A while back I was invited to try out the new Fit To Flaunt campaign by Ann Summers. A recent survey conducted by Ann Summers revealed that over 60% of women in Britain are wearing the wrong sized bra, even though they have had a bra fitting within the last 6 months. The Fit To Flaunt campaign is quite different to traditional fitting services - they determine your size using the bra that you are currently wearing.
Very conveniently for me, I was arranged a fitting at the Guildford store which is located in The Friary mall. Having never been in an Ann Summers store, I wasn't sure what to expect. It was also my very first bra fitting, although I wasn't too nervous about the latter as I feel comfortable in my own skin. Upon entering the store, I was greeted by the lovely Alana who explained how the campaign works and then helped me find my right size by looking at the bra I was wearing that day. First we had to see if the back size was correct - while I thought I felt very comfortable in my bra, she determined that my back size was too big and after making it tighter, I felt way more fitted. Then she looked at the straps and also made them tighter, as they are essentially the part that hold the bra up. The last part of the fitting was determining whether my cup size is correct - luckily that part I was right about! Although I came into the shop thinking that I was a 34B, after the fitting I had established that, in fact, I am a 32B, so we then went to look for styles to try on. I told her that I prefer plunge bras rather than balconette ones, which was funny as in the end most of the bras I took to the fitting room were actually balconettes! After trying on what felt like a gazillion bras, I went for this Pure Lace Emerald Balconette Bra, £18 and matching bottoms, £8. I have a feeling that I'll be going back as there were so many other styles that I liked, check for yourself here! If you live in the UK, I highly suggest you try their fitting as it is free and really does help. For me it was actually an eye opener as I never really thought of the importance for having the right fit.
Thanks so much to the Ann Summers team for organizing this and for my new underwear set! ♥