What can I expect during my bra fitting?
We find that measuring a woman to determine her bra size isn’t the best method. This is due to the fact that you have to be wearing a bra that fits properly to get an accurate bust measurement. Measuring is also further complicated because it doesn’t take a woman’s breast shape into consideration and every bra fits differently.
Rather than measuring, our bra fitters will bring you a bra to try on; often using the size you are presently wearing as a starting point. Once you have the bra on, we will explain what we look for to ensure a good fit and adjust the size accordingly.
Our bra fitters have experience with many different body types and know the strengths of different brands and styles of bras. We will bring you options based on your size and preferences and ensure you find a bra that fits and feels fabulous!
Why is it that so many women wear the wrong bra size?
Most women have never been fitted properly in the first place and don’t have a clear understanding of the concept of bra sizing. Others might not realize their bra size has changed with fluctuations in their weight, or hormone changes.
Many large scale department stores and lingerie stores only carry the most popular sizes. If you don’t fit into that category, it can be difficult to find the size you should be wearing, so many women end up settling for what they can find.
How often should I be fitted for a bra?
Every time you purchase a bra we recommend having one of our bra fitters check the fit. Hormone changes and small fluctuations in weight can affect breast size and since every bra fits differently it’s best to have the fit checked.
Do I need an appointment?
Appointments for bra fittings are not necessary, but we do offer appointments if preferred and can set aside a specific time for you.
We do recommend appointments for mastectomy clients so we can prepare the necessary information for the Manitoba Breast Prosthesis program.
Do you charge for a bra fitting?
No, bra fittings are complementary.
What is your price range?
Our bras range from around $60.00 to $200.00, and swimwear ranges from $80 to $300. We try to find quality merchandise at various price points to fit different budgets.
What bra sizes do you carry?
Our bra selection offers sizes from A to K cups and bands sizes from 30”-50”. When necessary we will order in additional sizes.
What is the best way to care for my bra?
Taking proper care of your new purchase will ensure you will get the most wear from it. We recommend to hand wash all bras using a delicates wash and hang or lay flat to dry. Moulded cups should be stored flat or hung to prevent dents in the foam cups.
Do you carry post surgical bras?
Yes, we have styles suitable for after breast reduction, breast augmentation, mastectomy and lumpectomy surgeries. We suggest asking your doctor about any specific criteria and one of our experienced bra fitters will help find a suitable option.
What is the price range for mastectomy bras and breast forms?
Silicone breast forms cost $320.00 to $400.00 and partial silicone breast forms range $220 to $250. Mastectomy bras range from $60.00 to $100.00.
You may be eligible for coverage under Cancer Care’s Manitoba Breast Prosthesis Program. For more information please visit their website.
If you have private insurance, you may have additional coverage. Please contact your insurance provider for more information.
Do you carry mastectomy swimwear?
Yes, we carry swimwear styles with pockets for breast prosthesis. We also offer an alteration service where we can have a pocket added to a regular swimsuit.
Do you carry sports bras? What size range do you carry?
Yes, we have a good selection of sports bras from B cups up to HH cups, and Enell sports bra from size 00 to size 8.
What sizes do you offer in Swimwear?
We offer cup-sized swimwear from DD -HH cups and band sizes ranging from 30-44.
Are your stores wheelchair accessible?
Yes, both of our locations are on the ground level with no stairs.
Do you carry maternity/nursing bras?
Yes, we carry maternity/nursing bras from a B cup up to an HH cup.
How long should I wait after nursing to be fitted again?
Each person is different. We recommend to be fitted when you feel you’ve stopped producing milk and your weight is stabilized.
Do you sell gift cards?
Yes, gift cards are available in any denomination. If you are unable to purchase a gift card in store, we are happy to process gift cards over the phone and have them mailed.