How to Buy the Perfect Bra

How to Buy a Bra at Marianne’s

Brands We Carry ~ ABC, Amoena, Angel Care, Anita, Aviana, B.Tempt’d,  Chantelle, Elita, Elle, Elomi, Exquisite Form, Fantasie, Freyer, Fit Fully Yours, Goddess,  Jezebel, Lejaby, Liz, Marlies Dekkers, Nina Von C, Hanna, Olga, Panache, Passionata, Playtex, Rosa Faia, Simone Perele, Triumph, Vallisere, Van Elle, Wacoal, Warners

Bra Fittings ~ Bra fittings are first come first served.  We do our best to have enough qualified staff on hand to minimize waiting times but there are chairs in the bra fitting area so you can relax with a magazine if it’s busy.  First thing in the morning is generally the least busy.  We do not measure as it is not a useful exercise.  Someone could comfortably wear a 34 D or a 36 C depending on the bra, the woman and the purpose of the bra.  We fit the bra to your body.  To find the perfect bra may take a little time but once you find it, you will be glad you did.

Bra Orders ~ If you have had a fitting by us and know the manufacturer, style, size and colour of the bra you would like to buy, simply call the store and ask for it.  If we have it in stock, we will put it aside for you.  If we don’t have it in stock, we will order it and call you within 4-6 weeks when the bra is in.  When you pick it up, leave some time to try it on as bras cannot be returned.

Mastectomy Bras ~ If you wear a breast form and would like to speak with someone about new breast form technologies and options, please call the store and make an appointment.  If you are satisfied with your breast form and just need a bra, follow the directions above.  Any one of our qualified bra fitters can help you.

Nursing Bras ~ Come in to see us about 2 weeks before your due date.  This will allow us to give you a more accurate fit.  We recommend bras without underwire to avoid constricting the milk flow.  If you have a favourite bra that you wish was a nursing bra,  Marianne’s has a kit that can be used to convert it into a NURSING BRA  Don’t sew?  We can do it for you.