Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Bra Fitting

I went to dillard's and had a bra fitting done. I wasn't really impressed, although I think she did get the size right. I was pretty much right on track with the size I was wearing, although I could possibly go down a cup size since I lost all of that weight last year.

For those of you who maybe have never had a fitting before, I will tell you how mine went. I wend in to Dillard's and asked the sales lady in the intimates department if she could do a fitting. She said yes and asked me to come back to the fitting rooms. She asked if I had ever had one done before and when I said no, she said something like I guess we're going to have some fun then. Whatever that means.

Anyway, so we get back to the fitting rooms, she comes in with me and closes the door and asks me to take my shirt off. I did, kind of reluctantly, and then she measured above the bust and then again at the largest part of the bust. She did a little bit of math and then told me what size she thought I needed. She also checked to see what brand and size the bra I was wearing was. That was it.

I guess I was hoping for a better bedside manner and a little more customer service. I want a bra that is super smooth that looks great under t-shirts and that lifts me up. (Unfortunately, they sag pretty bad on their own). All bras just don't work for me, or anyone else for that matter. I hoped she would have given me some info on the bras they carried and what might work best for me.

The best advice I have to give at this point is to go bra shopping when you have a lot of time. Whenever I'm in a hurry, I end up getting something that I'm not happy with. Also, go where they have a good selection. When I went they had been having a sale and lots of things were picked over, AND the sales lady didn't help at all.

I hear if you go to Victoria's Secret, they measure you, then they bring out a whole box of different styles of bras in your size for you to try out, so you know what works for you. Too bad there isn't one in the valley! I guess Ogden isn't too far, but with little ones at home, I feel super lucky just to get to the mall or the grocery store alone for an hour or two.

1 comment:

  1. This is coming years later and I don't know that this advice is still desired but here goes. Measure yourself for a bra at least every 18 months or so. Things like weight loss and menopause can effect your size. If you want lift the best bra is an underwire. T-sirt bras are seamless with molded cups and usually a stretch fabric. My last tip is for top heavy gals to always make sure your straps are about 2 fingers wide for comfort. It's also best for larger busted ladies to have a strap with little to no stretch. I hope this helps.