Find the Perfect Bra, featuring Curvy Couture

The hunt for the perfect bra seems unending. Luckily, we had Curvy Couture join us at our pop up, GB Flatiron, for a trunk show highlighting their collection of great fitting intimates. With experts in the house, we had a few questions! Read on to find the best fitting bra, and a special GB only discount off Curvy Couture. 

First, we bring you the Facebook Live, featuring Liz of P.S. It’s Fashion, who hosted the day and offered professional bra fittings for the ladies who stopped by.

We spoke to Curvy Couture via email to bring you more amazing tips and tricks:

Tell us a bit about Curvy Couture!
Curvy Couture brings a quarter-century of innovation, design expertise, and fit research to lingerie. We create comfortable, supportive and expertly sized bras that make you feel your best. Our intimates are fashion-forward, glamorous, and naturally lifted – tailor made for your curves, up to an H cup!

IMG_0545 Curvy Couture at GB Flatiron

Which bra style is your best seller?
Tulip Lace Push Up Bra – It has a functional, feminine design perfect for every day. A classic balconette shape provides incredible lift, while scalloped lace detail adds a unique sexy appeal. We introduced it in black back in 2015 it still delivers. This is also a style we love to offer in colors for our customers, she loves it!

1017_ Tulip Lace Push Up_ Turqiouse and Plum Tulip Lace Push Up Bra (new style coming soon)

If a woman had to choose just one style of bra to own, which would you suggest that be and why?
Our Matte & Shine T-Shirt Bra – it remains a fan favorite year after year. Not just for how it feels (heavenly) and how it looks under clothes (invisible), but for its smooth, sweetheart neckline contoured microfiber cups. It’s an easy go-to choice for every day, a stylish staple for any plus-size woman!

IMG_0551 Curvy Couture at GB Flatiron

Which kind of bra would you recommend for the lady that wants to feel sexy without sacrificing comfort?
Without a doubt the Tulip Lace Push Up Bra – it just makes you feel some sort of way while wearing. It’s the magic of the graduated soft push up pad that gives a natural lift unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. We’ve received an overwhelming response of positive feedback from this style for years that it actually inspired two new frames for our Fall ’17 collection. Same support, same lift, two stunning new styles. Stay tuned!

1267_Tulip Strappy Lace Push Up_Ruby Tulip Lace Push Up Bra (new style coming soon)

What are the key elements to finding the perfect fitting bra?
2 things – cup and band.
1. If you’re in between a cup, order the two cup sizes (DD and DDD for example)
2. Make sure the cups fit and the back wing is comfortable. That wing does 80% of the job!
Wear your new bra on the loosest or middle hook so as it stretches, you can make it tighter.

What’s the number one mistake women make when choosing a bra?
Number one is mistaking spillage in the cup for cleavage. If you try on the bra and the flesh of your breast is overflowing, it’s time to go up a cup size. So many women buy brands where they think this is normal and it’s not. You want smooth at every angle and not wasting any time adjusting throughout the day. Be comfortable and supported!☺

IMG_0619 Liz of P.S. It’s Fashion in the INC International Concepts Black and White Stripe Wide Leg Pants showing off the Curvy Couture swag

Everyone’s least favorite – the strapless: do you have any secrets for getting it right?
The secret is one and done – the only strapless you’ll ever need is our Strapless Sensation. It’s the solution to the worries you’ve ever had on a strapless bra and will be loyal to you for a long time.
Once you see the inside of the bra, you will immediately understand why. With 7 ways to wear, this multi-way bra is lined inside with silicone that helps stays in place. Warning: You can wear for more than 8 hours and not have to adjust at all!

IMG_0552 Curvy Couture at GB Flatiron

Any final tips for bra shopping that we must know?
Don’t be afraid to try new fabrics in bras! Some examples: Cotton bamboo, powernet wings, embroidered and lace cups. Also – never underestimate a Wire-Free bra made from a brand that already supports you with an underwire.

For a special Gwynnie Bee offer, use this code at Curvy Couture to receive 15% off: GB15. Valid through 5/23/17.