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A perfectly fitting bra. A good amount of cleavage. Breasts that look full even when tucked inside a bra. These characteristics aren’t just for lingerie models or women with bigger breasts. You can achieve that perfectly-filled bra look, too. And, you don’t need big boobs or breast augmentation to achieve it. It all comes down to finding the right bra size.

Your bra is the first thing you put on in the morning and the last thing you remove at night. So as women, we want (and need!) to love the way we look in our bras. Let’s discuss bra fitting, how it works and why it’s the only thing between you and a perfectly filled-in bra.

What is a bra fitting?

At a bra fitting, a lingerie professional measures your bust to determine the right bra size for you. She’ll measure above your bust and at the fullest part of your bust with a fabric measuring tape to determine your size. Bra fittings typically take place in the dressing room, and she may ask you to remove your shirt for the fitting.

What can I expect at a bra fitting?

After confirming your bra size, the lingerie professional will bring you bras to try on. However, she may ask you several questions before pulling bras for you, like your preferred style, coverage, budget, etc. Many retail stores offer complimentary bra fittings with or without an appointment. Although you don’t need an appointment for most bra fittings, we recommend you make one. Having an appointment ensures someone will be able to help you upon arrival. If you’re wondering where to get a professional bra fitting, check out our specialty store locator.

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Why do I need to be professionally fitted for a bra?

Being professionally fitted for a bra is essential. Without being fitted, you’re opting to find your bra size by trial and error. But, even trial and error could lead you the wrong direction. You’ll try on lots of bras and buy your favorites. But after a few wears, you’ll begin noticing small issues with the bra. Maybe the bra band starts riding up on your back or you have a little gap between your boob and the cup. These are signs of wearing the wrong bra size, and a professional fitting would have avoided you buying the wrong bra. (And consequently, it would have saved you money.)

Although a professional performs a bra fitting by taking measurements, there is more to a bra fitting than crunching numbers. Sure, you could measure yourself at home. But, you’re not a lingerie professional. You’re not working in the industry every day, and you don’t know the ins and outs of various bra styles. When it comes to bra fittings, it’s better to leave them to the professionals.

How does the right bra size make a difference?

When you wear the right bra size, something happens to you. You become more confident in your skin. You become more comfortable in your clothes. You become more comfortable in just your lingerie. Trust me – I’ve been there. I didn’t get fitted for a bra until I was 26, and it was then that I realized I’d been wearing the wrong bra size for years. Finally wearing the right bra size was a game changer for me. You no longer have to adjust straps or tuck anything in when putting on a bra. It just fits. It fits well. And when you take your clothes off, there’s still no adjusting needed. That kind of convenience and peace of mind makes a woman feel empowered.

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So, the cat’s out of the bag. You don’t need bigger boobs to beautifully fill out your bra. All you need is the right size bra.

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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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