Last week, I shared a #TryOnConfidential featuring sports bras. I was incredibly excited by all of your questions and realize there is so much more ground to cover. I’ve been sifting through my DM’s and the questionnaire I posted yesterday. I wanted to put this all into a blog post so we can refer back to later.
Here are your most frequently asked bra questions:
Q: Where do I get fitted for a bra?
A: Bra fitting is a professional skill. There is nothing like getting fitted for a bra in person. My top suggestions would be Nordstrom (they go through an intensive bra training process) or a bra specialty store in your town, find a store near you here. If you’re in Buffalo, I’d highly recommend Lace & Day. Two sisters own it and I PROMISE you will have an amazing experience.
Q: I really can’t get to a store, any other bra fitting tips?
Q: What’s your favorite strapless?
A: I’ve been wear testing a BUNCH of strapless bras, I’m still searching for more options but here are my favorites so far. As a friendly reminder, PLEASE refer to the size guides above before you purchase.
Q: What’s your favorite t-shirt bra?
A: These are a few of my favorites:
Q: What’s your favorite non-wired/lounging bra?
A: All about a good lounge (no wire) bra for around the house. These are a few of my favorites. Note: these are NOT very supportive, I don’t typically wear these out of the house unless I have a really baggy sweater on.
Q: How many bras should I actually own?
A: Technically, you should have a bra for every day of the week. You should definitely have a rotation of bras. This helps your bras last longer. You don’t need a molded/padded bra for every outfit- only t-shirts. You can wear a laced cut and sewn bra under blouses, thick sweaters, etc. I am probably not the right person to ask because I probably have 50+ bras… I get a bunch from my job but I just can’t get enough! :)
Q: How do you care for your bras? Where do you store them?
A: I use Forever New powder on my underwear, bras and swimsuits. It safely cleans lingerie, hosiery, swimwear, silks, woolens and other colorfast delicates It has a natural base of citrus and multiple sodas, cleans then rinses completely from the fabric leaving no soap residues to damage thread fibers. HIGHLY recommend. I store my bras in a drawer- speaking of which, I need to re-organize! Thanks for the reminder!
Q: I am a wide band but small cup, any suggestions on where to find a bra?
Q: I need a smaller band but large cup, any suggestions on where to find a bra?
Q: Do you have any recommendations for pregnancy or postpartum bras?
A: Depending on the person and their current size, it’s hard to recommend a specific style. Only because everyone’s sizes may fluctuate. Sometimes breast sizes are smaller, bigger, or stays the same but most likely our tissue becomes more “relaxed”. Sometimes breasts can have one more shallow than the other. The best answer is to get refitted once you are have stopped breast feeding/pumping. It’s important to know every body will fit a different silhouette/style. For pregnancy, If you’re looking for comfy bras to wear during your first & second trimester, you probably want to look for a wire-free bra (see above). You can still wear underwire bras but your sizes may change in a short period of time, which means you might have to buy multiple bras. During your third trimester, get fitted for your nursing bras. At this point, your breasts should be at its fullest.