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The new year is a chance at a new start. So, with that in mind, what is it that you want to change about your life? Sometimes, it’s not about big life changes, but small improvements that make us feel happier and more confident. With that in mind, let’s keep things plain and simple. Let’s start by making over your lingerie drawer.

First of all, go through your drawers and discard your old, worn-out bras so that you have some space. Next, it’s time to hit the stores. Check out these tips and tricks to help you find new bras that fit you perfectly.

Find a lingerie store that you love

Before you do anything else, you need to find a store that you love. It’s worth taking a little extra time to do some research here so that you know what you’re getting for your money. Check out local stores that have a wide range of options for you. It’s also worth making sure that the boutique stocks your particular style, has a high level of attention to detail, and gives you the experience you want. Remember, all these things are crucial.

Get your measurements right

So, you think you know what bra size you are? Well, you may well be wrong. Over time, people’s bra sizes can change significantly, which means that you may not actually be wearing the right size for you. There are many reasons that your size may change from weight gain/loss to natural body changes.

If you’re looking to invest in some brand new bras, you should first make sure that your measurements are right. Head to a boutique store and make sure that you get fitted again. You may want to book ahead so that you can be sure you’ll get an appointment. When you know just what size you are, you won’t make any mistakes when buying your new lingerie.

Try on your sister size

Did you know that every bra size has a sister size? Your size may change from brand to brand and style to style. Knowing your sister size means that you can find the right fit for you regardless of what type of bra you end up choosing. What’s most important here is that you feel as comfortable as possible in the bra that you choose.

The way that sister sizes work is actually pretty easy. It’s all about understanding what range you’re in and what sizes you could switch your general one for. For example, someone who wears a 30E size, may be equally comfortable in a 28F or 32DD instead. You can check out our bra sister size chart for more information.

Related: What Are Bra Sister Sizes?

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Underneath: Parfait Aline T-Shirt Bra P5251 in Black

Always bring a t-shirt

Planning a trip to a lingerie store? Don’t forget to bring a t-shirt with you. T-shirts can also help you gauge the fit of the bras you try on. You’ll notice immediately if you’re spilling out of the cups or if the side view isn’t as flattering in that particular style. Of course, if you’re shopping for a special occasion, don’t forget to bring the dress or top or at least a picture of it, too. It’ll help both you and the bra fitter find the perfect bra to go underneath!

Invest in quality bras

There’s one golden rule that you absolutely have to keep in mind at all times. When buying new lingerie, quality is key. So much of the time, people buy cheap and cheerful alternatives that don’t stand the test of time. The problem with that is that you end up having to replace your lingerie more times than you care to remember. It’s just not worth it. Disposable fashion pieces are a waste of money and you know it.

If you want a supportive bra that really fits and lasts you, it’s worth investing that little bit more in something that’s top quality. Have a budget in mind when you head to the stores and don’t be afraid to use it. You wear a bra every single day, and so making sure that the ones you pick are decent should be your top priority.

Try, try, and try again!

Of course, the easiest and most direct way to find a bra that fits is to try on a whole load of different ones. Make sure that you have a whole load of time when you head to the store; this should never be a rushed activity. Set aside a good few hours of the day! You will need to try on a range of sizes and styles before you find your perfect bra. But, luckily, when you do, all the time, energy, and effort will be worth it. After all, there’s nothing quite like having a secure, well-fitted bra to give you a confidence boost.

Now that you’ve got all the deets, what are you waiting for? There’s never been a better time to update your wardrobe (or, rather, your lingerie drawer). Plan a shopping trip with your friend or even alone and really go for it!

Related: Bra Shopping Guide: Tips For Buying New Bras

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Parfait Marion Unlined Wire Bra P5392 in Tango Red

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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!

Featured image lingerie:
Parfait Charlotte Padded Bra 6901 | Parfait Charlotte Bikini 6905 in Red/Black
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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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