Meet Zsofia, the Bra Whisperer
7 common bra problems solved
Real talk: Shopping for bras is a struggle. (It's right up there with shopping for bathing suits and jeans, in our opinion.)
But Zsofia Mezey is here to change all that.
The Romanian-born bra-fitting guru recently opened a chic lingerie boutique in the Design District. So we had to ask her to help us solve some of the most common bra problems out there.
Read on to see Zsofia’s advice.
Best Bra for Everyday Wear
Dressing Floral by Lise Charmel ($167) is your go-to. After being properly fitted, this collection is suitable for both sheer summer clothing as well as dark clothing, solving that hideous peek-a-boo bra thing in photos when the flash goes off.
Best Bra for Fluctuating Cup Size
Every month it happens. During these times opt for a stretchy lace bra that has some give, like the Piccadilly by Lou Paris ($89).
Best Bra to Wear Under a T-Shirt
Look for a molded, not padded bra, like the Andora 3D Molded Spacer bra by Simone Perele ($89). Padding tends to shift and deteriorate over time, but molded cups keep their shape due to layers of satin lining. Opt for nude to wear under light and dark tees.
Best Bra without Underwire
Made of soft cotton and stretchy lace, the Luca collection ($68/set) solves the issues of digging and binding. While this collection doesn’t offer as much support as others for the well-endowed, it does have a variety of colorways to add a touch of style.
Best Bra for Functional Sexiness
The Seduction balcony bra by Fleur of England ($170) is versatile, meaning you can wear it during the day or on date night. The underwire cups lift and support while the Chantilly lace offers coverage and the black satin straps add a touch of sexiness.
Best Bra for Busty Gals
The Rebecca by Fantasie ($74) is a must for women with large cup sizes--Mezey's shop carries this style up to a G cup--due to its snug fit, stretch, coverage and slip free straps.
Best Bra to Prevent Back Bulge
According to Mezey, the solution is a well-fitting bra. Which doesn’t necessarily stop at your bra size; it also includes finding the particular style and brand that best suits your body and your personal taste. Try the Antinea Cherie by Lise Charmel ($128), which offers a thinner liner, underwire for support and delicate yet supportive straps.