Lingerie is a very technical business. Even the most
gorgeous bra can be nothing but a paint if it doesn’t
fit properly. Luckily, we at Attractions know exactly
how to make you look and feel fabulous.
Perfect Fit: Your lingerie should be like a second
skin. That’s why all our ranges are individually
graded and tested on real women of every shape and size
to make sure they give each girl the fit she deserves.
Fantastic Quality: Nothing’s too good for you.
We select only the finest fabrics, laces and embroideries,
then subject them all to a series of tests so that you
get lingerie that looks good and lasts long.
Supreme Style: Upto F Cup and upto a minute. Our designers
are constantly on the lookout for the very latest trends,
styles, shapes and colours from the world’s fashion
hotspots to give you cutting edge comfort. [Top]
Here are the main ways that choosing the right bra can
help you look after your breasts.
Your size could change over time. So get fitted regularly
to make sure the bra size you’re buying is still
right one for you.
Gained weight or lost few kg’s? When your dress
size changes, don’t forget your bra size, its
even more sensitive to fluctuations in your weight.
Generally, you should get re-measured if you go up or
down by 3-4 kg’s or more. However, if you start
hitting the gym, your body shape may change even if
your weight doesn’t, so remember to double check
your bra size then too.
Time of the month? Time for a different bra. Incredibly,
you can go up a whole cup size during your period. And
when your breasts are quite tender, you don’t
want to squeeze them into something that’s too
One for the mums. Your breasts will start to swell
in the first few weeks of pregnancy. They’ll grow
again when you start breastfeeding, then change once
more when you stop. So make sure you’ve got a
few different-sized bras on-hand to help you stay comfortable.
A skin thing. As you get older, or when you stop breastfeeding,
there’s a chance your skin will lose some of its
elasticity and that you could lose some muscle tone.
Don’t panic, it just means you might need to try
a different style of bra. For instance, you could go
for a half cup instead of the full cup if the top of
your bust isn’t as toned as it once was.
Purely medicinal. On a pill or having any hormonal
changes? Hormonal medication can affect your bra size.
In fact the chances are your bust will grow. So make
sure you update your lingerie drawer accordingly.
None of the above? Even if there are no noticeable
changes to your shape or size, we’d still recommend
checking your bra size every 6 to 12 months. [Top]
All Attractions lingerie is designed to look after you.
Keeping your underwears as perfect as the day you bought
them requires a bit more than chucking them in the washing
machine. Here are a few hints…
Hand wash only. Sorry girls, but it makes a difference.
Lycra is one of the key ingredients of your bra’s
fabric- it makes sure there’s plenty of firm support-
but it will degrade quicker in a washing machine. And
that’s not the only reason to keep it hand-washed.
Our delicate laces and embroideries will also last longer,
while hooks, eyes and underwires can also damage washing
Don’t tangle with tumble drying. It damages Lycra,
it abuses the embroidery, the underwires can interfere
with the machine….all the reasons mentioned above
Ditch the dry cleaning. This too can play havoc with
Bin the bleach. Its bad news. As well as damaging delicate
fabrics, bleach can affect those bold, fresh colours
that make your lingerie so much fun.
Put the iron down. Who has time to iron their undies?
But incase you’re tempted, don’t. The embroideries
and lace just can’t handle it.
Take your time. Sure, it takes effort to lovingly hand-wash
your lingerie, but the way you look and feel once you
slip it on makes it all worth it. [Top]
THE RIGHT FIT
According to lingerie experts, a staggering 80% of us
are suffering in bras that don’t fit properly.
In most cases, the main problems are a back size that’s
too big and a cup size that’s too small. As well
depriving your bust of the support it needs, bad-fitting
bras also mean you don’t show off your figure
at its best.
The right bra can put curves back in all the right
places and transform your silhouette. So how can you
keep in perfect shape?
Get measured professionally. Most of you will be pleasantly
surprised to learn that you’re actually slimmer
around your rib cage and bigger in the bust than you
Keep it up. Get yourself measured every six months
or so. Our bodies are constantly changing, so it’s
important to keep track of your bra size.
Don’t do it yourself. We’d never recommend
that you try and measure yourself. It’s very difficult
and you could waste time and money buying a bra that
just doesn’t fit. Leave it to the professionals.
Consultants in departmental stores and boutiques are
specially trained to be discreet and put you at ease.
Do you know your bra size?
Believe it or not, recent research suggests that around
80% of us are wearing the wrong bra size. So chances
are you could be too.
The most common mistakes are wearing a back size that’s
too big and a cup size that’s too small - often
more than one whole size out. When you’re not
giving your bust the support it needs, you can end up
with back and neck ache, bad posture and even saggy
boobs later on.
The answer’s simple. Getting properly fitted
and choosing the right bra size and style for you can
totally transform your figure. It can put curves back
in all the right places, while giving you more comfort
and confidence than ever.
So are you in the right bra? Here are some ways to
Does your bra ride up at the back? (It should sit level
at the front & back)
This means the band size is too big.
Are your boobs spilling out of your cups? (Perhaps
creating a ‘double boob’ effect) Your cup
size is too small.
Does the wire stand away at the front of your bra,
between your boobs?
Your bust is pushing the bra away from your body because
the cup size is too small.
Does the wire dig into your boobs?
Usually this is at the side towards your underarm. This
means the cup is too small.
Are your straps digging in and leaving horrible red
When your straps are pulled this tight, it’s usually
to overcompensate for the fact that the under band of
your bra is not offering enough support from around
the frame of your body. Pulling the straps up isn’t
going to get you that extra bit of lift, going down
in the band size will.
Is your bra generally uncomfortable?
A combination of all the problems listed above can make
your bra feel just plain wrong. You should feel comfortable
all day long, so if you don’t it’s likely
you’re wearing the wrong size or style for you.
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions,
there’s only one thing to do – get fitted.
We’d strongly recommend getting yourself down
to the lingerie section of a department store, or your
local boutique, and getting yourself fitted professionally.
As well as making sure you’ve got all the comfort
and support you need, you might also be pleasantly surprised.
It’s great to learn that you’re actually
slimmer around your rib cage and bigger up front than
So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t been
fitted, get yourself to a store and find out what bra
size you really are.
You have been blessed with fantastic boobs, so make
the most of them. Once you have figured out your size
the next step is getting your bra on correctly. Putting
a bra on is as easy as Swoop and Scoop.
Simply follow these steps to ensure your bra is a perfect
Firstly, lean forward and allow your breasts to fall
into your bra (what we call the swoop) so they sit in
place naturally and comfortably. Then fasten the bra
on the loosest hook and stand up. Lastly, scoop each
breast gently into place in the bra to ensure they are
comfortably positioned and not caught in the underwire
or spilling out of the sides and use your index finger
to smooth across the top cup edge to ensure there is
And there you have it; it really is as simple as that.