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Bras 101: Finding Your Perfect Fit with the New Kohl's Bra Fit Guide

Bras 101: A Guide To Finding Your Perfect Fit

Bras: Every women has them. As an every-day necessity, it's important that your bras fit right and are comfortable! Nothing can ruin a day quite like tight, uncomfortable or an unflattering bra. Today I'll be talking about what you can do to ensure a great fit and how to find the perfect bra for you in the comfort of your own home using a new bra fit guide launched by Kohl's!
Bras 101: A Guide To Finding Your Perfect Fit

Maybe the hardest part of this whole process is actually figuring out your size! Check out this instructional video from Kohl's on how to measure yourself, then enter your measurements in the drop down menu. Your size will be generated for you!

Bras 101: A Guide To Finding Your Perfect Fit

After you find your size, you can use this interactive "bra map" to find out the features of different kinds of bras, what lifestyle they are ideal for, and different support levels. Who knew there were so many different kinds?!

Bras 101: A Guide To Finding Your Perfect Fit

Once you have your size and style, it's time to shop! Kohl's offers a wide range of bras and makes the shopping experience easy with filters to customize results. You can easily find your preferred style, features, size and color in just a few clicks! The online experience is great, but I also had the chance to recently shop in-store. Here were my favorite picks:

Bras 101: A Guide To Finding Your Perfect Fit

The Lily of France Convertible Push-Up was really comfortable and a great material. I also really liked the adjustable keyholes on each side! I loved the variety of colors from white, nude to bright pink. It's perfect for the outfits where you want a little enhancement while maintaining comfort.

Bras 101: A Guide To Finding Your Perfect Fit

With spring coming, there's lots of strapless tops out! Plus, with wedding season coming as well, I am always looking out for comfortable and dependable strapless bras to wear with dresses. This Maidenform strapless bra comes in neutral colors, lots of sizes and provided enough support for dancing all night!

If you can, I highly recommend shopping in person! Kohl's organizes the bras so you can quickly locate what you are looking for, and a lot of sections have the available sizes right above area. Special areas for larger-busted women also take the stress out of shopping. Quick and easy!

What are your bra tips? Comment below, and happy shopping!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, however I did receive a gift card from Kohl's to assist with my bra-shopping experience. Opinions are 100% my own.
Very informative post but if I can add a bit of editorial constructive criticism, using that many exclamation points makes it sound like an Oxyclean commercial :-)
#1 Christine on 2014-04-10 13:10 (Reply)
sigh This bra-fitting guide is wrong wrong wrong. You do not need to add any inches to your measurements! That is an outdated method of sizing. It said I'm a 32D, but I'm actually a 30E.

Please, for the love of God, go to Nordstrom or a boutique that will fit you right. Or, go to for tons of helpful info on finding the right bra.
#2 Alaina on 2014-04-10 14:39 (Reply)
Came here to say pretty much the same thing :-)
#2.1 cleverdistraction (Homepage) on 2014-04-10 23:24 (Reply)
This is a strange guide. It sizes incorrectly if your underbust is less than 32 but correctly if it is 32 or greater... though off my 1 cup if it is odd. Unfortunately, many women have underbusts that are smaller than 32 inches and will be left with bras that are too big in the band and too small in the cups.

Ladies, if you want a new bra please got properly fitted at a place that doesn't add inches to your underbust or measure yourself and work from there. A bra that fits correctly is so much more comfortable than one that doesn't and it'll make you look even more fabulous in (and out of) clothes!
#3 Tori on 2014-04-10 19:45 (Reply)
I mostly agree, but please note that not all professional bra fitters actually do a proper job, even at stores such as Nordstrom where there are some good fitters. It really depends upon the fitter, what they have been taught, and their expertise.

I urge everyone to measure themselves using the information at . You can also get sized by a professional, but going in armed with your own approximate measurements can make that experience so much more useful and reliable. You'll know if the fitter is at least in the right ballpark or if they seem to know anything about proper measuring and fitting.
#3.1 cleverdistraction (Homepage) on 2014-04-10 23:28 (Reply)
Madi Brown just wants to add, that once you do get fitted properly, I highly recommend Warners No side Effects. Love it!
For Reals, and Love you the most,
Madi Brown
#4 Madi Brown (Homepage) on 2014-04-11 20:07 (Reply)
I had a fitting with a Wacoal rep. I wrote about it in "The Right Fit" at

I really think you need a live person and not a guide.
#5 carla (Homepage) on 2014-04-11 20:48 (Reply)
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