The Mommy Stylist
The best bra shops in Dallas lift your spirits and your saggy breasts
Moms, let's face it. Post-pregnancy breasts are not what they used to be. And that's normal. After all, they have a big job to do. You'd be tired too.
But don't loathe them for having done a good job. Lift them up — literally — and give them the love they deserve. A saggy bosom is always going to look frumpy and, as we say at The Mommy Stylist, frumpy is never good.
You're probably thinking, "I wear a bra. My breasts are just fine." But they aren't. Well, most likely they aren't. Did you know the majority of women wear the wrong bra size?
There are two things that make a good bra: quality and fit. And you can't have one without the other.
Do the back strap test: Put on your bra, and have someone pull out the strap as far as it can go. If it is more than one inch away from your skin, it's too big.
I thought I wore a 34, then found out I was a 30. Big difference.
There are two things that make a good bra: quality and fit. And you can't have one without the other. A high-quality bra that doesn't fit correctly makes you look just as bad as a low-quality bra that fits perfectly.
Often, with clothing, we can find acceptable, inexpensive versions. But it's worth spending more on an item that affects every outfit you wear. Plus, it's not like you need 15 bras. Good ones last for years, and most of us only have four or five, which we rotate.
A bra that fits well isn't easy to find, especially because most American stores only carry five to seven cup sizes. Think about that. Breasts are like snowflakes; no two are the same. So how do they expect millions of women to fit into such a limited range of sizes? Fortunately, Europeans know what's up. European brands offer 13 sizes — sometimes more.
And did you know that wearing a good-fitting bra can make you look slimmer? It's true. If your breasts are compressed and pushing out at the sides, it makes your upper body appear wider and therefore heavier. But when your bra fits, that doesn't happen, so your top looks narrower and you appear thinner.
So now that you're convinced you need a proper bra, where do you get one? Fortunately, Dallas has two specialty stores designed to solve this very problem: Trousseau and Intimacy. Both carry many European brands in the full range of sizes, so you're more likely to get a great fit.
Nasrin Hormozi, proprietor of Trousseau in Highland Park, takes a no-nonsense approach to fitting. She isn't afraid to tell you what you need but does it with grace and aplomb. Thanks to years of experience, she can tell exactly what your "girls" require to look their best.
Intimacy, at NorthPark Center, employs "bra fit specialists" who are trained to, well, fit bras. One is assigned to you and sticks with you through the entire process. She works with you and only you, so there's no need to worry about standing in the changing room half-naked and freezing while she helps another customer.
Neither Nasrin nor Intimacy's bra fit specialists measure you. They are familiar enough with their inventory — and with breasts — to figure out what you need just by sight.
Oh yes, that's another thing. When visiting these boutiques, you must throw modesty out the window. You can't be fitted for a bra without being seen in one.
But, trust me, all of these women are ultra-professional. They do everything they can to make customers feel as comfortable — and fabulous — as possible.