MY BRA STORY
Growing up I hated my breast. At the age of 10 I was already a size 36C. Which if you can image is pretty overwhelming and traumatic for a 10 year old. But no one talked to me about my breast and all these changes that were going on with my body. By the time I started high school I was now wearing a 36 D. Who knows what size I truly was. All I know is that I dreaded going up a size and “them” getting bigger. For me that only meant one thing, more unwarranted attention. As time went on I became ashamed of my breast and that made me ashamed of my entire body. Fast forward to my sophomore year of college and I was now wearing two bras everyday for “more lift and support.” At this time I didn’t know anything about a bra fitting. None of the women in my immediate family had ever gotten one. I just thought “big breast run in my family.” Chafing, bruising and pain come with the territory. It was not until 3 years later when a sales woman in Lane Bryant begged me to get a fitting that I reluctantly got fit. She measured me at a 36G. I told her she was wrong. She insisted she was right and advised me to see another fitter. Someone whose build and cup size was similar to mine and that I may feel more comfortable with. Again reluctant, I went to see this bra fitter. She too measured me, but this time with no bra on. I was mortified. I’d never even stood in front a boyfriend without wearing my bra. She measured me… at a 36G. A ball of emotions, I just broke into tears. And all at once 12 years of terror came rushing back. You name it I felt it. All I could think of was the size and look of the bra. Turns out it wasn’t that bad. That day was one of hardest days but also on of the best days of my life. No it wasn’t magical and I was not instantly super confident (although that does happen to some of my clients). It took time for me to accept my breast and also accept my cup size. It would be years before I could shout it from the roof tops or even tell a girlfriend. But the point is that NOW I CAN.
Both of those fitters changed my life! And over the past few years (since I’ve offered bra fitting as an individual service) I’ve been able to do the same thing for my clients. My mission is to help women feel confident and comfortable not only in their clothes but their bras and shape wear. I empathize with ALL my clients. I understand their struggle because I’ve been there. I’ve literally been that GIRL. I know what it’s like for your bra to kill you, inside and out! Its my job to show them, (as others have shown me) that theres a better way. Change Your Bra, Change Your Life.