CONFESSIONS: Bra Power

I have to confess something to you guys.  I have not been following my own rules.  I am a big supporter of having on a great foundation, but I neglected one of the most important foundations that we all must wear on a daily basis...the bra.  I buy bras all the time, but to me because of me being small busted, it was an after thought.  I would do my usual bra shopping every six months at the local Lane Bryant and go on about my life.  The crazy thing is that I would send my clients to Intimacy.  A large portion of my clients are bustier than I and so lack of support is more obvious than it is on a woman with a smaller bust.  I have recommended Intimacy to clients, because I have seen what it has done for family and friends.  I have heard people rave about their products.  Yesterday, I was with a client and I was, once again, recommending Intimacy.  I then said to myself, "I recommend this all the time, but I haven't actually went through the process."  Well I did it and I must say, in the words of my sister, "IT WAS LIFE CHANGING."  I literally went with the first two bras I tried on.  
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I feel the new bra lifted and gave a more desirable shape.

I couldn't put my finger on why my breasts weren't sitting up as high as they should be.  My bras were all relatively new. I had been wearing the size that I always wear.  I took care of my bras through delicate wash/hand washing.   Well it was a me wearing the wrong size.  My usual bra size was a 40C.  Intimacy bras are done in European sizes, but I ended up in a 36F.  I'm not sure how that is even possible, but that's the size.

 Pros/Cons of Intimacy

Cons 
  • I spent $200 on 2 bras.  This is a far cry from the $40 bras I usually buy.  
  • Although the bra assistants are very nice, it does not prepare you for the groping scene in the dressing room.  Your bra expert will help you get into the bra, will move you breasts into position, and can possibly see one of your nipples.  This all without wine, music, or a movie.  I don't consider myself super modest, but even I wasn't prepared for this.
  • If you are not used to taking care of your bras then you better get up to speed quickly. The bras require a special soap, a lingerie bag, and either delicate cycle or hand washing.  A cute little cleaning kit, includes soap & lingerie bag, is offered for $10 at Intimacy.  Personally, ruining $200 worth of bras in the washer is not an option for me.  
  • I heard it can get really busy in the store and you may have to wait for a bra expert. They do however have a link on their website where you can make an appointment.  
Pros


  • Awesome liftoff of the girls!
  • With your breasts in the right place, it can make you look like you've lost up to 20llbs. 
  • With the right bra size, you can actually shift the underarm fat in the breast cup.  Told to me by my bra expert, she said it can take 1 - 2 years to accomplish this. 
  • Plus sizes are welcome!
  • Some of the prettiest bras available in all sizes.  I hate the ugly bras.  
I know this post was really wordy, but I wanted to let you know about my great find.  I've had so many bra companies try to get me to promote their products, but I just happened into Intimacy and they are the ones I fell in love with.  



28 comments

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  2. I briefly worked at Macy's doing bra fittings and nothing can prepare you for the amount of boob grabbing that happens.
    I'm always amazed at how much better the girls can look with the right bra

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  3. That change is amazing!! I only wish I could afford $200 for 2 bras! I guess if I save up my money, perhaps one day!! For now, Lane Bryant here I come...

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    1. I definitely took a gulp, but well worth it in the end. I actually just moved my clothing budget for this month over to just bras.

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  4. I will definitely check out Intimacy after I save a few pennies!!

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  5. You went from a C to an F? Wow. I don't see myself investing that much money in my bras. The only viewers of my boobies are myself and my dogs. LOL.
    I'm glad you found yourself some awesome bras.
    I love the dress you're wearing in the picture. =)

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    1. It's European sizing. The only way I can explain the cup difference is that, the cup includes all breast tissue, side and front. The cups are really wide. I was reading up on the sizing and it really kind of goes by your shirt size and height than traditional measurements. I still consider myself a small chested woman, but that's my size. Would I be able to wear a 36F in american sizes...No.

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  6. I'm an Intimacy client already. I went one day a few years ago after a guy told me he saw me adjusting my boobs when I got out the car. Embarrassing!! LOL..Anyway..I went from a 44 DDD to a 40 G. Yes, they are kind of pricey but I've gotten simple bras as low as $60 there and gorgeous ones as high as $160. I try to keep 4 on rotation at all times and add new ones every 6-8 months. A trick I've learned to soften the blow of the price is to buy thier gift cards online. they usually have some sort of bonus like $20 free with every $100 and that is a cumulative $100...so...if you buy $25 gift cards every other week, you'll get the bonus when you've reached $100. I know that's kinda round about, but I think every woman can afford $25. If you stretch out the price it doesn't seem so bad. Happy Boob Lifting! :)

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  7. wow ...looks totally better you see your waist

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  8. Great Post Mrs. Chastity!

    You hit the nail on the head! After seeing Intimacy bras feature on Oprah. I know I visited Intimacy bras. Yes there are expensive like hell, but ladies here is a little trick I use.

    When I had visited Intimacy bras in NYC a few years back. I was introduce to a company called Goddess Bra. These bra are the truth.com. I am a size 44H.

    What I did I went to Intimacy bras got fitted an purchase my bras online. (Don't judge, I was on a college student budget)

    I used bareNecessities.com

    Also, SimplyYoursLingerie has a youtube channel, there is a great video on Bra fitting guide.

    I hope this help.

    P.S: it a shame that Lane Bryant, Avenue and many other plus size stores sells the worst bras in the world.

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  9. Are you saying that Goddess bra is a brand they sell at Intimacy and you can buy them online cheaper??? If so....you just hooked all of us up with this tip!

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  10. I hope to find an Intimacy in San Diego and see what the fuss is all about soon!!!

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  11. The price is an investment! You can always take them back and they will repair them for free

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  12. I myself, am also guilty of having the "after thought" mentality when it comes to bras. Thank you so much for sharing this post!

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  13. This is a great post. I actually had been thinking about being fitted by a bra expert soon because the girls just don't feel in the right position. Thanks for sharing this!

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  14. Thats very interesting! For me, I coud never see myself spending that much on a bra. In the beginning, I had been going to TJ Maxx or Marshalls for bras (that's when I purchasing bras were an after thought), but then I decided to go and get fitted at for a bra. I think if you are fitted correctly and and find the bra that best for your body type, Lane Bryant can work for you. I personally LOVE Lane Bryant bras, but only two types from their collection works for me.

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    1. I loved Lane Bryant bras too until I tried these. I'm not sure why but the fit is better for me at Intimacy.

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  15. I believe i pass by this store ALL the time, and it DEFINITELY lives up to it's name!
    What a DIFFERENCE it made, your waist is so much more defined, you really are an hourglass....loves it!
    I MIGHT have to try and treat myself ONE DAY....thanks girly!

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  16. I did a fitting at Intimacy once and I was shocked by the groping and the size too. I will say, those price tags kept me walking. Now that I'm in a position to afford them, I'll reconsider. I'm definitely a fan for those back-fat smoothers at LB...I almost buy those things in bulk! That's what I want...for that problem area!

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    1. Remember those long line bras they used to carry - They covered back fat and was almost like a corset. That is a bra I would still buy, but they discontinued them a long time ago.

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  17. Thank you ...thank you...thank you so much. one of my biggest pet peeves is seeing women especially plus women with their boobs down by their waist line. I don't think that's where they were meant to be. Knowing better will make you want to do better. Now they can't say they didn't know. I learned too that I am gonna have to make a trip to Intimacy. I do everything possible to keep the ladies up but I haven't gone to Intimacy yet. Gonna have to budget. I like your readers idea of buying gift cards on a weekly to earn extra spending as well as soften the blow of forking over $100 for one bra all at once. Again thanks for writing this one.

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  18. What a great post. I can't afford Intimacy and they don't have one here in Northern Kentucky, but I know how important it is for the girl's to sit right.

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  19. You are so right!! Once I finally stepped into a real job.... it was one of the first things I changed in my wardrobe and it makes such a big diff! :)

    - Aimee
    www.swellmayde.com

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  20. OMG!! I was just looking at many of the plus size bloggers Outfit of the day posts that I have favorited in my bloglovin and I often remark to myself... nice outfit!...but if only she had a better bra, smoother, undergarments, underwear (booo to panty lines), etc. the foundations!!

    For me it was overhearing/watching an Oprah episode on bras and she used the consultants at Nordstrom. A few years later (I know shame) I planned a "me" day and went to my local nordstrom and knew when i got off the elevator on "the floor" that is was going to be a different and special experience.

    First of all, Nordstrom's customer service is stupid!!! (By this i mean its great!) You get a stellar greeting, a robe, a nice sized fitting room, warm hands, no groping (they teach you to do all the adjusting yourself) and no judgment on your current, whack, i mean ill-fitting bra.

    Oh and the best part! The same line of European Bras that Intimacy stocks without the extreme overhead. (I bought 4 bras for $200 in the Elomi European brand in their sizing which is different than US sizing) And Nordstrom caters to the plus size, AND plus size maternity!! The bras range from about $48 and up depending on the detail you want.

    They will even save your bra size, favorite garments and wishlist in the system for future repurchasing. You dont even have to go back in the store, you can call the store, (any store) give them your info, pick the bra you want to reorder and they will ship it to your house!!

    The only problem is that when my breasts got lifted off of my stomach, I had a waist AND I got to see how ummm large my stomach was. Which made me go directly to the shaper section, lol.

    But yeah, yo, with a new bra, folk thought I lost weight. #blankstare

    So if there isn't an Intimacy near folks, please send them to Nordstrom!!
    OH and if you are near Philadelphia, go to the one in Cherry Hill, NJ its much better than the one in King of Prussia, PA :)

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  22. I can recommend http://www.brastop.com - they ship to USA as well. I went from 42C to 38G, and couldn't be happier.

    I got properly fitted by Bravissimo (http://www.bravissimo.com/) during my holiday in UK and must say that the fitting was very professional. Maybe it's because I'm from Europe, but I didn't find any problem with being topless in front of the sales person - we were alone and after all, she was just doing her job, I'm sure she's seen hundreds of naked boobs before!

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