Frequently Asked Bra Questions

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?

A: Grab a tape measure and check out these resources that I have found helpful.
- Bra Size Calculator - Wacoal Bra Size Finder -

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?

A: I would try Elomi, Cacique, Sculptresse. But do yourself a favor and get professionally fitted. You may not be as small of a cup as you think.

Q: I need a smaller band but large cup, any suggestions on where to find a bra?

A: If you are confident in your size, I’d recommend trying out: Elomi, Freya, Panache, Chantelle to name a few! PLEASE do yourself a favor and go get professionally fitted.

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.

Did I answer all of your questions? If not, feel free to leave a comment below or send me a message! xx

Sports Bra Recommendations: Try On Confidential

Coming in HOT with this one, you have requested this one like crazy. I’m excited to bring you my sports bra #TryOnConfidential featuring my favorite styles ranked from high impact to low impact. I’ve been working on this post for over four months, wear testing these for you. Be sure to tune into my IG stories to see how all of these styles fit on me. I wear a 34FF - 36FF (UK sizing), I’ve formerly worn a 38DD. If you haven’t been fitted for a proper bra in the last year, PLEASE do yourself a favor and go get professionally fitted at a local speciality shop or a Nordstrom. It will change your life. Feel free to reach out with any questions.
Here are some of my favorites that I’ve tried just for you:

1. Elomi Lingerie - Energise

Size Range: 32GG - 46D (UK Sizing)
Size Worn: 34FF
Good For: High Impact (long distance running, jumping)

2. Panache Medium Impact Wire-Free

Size Range: 28DD - 40GG (UK Sizing)
Size Worn: 34FF
Good For: Medium Impact (jogging, weight training)

3. Curvy Couture Ultimate Fit Underwire

Size Range: 34DDD - 44H (US Sizing)
Size Worn: 36G
Good For: Medium to High Impact (Running, weight training)

4. Outdoor Voices Zip Bra

Size Range: XS-XL (refer to size chart)
Size Worn: Large
Good For: Light Impact (Yoga, Strength Training, Walking)

5. Girlfriend Paloma Sports Bra

Size Range: XS-XL (refer to size chart)
Size Worn: Large
Good For: Light Impact (Yoga, stretching)

6. Shefit Ultimate Sports Bra

Size Range: XS-6LUXE (refer to size chart)
Size Worn: LUXE
Good For: Medium Impact (jogging, weight training)

What did you think about this? Was it helpful? Again, I HIGHLY recommend getting fitted if you’re unsure about your sizing. Feel free to reach out with any questions and be sure to tune into my IG stories.