Bra-fitting and more. Much more.

May 11, 2016

bra-fittingBrassieres and bra-fitting were the premise for a recent scene –I mean bitchfest–on RHONYC. If you don’t know what RHONYC means, that’s ok. You probably don’t want to. Suffice to say it was the first series that showed me up close and personal that actual grown women in midlife could wear a 32-inch bras. Or–imagine this: a 28FF. Seriously? I was NEVER that small.

But this post has nothing to do with that, I promise. I just thought the whole scene–I mean bitchfest–was amazing and this post reminded me of it.

Back to the topic at hand, size matters. Bra size does matter. Other things matter, too, when it comes to the brassiere.

My friend in real life, Quin, over at Sister-Lady-Girl, got some info from her doctor that led her to rethink the way she bought bras and cared for them. It’s true. I’ve been around bras for a long time, but I actually learned a whole bunch from this post. You will, too. That’s why I was thrilled to have her guest here today.

Quin’s good people and I love her fashion and style blog. But today, go on over and learn a few things about bras here.

But before you do, if you’ve got something to share about about bras, bra-fitting or breasts, leave it in the comments below. Because even though I’m in Portugal? I want to know.

30 comments on “Bra-fitting and more. Much more.
  1. Michelle says:

    Finished reading and great tips. Left a comment on her site.

  2. Carla says:

    I definitely need this. My sports bras fit perfectly. If I’m invited out to a fancy function – –a.k.a. anywhere which demands my tatas be enclosed in a traditional bra – – I’m screwed 🙂 I need a fitting.

  3. Jacqui Odell says:

    I have a hard time finding a good bra that fits right. I think a bra fitting could come in handy.

  4. Cori says:

    I measure in at 34DD, but a 36D is much more comfortable. I hate it when the chicks at VS or wherever are like “You measure at this, so that’s what I’m bringing you.” Hello? Did you not understand me when I said the sister-size is more comfortable?

  5. Candy says:

    Most women wear wrong size bra. Terrific tips.

  6. This post has inspired me to get measured, although the thought of finding out my true size is scary. I’ve been wearing soft boneless sports bras mostly. I’m bone free.Wanted to tweet her post but couldn’t find her share buttons. Just FYI

  7. 28FF! That’s ridiculous!

  8. Thanks for sharing this. I have never had a proper bra fitting and thats why bra shopping for me is all about trial and error. One day I’m a 38D the next a 40DD just depends on the brand lol I need to replace my bras more often it’s just so hard. When I find one I like and that fits greats I buy multiples lol

  9. I did learn a few things! Thank you for sharing. And yes her twitter button does not work, I tried to follow…

  10. After I got professionally fitted, I felt like it looked like I lost 10 lbs. Made a big difference. However, the minute I get home, the bra is the first thing to come off!

  11. Andrea says:

    One of the things that I’m really not crazy about (still looking to buy some new ones 😀 )

  12. Jenny says:

    I just need to find a bra that doesn’t keep slipping up!

  13. The Southern stylista says:

    So glad you addressed this, most ladies wear ill-fitting bras and once you get fitted for one that fits the way it’s supposed to-it makes all the difference in the world!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  14. helene cohen bludMan says:

    I just got fitted for the first time ever and was shocked at my measurement. I was way off! The new bras fit like a glove and make me look and feel so much better.

  15. Carolann says:

    I got fitted once…and hated it lol. Heading over there now! I’m sure it’s going to be an interesting read!

  16. KatR says:

    It is so funny that I am reading this today, seeing that I just purchased a new bra yesterday. I have been in desperate need of a new bra, but the problem is finding a decent bra in my size that I will not have to take a loan out in order to buy it! Seriously, I am a busty gal and bras in my size are very far and few between and easily cost $30+ and they aren’t even the cute or pretty bras! Just the plain old “work horse” bra! I HATE bra shopping with a passion!!

  17. It’s been a long time since I got professionally fitted and it’s definitely time to do it again. It’s amazing that most women wear the wrong size bra.

  18. Leanne says:

    It’s been decades since I had a fitting – I find it really intimidating, but I know it would be really beneficial – my bra wearing has reduced to outside the house only – first thing I do when I get home is take that sucker off!

  19. alison says:

    I hate doing a bra fitting but then it is always good to check in and make sure they are fitting correctly. I always do it when I shop at Victoria’s Secret because they are super fast and discreet!

  20. Angie Scheie says:

    It’s always interesting getting a real bra fitting done because I’m always surprised at what they tell me! I have noticed though that it can differ from place to place. Nordstrom (who has a great service btw) and Victoria’s Secret were different for me.

  21. Roxy says:

    I HATE BRAS! I literally call them boobie prisons. It irks my soul how I’m one size at Victoria Secret and something totally different in department stores. I realize the importance of a properly fitting bra, but if I had it my way I’d NEVER wear one. #FREETHEBOOBIES!

    • Jessica says:

      I only wear a bra when I’m leaving the house and the dress/shirt calls for it. Most of what I wear are cute little sundresses that I don’t need to wear a bra with! #winning #FREETHEBOOBIES

  22. I have a hard time finding a good bra that fits right. I did learn a few things! Thank you for sharing.

  23. Lisa Rios says:

    I think most of us knowingly or unknowingly end up wearing a wrong size bra & we get practiced to it. A bra fitting would be a good idea always, but as we get older most of slowly move away from trying out such ideas!

  24. Rosemond says:

    Love bras. Hate bras. So small I don’t need bras. Wear them more to just I guess be a part of the crowd!

  25. Jessica says:

    I remember getting fitted for a nursing bra right after my son was born. I was a 34B before the baby and a 36B after – I remember being so shocked (and a tad bit disappointed to be honest) that my number had changed and not my cup size! And, yes, I know that means overall my boobs were bigger, but my ego was really hoping for like a 36 C or D. After all, they felt like they were going to explode – at least give me a bragging rights number, lol

  26. Nicole Escat says:

    Mind blown. I did not know there is what you call “professional bra fitter”. Never met one. The information are so helpful. All women must read it.

  27. Liz Mays says:

    It’s amazing how many women are wearing the wrong size and/or type of bra. They need to be reading that post!

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