Iris Clarke has been fitting and designing bras for decades. In fact, a tee shirt bra she designed for Le Mystere is one of Oprah’s “favorite things.” Clearly, she knows her stuff! Currently, she owns and runs a small shop on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn called Iris Lingerie where she sells high-quality bras and does fittings. I first sought Iris’s help after a horrible day of bra shopping at Victoria’s Secret and Bloomingdales. I tried on tons of bras in all different sizes – even purchased a few – but nothing seem to fit quite right. I had heard friends talking about getting “fitted” and decided to give it a go.
Iris didn’t use tape measures to figure out my size, but simply eyed it and saw what fit right. She got right in there opening the curtain and adjusting things – an expert fitting is not for the modest! After trying on a few bras in my new size, I learned that I was wearing bras with a larger band size than I needed. I ended up purchasing a really great – and expensive! – tee shirt bra that I now wear almost everyday. At first, the tight band felt uncomfortable, but it quickly stretched a little and now feels great. Wearing the right bra size has truly changed my bra wearing life! I’m no longer adjusting things throughout the day. Everything stays where it should – locked and loaded. Every woman should get an expert fitting, if she hasn’t already.
Visit Iris at her shop Iris Lingerie.