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My teen daughter and I have never had a proper bra fitting. Ever. I have purchased the same size bra for myself for years, and after buying my daughter’s first bra, I simply bought the bra sizes that were on sale for her.
I know – shame on me.
Recently, my daughter announced her plans to increase her participation in team sports at school. Along with that and my personal decision to become more physically active, I figured that now is as good a time as any to get properly fitted for sports bras (and, of course, regular bras).
We made a visit to the Wacoal outlet store in St. Louis to take advantage of their complimentary bra fitting services. We also wanted to purchase some styles that would be best for us.
Wacoal has been helping women find their perfect bra size for more than 25 years and is known for designing bras that combine great fit and function with beautiful design. I knew they could help us find just what we both needed.
I must admit that I thought that I would be hearing something that I already knew during my bra fitting. I was terribly wrong!
During my fitting with Rhonda, our Wacoal specialist, it was discovered that I was wearing the wrong size bra! My bra size was a whole size larger than the size I had been purchasing for myself through the years! I was beyond shocked!
We then discussed some of the key indicators of wrong fit. She told me that bra bands should be snug around the rib cage and rest slightly lower than my shoulders in the back. She also told me that I should be able to slide my thumb underneath the straps after it’s fastened.
I guess I never considered how the changes in my body would affect not only my bra size, but the bra styles that are best for me. After some assessment of my body type and a Q&A about my lifestyle, Rhonda chose several styles from the Wacoal collection that she believed would be best for me.
I was extremely impressed with the variety of beautiful bra designs that Wacoal offers. I was also impressed by the quality! It was easy to see that the bras are designed with a meticulous attention to fit and are built to last. I felt my confidence rise with each bra that I tried on.
I selected a sports bra that is perfect for me, as well as a few other bras for daily wear. After my fitting was over, it was my daughter’s turn next.
When our Wacoal specialist, Rhonda, sized my daughter, we learned that she was wearing the wrong size bra, too! But Rhonda didn’t stop there: she went a step further and took the time to ask my daughter about her style, interests and activities. I could tell that Rhonda was passionate about my baby girl looking and feeling her best.
Rhonda took the answers that my daughter gave her to select bras that were just right for her age, activity, and comfort levels. My daughter was so elated when she saw the bras that Rhonda chose for her – they were perfect! As she tried each one on, she could not stop exclaiming how comfortable they were!
Speaking of comfort, all of the Wacoal bras that I tried were immensely comfortable, too! From the sports bras to the daily wear bras, the Wacoal bras offered supreme comfort and support like no other bras I have experienced before.
After my daughter and I made our selections from our fitting, we took some time to peruse the store to view everything that Wacoal has to offer. We both loved the wide array of colors and patterns in the Wacoal collection. Plus, many of the bras have coordinating panties for a complete look.
Thanks to Wacoal, our very first bra fitting experience was a success! My daughter and I now have proper-fitting sports bras and daily bras that are trendy and comfortable.
I have officially deemed the Wacoal outlet store as my new one-stop shop for all our bra needs! At outlet prices up to 30% off regular price and bestselling basics at full price, weekly specials, and more, Wacoal has totally won me over for life! With an amazing collection, a courteous and professional staff that I can trust, and stellar service and pricing, there really is no need for us to go anywhere else.
Stop by the Wacoal outlet store to receive a complimentary bra fitting! Show this post OR my #wacoalwoman post on Instagram to receive 30% off any fashion color outlet bra!