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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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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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The 5 Most Common Reasons Your Underwire Keeps Escaping

We’ve all had it happen…we’re out and about when we feel an odd rubbing on the inner part of your breast. You ignore it until about 3:30 when you realize something just poked you. You look down to find your underwire has escaped its prison and is wrestling with your boob for freedom. A dramatic…
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How Often Should I Wash My Bra?

“How often should I wash my bra?” We all wonder. Sometimes it devolves into whether we actually want to wash or not wash at all? We are all guilty of neglecting our most important piece of clothing. It serves as a literal support system for our body. Metaphorical battle armor. It is the foundation, the…
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Boob Magic: The Swoop, Scoop, & Split

The Swoop, Scoop, & Split Oh ladies, where do I start? If you’ve been into our little shop you know that this is a powerful phrase. The magical formula you’ll recite every time you put that pretty little bra on. You may even giggle. No matter your age we find the vast majority of women…
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Perfect How You Put on Your Bra

How do I put on my bra? Seems like a simple task. After all, you’ve been putting on a bra for how long now? You don’t even think about it, apart from you’d rather stay home today and not wear one! Other than that it doesn’t occur to you how you put it on until…
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Why Does My Bra Band Roll?

Ahh, the rolling bra band. That would make a great touring band name, don’t you think?   Ladies, some of our bra bands may tend to roll up on us. I’m not talking about the band shifting. I am specifically talking about the bottom elastic portion rolling up on us. Sure we can attribute it…
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