra size to find the perfect fit. Down a band size, up a cup size? Up a cup size, down a band size? She’s got your back. And, it’s that expertise that allows you to find the right bra quickly.

4.  Saving money.

Getting a bra fitting before shopping for bras can also save money. Let’s say you buy a bra without a fitting. Then, you tear the tags off and start wearing it the next day. After one day in the bra, you can’t wait to get out of it. It needs adjusting constantly and isn’t comfortable for all-day wear. But, you can’t return it because you’ve torn off the tags. Or maybe you didn’t tear off the tags, but the lingerie store doesn’t allow returns.

You’ll replace the bra without getting to exchange it. Opt for that bra fitting, though, and you can confidently wear the bra immediately without wasting money.

5.  Spending less time shopping.

I bet you think that a bra fitting only adds time to your shopping trip. However, the fitting can actually speed up your shopping. You know the exact size you need and won’t waste time figuring that out. Instead, you only have to decide which bra style you want. Easy, peasy!

Don’t be tempted to skip a bra fitting. The benefits of a fitting outweigh any cons you could possibly think of. (Spoiler alert – there are no downsides to a bra fitting!) If you’re worried about time, make an appointment for a fitting. Many lingerie stores offer free bra fittings with and without an appointment.

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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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Lauren Hamilton

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