Posts Tagged: fitting

The Brayola Experience

So. Bras. Touchy subject, and rightly so. I know we’re all sick of the “90% of women are wearing the wrong bra size” statistic, but I make all of my clients get fitted for a bra before we work together because … well, most of them are wearing the wrong bra size. Or wrong bra style for their figure and bust. It is really, truly¬†hard to fit yourself for bras and most of us don’t know enough about them to make educated guesses.

But many people don’t have access to department or specialty stores with free fittings, and many more wear sizes that aren’t typically stocked. Ordering online is the best option because it’s the only option. But it can be monumentally frustrating. read more

Reader Request: Different Bras for Different Needs

Reader Emma e-mailed me this question:

I invested a significant chunk of money on several bras, and suddenly realized that my shirts look kind of different depending on what bra I am wearing. (Maybe this is obvious; it was quite a revelation to me!) To get to my question: do you have advice on what style of bra to wear with different types of shirts/sweaters/dresses? I’m thinking of the differences between a molded cup that really separates and smooths, versus non-molded cups that are supportive but don’t have a shape on their own and therefore have a slightly more ‘natural’ look, versus a no-underwire style that creates less separation. Of course there are many styles of bra that women could be working with, I just list these examples to try and make my question more understandable. read more