A couple of weeks ago I was invited to Cleethorpes based store Pretty Woman. Based in the beautiful Lincolnshire Seaside town, Pretty woman is nestled down Seaview Street, a lovely little shopping street packed full of boutiques and coffee shops.
I’d previously spoke to Julie the owner, but only briefly, I didn’t want to know too much about the shop as I wanted to experience it first hand. I was welcomed into the shop by the staff and was shown into one of the changing rooms where I was greeted by Wendy who was my fitter for the morning.
Now; a few notes, I’d been up late working a charity event the night before, I was still covered in glitter and I looked a right state, but lovely Wendy made me feel at complete ease.
I should probably say right now, I’ve also had a LOT of bra fittings, I’ve even been on a full day course with Panache to fit bras myself, so I know a little about the process, but you haven’t had these experiences, don’t worry, the team will make you feel at ease and it’s really not scary, I promise.
The shop is fairly small but perfectly formed with an eye-watering selection of bras. If you can’t see it, they’ve probably still got it in the vast space above the shop and if they haven’t got it, they’ll order it for you.
On my most recent fitting I was still coming up at a 38F, so I wore what I considered one of my better fitting bras so Wendy could work from that. After having a little perusal of my current situation, Wendy pottered off and brought me a selection of bras to try on. Wendy expertly surmised I’d in fact gone up a cup size and a 38FF was a better fit for me.
Top tip: Any bra fitter worth their salt probably wont need a tape measure. They should be able to work from your current bra and their trained eye and a series of fitting bras to you, to understand your size. They may occasionally need to get a better idea of your back size, but if they start talking about the +4 or any workings out from your over chest and underchest measurements, run a mile! Bras should be fitted by eye and by trying on new bras. Fitters know what to look for.
After ascertaining my new size, from there I was able to try on different bras to get a better idea of which style would suit my breast shape. Wendy showed me how to put on the bras, how to swoop and scoop my breast tissue to make sure I was in the cups properly and make sure the band and straps were sitting properly on me.
Firstly please ignore my ridiculous face, I’m either too busy talking or feeling awkward because I’m covered in glitter and feeling slightly sweaty.
It quickly became apparent that I’m most suited to a plunge style.
We all loved this one and the fit was amazing. It gave me great shape and was really comfortable. But, the one that won my heart was this super pretty and summery floral number.
I felt really welcomed and cared for at Pretty Woman Cleethorpes, the staff were friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. If you’re in the Lincolnshire area, it really is worth the trip to the east coast to visit the Pretty Woman ladies, their fitting expertise are second to none and their huge selection of bras and swimwear means there is something to suit all boobs.