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Halfstack Out & About at Wacoal Wine & Fitting

Thursday, October 03, 2013 Sophie Magdalena

I’ve always known my bra size, I mean, how difficult can it be? If it seems to fit then you’re set, right? Wrong! Did you know that 8 out of 10 women wear the wrong bra size? I’m one of those women who grew up never having gone through the experience of a proper bra fitting. After attending Wacoal’s Wine and Fitting event in Chicago, that’s no longer the case. The importance of a proper bra fitting can’t be underestimated. Chances are that the bra you’re wearing right now is wrong for you!

I was properly fitted for the first time in my life by the amazing team at Wacoal and guess what? Yup, I’ve been wearing the wrong bra size for years! I learned of the real importance of getting a proper fitting. Wacoal recommends women be fitted at least once a year. The entire process of a fitting only takes about 15 minutes and is really worth it. Take into consideration that most women wear bras that are 1-1 ½ inches to big in the band and 1-cup size too small and it’s easy to see why its so important. Now, as women, our bodies go through constant changes through the stages of our lives and it’s inevitable that our weight fluctuate. Have you gained or lost weight recently? Then you need a new fitting! Wacoal recommends a new fitting if you’ve gained or lost at least 5-7lbs. Here are some more recommendations straight from the brand experts.
  1. Every woman should own 8 different bra styles in her wardrobe
  2. Her favorite bra should be in at least 2 different colors and should have 3 bras in her favorite style and color.
  3. A bra should be worn once and then washed to extend her life
  4. After washing and wearing a bra 100 times she needs to be replaced

Really interesting stuff that I never knew! After your fitting there’s no better way to take your newfound knowledge then to shop! I had my first look at Wacoal’s fall collection and its gorgeous! Let’s be honest here, we can never have too many bras. The collections are broken down into collections and their line that’s a little younger and fun, b.tempt’d. Both lines are immaculately made and more importantly feel amazing. Whatever your preference, lace, padded, push-up, etc., you’ll find it at Wacoal. Here are the eight bras that Wacoal says every woman needs!
  1. One seamed bra
  2. One seamless, unlined bra
  3. One contour bra
  4. One strapless bra
  5. One T-Back or racerback bra
  6. A push-up or minimizing bra (depending on your figure type)
  7. One Sport bra
  8. One drop dead sexy bra

Wacoal makes the process of a fitting so seamless and easy year round by visiting one of their stores. However, October is a very special month. It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Wacoal has collaborated with Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® to help fight breast cancer. By participating in any fit for the cure event, you receive a complimentary bra fitting by a Wacoal fit specialist and also receive an email reminder to do a self breast exam. Not only that but they will also donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® for every bra purchased at the events. Check out all the dates available HERE.

So get fitted and make a difference along the way during the month of October with Wacoal! 

- Teresa Espinoza
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