How to Fine A Professional Bra Fitter

Dear Budget Fashionista,

I’m in desperate need of new bras. Do you have any tips on finding a professional bra fitter in my city?

Spill Out

Dearest Spill Out,

Most major department stores have professional fitters on staff (Saks JC Penney’s, Sears, etc). Some stores like Victoria’s Secret also have fitters, but in my experience, these fitters tend to try and sell you bras—regardless of the fit. You can also go to local boutique shops that specialize in bras and undergarments.

How to Find a Professional Bra Fitter

When you get to the store seek out the most experienced bra fitter there and have them measure you. If they tell you that you are a “definite” size, run like the wind. You will never be one size in every brand of bra and if a fitter tells you this then this is a sign of an inexperienced fitter. You will need to try on several bras, in many different sizes, until you find the right one that gives you support AND is comfortable. Your breast should fit completely into the cup, no spillage, no wire digging into your sides, and the band should fit snug, but not too tight on the first set of hooks. You should be able to sweep your hands from you collar bone across the bra without feeling any flesh bumps. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and walk out if they aren’t knowledgeable enough to give you answers or blame you (it happens) for their own inability to find you a proper fitting bra.

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  1. says

    I saw on Racheal Ray show this morning a guest that owns her own boutique shop and she impressed me with her knowledge about bras and I never have had a pro fitting and always complain about my bras. How can I find a person like that in my Ft. Myers Florida area and know that I have the right person.
    Nothing Fits

  2. Catherine C. Tarr says

    I saw the same episode of Rachael Ray show & I am wondering if you can tell me, how can I find a person like Susan Nethero in my area of Albany, NY. She lives in New York City, there is no way for me to get down there. I have no money. And I believe that I am wearing the wrong size.

  3. Sabrina Jefferson says

    I would like to know how can we get someone to come to a school and measure our female students and staff members for the correct bras size. We are very much interested in offering it to the members of the school. Also I know that some of the staff members will be willing to buy their products.

  4. Mary Lou Jones says

    I have tried several bra fitters at Victoria Secret & JC Penny and they dont have any experience. They only know how measure your breast (anybody can do that) but they can’t tell you which style should help you to support your brest the best. They are only guessing and trying to make a sale.!

  5. Jasondennis7675 says

    My girlfriend has monster breasts that hurt her back were can i go to have profesinol bra fitting done

  6. Meow Meow says

    Great advice, especially about the definate size comment, it’s not an exact science. Have the expert educate you on fit issues and how to resove them.

  7. april says

    I have done bra fitting for over 10 years off and on and am back doing so and I love it . I work at a large dept store in Ohio . I love helping women and am amazed how women have no clue what bra size , how to put it on , they are just clueless . Some wear there new bra out of the store they feel so much better . It gives me such a great satisfaction to teach them a few tricks I thell them whether they buy a five dollar bra or a fifty five dollar bra . It should not rise when you lift your arms . No more than an inch in the back should come /be able to pull from your

  8. Man Loves Lingerie says

    Doe’s anybody know wear a Guy that Loves to wear Women’s Lingerie, with Silicone Breast Form’s can get a Bra Fitting, and some suggestion’s for some Women’s Bra’s that will work for me?

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