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Do you love lingerie shopping? What a silly question…. Of course, you do. But, do you think the experience could be better? There’s always room for improvement, right? So, without further ado, here are some little tricks to help you take the shopping experience to the very next level.

Browse styles you adore online

Do you know what you’re looking for? Sure, you may know that you need a bra, but what type of bra do you need? Or, perhaps more importantly here, what type of bra do you want? Remember, while decent lingerie is a need, it’s also something that you should desire.

You deserve to get the best that there is and feel as feminine and beautiful as you are. With that in mind, before you head to the stores to buy something new, you need to spend a little time deciding what it is you fancy. Browse different styles online until you find a chic bra style that takes your breath away.  

Ask your bestie to come along

If you’d rather fly solo when shopping, that’s cool, but you can also take things up a notch. One of the easiest ways to do just that is to enlist the help of your bestie. She knows you better than anyone else and, what’s more, she likely knows your style as well.

When it comes to choosing a bra, we couldn’t think of a better lady to have your back. So, why not drop her a line and see if she’s free? That way, you can arrange an awesome day out for you and your friend while doing something useful as well.

Related: The 7 Stages Of Bra Shopping

Have a plan of action

So, you get to the shopping mall, what do you do next? The key to enjoying lingerie shopping is planning as much as you can in advance.

Turning up at the stores without a clue what you’re looking for is a major mistake and not one that you should make in a hurry. It can be a tad overwhelming. Instead, you need to create some kind of plan so that you know just what you’re doing and, of course, where you’re going.

Note: You don’t have to be super regimented when it comes to this! If you’re the kind of woman who likes to go where the wind takes her, that’s cool too. Just make sure that you have at least a vague idea of what you hope to get out of the trip. Trust us, it will make the whole thing a lot more enjoyable.

Book a bra fitting

Getting fitted is essential to finding the right bra for you. However, you can also get some help and support along the way here too. Remember, the fitters are well-versed in just about everything you can imagine when it comes to lingerie. You don’t have to simply go to them to find out your measurements; you can likely get more from them than you could ever expect as well.

Before you head to your favorite lingerie boutique, call them up or send them an email. Booking an appointment with one of the experts in the store will mean that you get some insider tips that will help you find lingerie that not only fits you perfectly, but also flatters your shape, size, and even skin tone. Bonus!

Schedule short breaks too

Shopping can be pretty hectic and, let’s be honest, quite tiring too. When you’re planning your lingerie shopping experience be certain to schedule breaks. You could make time for a coffee and cake break or plan a girly lunch with your friend instead. It’s these small, yet simple things that will make all the difference when it comes to your day.

After a little break here and there, you can head back to the stores feeling refreshed and ready to start all over again. You don’t want to burn yourself out or you will end up choosing pieces out of nothing more than desperation. Yikes. Making time for breaks is one of the best ways to make sure that your shopping experience is an absolute pleasure from start to finish.

So, are you ready to plan your next shopping trip? Every now and then, we should all exercise a little self-love and do something that is 100% for ourselves. Going out and treating yourself to something that you will wear and love is the perfect way to do just that. So, go ahead, and start browsing some of the finest lingerie right now.

Related: 6 Signs It’s Time To Buy New Bras

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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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Rebecca Strong

Rebecca is a Boston-based freelance writer who focuses on style, fitness, food, and travel. She has contributed to such publications as HuffPost, Elite Daily and U.S. News & World Report. When she's not writing, she can be found at home or in the studio working on the songs for her upcoming album. Her favorite bra is a black demi-cup style with all-over-lace — timeless and feminine.

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