Everyone says, “Size matters”, but at Panty Raid, we say, “Not so fast!”
There are two questions we get a lot at Panty Raid:
“Do you do bra fittings?”
“Can you measure me?”
The answer is yes…and no.
Here’s the “secret” to finding a bra you’ll love: come on in and try on some bras! Forget what Oprah says, forget about half sizes, in fact, maybe forget about sizes altogether. We see a size as a place to start, but we don’t get too attached. Bodies are unique and shaped differently, and so are bras. Some cuts and styles will flatter your shape and some won’t. Some brands run big, some small, and we can help you find the right one for you. So, yes, we will fit you in a bra by helping you select the ones that work for you. We know a lot about the bras we carry and how they work on different bodies. Please don’t hesitate to ask for our assistance.
As for measuring, we aren’t going to wrap a tape around you and give you a magic number that will allow you to walk into any store and buy a bra without trying it on. It just doesn’t work that way. Just because a bra is your “size”, that doesn’t mean it’s going to fit you. And, don’t let anyone tell you that everyone is wearing the wrong size. We suspect they just want you to throw out all your bras so they can sell you new ones.
Oh, and speaking of that: bras don’t last forever. If you treat them nice and keep them out of washer and dryer, they will reward you with their love and support, but eventually they lose some of their snap, even when you handwash them and follow the manufacturers instructions. We get a lot of ladies coming in thinking their size has changed or they wonder why their favorite bra isn’t their favorite anymore, and they want to try a different size or style. We always say “Well, how long have you been wearing that bra?” Very often, you just need to replace it. Maybe YOU haven’t changed, but the bra has. So that size might serve you well for the life of the bra, because unlike the kids from “Fame”, it’s not gonna live forever.