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.
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.
Using the term 'DD cup' excites the boys and frightens the girls. But mention you are a G cup in polite company and people will look at you in disbelief. At Brava, it's not unusual to fit a woman who says she is 14D into a 10G bra. It happens all the time!
"Elomi are renowned for their beautifully-fitting bras and whenever they bring out a seasonal colour, it's always a great mix of fashion and comfort. The Elomi Morgan Banded Bra creates a beautiful balcony-style look, with the current season fashion colour being a gorgeous purple petal design named Purple Lily.
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.
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.
Have you been wearing the same bra size for years? If the answer is yes, then you have good company. Many of us have an idea of our bra size, but often we pick up the same bra size that we have always worn without taking into account body changes such as weight loss, weight gain, pregnancy, menopause and various hormonal changes.
Gone are the days of dread when only ‘granny’ bras were on offer. If you wear D cup and up and love fashion-forward styles, Freya have you covered. Smaller back bands to bigger cup fashion lingerie, it would be an absolute sin for us not to share these styles with you and your besties.
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...
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’ve all had that moment of happiness when we pull our top over our head, for the dream to be shattered when our bras have jagged patterns showing through. As pretty as colours and beautiful embroidery on lace can be, there’s always a need for a practical solution. A basic seam free t-shirt bra should be in everyone’s wardrobe.
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!
We’ve all been there, suffering from massive headaches or big red indent marks on your shoulders from those super-annoying bra straps. Before you tear your bra off and swear never to wear it again, try our bra troubleshooting tips to ensure your bra is supportive and comfortable all day (or night) long.
If you’re looking to get active to beat the winter blues, jump into a fun run or marathon, get fit for summer or just want to increase your health and fitness, here are our pick of the 5 best sports bras for runners that you should be looking at to support you through.
It's no secret that we love Prima Donna bras at Brava. We rave about them constantly, their beauty, their comfort, their design... it's love, pure love. The Prima Donna Divine Strapless Bra is no exception and is one of our best-selling strapless bras. Divine is an apt description and she lives up to her name in every way!