Whenever I talk to my friends about going to get fitted for a bra once a year or so, I feel like they always have a bunch of excuses. Everyone always seems to be focused on the someday rather than the now: “I’ll do it after I manage to get pregnant” or “I’ll do it once I lose that last 5kg”.
So many women are taught to think of their current bodies as steps along the way to the perfect one they envision in their head, so they’re less likely to take care of their temporary clothing and lingerie needs in the now. I think many women struggle with the idea that they are “worth” the investment of a quality bra that fits, which is both frustrating and saddening.
If you are looking for the extra push to do something nice for yourself, here are 5 reasons why getting fitted for a quality bra may change your life substantially.
You deserve a bra that fits you now, not later.
In a world full of fashionable lingerie options, it’s easy to forget that the point of a bra is support and comfort. Even if you’re not in love with your current body or see yourself looking different a year from now, you deserve a basic level of support and comfort. After all, you work hard! You deserve comfort now and not in a year or two.
A bra that doesn’t fit can cause actual pain.
A few months ago, I started getting annoying neck and shoulder pains. I tried changing my pillows and training myself to sleep on my back and a whole host of other “solutions” that were suggested online. One day, I realized that I had been living in my favourite t-shirt bra which…really didn’t fit well anymore. I got fitted for a new one and a few days later my pain was gone.
A bra that doesn’t fit well can cause pain in a variety of ways, from lack of support to wires that dig in and annoy you. If you’re experiencing any of these issues in your current bra, it is time to ditch it in favour of something that feels great on. Once again, you deserve to feel comfortable now!
Finding the right size isn’t as scary as it seems.
If you’re lucky enough to have a good local boutique, getting fitted for a new bra can be as easy as making an appointment and driving over to the store. If you live somewhere without a lingerie boutique, it can feel like too much work to size yourself and learn how bra sizing actually works.
A good bra will help you feel more comfortable in your own body.
Lots of bra fitters will tell you that a well-fitted bra makes you look thinner, but that isn’t everyone’s goal. What is true is that a bra that fits will help you feel more comfortable in your own body. A great sports bra can help you forget about your breasts and give you the support you need to make it through a weekend half marathon. A wonderful t-shirt bra can give you a confidence boost during that big presentation at work. Going through life worrying about whether your bra makes you look bad or not isn’t worth it!
A bra that fits will make everything you wear look better on you.
A great bra will make everything look better – from a t-shirt with holes in it to a cocktail dress. It’s like getting a whole new wardrobe upgrade without the price of a whole new wardrobe. Conversely, once you get fitted it’s important to try new clothes with your best fitting bra underneath them. Once you get used to it, a well-fitted bra will make a huge difference in how your clothes feel and fit.
While the process of a bra fitting can feel intimidating if you haven’t done it before, it’s really worthwhile and can make you feel like a whole new person. If you know someone else who is still on the fence about getting fitted for a bra, make sure to share this article with them!