All I want for Christmas is a great fitting bra!
BY STYLE EDITOR, ON 31 OCT 2011 12:53 TIPS & ADVICECOMMENTS
Are you in need of a bra fit?
When was the last time you were fitted for a bra? As many as 85% of women are wearing the wrong size bra and it’s amazing what a huge difference it will make once you find the perfect fit. I get fitted every 6-12 months now and I always look and feel better in my clothes afterwards. Plus, Debenhams offer the bra fit service in all stores so we hope you won’t have to travel too far to get one.
If you aren’t sure what to look for, here are 5 signs you need a bra fit…
Even if you wear the right size bra, our bra fit specialists can help you find the right style of bra to suit a particular outfit. This is especially useful as we approach party season. Whether you’ve got a plunging neckline, a strapless, backless, one-shoulder or halter-neck dress or need to maximise or minimise your assets, then we can definitely help.
We also think it’s handy to take your party outfit with you when bra shopping to try on the two together. Don’t just think about the shape of your bra, think of the colour too. Nude is usually better under white for example and avoid wearing a white bra under black or when those camera bulbs flash you’ll be left a little embarrassed.
Sculpt your figure with shapewear
Our store teams are also on hand to help you find shapewear if you want to create killer curves or smooth your silhouette. We’ve all got bits of our body we like and areas we prefer not to show off, but shapewear can give you the confidence to wear styles you wouldn’t usually be brave enough for. Just take this fab bodycon dress from Diamond by Julien Macdonald for example.
Here are a few more of our top shapewear tips…
Flatter your shape by … sculpting the waist, enhancing the bust and creating curves.
Do it with … waistnippers, uplifting supportive bras and high-waisted shaping pants.
Flatter your shape by … slimming the hips, thighs and bottom, and making the most of your cleavage.
Do it with … thigh slimmers, shaping low leg pants, shaping slips and uplifting bras.
Flatter your shape by … balancing a fuller bust and smoothing any lumps and bumps.
Do it with … all-in-one shapers, a shaping body and full support bras.
Flatter your shape by … enhancing the gorgeous curves you’ve been blessed with.
Do it with … shaping knickers for everyday smoothing, great fitting bras and boy shorts.
Flatter your shape by … creating curves and enhancing your bust.
Do it with … padded bottom boost shorts, push-up bras, a plunge body and dress slips.
For those who’ve been touched by breast cancer, we also have a great range of mastectomy bras on offer, both from Debenhams and Royce Lingerie. Our bra fit advisors can help fit you for a mastectomy bra and the full range is available online and via our in store order points. As we come to the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s worth mentioning that Debenhams, have been working with Breast Cancer Campaign for ten years and, with help from our staff and customers, we’ve raised over £3 million for the charity to continue their valuable work.
If you’re already strutting your stuff in fabulously fitting lingerie (good for you!) then why not skip to the partywear – check out our Christmas partywear features.
When was the last time you had a bra fit? If you’ve been in and come out a new woman we’d love to hear your stories… do leave a comment below if you have one.