Show off what you’ve got with gorgeous bras from Intimacy Boutique.
Intimacy Boutique recently opened up a gorgeous, airy store on fifth Avenue in New York City. Everywhere you look there are stunning bras in every size, matching bottoms, sleepwear, shapewear and even bathing suit separates.
Intimacy Boutique has something else besides lingerie you’ll swoon over; they have extremely knowledgeable bra fitters. They can change your life. Think I’m overstating that? Did you know that approximately 85% of women are wearing the wrong size bra. And it’s usually too small. That’s right, millions of women are mashing their breasts into bras that don’t fit properly, subsequently, they’re not comfortable and they’ll make you and your outfits not look their best.
Think of it this way: Getting fitted for a bra is like laying a foundation for a house. If you have a strong, solid foundation, then anything you place on top of that will look terrific. The right bra will not only show off your figure, it could improve your posture, and it will definitely make anything you wear look better.
Anytime you lose or gain weight, you should be fitted for a bra. It’s been said that you should be fitted for a bra twice a year. For years, I thought I was a 34B. I’d mash myself into bras that sort of looked okay, but either hiked themselves up my back, or I’d get weird side boob and other fun things. It’s that I don’t look like I’m more than a B cup. The first time I was properly fitted, it turned out that I was a DD cup! That’s a big difference. Once I started wearing the right bra, everything else fell into place.
Intimacy Boutique carries a lot of European Brands including Marie Jo (A-F cups), Panache (D-K cups), Epreinte (D-H cups) and Aubade (A-F cups). Inside the store, I met Katie Cornett, Bra Fit Stylist. She's extremely knowledgeable, patient and kind. Katie explained how to adjust yourself in a bra (it's 3 steps!), found me gorgeous bras and knows her stuff! Turns out after being measured, I’m an E cup. I never thought I'd go up the alphabet. Remember what I said about getting fitted at least twice a year. I’ve gained and lost weight in the past six months, your bra size will be affected. Below is information on bra fitting and placement that I learned from Katie.
- The bottom of the bra should sit exactly under the breast tissue. Most women don’t place their bra right under their breast, which is the start of bra fitting issues
- The band should fit comfortably around your ribcage. It needs to fit firmly against the breastbone. It shouldn’t be too tight or loose. If it hikes up in the back don’t buy it.
- Use the first hook to close your bra. As you wear a bra, the elastic in the band will start to give. When that happens, the band becomes looser. If you start off with a bra that you close with the first hook, you will be able to wear it longer when you start using the second and third hooks.
- You should be able to place two fingers under your bra straps for a comfortable fit. If the straps start to dig into your shoulders—find a different bra.
- The cup should be filled. If the top of the bra cup is empty—you have space, go down a size. If you find yourself spilling out on the sides, go up a size.
Let’s say you find a bra that you love, but the straps are too long, or it needs a minor tweak, what can you do? Intimacy Boutiques can actually have your bra tailored for a perfect fit! Who knew you could do that? I didn’t. And if you have narrow shoulders like I do, this can really be a blessing.
Take a look at the before and after photos of what the right bra can do for you.
Intimacy Boutiques can be found across America. To find one near you, visit their online store locator.