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7 September 2019

The Importance Of Getting Your Bra Measured

I remember my supposed first bra measurement, my Mam took me into Tesco, held up different bras to my chest to test out each size, my Mam came to the decision that I was a 36D - or as she said, "That's close enough". So from that point on, I bought 36D bra's (half) convinced that my Mam had bought me the right size bra and that was that.

The Importance Of Getting Your Bra Measured


Fast forward to three years ago, when I plucked up the courage to have my bra measured professionally for the first time in Boux Avenue. I then found out that my Mam had completely ballsed up her attempt at bra measuring in Tesco all those years ago and I found out that my real bra size wasn't even remotely close to what I was currently wearing. I wasn't even wearing the right cup let alone band size. My band size was measured as a lot smaller and I was measured as a bigger cup. As you can imagine, I took great delight in proving my mother wrong. Well, who doesn't love proving their parents wrong? Maybe not on bra sizes as such, but other things too.



Again, let's fast forward three years from when I was last professionally measured at Boux Avenue. Recently, I took a(nother) trip to Liverpool . Before the trip took place, I was finding my bra size a little uncomfortable to wear as it felt tight around the sides of my ribs. I upped the band size but it still didn't feel right. So I stepped into the same Boux Avenue store that I had my bra measured three years previously and I asked for another measurement.

The Importance Of Getting Your Bra Measured


I was taken into the elegant, French style fitting room, with a long mirror to admire my potential new bra from, subtle and flattering lighting and lovely hooks to hang the bras from (I don't know if that's really relevant or not). I was asked by the assistant what type of bra I like to wear and what type of colours would I like to try on. She grabbed some bras, got the tape measure out and figured out the numbers.

The Importance Of Getting Your Bra Measured

The Importance Of Getting Your Bra Measured

Thankfully I had remembered to spray an extra spritz of deodorant before entering the store.



Anyway, she allowed me to try on the different bras and assessed which bra would be best suited for my bust. There's so much detail in bra measurements, from the sizing of the bra to the styling of the bra and adjusting the bra straps correctly. I loved how my fitter was so friendly and patient with me, she was so professional.




The main problem was the cup size. I needed to go up one extra cup size as I was spilling over the bra (the bra I walked in with) just a tiny bit. I left there after the measurement feeling happy that my bra size is determined now than my days in Tesco.



I would totally recommend the Boux Avenue's fitting service. The staff are so friendly, professional and the fitters make you feel at ease straight away. I can understand if you feel self conscious about bearing your bra to a random stranger, just think of it like this - they're professionalism is second to none and they carry out these measurements a dozen times a week on different women. Plus it's free - what's really stopping you otherwise?



Also their beautiful, endless styles and the range of colours make me go back to Boux Avenue every time. If you're wondering which bra I chose -


The Importance Of Getting Your Bra Measured
Have you ever had your bra measured? How was your experience?
Lucy





*I wasn't asked by Boux Avenue to write this post or experience their bra fitting service, it's just personal opinion.

32 comments:

  1. Too be honest, I measured my bra size at home and with the help of the internet. But yeah, if you want to wear the correct size you should go to the store. But I have small boobies so half of the time I don't even wear a bra.

    Bettie
    www.thewildflowerhippie.com

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    1. Yeah I never felt confident of measuring my bra size at home, just in case I get it wrong!

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  2. I haven't had my bra size re-measured in quite a while so I should definitely go and get it done soon!

    Katy | www.katystephenson.com

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    1. Yeah they recommend re-measuring every 6 months, but I don't think many girls do that!

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  3. I have been measured twice I think, and it definitely is a good idea. It's not as awkward as you think it will be! xx

    Jessie | jessie-ann.co.uk

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    1. No it isn’t awkward at all is it?! Like I said, they do measurements umpteen times a week! xx

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  4. Yes! This is so important. I've popped into M&S a few times for this and the ladies have always been lovely.

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    1. Yeah I know I few people who have gone to M&S for bra fittings and they’ve recommend them!

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  5. It's so important to get measured - and it definitely isn't as awkward as you think it'll be going in! I love the Boux Avenue in Liverpool x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. It really isn’t Faye, not an awkward experience at all! So do I! There’s one in Cardiff but it’s a half hour drive from where I live so I only go to the one in Liverpool when I’m up there! x

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  6. The only way I get a new bra is by getting measured! My mum used to get it done so I tended to as well. The problem really is feeling comfortable with 'bearing it all' in front of a stranger. My anxiety really stops me getting measured as often as I should but Boux Avenue sounds really lovely!

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

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    1. Yeah I think a lot of people feel the same awkwardness and embarrassment of baring all to a stranger, but my way of thinking of it is that they do the measurements on a daily basis! Boux Avenue staff are lovely! x

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  7. I absolutely hate getting my bra size measured, it honestly makes me so uncomfortable. I realise the importance of it though. Thanks for sharing x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌟 http://www.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. It's not for everybody Kayleigh, but I think once you have it done once, you won't need to go back again! x

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  8. All of the bras you tried on are soo gorgeous! I've never actually had mine fitted and I'm 23! The thing I find difficult is that a lot of places sizing can be so different so I tend to just try on a few wherever I want to purchase one. Nowadays I tend to wear bralettes more than anything as they're so comfy! I've never bought anything from Boux Avenue but have seen so many gorgeous sets!
    Alice Xx
    www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

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    1. They are pretty aren't they?! Yeah you have a good point there, sizing is different in every shop you walk into! I love bralettes but because I'm big chested, they only look good when I wear oversized tops or jumpers! xx

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  9. I haven't had mine fitted properly in years now but I do get the tape measure out at home every now and then to check that I'm still buying the right ones. I use the logic that if it's feeling like it fits using my measurements, I can't have got it too badly wrong? Probably should go to a professional to double check sometime soon though. The set you went for is so pretty! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I know a lot of people who measure at home using the tape measure, I think I could probably do the same at home, but I'm wary that I would get it wrong! x

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  10. So important! At college one of my friends was wearing a 32A...insisted on taking her to get measured and she was a 36C! Also, those bras all look beautiful. Fab post :)

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    1. That's a big difference in bra sizes! They are lovely bras, I love the lace detail on them all!

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  11. Um, this place sounds amazing! Too bad I'm in the States! I honestly don't know if I'm wearing the right bra size. I've been to multiple different stores where they have measured me and have given me different results! I know it would be in the my best interests to get professionally measured and fitted, just for my own boobs' sakes, haha. I'd just need to find a place just as wonderful as the place that you went to! I mean, all women deserve to wear bras that fit that! And honestly, all those bras are adorable, but I love your choice!

    Excellent post!

    Emily | https://www.thatweirdgirllife.com

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    1. Yeah I think different stores do measure differently. Exactly Emily, us girls all deserve to wearing correctly measured bras! Thank you Emily xx

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  12. I must admit I haven't had a bra measurement for a long time! I think one of my last ones was in Boux Avenue. The changing rooms are lovely, aren't they?! Plus I love their swimwear, it's so well-fitting. Love the style you bought!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Https://www.aimsysantics.co.uk

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    1. Yeah they have such a French style which I really love! Their swimwear are amazing, it's a shame I don't go abroad often enough to buy it! xx

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  13. I have quite a difficult chest size with my cup being quite big and the band being quite small so the only place I got for my bras is Boux Avenue and I’ve been fitted their numerous of times and I’ve always been happy! X

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    1. I'm exactly the same, small band size and bigger cup size, it's annoying because high street stores don't stock those sizes! x

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  14. I`m almost 30 and never got my bras fitted. I know I should at one point, but so far most of the bras I bought felt comfortable, so I left it at that. You`ve tried some gorgeous models.

    Carmen Chats

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  15. I love Boux Avenue, they have some gorgeous sets and their staff are a credit to them, I've always been impressed. I totally agree that getting measured properly is well worth it.
    Soph - https://sophhearts.com x

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    1. They do have lovely staff working for them Soph! x

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  16. The Boux Avenue store looks beautiful! I honestly can't remember the last time I had my bra measured... maybe I should look into that soon! Also, WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE TROUSERS? I've literally been looking for a pair of culottes like that for the last 3 years haha!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. It’s worth it to see what your proper size is! They are from a Topshop Jenny and I love them!

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