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A Guide To Bra Fittings In The Twin Cities

November 7, 2010 12:08 AM

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When was the last time you were measured and fitted for a bra? If you can’t remember, it’s probably time. Bra sizes fluctuate because of changes in weight, diet and exercise, pregnancy, and contraception and other medications. And an ill-fitting bra not only looks bad, but can play a part in back problems and poor breast health. But a perfectly fitted bra can help you look your best while supporting your posture and overall breast wellness. Here are five of the Twin Cities’ best bra fitting options.

Allure Intimate Apparel

1051 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-3002
(651) 493-6773
www.allurefits.com

Fit is top priority at this high-end lingerie boutique, and the bra fit specialists at Allure are experts at finding a bra that’s perfectly suited to your body. And with a wide and varied selection of bras, you’re sure to find a match. Fittings are complimentary. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bravo Bras

1690 94th Lane N
Blaine, MN 55449-4323
(763) 780 0401
www.bravobrasblaine.com

Bravo Bras has been fitting bras for over 41 years and offers consultations and solutions to women of all shapes and sizes. From blossoming teens to blushing brides, and from expecting mothers to average Jills, Bravo Bras is experienced in finding the perfect fit. They’re also registered as a fitter for mastectomy bras and prostheses to help meet women’s intimate needs after breast surgery. New customers pay a $25 initial consultation fee. Hours: By appointment only.

Nordstrom

Mall Of America
1000 NW Court
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 883-2121
www.shop.nordstrom.com

The bra, think fit, think Oprah, think Nordstrom. Oprah’s “Bra Revolution” in 2005 established that train of thought; five years later the upscale retailer is still “the place” to get fitted. The Nordstrom lingerie department is staffed with certified fit specialists who can help you find the perfect bra. And skilled prosthesis coordinators are also on staff to meet the needs of women who have had breast surgery or are dealing with breast cancer. Fittings are complimentary. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Underneath It All

7810 Terrey Pine Court
Eden Prairie, MN 55347-1186
(952) 937-9252
www.underneathitall.com

A shop devoted entirely to the intimate needs of women who have had breast surgery, Underneath It All offers a variety of mastectomy bras, breast forms, swimsuits and other clothing that discreetly provide comfort, balance and confidence. Underneath It All’s certified mastectomy fitters are sympathetic to the special needs of their clients. Call for a complimentary appointment. Hours: Monday through Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Unmentionables

824 Lake Street
Wayzata, MN 55391-1803
(952) 473-0423
www.extrados.com

Because they understand that a woman’s breasts will change throughout her life, Unmentionables recommends that clients get fitted for a bra once a year. And their fitting expertise combined with a wide selection of bras can help young teens, juniors, brides and pregnant or nursing women find the perfect bra. Fittings are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are complimentary. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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