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As 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to look back and reflect on the year. 2017 was a big year for MOD By Parfait – it marked the debut of the line, with lingerie and swimwear available at select retailers starting in Spring 2018, and the launch of the MOD By Parfait blog.

While we’ve enjoyed bringing you articles on bra fitting, lingerie, body positivity, self love, health, wellness, and style, we can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store.

Here are some of our favorite MOD By Parfait blog posts from 2017: 

1.  7 Signs You Are Wearing The Wrong Bra Size

wearing the wrong bra size

Mod By Parfait Tattoo Padded Balconet Longline Bra A14315 | Mod By Parfait Tattoo Hipster A1435 in Clematis Blue/Champagne

You’ve probably heard that 80-90% of women are wearing the wrong bra size.

Here’s why this is often true: it’s normal for your bra size to change. In fact, your bra size can change if you lose weight, gain weight, become pregnant, have a baby, start breast feeding, stop breastfeeding, go through menopause, or if you have surgery (breast augmentation, breast reduction, mastectomy, reconstructive breast surgery), etc.

Most women wear multiple bra sizes throughout their lives as their boobs change as a result of any of the experiences above.

Unsure if you’re wearing the right bra size? We share what to look for.

2.  Bra Fitting Etiquette: The Dos and Dont’s You Should Know

bra fitting etiquette

You’ve booked the bra fitting appointment (or at least set aside some time in your busy schedule to visit a lingerie store). Now you’re wondering what to expect. As you’re preparing for your fitting, these questions start popping up: What is a bra fitting like? How long does a bra fitting take? Can I keep my clothes on?

If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place. We answer these questions (and more) in this helpful guide.

3.  How To Help A Friend Who Is Struggling With Self Love

help friend struggling with self love

We all have friends who are super confident – and ones who are super self-conscious. As much as we tell our friends how amazing and gorgeous and fabulous they are, sometimes they just don’t believe us because they don’t believe that they are the embodiment of all of those wonderful things themselves.

You might already know that your relationship with yourself is arguably the most important relationship of your life. And, as they say, self love is a lifelong journey. Here’s how to be there for a friend who is struggling with self love.

4.  Here’s Why You Should Never Put Your Bras In The Dryer

don't put bras in the dryer

Are you guilty of throwing your bras in the dryer? We all know someone who still does (and maybe that person is you!) It’s no surprise that bras aren’t cheap – a quality bra can cost anywhere from $40-$60+ – and it’s important to have at least 3 bras in your lingerie wardrobe. So, if you’re looking for a way to keep your bras looking and feeling new for as long as possible, this article is for you.

5.  8 Ways To Show Your Body More Love

love your body

Our bodies do so much for us. When was the last time you worked out, enjoyed some “me time”, or at the very least, thanked your body for being there for you every single day without fail? If your answer is ‘today’ or ‘this week’, congrats! You likely have a healthy relationship with your body. If not, here are eight things you can do to show your body more love.

6.  Shopping For New Bras? Don’t Make This Common Mistake

shopping for new bras

Parfait Elissa Contour Strapless Bra P5011 in Black

When it comes to bras, one of the worst mistakes you can make is buying a bra that doesn’t fit. Aside from being uncomfortable and even sometimes painful, an ill-fitting bra will absolutely change the fit of every single outfit that you wear it with. So, if you want your clothes to fit better, your posture to improve, and your back and boobs to finally feel supported and comfortable, go for a bra in the right size for you.

Here’s how a bra fitting can help you do just that.

7.  Bra Fitting 101: Band Sizes, Cup Sizes, and Sister Sizing

bra fitting sizing

Mod By Parfait Sweetheart Padded Bra A1391 | Mod By Parfait Sweetheart Hipster A1395 in Bright White/Almond Blossom

You’re not alone if you think bra sizing is confusing. Just when you’ve figured out your bra size, someone throws ‘sister sizing’ or ‘international size conversions’ into the mix.

Don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’re demystifying the wacky world of bra sizing and size conversions and answering some of your most commonly asked questions along the way, like: How do I calculate my band size? How should the cups fit? Which hook should I start my bra on? 

Know the answers to these questions? Great! If not, this article will definitely help you out.

8.  How To Feel Confident In A Swimsuit

how to feel confident in a swimsuit

Flair One Piece Swimsuit S8006 in Black

Everyone should be able to rock a swimsuit without judgement. After all, all bodies are bikini bodies. But many of us aren’t quite there yet. If you’re struggling with feeling confident at the beach or pool, try these six things for an immediate boost.

Thank you to everyone who has read, shared, commented, followed, and purchased from our brand! We hope you have an amazing 2018. Happy New Year!


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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a full-time freelance writer, content manager, and founder of Katie Rose Creative. An experienced bra fitter, Katie has helped hundreds of people shop for lingerie. Her favorite bra is the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra.

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