I can't even tell you how many bras I've bought in my lifetime, but I'm sure about one thing. I've easily been through dozens over the years, and not one of them was a perfect fit. There's always some issue or other. Either they don't make bands small enough for me, the cups gape or the straps dig into my shoulders.
Now, there's a company out there that's trying to change all that. ThirdLove is the brainchild of two designers who set out to make bras that actually fit people of all different body shapes and sizes.
ThirdLove actually carries 78 different sizes – so if you've never found one that fits you perfectly before, this might be the hallelujah moment you've been after. They even make half-cups, so you should be able to find a bra, even if you're currently between cup sizes. So when I heard all this, you better believe I checked them out.
How do I find out my breast shape?
One thing ThirdLove does differently is that they base their bra designs around different breast shapes. As you might have noticed, nobody's breasts are exactly the same – and your own might be different sizes. To help you narrow things down, ThirdLove put together a Breast Shape Dictionary. It's full of diagrams that can help you figure out which category your boobs might fall into, and then it recommends styles from there.
Mine fall into the Side Set grouping, so ThirdLove suggested that I try out front-closure styles, which can help draw the breasts closer together and create the illusion of more cleavage. So I took a peek, and just check out this 24/7 Perfect Coverage Bra I found! It's definitely going in my cart.
Is ThirdLove sold in stores?
Earlier this year, ThirdLove opened its first retail store in New York ... but they still don't have any other locations. For now, your best bet is to order ThirdLove products online. I know that can seem a little risky, especially when it comes to bras, but know that they'll let you return items with 60 days. You can wash and wear their items – and if something doesn't work out, you'll get a full refund. Just request a free shipping label, print what they email you and send your unwanted or defective item(s) back.
Does ThirdLove ship to Canada?
You bet they do! ThirdLove is based in the Unites States, but they ship to countries around the world, including Canada. Most international orders arrive within two to three weeks, and standard shipping to Canada is $9.99 – or FREE if you spend at least $200. Any applicable duties are calculated at checkout.