If you have tooth problems, you see a dentist. If you have bra problems, you see a bra fit specialist. Right?
Straps that slip, wires that pinch, breasts that spill out of the cup, bands that ride up your back, the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, women often find themselves in inexperienced hands and end up walking away without a solution to their bra problems.
A Bra-Fit Specialist is a trained professional who understands how a bra should fit your body. When a bra fits properly, all those “bra-blems” should disappear.
You might be asking yourself, “Why is it so hard to find a bra that fits?” Well, the answer lies in two primary misconceptions women have about their bras: 1) That there is one bra size for every woman, and 2) That a woman will have the same bra size for life.
Believing in these “myths” has led to a lot of dressing room heartache.
Your bra size is determined by measuring your ribcage and the volume of your breast tissue. Where it gets tricky is translating these numbers into bra “fit.” In essence, your bra should fit your body like a glove. The brand, the style, the material and of course the size can all affect how a particular bra will fit you.
In fact, a well-fitting bra should meet ALL of the following 4 criteria:
• The center gore of the bra rests up against your ribs.
• The underwires do not touch any of your breast tissue.
• The bra band is snug enough to stay parallel to the floor.
• Your breasts completely fill but do not overflow, the bra cups.
Since women are made in all shapes and sizes, it makes sense that their bra sizes are equally diverse. A petite woman may need a 28-band and a larger-breasted woman may need a J-cup. The problem is that these sizes are not readily available at most bra stores. Confusing, right? This is where a Bra-Fit Specialist really comes in handy.
It’s also important to remember that your bra size will change. Fluctuations in your weight due to pregnancy, menopause, medication and lifestyle changes may require a different bra size. You may also require different types of bras such as a strapless bra for a special event, a sports bra for exercising, and a comfortable seamless bra for a polished look at work.
A bra-fit professional knows how to choose a bra that will meet your needs, fits you properly and gives you the look you desire. At DEBra Lingerie we are a team of Bra-Fit Specialists, specially trained to find your “perfect fit.” We have a new location in Pointe-Claire Village along with our flagship store in NDG. While we specialize in cup sizes D-O, we offer fitting sessions to women of all sizes.
To ensure that a Bra-Fit Specialist is available to assist you, we recommend that you make an appointment online: www.lingeriedebra.com or by phone: Pointe-Claire: 514-505-9040; NDG: 438-380-8323.