Bra Fitting Etiquette 101: The Dos and Don’t’s You Should Know
Is it time to get fitted? Every now and then, you have to make sure that your bra measurements are right. That means a trip to the stores to see a fitter! Remember to book ahead so that you have got a spot ready and waiting for you. So, what should you do when you get there? Well, here are some key tips that you may just want to keep in mind:
Do set aside plenty of time for your fitting
This should come as no real shock: Bra fittings take time. There are not as quick as you might expect. When something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right. That means that you need to allow enough time to get the job done. If you’re popping into a store in between other things throughout the day, you’re only going to end up stressed. It’s not worth it. Instead, schedule some real time to get fitted. You won’t regret it.
Do bring any special clothing items
Do you have a special dress that you’re hoping to get a bra for? If you already have an outfit in mind, bring it along. It may sound odd, but it’s the best way to get what you need. Explain to your fitter that you’re looking for a bra that suits the clothes and that you’d like to try different sizes with the piece. They will be more than happy to help you figure out what works. Of course, some outfits are especially tricky to find lingerie for, and so having the items there with you will make the entire process much smoother and take out any guess-work. Easy!
Do have a few bra styles in mind
Some women find that they are different sizes in different bra styles. For example, you may be an E cup in a plunge bra but an F cup in a t-shirt bra. Before you get fitted, let your fitter know what type of bra you intend on buying. This will help the fitter figure out what’s right for you and what you need from them. They aren’t mind-readers! They will write down which cup sizes you are in different bras for you. That means that you will know just what size you need to get depending on what you’re getting at any given time.
Do listen to the advice the fitter gives
As I’ve already mentioned, the fitter will know their stuff. It’s that simple. When you’re getting measured, be sure to listen to what they have to say. Their advice is pure gold. They may be able to help you figure out what type of bra suits your shape or what your sister sizes are. Knowing these things will make lingerie shopping a whole lot more enjoyable and, frankly, easier in the long run. Take the time to really talk to your fitter and pick their brain about anything you may have in mind. After all, this is about getting your size just right and feeling ultra confident in the bra you choose.
Don’t get fitted while you’re bloated or on your period
The very last thing that you need is to get an inaccurate measurement. If you’ve just eaten or you’re menstruating, you may find that you feel a tad bloated and uncomfortable. That may also mean that your measurements are a little off. Instead, make sure that you go to get fitted when you’re at your most comfortable. The process won’t be enjoyable when you’re feeling out of sorts and you could end up messing up your sizings. It’s just not worth the hassle to go back a second time so get it right the first time around.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
If there is anything that you need help with or any concerns you have, ask the fitter. They know their stuff. No question is too small or too silly for them to answer. They will want to help you in any way that they can, which means that you can be bold and say what you need to say. Maybe you should write down your thoughts ahead of time. That way, you will know just what to ask when you get there.
Don’t bring someone with you if you’d rather shop on your own
Whether it’s your BFF, your mom, or your partner, you shouldn’t drag anyone along with you. Sure, you may like the company when shopping (who doesn’t?!) but the last thing you need is someone trying to hurry you up. This is supposed to be a leisurely, relaxed activity, not something that is rushed and hurried along. Suppose you’re at the mall with your friend, tell them to go grab a coffee while you get fitted. It means that they won’t be lingering and the pressure will be 100% off you! Phew.
Whether it’s your first time getting fitted or you’re a pro at it, remembering the etiquette is key here. So long as you keep these recommendations in mind, you should find your size and get the perfect bra for you. What could be better than that?
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Happy bra shopping!
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