Ughhh! Bra shopping is right up there with jeans shopping and trying on swimwear am I right?

So when I got a gorgeous invite (which included cute little knickers in my size an everything) from the team at Bras ‘n’ Things to go in and have a bra fitting with one of their awesome and experienced staff, I have to say I was a little nervous.

Yes! I still get nervous about shopping – bras are my nemesis – I can never find ones I like that fit my 12 DD bust, that are pretty, feminine, flattering AND support these puppies like they need to be supported.

Get fitted.

So off I went to the lovely team at Sylvia Park and was helped out and professionally fitted by the gorgeous and bubbly Briar.

Briar told me that you really should be professionally fitted every 6-12 months as your cup and band size may change. I have to admit that the last time I was fitted was quite a few years ago now!

The process is simple and doesn’t even involve talking your clothes off.

Here is a great video from Bras ‘n’ Things that explains the process that Briar went through with me…

I love the “sea-saw” rule. That came in to play with me as even though I measured as a 12DD, we actually ended up with a 14D bra. Briar did also say that (like with clothes) different brands will fit differently, so it’s always best to try a few sizes.

We tried several bras, Briar listened to what I liked and didn’t like about each of them. She talked me through the fits (where it worked and where it didn’t) and what she was looking for when I tried on each bra (much like I do with my personal styling clients). This helped narrow down the right fits and shapes for me – and I LOVED the signs above the hooks in the change rooms! (I do this anyway, but i love that they have signs to help you haha!)


The Bras ‘n Things Sylvia Park changing room wall 🙂

So what did I get?

I had a great experience and walked away with a really simple, nude contour bra (which was actually lacking in my bra-drobe) but I could have bought 3 or 4 new bras! Here’s what I got in the end…..



Complete Comfort contour bra in nude $54.99 | Wish lace boy leg knicker $18.99 (buy 2 get 1 free)

Make it easy

Here are some tips for heading into a bra fitting and getting the best out of the experience;

  • don’t be scared! It’s not as bad as you think it is
  • be open to what the store members suggest – they are professionals and it’s their job to know boobs!
  • Take a fitted tee to try on OVER the bras your choose. This helped me make my decision on which bra to get on the day – it looked the best under my clothes (which is kinda the point most of the time right?)
  •  Wear pants – sounds kinda random, but you spend most of the time standing with your shirt off so pants just makes it easier
  • don’t be shy – these bra fitters have seen it all 😉

From the comfort of your own home

Now if getting into store is too hard, you can actually have a go of it online yourself (just make sure you are pretty confident of your current bra size… which kinda links back to the point that its important to get fitted every 6-12 months)

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Interestingly, I did this wee test once I got home and the VERY FIRST bra it suggested once I answered the questions, was in fact the one I got – that gives me faith that this online system might actually work well.

To find your nearest AUSSIE Bras ‘n’ Things store click here, and for all the NZ stores, here.

What do yo think about bra shopping? Love it or loathe it? When was the last time YOU were fitted?

Until Next Time, In Love & Style Always,