Throughout women’s life their bra size will vary. Whether it’s weight fluctuation, menstrual cycle or simply our bodies changing, a trip to the lingerie store to get sized is never fun. For one, you are letting a complete stranger look at you in your bra while she puts tape around under and over your breasts.
Regardless of how comfortable you are with your body, this exercise is just not fun. Despite the ordeal, most women do not have the their true size on. It’s estimated that over 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra.
This is in part due to lingerie shops only carrying a limited number of sizes. Even when the size is in stock, the fit will vary by style. Victoria's Secret may be known for selling the most provocative and sexy bras in the market. Unfortunately, this does not equate to getting the sizing right for their customers. Yet there are simple steps consumers can take to ensure they are donning the best fit brassiere for their breasts.
Victoria's Secret has a huge selection of colours, designs, and materials in their stock.
This does little to help women who have breasts larger than the average size of 34DD.
Victoria's Secret size selection only goes up to 40DDD.
One would assume the sales associate would tell their bustier customers they do not carry their size. Recommending them to a specialty boutique should be information that is readily given out.
Victoria's Secret has women working as bra fitters who are trained to find you just what you are looking for.
The bra fitter’s job is not only to measure your size but to work around the problem of not carrying the bra you need.
The most common solution is to fudge the numbers.
In their defence, some of the bra fitters do not want customers to fill embarrassed or ashamed they can’t find anything in the sexy store. Employees feel compelled to lie and put women in the wrong bra size.
Bra fitters are trained to work with the customer and find them a product within the store.
Nonetheless, a real professional will confess and let the client know the store does not carry her size.
Don't feel bad, Victoria's Secret is not the only place to find beautiful, sexy brassieres that fit correctly.
Department stores like Nordstrom carry larger sizes. Every city tends to have that specialty boutique more than willing to spend time with you to get you the bra you need.
There are key factors that will help you know if you are wearing the right size bra.
Example of poor fitting or wrong size bras are:
-Breasts pushed together even though it’s not a push-up bra.
-Do the straps dig into your skin?
-Are the breasts spilling out of the side of the bra?
-Do you adjust your bra throughout the day?