Even though having a solid lingerie wardrobe is essential for every woman, many lack the functional and proper fitting lingerie because they dislike shopping for it. We can understand; with all of the hangups we may have about our bodies, and with the range of products available, it can be challenging. Our Bra Doctor wants to eradicate as much of the confusion and insecurity as possible, and that’s why she’s always available to answer any questions one may have. At Now That’s Lingerie, we want to completely erase any doubt or insecurity a woman might have when lingerie shopping, so we’ve developed 5 mantras to chant before lingerie shopping to help you love lingerie as much as we do.
1. “If it doesn’t fit, it’s the product, not me.”
We’ve all experienced this. We fall in love with an item, try it on, and it doesn’t work for us, so we leave the store sad and discouraged. We tell ourselves that we’re too fat, too skinny, too tall; whatever the case may be, we tend to blame ourselves. It’s time to stop that! The fact of the matter is that clothing isn’t designed to fit everyone, and that’s the clothing’s fault, not ours. Don’t take it personally when something doesn’t fit. It just means you need to try a different size or a different style.
2. “I look sexy in this lingerie because I AM sexy.”
Many of us don’t look like Victoria’s Secret models in lingerie, and there’s nothing wrong with that! When the lingerie fits you, you look sexy. Lingerie is a very sexy thing on its own, but when you’re wearing it, YOU shine through all of the lace and the frills. You don’t need to look a certain way to wear lingerie that you find appealing and feel glamourous and beautiful when wearing it. You just need to be confident in yourself!
3. “There’s no reason to be embarrassed when it comes to asking for help shopping.”
Lingerie professionals know to be sensitive and polite when it comes to measuring, recommendations, and answering questions. We promise that any problems you’ve had, we’ve heard it before and we can help you through it. There is no reason to feel apprehensive to get measured, and so many women go through life in ill-fitting bras because they’re too uncomfortable to expose themselves to a professional to learn their true size. We do have tips for self-measuring if it’s too much, but it’s vital to ask questions and know your size to make lingerie shopping so much easier. Another tip: there is nothing weird about your body; uneven breasts, a little sag – we all have unique features to our breasts!
4. “I am worth the money it costs to wear the best lingerie for my needs.”
Lingerie can be expensive, but not for the reasons you may think. It’s not all about lace imported from France or designer and celebrity brands. It’s about special and innovative materials that lead to more comfortable and customizable fit, quality designs, and little details that contribute to our health, hygiene, and proper support. You don’t have to buy the fancy designer stuff all of the time, but don’t cheap out because you don’t think it’s important. Get what you need no matter the cost, and every once in a while, indulge in something beautiful and luxurious!
5. “Size doesn’t matter; only for fit.”
So many women don’t want to be above or below a certain bra size, and so they shop for bras that don’t fit properly because of a number. This is a disservice to yourself! The number on your bra does not matter, except for the fact that it determines what will support your breasts, keep pressure off of your back and shoulders, and will keep you comfortable. This is the only reason to care about size. You’re beautiful no matter what your cup and band size are!
The next time you’re lingerie shopping, try to remember these mantras, whether you’re shopping on Now That’s Lingerie or in a boutique. If they helped you, let us know! Share with us in the comments below, or chat with us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also follow us on Pinterest, where we always update our boards with the newest lingerie, and subscribe to us on YouTube for lingerie tips and tricks.