1.Where on Google Earth Are You?
We’re in Burlington, ON. If you’re not familiar with the area, think of it like Hamilton and Toronto’s cleavage: right in the sweet spot. If you’re in the States, Burlington is about an hour north of Buffalo, NY.
2. I’m pretty far away. Can I just send you my measurements?
Nobody likes long distance. It’s lonely, you never really have all of your needs met, and something always gets lost in translation. The same goes for your bra. Your body is so unique, and your measurements are so specific, that you need to be here in person for your fitting.
3. Ok fine I’ll come in for a fitting. What should I expect?
Privacy, support, some giggles, and a plethora of fabric samples.
We’re dealing with your body. Traditionally this isn’t an area that your everyday woman really wants to talk about or feels comfortable with, so firstly let me say this: you will have as much privacy and security as you need.
Then we’ll discuss your bra fit issues. We’ll talk about what your most common complaints are: pinching, sliding, cups that are too small, bands that are too big, basically you can tell me why every bra until now has let you down… figuratively and literally. Then we’ll take your measurements, decide on a pattern that works for you, and then we get to pick colours and fabrics!
4. What sizes do you have?
All of them.
Seriously. There isn’t a chest out there that I can’t measure, size, and fit for a bra. More importantly, we have your size. That means no more of this 32-40 A-DD nonsense that makes you feel like an outlier. If you’re a 28 A, I can fit you. If you’re a 42 G, I can fit you. If you’re anywhere in between, I can and will fit you.
5. … How honest can I get about my fit problems?
Honey, you can tell me everything.
Don’t be afraid to tell the truth about your fit struggles, there’s no need to be embarrassed. For example, did you know that almost all of us have one breast that is larger than the other? For some women, it is not significantly larger, but for others, it can be cup sizes larger. It’s probably annoying, it’s probably something you don’t want to talk about, but the good news is that it is totally fixable.
6. I have had a mastectomy and can’t find a comfortable bra, can you help?
Warriors like you deserve the highest badge of honour. Granted Uplift only makes custom bras, so we’ll make you the most beautiful one we can. We carry ready-to-wear mastectomy bras, and breast prosthesis. At Uplift Custom Bras, comfort is priority, but there is never a need to sacrifice beauty. Every woman who has gone through breast cancer has individual needs and very personal experiences. Our goal is to make you a bra that is comfortable, beautiful and will help you feel normal again.
7. What will my bra look like?
How open is your imagination?
If you have had the pleasure of being bra-challenged (e.g: retail bras have never fit you, will never fit you, and kind of seem to be laughing at you when you look for new ones) you probably have what I call the Consolation Colour Collection: women who fit into the retail sizes get their pinks, purples, reds, laces, satins, and silk, and you get beige. You get white. You might get black. But you most certainly get them all in a cheap, categorically unsexy, unholy rayon/polyester/spandex blend.
When you choose to go custom the sky is our starting point, forget the limit. How do you feel about eyelash lace? Want something with a 50 Shades inspiration? Dainty, delicate, or vamp? Quite honestly, I’m like a magpie: if a fabric is shiny, I’m buying it because chances are my clients are going to like it too.
8. Ok that’s great but my question isn’t up here.
Never hesitate to ask!
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