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Fit Fest 2024

Fit Fest 2024

Did you know that 80% of women wear the wrong size bra? 

At Confidentially Yours, it is our mission to change that statistic! A great fitting bra does more than make your clothes look and fit better. It can help improve your self image and self confidence. 

During the month of May, we’ve made a goal to fit 300 women in the properly sized bra. We invite you to come in this month for a FREE professional bra fitting from one of our Certified Bra Fitters. Our staff is trained to provide you with the best possible fit for a bra. No appointment necessary!

Let us guide you towards a more comfortable, supportive bra during the Confidentially Yours Fit Fest, happening all month long! We promise you will feel better immediately!

We’re located at 1808 Round Barn Rd Ste B in Champaign, Illinois. No appointment necessary! Stop in for a fitting during our business hours:

  • Mon-Thur 10 AM-6PM
  • Fri-Sat 10AM-5PM
  • Closed Sunday

Please don’t hesitate to contact your Bra Sisters if you have any questions. We can be reached at (217) 366-0244 or at info@cybras.com.

Bras & Blooms

Bras & Blooms

Did you know that 85% of women wear the wrong bra size…

At Confidentially Yours we believe that friends don’t let friends wear the wrong size of bra!

Let us help you find your best fit at our June 24-25 Bras & Blooms Eveden Fit Event!

During our Bras & Blooms event you will have the opportunity to:

  • Earn Double Bra Bucks on all in-store purchases
  • Receive a complimentary bra fitting
  • Visit with an Eveden Fit Specialist
  • Create your own flower arrangement (while supplies last)

You don’t want to miss this awesome 2-day event happening June 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 5 most common questions we get asked – and our answers

The 5 most common questions we get asked – and our answers

Your Bra Sisters at Confidentially Yours are here to help you. No question is off limits and trust us when we say we’re asked a lot of questions. That’s why we thought it would be helpful to share five of the most common questions and their answers.

 

How do you tell if a bra fits correctly?

Like almost every article of clothing, how a “size” fits can really vary depending on who made the garment. So just knowing your usual band size and cup size might not necessarily get you the bra you need. To find the perfect fit, pay attention to these 5 features:

  • Comfort: You don’t want pokey underwire or elastic that cuts into your skin. If your bra makes your back hurt or irritates your skin, you don’t quite have the right fit. Bras don’t have to be uncomfortable!
  • Cup: A bra that fits right should comfortably cup the breast. See a gap in the cup, you’ve gone too big. Spilling over on the top or sides? Your cup is too small. What you want is a cup that comfortably cups the breast, with the section between cups sitting flat against the body.
  • Underwire position: Underwire should follow your natural shape. If it rides low, sits up on the bottom of the breast, or pokes your side, the fit is off.
  • Shoulder straps: Finding marks at the end of the day is a sign that the bra is not supporting you properly, and that weight is pulling down and tugging on the straps throughout the day. Straps falling down or consistently needed tightening is a sign that the elastic is wearing out.
  • Back strap: You don’t want the back of the bra pulling up towards your shoulders. This is a sign that your shoulder straps are doing all the support work. When it comes to good fit, you want the band to pull its weight too! A helpful test is to slip your straps down and see how much the bra sags. If the bra hardly sags, you’ve got the right fit.

 

Why does the band of my bra ride up?

When a bra truly fits, the band should sit straight across your back. If the band rides up, there are two possible causes:

 

  • Band is too loose: When selecting a new bra, feeling the band ride up on the widest is a sign to go down a size. Over time, the elastic in your bra will stretch, so you should start off with a snug fit from the get-go.
  • Straps are too tight: If you’ve tightening the shoulder straps as a way of lifting your breasts, you’re not getting the support you need. The bra band should do the heavy lifting.

 

Do I really need to replace my bras that often? They feel comfortable after I’ve worn them in.

As mentioned above, bras will stretch over time, which affects the support they provide. Yes, this is why there are multiple closure options, so that you can adjust over time, but eventually, your bra is going to lose its shape. When you find that the bra is loose enough to easily fit more than three fingers between the band and your skin at its tightest closure, or if you find the straps are always falling down—even after tightening them—the time has come to replace. It is hard to let go of a good bra, one that has served you well, but once it stretches out too much, you just will not get the support you need. One way to extend the life of each bra, however, is to have several in rotation, so that you are not wearing the same bra day in and day out.

 

Hand washing is a pain. Do I really need to do that?

The answer to this question really depends on how committed you are to extending the life of your bra. Washing a bra after every three wears is recommended to get rid of the sweat, oils, and deodorant residue that tends to build up and keep the material in good shape. The good news is handwashing bras is not as tricky as you might think. You can let them soak in a sink of water and detergent like one of these options that we offer at Confidentially Yours. After they have soaked, rub them gently to work out any stains, then rinse and hang them up to dry.

If you are adamantly against hand washing, get a mesh back for the washing machine and toss them in on the gentle cycle, preferably with no other clothes in the load. The key when the cycle is done, is not to pop the bras into the dryer. The heat of a dryer will break down elastic and delicate fabrics much faster than normal wear-and-tear, so always hang bras on a shower rod or lay flat to dry.

 

What kind of bras do I really need in my bra wardrobe?

Earlier this summer we shared with you our recommendations for essential summer bras. To fill out your wardrobe, consider these essentials to make sure you’re covered for any occasion:

  • A bra that matches your skin tone (plus a darker one that doesn’t): for light colors and fabrics, a bra that doesn’t contrast heavily with your skin will create a seamless look. For dark fabrics, you’ll also want a black, navy or other dark tone that won’t peek through.
  • A bra that gives you the coverage you desire: Whether your goal is to enhance your cleavage or minimize the size of your breasts, you will definitely want a bra that gives you uplift or full coverage. It is important to find a good bra that is comfortable and creates a silhouette you are comfortable with.
  • A t-shirt bra: a t-shirt bra can create a flattering, rounded shape that pairs well with a more casual look.
  • A sports bra: get the support you need while running, jumping, cycling, or dancing with a reliable, full-coverage sports bra to keep everything comfortably in place while you work out.
  • A convertible bra: whether your outfit has a halter neckline, bares your shoulders, or plunges low in the back, a good convertible bra works for any number of silhouettes, boosting your wardrobe versatility.
  • Specialty bras: Strapless, deep plunge, backless, racerback, nursing—your outfit, your life, and your body might need a specific fit. Our staff can help you find the right bra for the right occasion (and of course, the right fit to boot).

Stop in to see your Bra Sisters at Confidentially Yours for a complimentary bra fitting. Visit us Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A 21st Century Guide to Choosing Shapewear

A 21st Century Guide to Choosing Shapewear

Finding the right shapewear can improve your self-confidence and boost your self-esteem as you head into the new year. Once thought of as just for special occasions, women are celebrating shapewear and are finding it an everyday luxury. Confidentially Yours carries a large selection of shapewear and special occasion undergarments to take your outfit to the next level.

Shapewear in 2020
Shapewear is no longer just a trend spotted on the red carpet worn by celebrities. Instead, it can be worn daily to the office, trips to the grocery store, and especially on evenings out on the town by people of all ages, shapes, and desired goals. Shapewear has come a long way since its early invention where it used to push excess body tissues outward and upward rather than smooth it out evenly. If you haven’t had a chance to try on shapewear in recent years, you are more than likely in for a surprise as to how comfortable it can and should be.

Come To The Store To Try On Your Shapewear
It’s always a good idea to try shapewear on in person in order to get a feel for the garments. Ordering too small of a size in shapewear can counterbalance the smoothing effect that is desired by causing garments to look bumpy and bulky. Some people think that ordering a smaller size in shapewear will actually give them more compression and extra minimizing effects; however it can often cause the opposite to happen. Purchasing ill-fitting undergarments can also cause discomfort, sickness, dizziness, or even shortness of breath. Physicians warn that wearing too tight of shapewear can actually compress organs and nerves causing numbness and tingling. By trying your undergarments on in store by a trained fitting specialist, you can assure that you are getting that “just right” fit for your wearing needs. If you are in between sizes, your CY Bra Sisters recommend trialing a larger size rather than sizing down in your shapewear.

Choosing Shapewear
When choosing shapewear, one of the most important things to consider is having support and control in all of the right places. Finding the right size can be half the battle, but it doesn’t have to be. The Bra Sisters are here to come to your rescue. They share their ultimate tips for choosing shapewear below. They also happily offer their fitting guidelines for bras, undergarments, swimwear, and more in store during regular business hours. A trained fitting specialist is always on hand in order to help guide you in the right direction for all of your apparel needs.

Consider Your Goal For Wearing Shapewear
When purchasing shapewear, the Bra Sisters will ask you to consider your ultimate goal for wearing the shapewear in order to direct you to the most appropriate options. It is helpful to bring your outfit(s) that you are planning to wear with the shapewear with you to your fitting. The Bra Sisters encourage you to walk around the store, shop around, and sit down in the fitting room, etc, to get a feel for the apparel to determine if it is comfortable to you. Stand behind the closed fitting room door and do a little dance to determine if your shapewear will remain in place for your daily activities. (It’s ok….no ones looking). Remember, in order to look your best, you need to feel your best, too.

Shapewear Fabrics To Consider
Another factor to consider when choosing shapewear is the time of year that you are planning to wear the undergarments. Shapewear fabricated from nylon and spandex can get warm when worn in the summers; however, it may provide an extra layer of comfort when worn on cooler nights. Cotton blends of shapewear are often used for smoothing out body lines while thicker fabrics or those with higher nylon content are often used for compression and targeted zoning.

Full Bodysuit Options
Many people turn to full bodysuit shapeware in order to simplify options and to avoid the work in finding minimizing bottoms and tops that work well together. Full bodysuits are available with chest minimization and without. If a full bodysuit is not what you are looking for, the bra babes suggest finding high-waisted shapewear that hits at your bra line in order to smooth your torso. While you might find yourself thinking of granny panties, these help to provide that “just right” level of compression through your midsection to provide a nice slimming effect. There are actually shapewear pieces designed to attach to your own bras in order to hold undergarments into place and to provide a comfortable and known fit for your upper body.

Shapewear For Your Lower Body
In terms of shareware for your legs, it is recommended to look for tights with built in compression and shapewear capabilities. Wearing tights over shapewear can be uncomfortable and difficult to do because the two garments typically each contain nylon. When these two fabrics are worn together, they often don’t play nicely with one another. This can cause rolling waistlines as well as cause an evening of tugging and shifting of garments in order to stay in place.

With so many options available and with how far shapewear has evolved, it is definitely worthy of a first try or a retry. When worn correctly and appropriately, shapewear can be a welcome addition to anyone’s wardrobe. A special night out should be celebrated by wearing the just right fit and not just tolerated by wearing shapewear that is uncomfortable and constricting. The Bra Sisters at Confidentially Yours are available to help you along any step of the way in order to provide the foundations to your wardrobe and have you feeling fit and fantastic as you head into 2020.

Browse our Shapewear collection here!