Get Fitted with Confidence by Vanity Fair

Bra shopping is just the worst.Amirite? To me it is even worse than jeans. So many options. So much riding on awell fitting bra. Sure, when we were younger we just got the cute ones and lived with it. The poking wire. The spillage over the top.  We were cute, right? But now with a toddler on the hip and school lunches to make, the last thing I wantto be worrying about is an ill-fitting bra. You truly get what you pay for.
To go along with this, I happento be a difficult size to find. I am small around but, ahem, not so much upstairs. I am forever stuck in eithermail ordering or relegated to that one style in 3 colors and, hell, never the color I want. But I know my size and how to work with it and that has been a life changer. Once I finally sucked it up and let the nice lady with the tape measure get me fitted, I was a new woman. In a little tiny changing room, I learned so much and have been learning more tips ever since.
So when Vanity Fair® contacted me to talk about bras and their new campaign For Women Who Do to empower women, I was sold. (I mean I reviewed absorbent panties!) Being confident with how you look is TREMENDOUS. Sometimes that can be new lipstick or heels but I think helping your clothes fit better and being comfortable is the cat’s pajamas. Not only that but they are partnering with Dress for Success* to help out all women!

“The “Women Who Do” initiative is a powerfully uplifting campaign dedicated to praising and celebrating everyday triumphs of women everywhere while highlighting the brand’s long-standing commitment to producing quality, luxurious lingerie. Ultimately, Vanity Fair hopes to spark a movement that inspires women to support each other and live their lives according to what makes them happy.”

I know some are thinking “a bra that makes you happy?” and YES. Confidence as a woman is huge. It really can transform a life and if that is starting with perky boobs? SO BE IT. So how do you get that? Well first you got to understand your body and how a bra should fit. Go get fitted properly at a reputable store and learn the “rules”. Here are just a few I use as my baseline when trying on bras (since I know my size).

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I actually have this one from Vanity Fair®. It fits great and is super light but supportive. I encourage you to find a Vanity Fair® dealer near you and check out their selections (after your free fitting of course). Making style and comfort effortless for every woman, Vanity Fair® offers feminine and beautiful lingerie available in styles that are feature sleek fabrics with clean lines for a smooth look under clothes. Gain that confidence you deserve.

Be sure to follow Vanity Fair® on your favorite channels to learn more about their initiatives and product line. I know I will be! 

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*Dress for Success Partnership: Dress for Success® – an organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, career development tools and a network of support– noticed a need for more intimate apparel to provide its clients. Vanity Fair saw a welcome opportunity to lend its expertise, resources and extensive product offering to help replenish the lingerie of the non-profit organization. Through this partnership, Vanity Fair hopes to provide women with the support they need to be successful. Also on July 17, 2014, Vanity Fair and Dress for Success kicked off the national LiftTOUR – a nationwide bus tour with a focus on fit and philanthropy. The LiftTOUR will travel across the country conducting bra fittings at major retail locations, and for every woman fit, Vanity Fair will donate a brand-new bra to the local Dress for Success Affiliate. Between July and the end of October, the LiftTOUR will plan to stop at 70 different locations in 12 major U.S. markets. Check to see if they are coming near you.

What about your bra gives you confidence? Tell me in the comments for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.

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114 Comments

  1. I don’t have a blog (or twitter…am I totally out of the loop?), but I love reading yours!! I have an almost 3 year old, a 13 month old, and due with #3 (THE FINAL) in less than a month. With my son, my boobs didn’t grow. At all. Maybe got a little fuller while breastfeeding, but nothing I’d notice. With my second (a girl)…holy growth!! I went up 3 cup sized just while pregnant! I went to the store and guessed on sizes and dealt with whatever issue that particular bra gave me. I was pregnant, nursing, tired, etc. I didn’t care, really. They were held in (sort of) and I was mildly appropriate for my desk job. With #3 (a boy), I didn’t know what to expect. Again, like #1, no growth. So the lovely boobs I had with my daughter, that turned back into used gym socks. I have so many bras in my drawer that literally disgust me. I know I’ll get a roll in some place once I put it on. Makes me sad. But what gives me confidence is knowing that my body (through all its changes over the past 3 years) has provided for my babies. They have done their job, and have one more round to complete before they are retired and able to be put into a brand new “home” that will hopefully not change again for awhile. I’ve always admired the VF bras in stores, but couldn’t afford them with the kid’s needs being put first. I am looking forward to getting my body back one day, and splurging on a bra that will house the girls that have made it through it all with me.

  2. Since I have very substantial boobs, bra shopping is a real PIA. I have one bra that really fits correctly right now, and on the days I’m wearing it, I just feel better about it. No body likes to sag!

  3. Yup. 34DDD here. Three years ago after getting a new job I went to nordy’s for a fitting. I couldn’t believe the difference – both with having the right size and high quality bras. I bought three and spent over $200. I still don’t regret it. Those bras were the best thing to happen to my wardrobe. Now that I know my size, I am more comfortable ordering online. I still have my favorite brands and can find those at nordstrom rack or online. I would be interested in finding out more about what vanity fair offers. I’m back in a rut again, being pregnant. I haven’t grown much in size, but the underwire is so uncomfortable and so far finding band/cup specific soft bras are almost impossible. S/M/L doesn’t work for me because the cup is too small and the band is too big.

  4. Soooo sadly I clicked over and they don’t carry my size! I am even more difficult to find as I tend to be 36 around but F/G cups. 🙁 Vanitu Fair there are a LOT of us in the bigger sizes, please consider making them!!

  5. A supportive band make me feel thinner with the proper lift. But it’s hard to find a 30 band in a store without crazy padding (which I don’t want). Yep, bra shopping is no fun.

  6. When my bra lifts it gives me confidence! I feel like I am standing straighter.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  7. my bra gives me confidence because it lifts my boobies and makes me feel SO much more confident in a low cut top!

  8. It helps when a bra has some light padding, straps that stay put, and is not noticeable under clothing. I hate bras that leave lines under a T shirt.

  9. Bras that fit right, don’t slip out of place and have straps that don’t fall make my clothes look better and that gives me confidence.

  10. I like a good bra that I don’t have to worry about the straps falling down or digging into my shoulders.
    Thanks for the contest.

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