Have you ever been fitted for a bra?
I had been fitted on the floors of various Victoria’s Secrets before, but I had never had a one-on-one appointment with a dedicated fit specialist– someone who could size me up just by taking a quick peek at me in just my bra. My friend Emily works at a local full-service lingerie boutique called clair de lune. Such a cute little space– easy-going, comfortable atmosphere with huge range of sizes (28-52 band and cups A-K) and an impressive stock of lingerie, everyday bras, and panties almost too cute to cover up.
The right bra can make an outfit fit better and do wonders for how you feel both fully-clothed and dressed down. As Emily quickly pointed out to me after assessing my size, I had been wearing the wrong size bra for years. (This happens more often than you think! The staff at clair de lune estimate almost 90% of the women they initially fit have been wearing the wrong size bra.) The philosophy: you should buy a bra and wear it on the loosest hook (I had traditionally been a middle-hook girl), and then over time as the bra breaks in/stretches, you move to a tighter hook. Better fit, better look, more comfortable, happy boobs. All good things, yes? I mean, who doesn’t love a happy boob?
I ended up with quite the lingerie overhaul. Both everyday bras and gorgeous, hand-sewn lace pieces.
For my Kansas City ladies, I recommend you hit clair de lune and get yourself fitted. It’s also a great source for maternity and nursing bras, lingerie, sleepwear, sports bras and hosiery. A little something for everyone. 🙂
From STL? clair de lune is expanding and plan to open up shop around August 15th.
For my non-local readers, google around for a small boutique and make an appointment with someone who knows how to do a bra fitting. You won’t be sorry!
*I received a discount on my purchases at clair de lune; thoughts and opinions are my own.