FAQ's From Our Curvy Care Team!

FAQ's From Our Curvy Care Team!

Why do we ask for your bra brand?

               Many bra brands have different sizing methods, meaning how they come to a bra size from your raw measurements is subject to the brand's internal design system definitions. For example, some brands use centimeters and convert them into inches. Some add no inches to the diaphragm measurement and find the total difference between your bust and diaphragm measurement as your cup size. Some add to the diaphragm and then use that number to find the difference between your bust and band measurement to determine the cup size.


Why is your body shape important?

               Where our shoulders are in relation to our waist and hips matters in what style works best for us. For example, if your body is round, pear, or a triangle shape, then balcony bras can be troublesome because the straps will slip off your shoulders.


What is a comfortable bra?

               When the band stays put and doesn't ride up, you can fit two fingers under the band; you can sit comfortably, your bust stays in the cups, your bust doesn't extend out beyond the sides of your body, your straps are adjusted so only one finger fits underneath comfortably, you've swooped and scooped so your nipples are in the middle of the cup and bust is fully encapsulated in the cup. Then, you are good to go!


What fits better, an underwire or softcup bra?

               They both fit great, and one isn't better than the other. What matters most is which style best suits your body and bust needs. Ask yourself what level of support you seek, the coverage you desire, and what activity it's being used, such as work, relaxing, an evening out, or a special occasion. Take our fit quiz; we will email you recommendations based on your needs and body type!


Where should my bust sit?

               An old trick is still good: look in the mirror, turn to the side, bend your arm at a right angle, find the halfway point between your shoulder and your elbow, and that is where the mid-point of your bust should be. 


Which hook should I use to hook my bra?

               Many people suggest buying a bra that fits on the loosest hook, but we recommend buying what is comfortable because our bodies change throughout the month. When a bra has lived its fullest life, it won't feel comfortable anymore.


Why are bras so expensive?

               Bras are handmade and can take up to 25 different components to make one. A style can have over 1,000 pattern pieces in a range of sizes between 36 – 52 bands and A – O cups. It generally takes at least two years to bring a product to market and even longer for a consumer to learn about it.


What is the return on my investment in buying a bra?

               When purchasing a bra, for example, at $60, which you wear 2 – 3 times per week over six months, the average cost is approximately .92 cents per day. Most people wear their bra for about 15 hours daily, which is a lot of work for a delicate, engineered product. Please show your bra some love and care by having 3 in your wardrobe, one to wear, one to rest, and one to wash.


How often should I wash my bra?

               After two to three wears, it helps remove body oils, sweat, and dead skin from the bra, which can irritate your skin.


How do I wash my bra?

We suggest wash in a sink or bucket, use lukewarm water with gentle detergent, let soak for 10 – 15 min, and lather the brand and cups, rinse, and then fold in a towel to remove excess water. Never wring out your bra. Hang dry. If you don't have time to soak it, bring it in the shower and give it a quick wash with you.



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