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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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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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Breast Changes during Pregnancy

Breast Changes during Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time in your life when everything changes. Your life is about to evolve in the most real and wonderful way, however a lot of preparation and consideration is involved as your special day approaches. The first thing that happens most commonly is that our breasts get very sensitive and can increase by an entire cup size from one week to the next. It is quite extraordinary. Unfortunately we often fail to notice this as a remarkable event because all of our focus is drawn to our bulging breasts in an all too small bra. It is at this very moment when the words “bra size” might come into play. It may go something like this: “What on earth?”, “So what is my bra size?”, or “How do I find out what my bra size is?” and “Why do things have to change?” and then “Argh, @#@!,*8%#!!”. All a very normal part of this process even though it may not feel like it at the time.

When you come to the realization that you now have to go bra shopping and you do not even know where to begin, this is the moment that you should seek out the help of a professional Bra fitting specialist. At The Bra Guru, We offer you a free bra fitting consultation. This will ensure you find your correct Bra size, and we will then discuss the options available to you and take it from there. We offer you are range of imported maternity and feeding bras from A-I cup. The price of these vary from R799- R1699 depending on the style.

A lot of ladies ask me if it is worth investing so much in a bra for pregnancy. This is such a personal question and only one that you can answer. I know from personal experience that when I finally came to get my bras it was worth every single cent, When I fell pregnant with my second son, it was the first thing I budgeted for, so it all becomes about planning.

You don’t have to buy the most expensive bra when you are pregnant, but you should consider the importance of finding the comfort of a perfect fitting bra. You will be buying a bra that has been designed to give you the most essential support during your pregnancy and nursing. These bras are made from superior quality fabrics. They are hypoallergenic and allow your skin to breathe. They are also complete with “grow with me” technology that is unique to the Maternity range. It is this technology that allows the wires and fabrics to expand and support your breast during this time of change. If anything, it is important to spread the message that knowing your correct bra size is essential, and getting the right support will help you to look and feel better. When both of these elements is right, we can accomplish anything. 

“There is no role in life more essential and more eternal than that of motherhood.”
                                                                                                     ~M. Russell Ballard

So if you, or someone you know is struggling, help is at hand at The Bra Guru. Book your free bra fitting today!

Our size range caters for up to a K cup

To find your correct bra size, please book an appointment with Taryn.

A bra fitting experience with Pippa Leenstra…give it a go!

A bra fitting experience with Pippa Leenstra…give it a go!

In my line of work I get the opportunity to rubs shoulders with some of the best in the industry.  I had the pleasure of meeting Pippa Leenstra at a Woman’s event here in Johannesburg recently.

Pippa is a personal stylist and I just love her ethos “personal style is an outward expression of your inner self” We are both in the business of making woman feel amazing from foundation outwards.

I was delighted when Pippa approached me for a bra fitting as she could relate to this struggle.  I have included her very honest and open blog about her experience.  Please enjoy…

How to choose the right bra

You’re in for some action in this post.

I am being brave and sharing a photo of myself – in a bra, with no t-shirt over it.

I figured if I’m going to talk candidly on the subject of how to choose the right bra, I need to be open enough with you myself.

I don’t know any woman who loves going shopping for bras (maybe if you’ve just had a boob job it takes on a new meaning) but for most of us we find it to be not only a chore, but a rather unpleasant, unsatisfactory experience.

I have miniscule boobs. They were always on the small side but I was actually quite happy with them, until breast-feeding 2 children left them even smaller than they were, and we’re not even talking about ageing and gravity and all that yet.

So I am still wearing my pre-babies bras because every time I try to find a bra, the store never has my size and I leave in a huff. My boobs don’t fill my pre-babies bras, so it’s really not such a good look.

I always thought I’d have a breast enlargement, but at the moment I’m definitely not considering this. I kind of have the attitude of: This is my body, it’s not perfect, but it’s mine and I’m proud of it and everything it has been through in its 36 years.

Anyway, the too-big-bras are no longer, thanks to my recent visit to Taryn from The Bra Guru at her lovely studio in Hyde Park.

We found a bra for me within 15 minutes, it was so effortless and simple. Taryn has such a lovely, warm, gentle way about her. I never felt uncomfortable or awkward at any stage. I didn’t have the usual experience of having to sift through rails and rails trying to find my size, trying on umpteen bras, and then leaving either empty-handed or with an ill-fitting bra because I just had to get at least one.

Drumroll…

Here’s me in the bra. My boobs actually fill it, I can bend down without worrying that there’s that gap between boob and bra!

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Underwear is all about comfort, plus a little bit of the beauty/sexy factor thrown in. I really love this bra as not only is it so super comfy, it’s also pretty. I’ll be going back for a flesh-coloured one soon.

Taryn caters for all sizes, ranging from size 30-44, A-H cups.

My advice is to chuck out all your uncomfortable or ugly bras and literally have 3 really good ones that you rotate.

You know all about my less is more approach and this totally applies to underwear. Your bra 100% affects how you look in a top, so make sure it’s one that you really like and that works for you.

The Right Size

The Right Size

Did you know that Breast size can change up to 6 times in a female’s lifetime?

Your bra should fit perfectly. And be comfortable, with no straps cutting into you, or heavy or loose cups. Only then can your bosom come into its own right. Yet we often have trouble finding the right size. In fact, research shows that around 70% of women buy the wrong size bra.

<em>And how about you? Do you know what your size is?</em>

Perhaps you have the same cup and back size you’ve always had since you were twenty, but if so, you are the exception. Your breasts are constantly changing: pregnancy, breast feeding and hormones can be responsible for that, as well as eating habits or just getting older. Do you finally want to find the right bra in the right size?

<em>Then get some help from a Bra Fitting specialist</em>

Treat yourself to some ‘me-time’ and pop along to The Bra Guru. Find out how great it feels to finally wear the right sized bra. We offer you a free fitting service because we know how difficult it can be. Never go home in the wrong bra again.