11.11.2012

Underneath Your Clothes Is...the Perfect {Bra} Fit!

“If you’re wearing lingerie that makes you feel glamorous, you’re halfway there to turning heads.”
~Elle Macpherson~


Truer words have never been spoken, Ms. Macpherson; but wearing glamorous lingerie is the second step in turning heads – the first is uncovering your bra size in order to find the perfect fit. A fit synonymous with that of a Herve Leger bandage dress – one that hugs your curves and accentuates your feminine physique in all the right places; one that becomes the BFF of your wardrobe essentials; and one that is, unfortunately, devastatingly difficult to find without devoting quite a bit of time to the task.

Confession Time: Only last year did I finally learn my true bra size. Up until then, I slowed my pace to avoid a lack of support from my bra du jour, and disposed of countless undergarments believing that they had stretched out in the wash after minimal wear. It was only once I tried a full cup size smaller that I realized that I had spent years sporting an unflattering piece that was far too large for my size. Luckily, I corrected my faux pas immediately, and have found that my clothes fit in a far more feminine manner; my posture has improved; and my confidence level has soared.

While I am now in bra heaven, I am actually in the minority, as the majority of women are, indeed, wearing the wrong bra size – and suffering the adverse affects of back ache, neck ache, and discomfort. Panache Lingerie, however, is here to save the day. They’re on a mission to help you find the perfect bra fit via their ultra-creative Bra Fit Challenge and incredibly helpful Fit Guide - both of which I highly recommend investigating for the girl who wants to feel fabulous in every sense of the word.

Tell me, lovers…what’s your bra fit horror story?





Thanks to Panache Lingerie for the picture.


FTC Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with Panache Lingerie. All opinions expressed therein are my own.
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21 comments

lorenabr said...

I discovered my real bra size at Victoria's Secret. I love the bras they offer. Since moving to Australia I guess I will have here new bras adventures!

http://balearaitzart.blogspot.com.au/

ellie said...

Oh, a gal and her bra. So glad you posted about this. Very cool and sexy post!

caitlin and megan said...

Its great to find the right bra.

Loved the quote!

ivy's closet said...

Such a lovely post! Loved your article!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

You know I still haven't had a proper fitting!! Think I really should do that, although I'm not exactly on the large side (sniff sniff). Such a fun photo, thanks for sharing.

Have a fab week Erika!!

Couture Carrie said...

Love Panache!
Gorgeous set!

xoxox,
CC

Paulina said...

Have a nice Sunday :)

Sherin said...

I agree. It's very important to be properly fitted. I was properly fitted for the first time a few months ago and was shocked to discover my true size.
I love pretty bras. Nothing compares to wearing glam lingerie!

ellie's desk said...

Such great information to know about these bras. You are making it easier for a lot of us..out here.

J. said...

I guess there's no true horror story but I just have nothing to put into a bra...never have...

Yvonne said...

The problem I face is finding a bra in my size! Also, I hate the giant piece of foam that almost every pretty bra now contains. I love the look of Victoria Secret bras but unfortunately the really pretty, sexy ones have that horrible foam padding inserted in it. I don't need to push mine up or together yet but it seems only plain bras lack the extra foam.
I will have to check out Panache.

FASHION TALES said...

This is so true, I remember when I was younger one of my first jobs was working in a lingerie shop, many women did not know their true bar size. Yes, I love a bit of sexy luxury in my undergarments. :) xx

Audrey Allure said...

I definitely agree - it's always great to have a proper fitted bra!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, nice! It really is difficult to find your true bra size. I think I'm finally wearing the right one...or close to it, but it would be nice to have a more "professional" opinion, though I've had a couple different stores size me in the past.

Natasha Hollerup said...

My confession: I once wore a bra that I popped out of all the time and was annoying. I also believed I was the same size for 11 years until a week before my wedding, when I found out I went up a cup size.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

My bra size is always changing, which is really annoying. I keep gaining weight. :(

But my mom had a similar revelation over the summer. She went to Victoria's Secret and after getting fitted, realized that she's been wearing the wrong bra size for years. She was amazed at the difference when she finally wore her real size. So, yeah, totally understand the importance!

MOSAMUSE said...

perfect bras are so hard to find!! i think what is so hard is that when you do find one with a great fit... its so expensive!
xo
MOSAMUSE

www.MOSAMUSE.com

Heather said...

This is so true!!! Unfortunately we don't teach girl that soon enough! I found my size through trial and error - and what a difference it makes!

XO
Pearls & Paws

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I got a reduction at 19 but unfortunately have gained weight so my breasts grew too. I have bras in several sizes because of this and usually if I go through a significant weight change I get fitted again.

Cathy Anderson said...

I have three of bali minimizer bras - they are so comfortable and look really good under knits. The band does not curl at all which I usually have trouble also. And the fit and comfort under the arms is very nice.

Barbara J. Khan said...

The rich sultry design reminds me of the Hot Pink bras that I have been using since I was a teen. They fit me so well because I'm flat chested and their X-Small ones are price friendly and just my size.

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