Finding the Right Fit: Let’s Talk Bra Fitting

In the words of Meghan Trainor, it’s all about that base.

For years, I’ve struggled with finding bras that fit and even though I have had great success in the past year my size keeps changing as my body changes and I’ve had such a hard time keeping up. That’s what makes me so excited for today’s post.

For the first time in a year I have a bra that not only fits, but is flattering. Bare Necessities is a newer to me company, but they sell many of the brands that I’ve worn for years and years. They actually came out with an exclusive new line called Birdsong and I’m in love with it. The quality, fit, and price are amazing.

Another amazing thing about Bare Necessities? You can call a Bra fit expert over the phone and they will help you figure out sizing. Simply grab a soft measuring tape, tell them your regular size in some better known brands, take your measurements (they walk you through how to do it) , and you’re good to go.

My measurements were showing closer to a 34D, but my Bra fit Expert was sure that I was a 34C. Since I was able to give her my size in two other brands and tell her the fit issues I was having she helped me to figure out exactly what I needed. I got my three bras in the mail and every single one fit like a glove.

If you’re like me, bras are your arch nemesis. I’ve always hated bra shopping… and will do anything to not have to do it in store. I’ve gone from one extreme in the last year to the next with being self conscious because I wasn’t working with much up there to now not knowing what to do with what I do have. Being a woman is hard ladies, amiright?

Finding a bra that fits is really the base of every single outfit. If your bra doesn’t fit, the outfit is not going to look good… plain and simple.

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Tips for finding the right bra for you:

  • Have a Bra fit Expert work with you on your measurements. I went half my life thinking I was a 32A, and I never was. For part of my life I was closer to a AA, but as I got to healthier I fell more in the B range. As I’ve gained weight this past year I’m in a C for the first time in my life. It’s important to pay attention to your body to know if you’ve had any fluctuations and if you need to change your current size. I can’t stress a proper bra fitting enough.
  • Choose a bra that best fits your lifestyle. If you live in t-shirts, lace bras are most likely not going to be practical for you. If you tend to wear lower cuts, you probably need a demi cup. All these things play a role in what bra is going to work best for you and you need to be honest with yourself and not just buy what you think is cute in the moment.
  • Be open minded. I have never been a fan of underwire bras. I’ve always had a bad experience, but my fit specialist told me I was going to love the Emerson Balconette bra and to give it a try. It’s such a great fit for me, gives me a nice support, and creates a gorgeous shape that has made my tops fit so much better.
  • Have fun. Buy a style in a fun color. Make bra shopping a little more fun by adding in some personality. There is so much to try… and it should be a positive experience. I truly think learning to have fun with the things that used to torment me in the fitting room like jeans and bras has made a world of difference for me.

Head here to get more info on Bare Necessities and their Bra fit experts. I can’t recommend them enough. A bra fitting can change the game for you. I also think you’re going to fall in love with their new Birdsong line!

Bare Necessities’ Friends & Family sale is going on now through 9/30/2019. Use code FAMILY19 for 25% off and free 2-day shipping on $70+.

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Thank you to Bare Necessities for sponsoring Today’s post. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.