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The Oprah Show

You may have watched Oprah’s Show, The Bra Rev­o­lu­tion, report­ing how it is esti­mat­ed eight out of ten women are wear­ing the wrong bra size. Women of Amer­i­ca,” Oprah declares, you need to rise up and get a prop­er bra fit­ting.”

Inter­na­tion­al stud­ies have pro­duced sim­i­lar find­ings. The odds are good that you have bras in your wardrobe that are more than two years old and need to be replaced. The Lin­gerie Loft Relaxed Pro­fes­sion­al Bra Fit­ting Makeover all of your foun­da­tion gar­ments for a new you.

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Do You Get Forehead Headaches ?
The Bra Induced Head Ache !

Bra Induced HeadacheWhy Your Bra Can Give You A Headache

Do you get a split­ting headache in the fore­head and no idea what set it off ? You may be wear­ing the wrong bra size. Wear­ing the wrong bra can actu­al­ly give you a headache in this area. Tight bra straps pull your shoul­ders down and can put pres­sure on your ver­te­brae at the top of the back and the bot­tom of the neck caus­ing dull headaches across the fore­head and above the eyes.Many women are wear­ing the wrong bra size and, to com­pen­sate, tight­en the straps which pulls down on the shoul­ders, caus­ing ten­sion. Prop­er fit­ting bras remove the pres­sure from the shoul­ders as the straps are longer and the back of the bra sits low­er down the back. By cor­rect­ing your ill-fit­ting bra, you may have few­er headaches.”

It’s time to stop spend­ing your mon­ey on poor­ly fit­ted under­gar­ments and find out your actu­al bra size. Your back, neck and shoul­ders will thank you for it. Plus, a pro­fes­sion­al­ly fit­ted bra flat­ters your fig­ure, elim­i­nat­ing the effects of grav­i­ty and pro­duces a more for­giv­ing appear­ance. You will expe­ri­ence the feel great look.

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Ten Signs Your Bra Doesn’t Fit Well

Own­er and prod­uct man­ag­er for the suc­cess­ful inti­mate appar­el store The Lin­gerie Loft, Karen Fer­gu­son, says there are some tricks to tell if your bra fits prop­er­ly. For starters, you should be able to fit two fin­gers between the band of the bra and your skin. The cups should fit smooth­ly at the top, and the mid­dle should touch the breast bone, with no gap.

Karen’s expe­ri­ence of pro­fes­sion­al­ly fit­ting women for more than two decades offers ten signs of an ill-fit­ting bra :

  1. Back of the bra rides up, straps fall down, bands roll up
  2. Cen­tre lifts away from the breast­bone
  3. Grav­i­ta­tion­al tug on breasts
  4. Straps dig into shoul­ders
  5. Band pinch­es in at sides
  6. Bra is not lev­el from front to back
  7. Dis­com­fort
  8. Breast spillage (when breasts push up, over cups)
  9. Com­pact­ed Chest (when breasts are squished tight and appear as one often pro­duced by infe­ri­or sports bras)
  10. Dim­pled effect from not fill­ing padded bra

Bra Shopping Mistakes

It’s easy to get lured into shops that dis­play bins of dis­count bras, but Karen warns that these bras tend to have lim­it­ed life spans dete­ri­o­rat­ing with repeat­ed wash­ings, where­as high­er qual­i­ty bras last up to two years, thus more eco­nom­i­cal and bet­ter for you long-term.

Many women con­tin­ue to wear nurs­ing bras long after breast­feed­ing is fin­ished or wear the same bra only to be free between laun­dry ses­sions.

Don’t com­pro­mise the fab­ric of the bra for a good price because the skin around your bust is more sen­si­tive than the rest of the body and a cheap fab­ric can become itchy and uncom­fort­able,” says Karen. For exam­ple, lace is some­thing you shouldn’t skimp on.

Cheap­er vari­eties tend to scratch skin and can make you itchy through­out the day, but good qual­i­ty lace is com­fort­able and feels smooth.

How­ev­er, there are times when spend­ing less on a bra is a smart move. For instance, if you’re in the process of los­ing weight, your bust size may change sizes a few times so invest in cheap­er bras to make the tran­si­tion as com­fort­able as pos­si­ble. Come in to be fit­ted when you body is in a state of tran­si­tion.

Accord­ing to Karen, anoth­er com­mon mis­take women make is wear­ing a band that is too big because they think it should be loose. It’s impor­tant to wear a prop­er fit­ting band so it can help give the cups more lift. Sup­port should come from the band, not the straps, so if you are feel­ing dis­com­fort check your band size first.”

The beau­ty secret that lit­er­al­ly per­forms mir­a­cles is wear­ing the prop­er size bra. It can make you look 4.5 to 9 Kg (approx. 1020 pounds) lighter and help reverse the affects of aging. The right size bra is the secret ! Pro­fes­sion­al Bra Fit­ting is a must.Trin­ny Woodall and Susan­nah Con­stan­tine, What Not to Wear

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Cheap­er vari­eties tend to scratch skin and can make you itchy through­out the day, but good qual­i­ty lace is com­fort­able and feels smooth.

How­ev­er, there are times when spend­ing less on a bra is a smart move. For instance, if you’re in the process of los­ing weight, your bust size may change sizes a few times so invest in cheap­er bras to make the tran­si­tion as com­fort­able as pos­si­ble. Come in to be fit­ted when you body is in a state of tran­si­tion.

Accord­ing to Karen, anoth­er com­mon mis­take women make is wear­ing a band that is too big because they think it should be loose. It’s impor­tant to wear a prop­er fit­ting band so it can help give the cups more lift. Sup­port should come from the band, not the straps, so if you are feel­ing dis­com­fort check your band size first.”

Bras Every Woman Should Own

Wear­ing the right bra under cer­tain gar­ments can make all the dif­fer­ence. Accord­ing to Karen, here are the five bras you should have in your wardrobe :

  1. Seam­less Bra : Its smooth, round­ed shape works well under knits, T-shirts and sweaters.
  2. Seamed Bra : Its defined shape helps to fill out darts, enhances tai­lor­ing and improves fit under blous­es, jack­ets and dress­es.
  3. Strap­less or Con­vert­ible Bra : To wear under strap­less or back­less gar­ments or with clothes with a hal­ter neck­line or spaghet­ti straps.
  4. Sexy Bra : For fig­ure-enhanc­ing curves under low-cut gar­ments.
  5. Sports Bra : For ade­quate sup­port under active and exer­cise wear. Inten­sive wear, sweat and fre­quent wash­ing can quick­ly make your sports bras wear out so make sure to replace them when they show signs of wear or don’t offer enough sup­port.

The Lingerie Loft Bra Types

Full Cup Bra

Full cup bras are ide­al for big-bust­ed women as they give you great shape and sup­port. A full cup bra is per­fect for wear­ing with high­er cut tops. If you want to wear a low­er cut top, try a Bal­con­nette Bra instead.

Min­imiser Bra

The min­imiser bra is a great inven­tion. Min­imiser bras are ide­al to wear with fit­ted tops and but­ton up shirts if you find the fab­ric a lit­tle stretched or the but­tons pull. A min­imiser bra will redis­trib­ute the breast tis­sue giv­ing the appear­ance of a reduced bust size yet still com­fort­able to wear.

Mul­ti-way Bra

A mult-iway bra is a use­ful addi­tion to any woman’s under­wear draw­er. Depend­ing on the bra, they can be adapt­ed to be a hal­ter­neck bra, rac­er back bra or one strap bra. Some mul­ti-way bras can also be worn as strap­less bras.

Strap­less Bra

Strap­less bras usu­al­ly come with detach­able straps mean­ing you can wear them with or with­out straps. If you have a big bust you can still wear strap­less tops and dress­es, just make sure you have got a good strap­less bra !

Seam Free Bra

Seam free bras are also known as smooth bras or T-shirt bras. They are spe­cial­ly designed with a seam­less sur­face for a ridge free appear­ance under close-fit­ting tops. Seam free bras often have mould­ed cups.

Under-wired Bra

Most con­tem­po­rary styled bras are under-wired bras. This means that the bot­tom and sides of each cup is lined with a flex­i­ble wire to give great shape and sup­port. When your bra fits well an under-wired bra is com­plete­ly com­fort­able to wear.

Non Wired Bra

Many women pre­fer to wear a soft bra or non-wired bra. This type of bra relies on struc­tured cups for shape and sup­port. At The Lin­gerie Loft we offer non-wired bras in a big size range up to K and L cups.

Sports Bra

Sports bras are designed to reduce breast move­ment dur­ing exer­cise and make you more com­fort­able. Wear­ing a sports bra for exer­cise also pro­tects the lig­a­ments that sup­port the breast tis­sue, which can oth­er­wise become irrepara­bly dam­aged.

Get a Bra Fitting !

Karen says that a lot of women are ner­vous to get a bra fit­ting so they avoid it for longer than they should. Karen rec­om­mends get­ting a prop­er bra fit­ting at least once a year because many fac­tors can affect your bust size, includ­ing : men­stru­a­tion, menopause, med­ica­tion and a new exer­cise reg­i­men.

Before you take the plunge and meet with a bra-fit­ting pro­fes­sion­al… say good­bye to the favourite stand-by bras in your wardrobe. Once you own a bra that fits just right, you can nev­er go back to those ill-fit­ting bras.

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