I recently attended another bra seminar hosted by Chantelle (the words’ largest manufacturer of French lingerie). The information that their company provides is excellent and I’d like to share some of the highlights:

  • Each bra can have up to 40 different parts to assemble. 
  • Eight out of ten women worldwide are wearing the wrong bra size.
  • Women generally make the mistake of going too wide on the band width; and too small on the cup size.
  • The back of your bra offers 60-70% of the support, which is why it needs to fit snuggly.
  • Cup sizes are not created equally. For example, the cup size on a 32C is much smaller then the cup size on a 38C.
  • Bra sizes are not standardized across various brands. You might need to try on 10 styles before you hit one that’s perfect for you.
  • Bras should not be worn more then 2 days in a row or twice between washings. The elastic needs to recover in order to continue providing good support and this can only happen after it’s been washed and left to rest.

It’s imperative to wear a well fitting bra. It will improve the look of your clothes and will allow you to feel comfortable and confident all day. Chantelle services women from sizes A to H, but tends to run smaller than American brands like Wacoal and Maidenform. If you haven’t done so already, I strongly recommend that you try a Chantelle bra – you might become as loyal to the brand as I have.

Find Chantelle bras in department stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom.