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When it comes to bras, it’s all about the fit

July 16, 2011 |  7:02 am


Ever wonder why your clothes just don't seem to be fitting right? It might not be the clothes -- or your body, either.

It could be -- it often is -- foundation garments that don't fit correctly. Bras, in particular. 

Finding a bra that does what it is supposed to do is harder than it sounds. "People have no idea what they're doing," says professional bra fitter Bonnie Kaufman."It's like buying a mattress. What do you really know about mattresses?"

I found out more about Bonnie and other professional fitters in an article by Emili Vesilind in the Image section. I also found out some surprising reasons that it is so hard to get a good fit -- modern stretchy fabrics, cup designs that don't bring you front-and-center, over-reliance on the measuring tape to determine size. 

Emili found several Los Angeles area places where expert fitters will help you find just the right bra, no matter your shape or size.  With the correct fit, you'll suffer no more slipping straps, shoulder indentations or other underpinning mishaps.  Read all about it here.

-- Susan Denley 


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Photo: Bonnie Kaufman is president and founder of Creative Woman: The Wizard of Bras, in Monrovia, which stocks 49 brands of brassieres. Credit: Christina House, For The Times.