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Useful Accessories for your Gel Bra

  • February 23, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Every girl’s got that favourite reliable gel bra, but it just doesn’t work with every outfit. Think again! There are many useful tips and accessories that will turn your every day gel bra into a practical solution for an impractical outfit! Firstly, if the back of your dress or top dips lower than the back strap of your bra, this can be remedied with the use of a low back converter. Simply attach it to the fastenings on your gel bra and it wraps around your waist, pulling your back strap much lower so it will no longer be visible. Another type of strap converter pulls the shoulder straps on the back of your gel bra closer together, making it perfect to wear under a racer-back top. If you have a gel bra with removable straps, you can always add a set of clear straps, which will give you added support, but will not be visible or there are a variety of diamante and beaded straps to give your outfit that extra sparkle.  So pull out that trusted bra of yours and check out the possibilities!

Bra Fitting

  • February 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm

The prospect of a bra fitting can seem quite daunting at first, but there are a few simple tests that can help you determine whether you are wearing the correct size bra!  Let’s start with the back of your bra. You should always aim to start wearing a new bra on its loosest hooks as over time your bra will stretch a little and you then have the advantage of tightening the back, thus making it last longer! The back of your bra should sit level just below your shoulder blades. If it is riding up, this is a sign that you are wearing a back size too big. If however, you feel it digs in and you are left with red marks, you are wearing a back size too small. If you are going down a back size, you will then need to go up a cup size to accommodate, e.g if you are wearing a bra size 34A and it is too loose in the back then we would recommend trying a 32B. The same goes for increasing your back size, in this instance you will need to lower the cup size.  So give it a try girls, you’ll be amazed at the difference it can make, join us tomorrow for our next top tip!