How to Buy Plus Size Bras: 4 Things To Get Right
Shopping online can sometimes be difficult, confusing, and just plain frustrating but with the right tools, it can be both easy and rewarding. The best part about online shopping is the exclusivity of it all. The experience is completely different than shopping in a brick-and-mortar shop and oftentimes the product isn’t something that is available in stores. There are also more options when shopping online because as we know, the options for plus size women are few and far between. Especially if you want something that is not just bigger, but designed for a curvy body.
When online shopping, there are many things to consider, but we have listed out the top 4 to think about. Okay, not to brag, but these are also things that we do particularly well.
Designed For Your Body
Unlike most other plus size lingerie retailers, our product was specifically designed for the curvy, plus size woman. Our revolutionary bra support technology uses science and engineering to lift over 80% of breast weight - from underneath. What does that mean for you? It means there will be a lot less pressure on your back and shoulders. It also means that you will no longer notice those unsightly and uncomfortable shoulder dents caused by unsupportive bras.
Because we aren’t like any other plus size bras out there, our sizing is also not “industry standard.” And you know what, we like that because we aren’t standard. Trusst bases our sizes on the cup volume which then indicates the size of the support structure that’s sewn inside the molded cups. It’s not just making an underwire longer - which frankly doesn’t work because not all women with big boobs have the same body type. It seems like most companies think that all plus size women or women with large busts are tall with long torsos. NOT the case.
The long and short of it is that a Trusst bra is something that you have to try to truly experience the difference. Thankfully, our new TryNow program allows you to take a chance and get up to 3 bras to try out for 14 days before paying. Yes, you heard that right, you don’t have to pay until you decide to keep something.
With a lot of brands/retailers that do carry plus size in addition to straight sizes, they tend to split them up within the shopping experience. That can feel very excluding for plus size shoppers. We prefer to include all sizes for each product (starting at 34E and going up to 46F) on each product page. In fact, we are now striving to include images of more than one size on each product description page - so you can get a better idea of what each size will look like on different body types. This is immensely helpful while shopping online!
Find Your Size
Getting the right size the first time around while online shopping can be difficult, especially if you’ve never shopped at the site before. For this reason, it’s vital to offer as much information as possible about the sizing so that we make it as easy as possible. With that being said, we offer lots of ways to find your size right on our website.
- Find My Size - This is our size calculator which is designed for you to input your measurements into it and then receive your size results. It’s a simple two-step process: you input your bust and band measurements then receive the results of your sizing. In addition, you will be shown products available in your size.
- Sizing Blog Posts - We have taken your commonly asked questions and synthesized them into blog posts. These are easy and quick reads, written to answer your questions about sizing, fit, and all things bras.
- Bra Experts - Our Bra Experts are trained and experienced in providing all manner of help when it comes to online shopping. They are here to answer your questions before, during, and after purchasing. You can reach out through email or social media to get your questions answered in a timely manner.
- FAQ - For commonly asked questions, we have laid out answers for you to find what you need to know, faster.
You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers
Speaking of our Bra Experts, they are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to sizing and fit. Not only do they do real-life fit training in our Pittsburgh Showroom, but they also go through extensive training with our design team to truly understand the product. By understanding the way the product is designed and the technology works, this gives more insight into how it will and should fit. As stated above, the fit will be different, but once you try it, the difference is profound. Our Bra Experts will also guide you through the trial process so that you feel as comfortable and happy with your new bra as possible. Their entire job is to ensure that you feel as supported and comfortable with your purchase, as you do in your new bra.
As always, we encourage you to leave questions and comments below - we love to hear your feedback!