Ask any woman out there what her least favourite item to shop for is and you’re almost guaranteed to hear the words, ‘jeans‘, ‘bathing suits‘ or ‘bras‘, if not all three. Trudging through the mall and trying on pair after pair, suit after suit, or bra and bra can be a disheartening experience for most, which is why so many of us are turning to online shopping instead. Not only does it save precious time, but you get to try things on in the comfort of your own home, with access to the rest of your wardrobe while you’re at it.
If you happen to be in the market for some new delicates (especially as we get closer to Valentine’s Day), we’ve teamed up with our friends at lingerie e-tailer, HauteFlair, to help provide you with what you need to know before buying a bra online.
Keep reading for our bra-tastic tips!
Learn How To Measure Yourself Correctly
This is where it really counts, folks! All you really need is a measuring tape and a mirror. First, measure around the widest part of your rib cage, where your bra band normally sits then round the number you get to the nearest even number to get your band size. If that sounds like too much work for you, you can also use a handy online bra size calculator. #LifeHacks
Thoroughly Read The Return Policy
No one wants to pay $15 to return unwanted knickers so make sure you spend a solid five minutes combing through the return policy just to be on the safe side. Because sanitation is likely on everyone’s mind when buying bras, it can be difficult to find brands with stellar return policies but it’s worth it to scour the web for them. You don’t want to get stuck with a drawer full of ill-fitting drawers now do you? Click HERE to scan HauteFlair’s amaze return policy!
Pay Close Attention To Product Descriptions
We all want to enjoy a gorgeous bra but if the material is uncomfortable or itchy, the thing is pretty much rendered useless. While it’s not the most glamorous read, take a quick look of the fabric content and washing instructions. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did come laundry day!
Buy From Brands You Trust
You’d be surprised at how many fake scam websites there are out there so make sure you do your research before filling out your credit card details. If you’re unsure, it’s time for some social sleuthing; look up their insta or FB page and see what their following is like, and what folks have to say about their products because it’s always better to be safe than sorry!
Buy Your Bras In Bulk
Once you’ve found a brand you trust with a return policy fit for the undergarment Gods, it’s time to have some fun and order multiple sizes and styles. When you buy online lingerie in bulk, all the pieces are delivered to you at the same time and you can easily send back the pieces that don’t live up to your expectations in one bulk rejection shipment – total timesaver, right?!
(Story by Assistant Editor, Blair Stutz)