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These three best bra fitting tips will help you sit up straight • EBONY


Over the past couple of years, many of us women have become very comfortable with relaxing our fashion sense and choosing to ditch everyday underwear and #freethenipple. But now, as we find ourselves outside, one fact that will never change is that the right underwear will make you feel grabbed and seated beautifully no matter what. However, good things unfortunately come to an end, as does the era of that “old devotee” who always arrives at the top of the bra drawer. With the change of each season comes a ritual that most bra wearers dread: getting back in shape.

Let’s not even start by figuring out what type of bra is best for the occasion. Balconette, bustier, adhesive, padded, who can decide? While the process of purging bras from our arsenal that have lost their shape or no longer adjust to the body changes that come with each year can be daunting and stressful at times, small black-owned businesses like The Fitting Curve are here. to help you.

Situated at Rockville Center, New York, The Fitting Curve is a collective of black women committed to cultivating a positive lingerie fitting and shopping experience. Founders Kelly H. Saintus, Helene T. Delince and Stephanie Vincent have extensive experience in the lingerie industry. Having held various positions in various lingerie boutiques and retail companies, the ladies were determined to design a haven for customers who seek their expertise to feel well served. In their own words: “We do what we do, just because we love it. We love helping women of all ages, broaden their horizons in the vast world of underwear, and most importantly, give them confidence in something that can normally be surrounded by insecurity … We want to share what we have learned at over the years with other women, boosting their self-esteem and making them feel fabulous. With over three decades of experience, The Fitting Curve not only specializes in the bespoke fit, but offers a wide range of Bras, Spanx and Swimwear, both in store and online.

Image: Courtesy of Fit Curve

Whether you’re learning to love your ta-tas or want to feel sexy in your underwear, there is a bra or lingerie out there waiting for you to find the perfect fit for you. The next time you go down the aisles of the bras section to wonder whether or not you’ve increased your cup size, remember these general bras tips from the lingerie experts at The Fitting Curve. :

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  • All new bras should be tied on the first and loosest hook.
  • The central spindle should be against your chest wall or as close as possible.
  • The shoulder straps should rest comfortably on the shoulders and not be used for lifting. If too tight, it will cause indentation and discomfort.

If you can’t make it to The Fitting Curve in person or want to support this Black-owned gem, check out their wide assortment of underwear at www.thefittingcurve.com.