A tape measure is useful for measuring lengths, widths and even circular objects. But using a tape to measure a breast simply doesn't make sense. Mystery shopping, global research, listening, fitting schools and everything else we could find to educate us on bra fitting was our life before opening Brava Lingerie.
For years, fuller busted women have been told to minimise, minimise, minimise and lingerie manufacturers have created minimiser-type bras to help them achieve this. A minimiser bra is designed to compress and spread your breasts across your chest to reduce the forward projection. This, they say, will make you look smaller and help you to do up your shirt button.
If you are wearing the right bra for your shape, then you should hardly be able to feel that you are wearing a bra. If your bra is uncomfortable there will be a reason and the culprit can be identified and eliminated with the help of a very good bra fitter. However, if you would like to investigate the reasons yourself, read on...
It's not because we disagree with everything we read and hear about bra fitting. It's not because we know everything. But it is because we know a lot and we learn more everyday and we want to share it. The Bra Fitter blog is a culmination of conversations and fittings we have had with thousands of women over the years at our Melbourne store, Brava.
The Freya Deco Moulded Plunge Bra has been a bestseller at Brava for many years, and we expect it to continue for a long, long time - women love its perfectly smooth and rounded shape underneath clothing, amazing fit, and wonderful versatility.
Our expert bra fitters review the Elomi Energise Multiway Sports Bra. Elomi Lingerie have proven themselves as one of the best producers of fuller figure lingerie. extending their incredible expertise in engineering to produce the Elomi Energise Multiway Sports Bra.
Let's get this straight - your bra should be like your best friend. If your best friend doesn't support you, pokes you constantly, and is just a general pain to be around, then you probably need a new best friend, and the same goes for your bra. Your friendly, everyday underwired bra should not be hurting you - at all!
Bras are not a luxury they are a necessity! I cannot leave the house without a bra. I don’t go without a bra at home because I am a size 16H (my first bra was a 12D!). Over the years, I have been a size 10G, 12F up to an 18J when I was pregnant.
I had so many bad bra shopping experiences before discovering Brava. I would always come out with the wrong size and feeling discouraged and broken. After a while I just started to think this is going to be it. This is what bras are going to feel like.
Do you love the latest plunge style fashions but struggle to find the support you need without ruining the sexy neckline? When designers make beautiful dresses and tops, they often forget that women with bigger cups exist. We’ve put together a list of our favourite plunge bras to create a staggering shape, uplift AND support in those plunging dresses and tops.
Do your bra straps continually slip down? It’s a common problem. Narrow or sloping shoulders can contribute, but there are a few other factors which may also explain it. And most of these relate to how well your bra fits. Read on to learn how to stop your bra straps from sliding down, once and for all.
Here’s a bra specifically made for side support – something a lot of fuller-busted women want. The side support in Freya Hero allows your bust to sit closer to your chest rather than under your arms. This essential is a bra drawer necessity as a popular everyday bra. Designed with a four-sectioned cup, adding extreme structure to the fit, you’ll find the side support panel...
If you find underwired bras uncomfortable, you’re not alone. At Brava, we know the reason behind an uncomfortable wire is usually the wrong bra size or style for your shape, so we will ask you to try a few we recommend as its most often a fit issue that can be corrected. After this, if you’re still uncomfortable we’ll happily bring you a wire-free. If you’ve been avoiding...
Get ready for a smoother silhouette for larger cups. This bra has inner slings providing comfortable support, sheer mesh back wings and a satin bow. It fits like a glove, provided the sizing is correct, there are no folds in the material, allowing for a great t-shirt bra that goes up to a GG cup.
Fashion is sometimes designed and made without taking a woman's bust-size into consideration, which is fine unless you're blessed with killer curves and a D+ cup bust! We know there are bras that can work with almost any outfit, the challenge can sometimes just be in finding them. And we love a challenge!
We all know about the itty bitty titty committee, but somewhere along the way the big rack pack got left behind. Thanks to lingerie stores like Brava and new labels like RAQ, D cup and up is making a well overdue comeback. Finally, busty women can find swimwear and bras that actually fit, and look good! So who am I and what is RAQ, you may ask?
Bra underwire can have a polarising effect on fuller-busted women - some of us can't live with it, and others can't live without it! At Brava we meet many women who are looking for wirefree bras, usually because their underwired bras are too uncomfortable.
Strapped detail has become popular of late and Elomi incorporated this trend with the Sachi Plunge Bra. Combining the ever-supportive Elomi lift and encapsulating cups, this flirty seasonal look comes in a basic black with beautiful sheer to solid tulle panelling. Elomi are known for giving D cup and up women the choice for fun and colourful styles.
When it comes to their favourite bra, many women will admit to being creatures of habit. Once we find a style and size that 'seems' to work well, the truth is most of us will stick to that same style and size for years (and years and years). But if you have a niggling feeling that you're just putting up with what you think is the best bra available to you then we urge you to...
It’s no secret that we love Ewa Michalak bras. If you’ve been fitted at Brava, chances are you’ve tried one of their amazing styles, or at least heard one of our expert bra fitters rave about how good they are. Here are our seven reasons why we think that Ewa Michalak bras are amazing and why you should try them!
If you've ever wondered if your breasts are normal, you're not alone. A huge percentage of Australian women are not happy with their breasts. Often we compare our breasts to the 'perfect' and perky images we see on TV, glossy magazines, Instagram… no wonder when we look in the mirror, we think our breasts are not normal.