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Looking for a New Bra? Here are a Few Fit and Design Considerations

July 15, 2024 - July 15, 2024   

Shopping for a bra can be confusing there are lots of factors to consider, including different styles, materials and brands to choose from – and that’s not even to mention sizing! To give you a helping hand, in this blog we are going to look at some of the things you should do before buying yourself a new bra, to ensure that you are making the right decision. Let’s go.

Get Measured

Before you do anything, it’s vital that you get your chest measured so that you have an up-to-date size. Even if you think you know what your sizing is, it’s always a good idea to get a professional to confirm or deny this before you buy a new bra. For all you know, your sizing may have subtly changed over the years without you even realising. Many lingerie brands offer free measuring in store, so just have a look online to see where local to you offers this service. Alternatively, you can measure yourself at home by following the specific size guidelines for chest and cup, of the brand you’re looking to buy from.

Weigh Up Your Options

Bra options are vast as the underwear industry is booming. So, why not try something new? If you’re not satisfied with the underwear you have, it may be due to it not being right for you and your lifestyle. If you want comfortable, flattering options, then shapewear bras could be a great choice. If you need a bra for running, then you’re going to want to find ultimate support from a sports bra. Or, you may want to go for the barely there look in a more revealing outfit, which you can achieve with a strapless bra. It’s always best to weigh up your different options, and you can get yourself a few different pairs that catch your eye.

Research, Research, Research

Before putting your credit card down, be sure that you put sufficient research in. Consider what’s important to you. This could be the quality of the bra, the aesthetic, if the brand is eco-friendly, whether or not it’s in your budget, and so on. By researching and comparing different brands you will get a good idea of what will work for you. It’s also wise to read customer reviews on specific items to see if they are recommended or not. 

Go For Quality Over Quantity

When it comes to bras, we always recommend going for high quality pieces, even though they may sometimes be a little pricier. The better the quality, the better the functionality. These bras should give you the support you need whilst lasting longer than poorly made pieces. As well, in the long run, this may well be more cost effective as you won’t have to regularly replace your underwear. 

Think: fit, occasion, brand and quality before you invest in a bra that needs to stand the test of time.

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