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Online bra shopping makes buying bras so convenient. There are no lines to wait in and no crowds to walk through. You can scroll through dozens of gorgeous bras without leaving your couch. But, shopping for bras online poses a question: where do you get the bra fitting?

Some online lingerie stores offer self-bra fittings. There may be a tip sheet available to help you measure your bust yourself. Or perhaps there’s a questionnaire to guide you through determining your bra size. Should you go with the online bra fitting? Or, should you go to a local lingerie store to get fitted? Should you just use your last bra size and skip a fitting all together?

These are all common questions when bra shopping online. But, you should never skip the bra fitting. We’re going to talk through the differences between online and in-store bra fittings.

The trouble with online bra fittings

We’re not fans of getting bra fittings online. Online bra fittings require you to measure yourself, leaving room for error. And, measuring yourself can be difficult, even for professionals. You need to make sure the measuring tape doesn’t slip out of place on your back.

Bra fitting comes down to a science. You need to know exactly where to measure and how to read the measurement if it doesn’t fall exactly on a number. Reading the measurements one number too low or too high could put you in the wrong bra size.

Bra fitters are lingerie store are professionals. They’ve fit hundreds of women for bras, and they know the tricks behind determining your perfect bra size. We say leave it to the professionals when it comes to getting a bra fitting. Measuring yourself incorrectly could result in tedious returns or exchanges that could have easily been avoided.

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The perks of getting a bra fitting in-store

We suggest you get a bra fitting at a local lingerie store before purchasing new bras. This ensures you get accurate measurements of your bust. There’s no chance of getting the measurements wrong, which means you’re more likely to love the bra you buy. And, maybe you’ll finish all of your bra shopping in-store. No need to wait several days for an online order to reach you when you have a lingerie store nearby!

Online shopping can be tricky – especially when it comes to bras. You may be able to judge your size when shopping online for tops or dresses. However, bras are more intricate to fit than a shirt. It’s best to get a real bra fitting from a professional in a local lingerie store first before considering buying a bra online.

I know, I know – you’re probably thinking that eliminates the convenience aspect of shopping online. Getting an in-store fitting means you’ll need to do a little prep work before starting your online shopping. But, that prep work will lead to a more confident purchase. Put in the extra effort to get a local bra fitting, and you’ll love the bras you take home. No returns, no exchanges – just a good fitting bra to boost your confidence and your comfort.

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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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