Victoria, of sustainable fashion blog StyleMe.Green, visited the Lara studio in London. When Victoria became a mom 5 years ago, a lot changed in her life. She became interested in sustainability, wondering more about the origins of her clothes and the impact of fashion on the planet.
Becoming a mother not only changed Victoria’s outlook on the world - it also changed her body. As any woman that has had a baby knows, your breasts can change during that time. “It did kind of change my body.” Victoria told us. “(my body) came back but not everywhere, and my boobs, it changed the shape. Since then, the quest for the perfect bra started.”
“I became a mom 5 years ago. Since then, the quest for the perfect bra started.”
Victoria has gone for bra fittings, but has never had a great experience lingerie shopping. “When you come to be measured in a shop, the girls are very inexperienced, and it’s too fast and I don’t pay attention...It’s kind of sweaty and embarrassing.”
The lingerie fitting experience Victoria describes is something many women have gone through when trying find the perfect bra size. Lingerie bra fitting is tricky, even for shop assistants, because bra sizing is so confusing. Every brand sizes slightly differently but doesn’t explain sizing methods to their customers well. Only 8% of women actually use in-store bra measuring services because they find bra fittings awkward and intrusive.
One of Victoria’s biggest bra shopping frustrations was finding a wireless bra with support. After having a bra fitting, Victoria says “You go home with another bra that doesn’t fit or it fits and then you start moving around and it shifts.” She hates when wireless bras move around, rather than holding boobs in place. Victoria really wants a comfortable, supportive soft bra that is wireless and holds her bust perfectly.
When we got in touch with Victoria and invited her to our lingerie studio in London, she was immediately excited. Maybe Victoria would finally find a supportive, comfortable bra for her post-baby body (which looks damn good by the way!).
After some instruction by our team, Victoria measured herself to find her bra size. She found she was a 30DD. She was completely shocked to hear that she was not an A or B cup. Most women, particularly those with traditionally "small back and large cups", wear their band size too large and cup size too small as high-street retailers often don't cater for this wide a size range. When women find out their Lara size, they’re often shocked to hear their real bra size, just like Victoria was.
Victoria putting her Clio Bra on for the first time.
Victoria was also excited to find her brief size because her current pair were a terrible fit. “The struggle is real! What is that?” She says gesturing at the unflattering fit of her sporty briefs. Victoria used the Find My Bra Size tool and the bra size calculator determined she wears a medium brief at Lara.
“The struggle is real!”
The first Lara Intimates bra Victoria tried was the Coral Bra in pop blue. “So I got my bra from Lara Intimates. And look at this. So I love this style, and it feels so good.” Victoria loved that the bra was supportive even without wires. “You feel the support even though there are no bones and I love that because I don’t like boning in the bras.” She explained. “This is the first time since becoming a mom it feels like everything is tight and in place so it’s great and I love the style.”
“This is the first time since becoming a mom it feels like everything is tight and in place so it’s great and I love the style.”
Next, Victoria tried on the Wren Bra in hot pink. She absolutely loved the support of the Wren. “It’s so snug, I feel like I can move. Look! Nothing moves! Look!” Victoria even started jumping around to show that her boobs didn’t move in the Wren Bra. Finally - she’s found a soft, wireless bra with support.
Victoria looked amazing in the Wren Bra, size 30DD.
We loved having Victoria in our London studio for a lingerie fitting, and we’re even more excited that she’s finally found bras she loves wearing.
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