One of the biggest challenges for a woman is finding the right bra size
and if statistics are correct, 7 out of 10 of us are wearing the wrong one.
I for one loath bra shopping. Sure, you can go into the lingerie
department and ask for a fitting, but personally, I find it to be one of
the most humiliating experiences on the planet. To begin the associate
has you remove all your clothing save for your bra so she can measure
you. After announcing your measurements, which quite frankly I don't
want everyone else in the dressing room to know, she scurries around
looking for a variety of styles in your size. To further the
humiliation, I once had a sales associate bring an associate in training
with her to the dressing room. Honestly, this really happened to me.
Now there were two women in the dressing room with me while I stood
there naked from the waist up. To make matters worse, I had just had a
baby and was still nursing. Not my most shining moment body wise and
definitely not one I wanted to share with two 20 something sales
associates whose breasts I'm sure, are still cute and perky. Just wait
sweethearts, it won't always be this way, and I silently curse them.
After returning to the room with a variety of bras, you are then
instructed to bend over at the waist so that your breasts will fall into
the cup of the bra and then the associate makes her adjustments. Apart
from my husband, I would rather that no one have to experience the view
presented of my breasts when bent over. Lets just say nursing is not
kind. UGH, and is it really necessary for her to help me try on every
bra? If I can put my own bra on at home by myself, why can't I do it in
the dressing room. The term "over the shoulder boulder holder" keeps
running through my head as she hoists me back up. Maybe I am over
sensitive, maybe I am too body conscious, heck, maybe I just need to get
over it, but I can't be the only one who feels this way.
Enter: Trueandco.com, (picture angels singing) an online bra fitting service. Here you start by taking an online quiz about how your current bra is fitting you. Based on your answers, True&Co creates a list of eligible bras for you to try. You pick out 3 and they pick out 2 that will all be shipped to your home for a deposit of $45. Now in the privacy of your own home, you are free to try on the bras with all of your clothing to see which will work best for you. You will have 7 days to try out your bras and whatever you don't like, you send back. If you don't like any, you can send them all back and True&Co will refund you your $45 deposit. Should you choose to keep any, True&Co will charge you only for the bras you keep. Shipping and returns are both free.
On my first initial attempt, I did not care for any of the bras I received and returned them all without any issue. I am now making a second attempt by making a few adjustments to the answers in my quiz. Please note that the option to try on 5 bras for a deposit of $45 is only available on your first try. After that, you are charged the full amount, but shipping and returns are still free and you can send them all back again if nothing works for a full refund. Now that is my idea of humiliatingly free bra fitting.
On my second attempt, I enlisted the help of Molly at True&Co. I encountered her after making an inquiry with customer service via email. Side note...after contacting True&Co with a question via email, they responded within 25 minutes. That is some nice customer service! I explained to her what my issues were with the first set of bras and what some of the key features were that I was looking for. She made her suggestions, and presto, the new set of 5 are on their way.
There are very few things out there that are truly risk free, but True&Co is definitely one of them. If you would like to receive a $15 off coupon, just email me with your request and I will forward you the link. Happy Hunting.