Last week, I told you about the importance of skin care in your Spring spruce-up routine. A proper foundation is key to creating a flawless design. When it comes to your wardrobe that means foundation garments (read: lingerie). Some research shows that up to 85% of women are currently wearing the wrong size bra. I’ve heard this before, but having been measured numerous times at numerous, I was certain I was not among them.
Enter the Bra Whisperer. If you didn’t see her on Oprah a few years back, let me assure you, there is such a thing. When Intimacy opened a King of Prussia store last year, I took a drive to meet founder, Susan Nethero, for a bra fit styling. She measured me with neither tape nor fabric, simply took one look at me and said, “I’d say you’re a 32 or 34D.” My mouth dropped open. This could not be possible. In all of my many fitting experiences, I measured and even 36B. It was time to hit the fitting room and put her talents to the test.
Susan brought several bras in for me to try, but first educated me on the proper way to put on my bra because apparently, we’ve all been doing it wrong for, well, ever. Just slinging it over each shoulder and snapping it closed, I learned, was not sufficient. Like most tasks, the proper technique makes all the difference. To get the best possible fit and silhouette, you need to bend over about half way, so your girls are hanging loose beneath you. Slide the straps over your shoulders, get your breasts into the cups and then clasp the back (or front) of the bra closed. Susan took me through the short process and when I stood up, every fell perfectly into place. I’ll be damned if she wasn’t right about my size. They don’t call her the Bra Whisperer for nothing. And Susan created a training program for all of Intimacy’s employees so each is as knowledgeable as the next.
I honestly couldn’t stop staring at myself in the mirror as I tried on at least a dozen options. My posture was vastly improved, I seemed to have lost ten pounds in a matter of minutes and was looking at pretty much the most cleavage I’d ever had in my life. Even if you’ve been measured in the past or are relatively comfortable in your current bra, go and get fitted by the experts at Intimacy.
Women of all ages, shapes and sizes will find their fit here and this weekend, bring your Mom (or friend, sister, BFF) and you’ll both receive 15% off the purchase of one life-altering bra. After all, isn’t a gift that boost her confidence the best gift any woman can receive?