- April 24th, 2013
Are you confused about this? I would be too, if I wasn’t a custom bra-maker! It has been made purposely confusing in my opinion.
A custom made bra is measured and cut to fit you and you alone. Each piece of the bra is your unique size- the cups, the bridge between the cups, the back band ( or wings as some call them, the strap position, length and width, even the number of hooks and eyes. The underwire is measured and sized to fit you, if you chose to have an underwire. Colour – your choice, and there are choices! If you have breasts of different sizes you can choose to have the bra made, so that the bra fits each breast, or you can have the bra made to even out the difference. I like to say the bra is Size You.
That brings us to a custom fit bra. In the example given above, 2 different sized breast, a custon fit bra can not accommodate each size. Custom fit bras are not individually made, they are mass produced bras, so they are no different from the bras you get in a box. In many cases “custon fit” bras are sold through a multi level marketing company, so after you make your purchase, you may be recruited to be a sales representative. These companies sell other products such as skin care and health drinks. The custom fit comes in because they offer a large size range – larger than the bras in the box, so this is where their custom fitting comes in.
Another form of custom fitting is offered through a bra boutique. A sales clerk, usually trained in bra fitting, is assigned to fitting you, and she has several lines of bras, carried by the store, to use to find a fit for you. Usually the bra boutique will be able to do some alterations to the bra to customize it to fit you better.
What is best for you? It really depends! I would like to tell you that in every case that a custom made bra is the very best answer to every person’s bra woes. I believe that the mass manufacturers have made great strides in addressing many of the common issues women have with their bras. They have extended their size ranges to fit smaller women and larger women, and a good bra fitter in a bra boutique carrying good lines , can do a good job for you.
Is a custom made bra for you? If you are at either end of the size range, large breasts, small breasts, large frame, small frame, and any combination of those, a custom made bra is for you. 28D or 50A are hard sizes to find and fit properly and yet they are not so unusual.
All of us have breasts that vary in size, some it is negligable, others, it can be more than 3 cup sizes. If this is you, a custom made bra is for you. Imagine the freedom of just simply , putting on your bra, not filling it with cookies or shoulder pads and hoping none of them fall out. Wouldn’t that give you more confidence putting on your custom bra each day? Much more comfortable too!
I hope this helps clear up the terms. Custom Fit is mass sized, find the one that fits you best.
Custom Made is SIZE: YOU!
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