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  • Myth No.1 - For your bra size use a tape measure
    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.
  • Myth No.3 - A Minimiser bra will make me look smaller
    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.
  • Myth No. 5 - I need to adjust my bra throughout the day
    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...
  • Why this blog is as important as a good fitting bra
    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.
  • Bra Review - Fantasie Smoothing Moulded T-Shirt Bra (4510)
    The Fantasie Smoothing Moulded T-Shirt Bra can work wonders for your figure, lift and enhance your bust, and make you appear slimmer! Check out our review and find out if it's the bra for you!
  • The right bra can boost more than just your bust line
    Helen Robinett is this month's guest blogger at Australia's Premier D Cup & Up Bra Blog
  • Bra Review - Freya Deco Moulded Plunge Bra (4234)
    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.
  • The Bra Size Alphabet

    The Bra Size Alphabet

    by  in Bra Fitting on Nov 29, 2013
    How do you feel about your bra size? Are your cups half full, half empty, or over-flowing?Before I worked at Brava, I used to squeeze myself into D cup bras. I didn't even believe cups went
  • Tell us what you think for your chance to win!
    What we've learnt¦ Knowledge, practice and experience are what we have gained, harvested through working with women daily. The learning is constant because every woman and every body is different.
  • Bra Review - Elomi Energise Multiway Sports Bra (8041)
    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.
  • Myth No. 4 - I Can't Wear Underwires!

    Myth No. 4 - I Can't Wear Underwires!

    by  in Bra Myths on May 07, 2017
    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!
  • Belle: I've struggled with my weight & changed bra sizes like the seasons
    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.
  • Ruby: As a teen, my confidence skyrocketed after my bra fitting
    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.
  • Bigger Cup Bras for The Plunging Neckline
    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.
  • How to stop bra straps from slipping

    How to stop bra straps from slipping

    by  in Bra Fitting on Apr 05, 2018
    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.
  • Bra Review - Freya Hero Side Support Plunge Balcony Bra (1841)
    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...
  • Underwired Bras Are Your Friend

    Underwired Bras Are Your Friend

    by  in Bra Fitting on Feb 27, 2018
    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...
  • Bra Review - Elomi Smoothing Seamfree Bra (3911)
    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.
  • Bigger Cup Bras For Square Necklines
    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!
  • RAQ Apparel - For The Busty Type

    RAQ Apparel - For The Busty Type

    by  in Cup Sized Swimwear on Sep 03, 2018
    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?
  • 6 Tips To Banish Underwire Pain

    6 Tips To Banish Underwire Pain

    by  in Bra Fitting on Oct 16, 2018
    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.
  • Bra Review - Elomi Sachi Plunge Bra (EL4350)
    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.
  • Are You Wearing The Best Bra?

    Are You Wearing The Best Bra?

    by  in Bra Fitting on Dec 07, 2018
    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...
  • 7 Reasons We Love Ewa Michalak Bras
    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!
  • How do you know if your breasts are normal?
    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.
  • How often do I need a bra fitting?

    How often do I need a bra fitting?

    by  in Bra Fitting on Sep 06, 2019
    An ill-fitting bra can not only be really uncomfortable and distort your shape. Even worse it can lead to neck, shoulder and back pain and even headaches.
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