Saturday, 5 February 2011
LINGERIE - My Bravissimo Bra Fitting
I'm already a convert to the bra fit and getting one regularly is something I suggest every woman does. So when Bravissimo asked if I'd be interested in trialling their service and checking out their range of D+ bras I agreed without hesitation. I'm always interested to see how the customer service measures up.
I visited the Oxford Circus branch of Bravissimo and the first thing you notice is that it's really spacious, compare to some of the smaller branches I've been to anyway. A large proportion of the floorspace is actually dedicated to changing rooms and waiting areas. There are also call buttons in all changing rooms so if you find once you get inside that you need help, you can alert an assistant. The robe in the changing rooms is also a nice touch.
The lady who carried out my bra fit was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the ranges. Instead of measuring, Bravissimo fit by looking at your existing bra and size and then suggesting a basic bra in the size they think you should be. The size my assistant suggested fitted straight away which I found quite surprising as it was a smaller back size and two cup sizes larger than my current bra. My last bra fit was about 6 months ago so it just goes to show how things can change and also how in different brands you may need to be fitted again.
After we'd decided on my starting size, I picked out some styles I liked from the catalogue and the assistant went and fetched them in my size to try. On trying each style the assistant comes in to check the fit, adjust the straps and get feedback from me on the style and fit. There were some styles which didn't give the shape I prefer and the assistant took this on board when making suggestions.
As part of the review I was offered a set so I went for the Rhea bra by Masquerade. It's a stunning blush coloured bra with lace detailing and very structured giving the bust that Edwardian style lift. In this particular bra I found that a size down was sufficient. The structured fit means it's probably a better style to save for best, under a party dress for example, rather than wearing all day long. At my Debenhams bra fit I also ended up choosing a Masquerade set so I think I may have found the brand that I like the best. Great for a full, rounded shape.
Bravissimo also offer a great range of clothing and I particularly love the structured shift dresses cut to fit and flatter a fuller bust.
Is it time you had a bra fit?