We seem to have an odd relationship with intimate apparel. There’s a lot of talk about fit, yet 85+% of women are still wearing the wrong size bra. Much of the promotion of intimate apparel doesn’t talk about the fact that intimates are first and foremost for you, the wearer. If you don’t love them, you won’t be comfortable. And if you aren’t comfortable, where’s the fun in that? Our culture’s portrayal of intimate apparel is so disheartening for us – and so far from the truth. What we’re sharing here is our take on intimates through the ages. It is our hope you will find yourself somewhere in these thoughts.
As soon as a young woman starts developing breast tissue, at any time in their pre- to teen years, she should have a professional bra fitting from a certified professional bra fitter. This simple right-of-passage sets the tone for how a young woman is going to feel about herself in the years to come. Her confidence and self-esteem are connected to feeling comfortable in her skin and appreciating how she looks. And that starts with wearing the right bras from the start! Remember, this is not a one-and-done deal. A young woman’s body can change radically all throughout puberty. Additionally, fittings should be done at a minimum annually, based on how quickly she develops.
Tips for beginning.
- Step one is learning how their bra should fit and how it feels on their body. This is all about them and their body, not some social media influencer or a guy of interest. What they learn here, in the beginning, can stay with them for a lifetime. It’s that important!
- Because every body is different, there’s no set shopping list of “must haves”. It’s unique to each individual. We have a full range of size, style and price options.
Fast forward to your 30s & 40s and your relationship with intimates changes again. Women start thinking that maybe I don’t have to sleep in old t-shirts and sweatpants. Perhaps those pretty nightgowns would be nice to sleep in. Who knew there were matching robes? And you finally understand (hopefully) the right fit looks and feels better than a beautiful piece that is not your personal style preference or favorite fabric, purchased in the wrong size.
Your 50s, 60s, and beyond are the best years of your life. Why? You’ve gained knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Our bodies aren’t what they once were, but that doesn’t mean “bad;” it just means different. We know what we wear gives us that added freedom of feeling fabulous regardless of our age. The lingerie you love makes you feel confident and confidence comes from within. When we are confident it shines through, regardless of age.
Ladies, it’s never too early, or too late to begin your life-long relationship with intimate apparel. Celebrate your body with style, grace, and sensual fashion – through the ages!