All About Bra Fittings

If you haven’t had a bra fitting in a while, or even if you’ve never been properly fit for a bra, the time has come to find out what a huge difference a good bra can make to your figure, wardrobe, and confidence! Don’t worry about having a stranger in the fitting room with you. We have seen and heard just about everything you can imagine! Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and empower you to make an informed purchase you’ll feel confident about.

What do I need to know before I come for a bra fitting?

Bra fittings are always free of charge, and appointments aren’t necessary. So come on in! We suggest giving yourself plenty of time for a fitting in order to allow us to meet all of your needs. Also, come with an open mind about sizes, styles, and colours. You may not buy the size you expected to, and you just may fall in love with something you weren’t expecting to. Be prepared to leave the store feeling empowered, sexy and confident!

How much does a bra cost?

We offer quality bras starting at $45 for brands including Calvin Klein and Montelle Intimates. Most of our bras fall in the $80-$160 range depending on the brand, decorative details, and other variables. We always stock a selection of high-end premiere brands including Empreinte and PrimaDonna which are definitely worth the investment!

How long will my new bra last?

The answer to this question depends on a few factors:

  1. How you care for your bras. We have some great tips on how to take care of your bras and lingerie to maximize their lifespan.
  2. How many bras are in your regular rotation. Wearing the same bra every day means it will wear out rather quickly. We suggest having at least three bras that you rotate through regularly. The more bras the own, the longer they all last.
  3. The quality of materials and construction.  A bra is a highly engineered garment that is the foundation in your wardrobe. Wear a high-quality bra and you will see why you really do get what you pay for!

Do you carry my size?

There’s something for just about everybody at Esprit de la Femme. Band sizes range 28-46. We carry many bra styles A-J cup. If you’re a hard-to-fit size, chances are we have what you’re looking for.

How does a bra fitting work?

At Esprit de la Femme, we don’t believe in measuring tapes. Instead, we understand that not only are you and your breasts one-of-a-kind, but all bras are manufactured to different standards. This is why we will take the time and care to fit each and every bra to you. Our staff are all Certified Bra Fitters from the FabFit Academy.

First, we’ll ask you a few questions about the size you currently wear and what your expectations are for your new bra. Feel free to inform us about any special concerns or questions you may have. Are your underwires poking you? Straps falling off your shoulders? The more information you can give us, the better we can help you.

Next, is the fun part (we promise!) — Trying on bras! Because each bra and customer are unique, your fitter will adjust the bras properly and bring you different sizes and styles as needed. Your bra fitter is your ally in navigating the complicated world of bra sizes and styles, so let us do the hard work. Satisfaction with your purchase is our top priority, and it’s important for us to make sure the bra you choose to buy is a bra you love to wear!

Bra and Lingerie Boutique in Nelson, BC providing professional bra fittings since 2002