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Finding Your Perfect Shapewear

Finding Your Perfect Shapewear

Love it or Hate it, there are times when nothing else will do…

Read these Top 3 Tips from The Bra Guru on finding your

Perfect Shapewear!

 

Contrary to popular belief, Shapewear, will not help you drop a dress size… and choosing an incorrect size can only have an opposite effect and is sure to give you a night of indigestion. Nor…is it only reserved for the fuller figure.

Shapewear has the power to enhance and it can be comfortable, I Promise. So if you are not finding it comfortable, perhaps it’s time to look at some tips that will turn that dreaded circulation thief into your undercover best friend!

 

1. Don’t Buy Shapewear that is too small

Gosh, have we been getting this wrong for years?
Shapewear firms up your current size and in order to create a streamlined look, you want to go with a comfortable size. Start with your current brief size.

Too Small

 

2. How to put on Shapewear without dislocating your shoulder

Maybe a mild muscle strain is more accurate, even when you buy your right size, it can be a trifle tricky to get on.  Our recommendation is to step into your shapewear rather than trying to get it over your head. You should step in one leg after the other, then it’s a steady pull up.

Painful Shoulder

 

3. Choose the right style

If your tummy is your biggest concern, then control briefs are what you are after, if you are wearing a figure-hugging dress, then a shaper dress or shorts will smooth out any lumps or bumps.
There are definitely benefits to having a reliable pair in your cupboard when the occasion arrives. Here are my top recommendations:

Support Lower Tummy

Smooths Thighs & Bottom, Seamless

Supports Tummy, Waist & Bottom

With Love,

Taryn xoxo

Our size range caters for up to a K cup

To view more of our range please book an appointment for you one-on-one bra fitting consultation.

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3 Tips To Help Mothers Feel More Self Confident

3 Tips To Help Mothers Feel More Self Confident

Being a mother is a challenging job, and it can be difficult to maintain the confidence needed. But it is important for mothers experiencing self-doubt to know they are not alone. Studies have shown that there is a link between being a parent and a decrease in self-confidence. However, it is also clear that children tend to model after their parents, so exhibiting high self-esteem can help your children develop similar traits. Here are three tips to help you get your confidence back as a mother.

Communicate Concerns

A significant aspect of increasing confidence is feeling understood and supported by your community. Talking about what is worrying you, whether it is in the home, at school, or society as a whole, with your partner or other people you trust is an excellent way to improve your confidence. A common worry of mothers is our children’s safety. Taking the opportunity to address this concern with other parents or administrators at your child’s school will give you a better sense of understanding of the situation and how you can help control any risks.

Increase Family Time

Spending more time with your children will help you learn more about them and build confidence in your relationships. It will even help improve your children’s self-esteem and social skills. The best way to increase the time spent with your children in a constructive way is to involve them with your hobbies. If you have a yoga class, bring them along! Not only will it give you and your children something to focus on and talk about together, but there are also many benefits of yoga for kids. Making exercise a routine will improve health for everyone in the family and minimize the risk of illness.

Embrace Yourself

Perhaps the most important thing you can do as a mother is step back and appreciate all the hard work you are doing. Take time every day to notice what you are doing well and focus on self-love. This will have a massive impact on your self-confidence and may even rub off on your children, increasing their self-esteem as well. It is challenging to pour love and affection out of an empty cup, so ensuring your mental health is essential for mothers.

It is clear that every mother experiences self-doubt throughout the parenting process. While it is natural, it is also easy to implement a few routines and practices into your parenting to increase your self-confidence and make you a stronger parent overall.

Pregnancy can be a tough time for many mothers, but just know that all the changes that are occurring are natural and will make you better and stronger in the future. Make sure to take care of yourself, and make sure you feel comfortable in your own skin!

The Bra Guru Cares

The Bra Guru Cares

The Bra Guru specialises in a highly professional lingerie styling service.  Our service is designed to assist a woman in discovering their perfect style and size.  It is also a chance for our clients to see all the options available to them as we have a range that covers, sports, t-shirt and lacy and more.  Every woman can find a fit, however there are a few who suffer from skin irritations and some severe cases of Fibromyalgia that find the thought of wearing a bra quite stressful and very uncomfortable. For most ladies going braless is not an option, so most women bear their way through the day with a bra and you can understand why they would find the bra an implement of torture, a situation that we simply cannot tolerate.

So, I was especially pleased when I came across Caira Donlon of Theya HealthCare, like me Caira ran her own lingerie store. Caira found more of her clients coming through searching for a comfortable bra after they had undergone breast surgery specifically.  It got to a point where Caira had no choice but to look into it.  It was surprising to find that everything available on the market was made from synthetic fibres, very little natural.  Women undergoing surgery are at their most vulnerable, so it became of utmost importance to develop something natural and comfortable to add support to this daunting and highly emotional ordeal.

What Caira has developed is a revelation, Her Theya Healthcare range consists of 5 bra styles and 2 briefs, the briefs are pelvic support post-operative briefs making them a perfect solution if you are undergoing any pelvic or abdominal surgery.

The Bras offer light to medium support and THEYA HealthCare’s post-surgical range is not only beautiful with feminine designs and colours, but also promotes both the emotional and physical healing process.  What makes them unique is that all their garments are manufactured with a unique bamboo fabric mix and special design features. The THEYA bamboo fabric mix is anti-bacterial, extremely soft, absorbent, and has excellent breathability

Clinical tests were conducted at the University College of Dublin, and the results came back that the 70% bamboo mix resisted 2 of the most common bacteria found in breast wounds after surgery. Making the healing process easier and quicker.

Every THEYA healthcare garment is tag, seam and wire free to avoid skin, wounds, and scar irritation, making this the ideal and natural choice for after surgery and also ideal for women who are receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

These same benefits make it an option for non-surgical purposes as well as due to its natural and soft feel it offers a completely comfortable solution for our ladies suffering with any skin conditions, it has even been used successfully by clients suffering with arthritis who find the front fastening appeal a much easier garment to fasten. I can also say this bra is so comfortable it can be worn as a sleep or leisure bra for ladies who do not like to sleep bra-less.

Theya Healthcare products offer you “A Hug in a Bra” and they are now available at The Bra Guru.
For more information please visit Click Here or contact Taryn Palacios on 011-886-0871

Bra Facts You Didn’t Know

Bra Facts You Didn’t Know

Do you already know any of these facts about bras? Leave a comment below to let us know if they are all new to you or not. If you are looking for a perfect fitting bra, you can book a one-on-one bra fitting consultation for a date and time that best suits you by clicking here. Please SHARE with everyone who wears a bra!

Top 4 Questions About Bras

Top 4 Questions About Bras

Top 4 Questions About Bras.

Viewed as an essential garment in ladies apparel, bras are more misunderstood than one would expect. Some women even claim to remove their bras as soon as they get home in order to find relief from being constrained all day in an ill-fitting bra. I doesn’t have to be that way. Wearing the right size in a good quality well designed bra can honestly make such a big difference in a woman’s life. It’s no surprise that so many women see bras in a negative light, seeing as 70% aren’t even in the correct size! Here are the top 4 questions that most women ask about bras.

Here are the top 4 questions that most women ask about bras.

1.How can I tell if a bra fits well?

A good bra should not cause your breasts to bulge out the cup when it is worn, nor should it have gaping in the cup. You should be able to fit two fingers between the back strap and your back.

2.Why are the straps digging into my skin?

This is a common complaint among women. One of the likely reasons is that the bra is too small.  The under band should do most of the support work and not the cups. It is recommended that you change your bra if this occurs.

3.How often should I replace my bras?

It depends on several factors. The quality of the bra you own can also play a part. A common answer would be from six to eight months, however don’t feel that you have to use the six to eight month tip as a rule. Think of it as a guideline. You might have bras that last double or triple that depending on the number of bras you have in your collection and how you take care of them.

4. How many bras should I have in my collection?

There is no exact number of bras you should own. It is, however, recommended to purchase at least four bras for a healthy lifestyle. Always find the right size and style that best suits your shape.

 

Why investing in a good bra is never a waste of money

Why investing in a good bra is never a waste of money

I was recently reading an article on smart spending and what items are worth investing in and where you can afford to save etc…

Under the fashion items the first item on the list that was worth investing in was “A Good Bra”, well this is no secret to me, but it didn’t stop me from shouting out “Yes, Halleluiah!”  with excitement ,because it means that the message is growing and that women are starting to understand the true value of this item.

I have said it time and time again, a bra can make or break your outfit, it can help you buy better simply, because you will buy clothes that fit and sit better on you.  It can make your bust look smaller or fuller, and give you an enhanced waistline, my clients often tell me how after being correctly fitted friends and colleagues will remark on their weight loss, and there has been no weight loss, just a new bra.

A good bra can be your best friend when it’s properly fitted and your worst enemy when it is not, so make sure you invest wisely by making the effort of having yourself properly measured and fitted for a bra that is going to work for you.

One thing I know for sure is when I feel and look good I notice that I don’t sweat the small stuff, everything seems a little bit more possible and I’m not so hard on myself. Something as small as a bra can have a huge impact on my self-confidence.

In the spirit of feeling good,  I would like to issue a challenge to all you ladies! Make a great bra part of your 2018 journey. If you would only like to have the fitting consultation then this is perfectly fine too, you can have an expert fitting and 45-minute bra style consultation for R350, and if you do decide to purchase a bra on the day, this fee is waived.  Take the plunge, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Life is complicated enough…your bra shopping doesn’t have to be.

Our size range caters for up to a K cup

To view more of our range please book an appointment for you one-on-one bra fitting consultation.

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