Do you hate bra shopping? Especially before Valentine’s Day? I love shopping, but when it comes to finding that perfect bra, I dread it. The endless options of lace or no lace, lots of padding or none at all, do I want a water-filled or double pushup – it just seems so confusing. Now with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching most of us will be hitting up the nearest lingerie store to find the most flattering unmentionables. To make this experience a little easier we’ve caught up with Victoria’s Secret expert Renee Olsson for her tips and tricks to revving up your lingerie wardrobe. We chat about finding the best bra to suit your personality, fool proof ways to getting that great fit and the number one faux pas every women should know about.
For the casual/everyday woman
“If you are more modest, I would recommend Body by Victoria. This design comes in a non-pushup style, is incredibly comfortable and you have the option of full and demi-coverage. Try it in lace and you can match it to one of two panty styles we have available.”
For the contemporary woman
“The Incredible bra is ideal for the modern woman who loves the shine, print and colour of an undergarment. She can go for a comfortable and lightly padded bra or a pushup for some more oomph.”
Keep reading for more tips on finding the best bra for you.
For the romantic woman
“This woman is all about lace. She’s ethereal and romantic but still loves colour. Dream Angels, which comes in beautiful neutrals and soft pinks, can be effortlessly matched with our full lace panties”
For the free-spirited, daring woman
“For the hot seductive girl the perfect style is the Very Sexy bra. It is an ultra pushup, lacey, comes in black and red – made for the sexy girl. This design is provocative in attitude and style, just like the woman wearing it.”
Tips for finding the perfect fit
“Most importantly I would encourage everyone to get fitted for a bra. Most women think they know their size before getting a proper fitting – including myself. “
“Be able to articulate what you are looking for. Are you a girl who likes less padding, more cleavage, or do you need support? Knowing who you are and what you like will help our bra specialist find the best bra for you.”
Biggest lingerie faux pas
“White bras under white shirts. Make sure to wear nude undergarments under anything white.”
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