Like many women out there, I wasn’t exactly satisfied with the assortment of bras in my dressers. Some bras lift without giving support, and some do just the opposite. Straps can slip, and I can end up with too much jiggle and cleavage or not nearly enough lift; either way, it just doesn’t look good. And don’t even get me started on sizing! I was fitted once at a popular lingerie chain, and the sales associate informed me that I was “between sizes,” either a 36C or 38C. Yeah, that was super helpful.
Enter Intimacy, a lingerie specialty store that I came across while wandering around 900 N. Michigan Ave. here in Chicago. Intimacy focuses on fashionable lingerie that actually fits well, carrying several European lingerie lines in a large array of sizes. A bra sizing specialist named Anita met with me and really put me at ease by just being pleasant and knowledgeable. She told me that many women unknowingly wear the wrong size bra–straps falling down and the appearance of back fat or “bra bulge” really mean that your bra is not fitting as it should. She fitted me without a tape measure, by just taking into account how I looked in my old bra and my body type. I went from wearing a 36C to a 32E, and Anita recommended a few lacier bras and some contoured bras like I wanted. I was so amazed because I could see the difference right away just under a t-shirt. With the right size band and cup size, my chest felt totally supported. I had just the right amount of lift and cleavage. Best of all, the bras looked perfect under clothes and without. Bye bye, back fat–and hello to a naturally lifted bust, better posture, and a better overall appearance to boot.
Even my boyfriend has noticed and appreciated the difference that Intimacy has made for me, so I definitely recommend making a fitting appointment! You can do this online for the 3 other Intimacy locations across the country, in Atlanta, NYC and Boston. Check out myintimacy.com for more information on Intimacy, including bra fit, bra care, and sizing mistakes!