Hello fellow Bra Fans! It’s time to announce our latest BFF: Bra Fan Forever! You may remember my first BFF Ingrid, a military wife who lives in Japan and needed help via email to find the perfect petite bra. This time, our BFF Tina came in to the store after a 30 pound weight loss and desperately needed our help. (PS: Weight loss is one of the best reasons to get a bra fitting. Not only will you be a brand new size, but your breast shape and density will be totally different.) She was having such a hard time searching for her size (and style) on her own that she even contemplated regaining the weight after all of her hard work to lose it! Yikes! I’m so happy that my Bra Divas could help Tina. The photo of her (to the right) ”expresses her overall excitement of being uplifted (in more ways than one)”. Find out what has Tina so uplifted, and why she is the newest BFF!
Tina’s Email to Linda’s:
I had an awesome experience at Linda the Bra Lady.
Between February 2011 and August 2011, I lost close to 30 pounds (transitioning from a 38DDD to 34F). With the shedding of the pounds and inches the girls started to shrink (and head south). I visited several stores . . . you name a store that sells bras and I have probably been there. No exaggeration, I probably tried on close to 150 bras and each time I walked out of the store disappointed and almost in tears. It had gotten to a point where I contemplated regaining some of the weight to alleviate the torture I was feeling.
One day I was talking to one of my colleagues about my dilemma and she mentioned that she had seen Linda the Bra Lady on a show or something. We agreed that we would visit the store but she was taking too long for me. I called, made an appointment and arrived at your Lexington Avenue store in hopes of walking out with a bra. The associate, Kim, was very kind. I explained to her all of the above, shared with her my preference of the style of bra that works for me. She measured me and then went in search to find MY Bra. She returned to the fitting room with several options and each time I put on a bra my smile got brighter and brighter. I walked out of the store sporting my new bra (AND two more in a cute pink bag) plus a handful of cards to share with my friends. A month or two later, I ordered a bra online and I also returned to the store to purchase a strapless for an event I was attending.
When I told my boyfriend that I had finally found bras that fit, he did not care how much they cost, he was just happy that I was finally happy. All in all, I had a wonderful experience. The girls are headed north (BIG SMILE) and now all of my clothes look perfect because I am wearing the perfect bra. I owe all of this to you and your wonderful staff. I am forever a customer.
Have an awesome day and continue doing what you do well, putting smiles on women’s face.
Name: My name is Tina
Age: I am a wonderful 43 years young.
Why are you Linda’s BFF? After shedding a lot of pounds and inches, finding a bra that fit became torture. My bra expert helped me find the bra(s) that worked for my body shape and size without having to try on hundreds to reach the perfect one. Kim assisted me in finding the perfect bra and her Bra Diva skills were awesome. After explaining my dilemma and the style of bra I preferred, she returned with several options and they all worked.
Were you wearing the right size when you came to Linda’s? When I first visited Linda’s I was wearing a 38DDD because that was my size prior to losing the weight. I definitely was not wearing the right size, which I knew. But I was very surprised to learn I was a 34F. I definitely was not going to find that size in any normal store.
What was your favorite part about getting a fitting? My favorite part was Kim’s patience in working with me and lifting my spirits by telling me that she was going to find a bra that will fit me.
How did you feel and look after your fitting? Before my visit, I was torn (and somewhat depressed) because I could not find a bra to fit. After the fitting, I felt absolutely awesome. As I tried on each bra Kim recommended, my spirits were truly lifted (and so were the girls). It fit exactly how it was supposed to without any gapping or puckering. I wore a tank shirt to my fitting and when I walked out the door wearing my new bra, the silhouette in my tank shirt looked totally different. I stopped by almost every mirror and window to view the appearance my new bra had created.
Do you have a favorite brand, style or type of bra? I love, love, love Chantelle. I have somewhat full (but not firm) breasts and they fit perfectly into the Chantelle bra. There is no bulging on the sides nor are there multiple boobs in the front. Everything is in its place.
Would you tell your friends to get a fitting at Linda’s? I would definitely tell my friends to get a fitting at Linda’s. In fact, when I left the store, I grabbed a few . . . ok, a lot of cards to pass on to my friends.
Why do you think getting fit for bras is so important for women? Getting fit for bras is important because you learn what your actual size is instead of going to a store and grabbing a bra that you ‘think’ fits you properly. Yes, we know our bodies. However, a bra fitter can help you find the perfect bra for your shape and size.
What was the best piece of advice that you got, or the most important thing that you learned at Linda’s? I learned that there is a bra that will fit the shape of my breasts and it does not have to feel like torture to find it.
Want to find out what Tina’s so excited about for yourself? Make an appointment for a fitting at one of my stores in New York City, or email my Bra Divas for help across the globe!