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Monday Mom challenge: Get a bra fitting

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, trav...

Find your fit

Is your favorite time of the day the minute you take your bra off? You're probably wearing the wrong size! Get yourself to a lingerie store and get a bra fitting. You'll be glad you did!
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Your bra doesn't have to be your sworn enemy. You'll be surprised at how much of a difference it makes to wear one that fits as it should. Get a bra fitting today and buy yourself a bra that fits!

Go alone

That's right — we said it. This should be a solo trip, or at least one without children. There's nothing wrong with bringing a girlfriend along, but leave the kids at home for this one if you can. Nothing ruins the fun of bra shopping like a little one pulling down panty displays and talking loudly in the dressing room. As if you needed an excuse for a solo shopping trip, right?

Ask for a measurement

Yep, that's pretty much all it takes. Walk into your closest lingerie store and ask a salesperson for a bra fitting. She'll probably whip a measuring tape out of her pocket and do it right there on the sales floor. It only takes a few seconds, and she can do it right over your clothes.

Try it on!

The measurement she gives is probably going to be a good fit. It may even be perfect fit. But not all bras are created equal. Grab a few different styles of bras off the shelves in the size she suggests and give them a try. If they don't work, ask for more help.

Wear your "best" bra

If you've been having a hard time finding a bra that looks right or feels comfortable, ask the salesperson for advice. She may be able to take a quick look at the bra you're wearing and tell you exactly why it's not working for you.

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