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Category: Bra Fitting

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Top Signs Your Current Bra Isn’t Working For You

How do you know if your bra doesn’t fit? Is your bra too big? Is your bra too small? Here at The Perky Lady, we hear all sorts of things in our dressing rooms. We hear confessions of midnight chocolate cravings (we’ve all been there). We hear about relationships, dreams, hopes, and all the amazing…
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Bra Size: Expectation vs Reality

I’ve heard just about every description there is for boob sizes while standing in fitting rooms with my clients. Big, small, lopsided, bottom-heavy, pendulous, just right for my boyfriends hands, whatever. You name it, I’ve heard and seen it.    My point here is that breast size is far from universal but you know what…
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Plus Size Women Have Unique Bra Needs

These days it’s all the rage to celebrate body positivity and parade “plus-size” women around in everything from evening gowns to swimsuits to show how inclusive television has become. This new trend is no accident. A recent study found that 67% of American women are over a size 14 and 65% of American women are…
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Why Your Bra Size Doesn’t Matter

Our culture is obsessed with numbers and labels. Every item we wear has a size, brand, and price associated with it. That Gucci purse? Those, “I’m afraid of heights” heels? That dress. The bra you’re wearing? Yep, that too. We ladies have a weakness for all those numbers. We use them to compare ourselves to…
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Underwire Poking You Closer to Insanity?

Oh, you are not amused? I see. Your underwire must be poking you again. What? Stabbing you, you say? Yes, we’ve all experienced an annoying underwire poking or pinching various parts of our body. It quickly turns into the Tide stain commercial. You know the one where the stain on the guy’s shirt does all…
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Red Marks Left Behind By Your Bra: Are they normal?

As the personal “Bra Lady” for hundreds of Perky Ladies that have come into our shop, I get a lot of questions. One of the most frequent is about [red] marks left by a bra. People ask, “Is that normal?” In this post I’m breaking down the marks we can expect to see in a…
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Bra Fittings – What should you expect?

Before we delve into what you should expect from a bra fitting, let’s talk briefly about what exactly it is. What is a professional bra fitting exactly? Let’s first discuss what “professional bra fitting” really means. Professional bra fitting simply put is a personal session with someone who has the expertise to properly determine your…
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