Confession: I have had the same bras for years (*sigh, I know). And apparently I have been complaining about it. Complaining enough for my husband to notice, which must be a lot. I took my eldest daughter with me to the mall, as there was a store she was dying to go to. We took one step into Victoria Secret, and high-tailed it out of there. I don’t want my daughter seeing those pictures on the walls!!! All it took was one look at a tiny princessey-thing neglige, and I was like…ummm. WRONG. Parenting fail.
But where did that leave me?
Braless for one thing. I stopped into the larger department stores, and got lost in the multitudes of nude colored bras – and felt rather helpless. So I went home, and shopped on-line. I had a coupon for a retailer that I loved their clothes – and figured, let me try their bras. Right?
Wrong. It is the most uncomfortable bra I now own. I even tried wearing it a few times, thinking – maybe I just need to wear it in. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
Finally I resorted to asking a private Facebook group I am involved with, what brands do they know and love? Turned out…a lot of people had the same problem as me. They were looking for answers.
I started thinking about this, and about how important a good bra actually is. A good bra can MAKE or BREAK an outfit, and that includes the handmade dress you took so long to painstakingly sew. A good bra is quite necessary. After all – a bad bra can make even the most impeccable couture sewn dress look….less than.
So I did some research, and here is what I came up with…
*Please note – there will be visuals of ladies with a bra on. Please make sure your children are NOT standing in front of the computer before you scroll down.
I looked on-line at one popular retailer that was being suggested a lot for getting the proper bra fit, Nordstroms. Unfortunately, I do not have one of these stores near me, but I can follow their guide for measuring myself correctly.
The image below is via Nordstroms.com, for more info click HERE – as well as to watch their informational video.
*For the record – this post is in no way sponsored, I am simply taking the advice of the friends asked within the private Facebook group mentioned earlier.
After a little more google searching, I was also able to find a website that will calculate your bra size for you!
If you follow their measuring tips, and input it into their calculator, out will pop your proper bra size. Unfortunately, this only truly works if you fall within the average A thru D cup range. But still kind of fun.
What is a good brand for a comfortable, yet supportive, bra to buy?
Well, the verdict is still out on that one.
I did figure out that I am actually buying the right bra size though – yeah me!
Of course, for best results – let a professional measure you. This is just a little something to help others who are short on free time…like myself. Its always nice to know how to measure properly.
And if you have any good bra recommendations, I am open. Leave em below.