May 18, 2011

the perfect fit

Embrace Lace by Wacoal
When was the last time you had a bra fitting? Chances are, it's been too long. On Monday night I was invited to a blogger event by Wacoal where I learned that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong bra size. The right bra should be the foundation of your wardrobe and can instantly make you look 10 pounds lighter. It's a good idea to get fitted every year, especially if you've gained or lost weight because just 5-7 pounds will affect your bra size. 

Wacoal's fit expert, Liz Smith, recommends every woman have 8 different bras in her wardrobe: 
  1. One seamed bra- seams maximize lift and support
  2. One seamless, unlined bra- for comfort and a smooth silhouette
  3. One contour bra- lightly lined and great under t-shirts
  4. One strapless bra- yes, you can find one that stays in place
  5. One T-Back or racerback bra- for tank tops
  6. A push-up or minimizing bra (depending on your figure type)
  7. One sport bra 
  8. One drop dead sexy bra 
Need a fitting? Wacoal is hosting a Fit for the Cure event on Friday from 11-5 at the Union Square Macy's where you can have a complimentary fitting. $2 from each bra sale will benefit Susan G. Komen. If you can't make it on Friday, I also highly recommend the fit experts at Nordstrom. 


  1. So I wish I could have come with you!! But here's the real question - were you wearing the right size? Are you part of the 8/10. Honestly, I would not be surprised if I were wearing the wrong sized bra. I should prob go for a fitting sometime soon.

  2. Glad to find this! We'll post this information to our patients at today. As their founder, I feel Wacoal is the gold standard in bras post recovery - excellence in sizing as well as construction and style. I'd love it if our 80,000+ patients could all be fitted properly!

      I know that our breast reduction patients alone buy far more bras than 8 bras, though they may not yet realize all the style choices they have. These women, who have suffered so long with pain of heavy breasts and often have lived with much unwanted attention prior to their surgeries, are so thrilled to finally buy bras that fit and are beautiful without pain. I'd estimate new breast reduction patients, on average, buy a dozen or more new bras in their first year of recovery. That's close to a million bras just for the patients we see! Thank you for this simple and concise posting - very effective.

    Annette Bricca
    Founder - BreastHealthOnline

  3. Thanks, Annie! So glad I can be of help in a small way.  

  4. I actually was wearing the right size but I sorta cheated! Had a fitting at Nordstrom about a month ago ;)  

  5. had my first bra fitting ever about a year ago
    of course i was wearing a too big bra
    it really does make a difference

  6. I wish I made it to the event... it sounded so fun! I never knew we needed so many bras, but I suppose it all makes sense. 

  7. Do you have an {intimacy} store near you? I was invited for a fitting at {intimacy} and the experience was totally life changing (post here: I was cocky enough to go in and say I was in the right size and I was definitely not...amazing how it can make you feel better, look thinner, stand up taller and all!

  8. This is a great list of a bra "wardrobe"! Thanks! 

  9. Oh dear, I probably have about three number 4s and five number 5s!

  10. I have two favorites: Yvette zipper sports bra from Amazon ($29.9) and Champion Molded Cup Racer from Target ($18.99) - love, love, love them!

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