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

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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!

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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Bridal Lingerie

Bridal Lingerie

You’ve set the date… Now it’s time to find the perfect bra!


I always say that every woman deserves to feel like a Queen, but on your wedding day, you should feel like the Queen of all Queens.

The day you step out in front of all your friends and family, the day that every moment, gesture, and glance is caught on camera, is the day you need to feel your most magnificent.

Many women book the venue, caterers, and dress without so much as thinking of their lingerie, and by the time it comes to tick this off the list, there is little or nothing they like available, or worse, the stock will only be in 2 weeks after the wedding, I know, I did this to myself!


This is one of the biggest dilemmas I come across in my business, having so much to give but so little time to get it!

Beautiful Future brides, I implore you to always decide on your wedding lingerie before you pick your dress. We offer you lingerie styling that will make sure you have the perfect lingerie to bestow you great comfort, support and in a style that will make you feel elegant and beautiful on your special day.


The style of lingerie can have a huge impact on the type of dress you choose.  If you are an H cup and cannot get a strapless for your dress, but you can get a stunning 3 section lace cup that has you secure and looking great then you will not choose a strapless dress option.  If you have a backless dress you will need a breast lifter, but again this is only effective for A-D cupsizes.

You may want a stunning 3 piece set with bra, brief and stylish suspenders, that make you feel like the ultimate Goddess on your special night.  The point is that there are realistic and practical solutions for you.


This is one of the days in your life that you have to enjoy every moment, so make sure that an uncomfortable bra situation is not hampering you on your ultimate day of Queening!

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.