When searching for a nursing bras....the options may seem endless. BUT the one thing that remains the MOST IMPORTANT "must have" on your list is FIT! Women should never settle for a bra (nursing or otherwise) that doesn't properly fit their shape, but especially when you are nursing - comfort is key, so make sure to take the time to schedule a professional fitting and pick up bras that are made to fit you just right.
Nursing bra styles vary and so do their features. From full coverage to t-shirt styles, underwire and no underwire options - there is a great nursing bra out there for most everyone. When beginning your search for a nursing bra - make sure to keep the following checklist in mind:
NURSING BRA CHECKLIST:
Bare Moxie carries nursing bras from several different vendors including: "Royce", "Cake", "Anita", and "Elila". Each bra vendor has been hand picked due to specific features and/or styles that we feel bring a benefit to the moms that shop at our store. For example, "Royce" features retainer straps, that allow you to easily move your cup out of the way without losing the strap. "Cake" is known for providing nursing bras that are constructed from some of the softest materials in the industry (our clients LOVE to sleep in "Cake" nursing wear)! "Anita" nursing bras provide easy accessibility and stylish design, while "Elila" nursing bras are ideal for our large cup moms! Bare Moxie carries them all & welcomes you (and your bundle of joy) in for a fitting at your convenience. Celebrate life's little miracles....
Bare Moxie was beyond honored to recently receive the recognition of being voted "2018 One of the Best WOMEN'S CLOTHING in Kane County!" by the Kane County Chronicle! We are thrilled to be among so many amazing and vibrant women's retail boutiques throughout Kane County and truly strive to work alongside them all to help area women look and feel their absolute best!
A women's lingerie is truly the "foundation" of her look. An ill fitting bra can leave her with breasts that are hanging far too low (masking her natural waistline entirely and making her appear heavier than she actually may be). I cannot tell you how many women have stopped into Bare Moxie for a Professional Bra Fitting and once a good bra was found - put their shirt on and promptly exclaimed, "I look 10 pounds lighter"! YES....your breasts have been lifted up to the proper position and now your silhouette is much more appealing! The other issue we find with ill fitting bras is that if your cup is too small (truthfully, "overflowing") it shows....especially under tighter, summer weight tops, that "double bubble" (as we call it) shows....and it's not pretty ladies! A fabulous T-Shirt Bra with the properly sized cups is an easy fix and smooths out your look perfectly!
Our "Certified Fitters" specialize in making sure you are wearing the proper fit. With bra styles ranging from 28-54" bands and cup sizes up to M+ in-store everyday, you are bound to find a great fit with us. Stop into Bare Moxie & find a style you love - but we don't have your size in store? Bare Moxie NEVER charges extra for "special orders" - so you can feel free to get exactly what you love!
Bare Moxie isn't just bras.....we have swimsuit styles to help you MAKE A SPLASH this summer and whether you are a 32DD or a 40I - we can provide you with swimwear that offers comfort, style, and support! All Bare Moxie swim is built on a bra-base with underwire typically provided, so the comfort you find in our lingerie can be carried through to your beach/pool ensemble!
We round out our inventory with several elegant negligee pieces, beach cover ups, and accessories. Stop into Bare Moxie today to see what's new for spring & see for yourself why we have been recognized as "One of the Best" in the county!
Bare Moxie prides itself on helping women look and feel beautiful from the inside out. When the owners wrote their "Vision" for this special boutique their primary mission was to make sure that women of all shapes and sizes - EVERY woman - has the ability to find comfort, style, color and above all FIT in lingerie and swimwear. As new items are selected to bring into the store, it is always with an eye to top trends and a core focus on brands that provide fabulous fit and quality.
When putting together Bare Moxie's very first "Spring Spectacular Fashion Event", we felt it was important to utilize models who are customers - shopping with Bare Moxie everyday and taking pride in wearing Bare Moxie lingerie. As one of our beautiful models, Ephiphany, stated, "I’ve been a customer of yours for awhile and have even brought in family members to your store, I love it so much! I would be honored to strut my stuff on your catwalk! I’m so excited you guys are having this! I’m always telling everyone about your shop, it totally changed my life!!!"
Because Bare Moxie provides such a wide range of sizes throughout our store, it was very important to select models that showcased our various lines and the flexibility they afford. Our ladies have band sizes ranging from 32" - 42" and cup sizes from DD - M; which our audience really appreciated. Featuring such a large range of body types helped our audience members more easily picture themselves in each piece; as there was someone on the catwalk for most everyone to identify with in some fashion. Bare Moxie models are not professional models by trade....these girls definitely had some butterflies about being so "bare" in front of so many...but these girls SHOWN LIKE DIAMONDS in the light!! As the night went on, their confidence grew and they truly all blossomed; each one gaining more confidence with each walk and looking & feeling beautiful from the inside out! Bare Moxie's Dream Realized!
Stop in anytime & let Bare Moxie help you "Find Your Curve" in lingerie and swimwear today!
The girls from "Sex in the City" would NEVER have dreamed of missing "Fashion Week" in The Big Apple! The excitement, the people, the fabrics, the creative styles - - the sheer energy that this event brings is undeniable to the masses who attend annually. The same is true for lingerie and swim fashion - although our "Fashion Week" is a bit more dressed down (literally) it's certainly no less exciting!
The "Curve" Show in New York City is one of the biggest celebrations of lingerie and swim fashion in the country. When you attend "Fashion Week" events here - it is a cornucopia of color, design, and fit all mixed into one. Seeing these pieces "walk the runway" is similar to watching your favorite novel come to life on the "Big Screen" - breathtaking! Bare Moxie is preparing to make their annual journey to attend the "Curve" show, at the end of February. Always focused on bringing back the newest styles of the season in sizes that fit "EVERY miss" - we are going to shop for SPRING!
That isn't the exciting part though!! What thrills us is that we are going to bring some of that fashion flair with us to Geneva and will be showcasing our favorite finds during our "Spring Spectacular" Fashion Show (Thursday, March 22nd). This event will feature an array of LIVE models, walking our catwalk in the HOTTEST lingerie and swim fashions of the season! Our models are real women, with real curves! As a boutique that prides ourselves on being the "EVERY Miss Boutique" - we have intentionally selected models that provide a diverse cross section of our customers. Our models range from ladies who are 44DD to those who are 34M - and EVERWHERE in between!! The one thing that each and every one of them has in common is that they are GOREGOUS, empowered, self-confident women!
Grab your girlfriends and make a night of celebrating WOMEN at Bare Moxie! In addition to Bare Moxie's spring offerings, our models will be featuring pieces from "Jori & June" and jewelry selections from "State Street Jewelers". With hair designs styled by "Salon 38" - this is bound to be an amazing evening!
This private fashion event is for LADIES ONLY and tickets are required for entry. Visit our Facebook Page (@Baremoxiebras) and click on "Events" to secure yours today.
One of the primary reasons that the owners of "Bare Moxie" chose to open their business was to HELP Women!!
Last night, we partnered with the organization "CUPS" to really focus on ALL of the ways we can HELP women in need! Participating in a bra fitting extravaganza at "Hesed House" in Aurora - just a week before Christmas - really was like playing "Santa" for these ladies and young women! We had a large assortment of new & like-new bras that had been collected by the CUPS organization and "Bare Moxie" donated new bra stock for the larger sizes that CUPS had not received. Our joint mission was to make sure that EVERY WOMAN who wanted and needed a new bra received one that fit her extraordinarily well!! What we didn't expect was to MAKE HISTORY!!
This was the VERY FIRST "bra fitting" event in the history of Hesed House and the event was nothing short of amazing! If you doubt for one moment that "A Bra Can Change Your Life..." you should have been there!! After these 26 ladies were fitted by "Bare Moxie" in new bras they got a little spring in their step, a little confidence boost, a BIG smile on their faces AND a lift in body (and spirit)!! ALL OF THIS FROM A BRA!!
Some of the women we saw were just in need of some NEW bras - their old ones were worn out and loose, not providing proper support. BUT most of the women we saw were just trying to make the bra that they had work - and were SEVERAL sizes off in their proper fit. One of the ladies we helped last night had actually "made" a bra out of some leftover materials and it was a "bra" in her mind only - not providing any support or comfort at all. When we fitted her for one of our bras (from "Elila") she was DELIGHTED - absolutely thrilled to have a "real" bra that fit so well. THIS.....THIS....is why we do what we do!
We encourage you to think twice when next cleaning out your lingerie drawer - don't throw away those gently used bras, stop into "Bare Moxie" and donate them to women in need. Such a small act of kindness can make such an incredible difference to these wonderful women!
If you're the type of "Santa" to think "Mrs. Claus" might enjoy some luxurious new lingerie in her stocking....let us help you avoid some of the mis-steps that can happen when gifting intimate apparel.
One of the most important things to remember when gifting lingerie is that it's all in the presentation!! You need to go into your shopping experience with a very clear vision of the gift you are seeking. There are all kinds of factors that play into picking the right lingerie - including color, fabric, fashion, function and above all....FIT!
No matter how pretty the package is wrapped - if you gift lingerie that is not the proper size; you have stepped into "bad gift" territory. If you "guess" her size to be too small....she may start thinking, "Wow, he thinks I am much smaller than I am" and if you "guess" her size to be too large....she may start thinking, "Wow, how big does he think I am anyway?" NEITHER is producing any positive effects for her self-confidence. Some would encourage you to do some research before buying...rummage through her intimate drawer - seeking tags with crucial sizing information. Unfortunately, this approach - along with the dreaded, "She's about your size...." - is a dangerous one:
1. What if you get caught?!? If you are in a relatively new relationship - she may very well wonder WHY you are rummaging through her personal things. This is hardly helpful in building trust.
2. What if the sizes she has in her drawer varies....which one is right? Actually, since 80% of all women wear the wrong size bra (through no fault of their own), chances are HIGH that she has a variety of sizes, because she is continuing to search for a comfortable fit. This may mean that NONE of her bras are the right size. If, however, she has been professionally fitted and is wearing the proper size - sizing can still vary quite a bit between brands, US/UK/German bras, and styles. Using this methodology is an "educated guess" at best.
3. When considering a matching bra and panty set - try to stick with what you know. If she has never worn a thong in front of you (and has verbalized no urge to do so) - picking a set with a thong may not be a good gift. Remember, picking something that is visually appealing to you is fabulous BUT it is HER gift, so make sure it's something she will enjoy wearing!
4. Color matters. This is one of the easiest things to get right. You spend time with her and know the colors that she tends to gravitate toward, to play it safe - stick with those. If she wears a lot of black, you really have a "get out of jail free" card - ANY color can be worn under black/dark colors; so choose a color that you feel would make her eyes "pop", look great with her skin tone, etc.
5. When in doubt, pair a Gift Certificate - for a reputable lingerie boutique - with a fun gift she can use right away (such as a silk robe, scented candle, jewelry, perfume, etc.) Giving her money to spend on herself (guilt-free) is a FUN gift alternative. Or, suggest you make a day of it and go along to the boutique for her fitting, give your opinion on lingerie options she tries, take her out for lunch or dinner and just ENJOY a day together.
A gift of lingerie should make a woman feel desired, coveted, cherished, and special. GREAT FITTING lingerie will boost a woman's self-confidence, raise her posture, and improve her general outlook (YES, a comfortable bra can do all that!). Enjoy giving the gift of comfort this Holiday Season!
11/6/2017 0 Comments
We live in a society where many men, women, and children struggle each day to make ends meet and often do without. To be honest, many of us lack a true understanding of the what this means. It is largely understood that families are in need, due to economic hardships, domestic situations, etc. - but our minds typically go to basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. These items are indeed critical, but this list does not detail all of a families true needs.
As a boutique that prides ourselves in helping women of every shape and size, we are especially interested in helping women that have found themselves in challenging situations. We know that as women, we often put our basic needs behind those of others that we care for - we will find a way and "make due". Women have unique needs and although some of them are less glamorous than others, they are all very real. A mother will MAKE SURE that her baby has the formula, baby food, diapers, wipes, and clothes that he/she requires to be comfortable, while she goes without. As long as her children are taken care of she will press on...without food, without a warm coat, without comfortable clothing, without items that make her feel like a women that is worth fighting for. Material items are not required to make you happy BUT constantly going without the most elementary of necessities can have a very real toll on a women's self-esteem and confidence. We want to help make a difference!!
Over the past few months, you may have seen us become more and more involved in trying to support local organizations that are actively working to help women in need. Bare Moxie has been involved in several Bra Drives and has even partnered with the "Bra Recyclers", where women are encouraged to donate their new/gently used bras for women in need. What you don't see is the "behind the scenes" work that we also do. The owners of Bare Moxie work together with these organizations to go on-sight at local shelters to professionally fit bras on these women; to make sure they are getting the proper support, size, and comfort that they deserve! A great bra really can change a woman's life!! When she looks in the mirror and sees that she's standing a little straighter, her breasts are being held a little higher and her back and shoulder pain has subsided...she FEELS like she can push forward..it is little BOOST of confidence, something that is often lacking.
This week, you will see us jump in with another local organization, "Go With the Flow", who specializes in collecting items that women need for "That Time of the Month"! What a GREAT idea - - to provide aid for a genuine need of so many women! This group collects Maxipads, Tampons, NEW Underwear, Toiletries and more - and the women that receive these donations have one less expense to worry about for the month!
As we reflect on our lives during the month of November, and give Thanks for all that we have - consider giving to those with less. Help support our "sisters" in need and lighten their burden a bit this month. Stop into Bare Moxie anytime on Thursday, November 9th (10a.m. - 8 p.m.) to drop off a donation for "Go With The Flow" - receive 15% OFF Any Merchandise store wide throughout the day ..... more importantly, make difference to a woman in need.
Imagine wearing a bra that is actually comfortable! A bra that's not too tight and not too loose. A bra that's cups are not gapping...and also not overflowing. A bra with straps constructed to STAY PUT, not leave you tugging on them all day through. Imagine wearing a bra that you don't want to rip off you body as soon as you get home. Making this "dream" your reality is our focus at Bare Moxie.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are more focused than ever on breast health and what we, as women, can do to keep our breasts as healthy as possible. Of course, the most important thing for every woman to do is to conduct personal breast exams monthly and see your doctor for regular mammograms. But there is one more thing you can do to help improve and maintain your breast health and it has to do with the undergarment that you choose to wear each day - your bra!
Our number one concern, as Certified Bra Fitters, is to confirm "Are You Wearing the Proper Size?" Up to 80% of all women in the United States "think" they are wearing a properly sized bra....but are not. It is certainly not our fault ladies!! We typically shop in stores that don't go beyond to DDD (F) Cup size, so if we have asked for help/sized ourselves in those shops (but are legitimately a larger cup size than they offer), we have likely sacrificed a snug band to gain some additional room in the cup. Even if you are a smaller cup size...chances are that if you have felt discomfort in your bra, you have "self-diagnosed" the problem and increased your band size. The issue with that is that anytime your bra band is larger than you truly require - you are sacrificing support AND may be causing damage to your breast tissue in the process. When wearing a properly fitted bra, ALL of your breast tissue should be contained within the cup and the underwire (assuming it is an underwire bra) should be resting on bone behind your breast tissue. If this is not the case, you can end up with lumps, bumps, and in some cases an ill fitting bra can even impair lymphatic drainage - causing your body to retain toxins it should be removing from your system. A properly fitted bra will help prevent all of these issues.
SO...Once you are sized, it is safe to assume that your size will never change, right? NO - - it really doesn't work that way. We recommend that customers get professionally sized annually. Women's bodies are constantly in motion - - we gain weight, lose weight and just redistribute weight - so it is important to make sure our measurements have remained consistent. Even if your measurements have not changed - so much of obtaining a proper fit has to do with knowing how bra fits vary from brand to brand and style to style. Customers often ask us, "Why don't you have an online shop?" but after visiting us in the store and trying on 15 bras to find 2 that they LOVE, they quickly understand our "Why". Our goal isn't to sell you something that you are not comfortable wearing....our goal is to DELIGHT YOU:
1. With our SERVICE (Certified Fitters are Always On-Site)
2. With your FIT
3. With our STYLES & COLOR SELECTIONS
4. With our PRICES
Because we carry such a wide variety of sizes (28-54" Bands and Cups C-M), we are able to FIT you properly into what works best to support your breasts in a healthy way. We also carry Sports Bras, Nursing Bras, and a nice variety of Mastectomy Bras (with pockets) that are as beautiful as they are functional.
Stop into Bare Moxie for a complimentary fitting and let us help you "Find Your Curve" and the best fit of your life! Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are always welcome.
Women around the globe DREAD swimsuit shopping...no matter the time of year or the occasion; it is not something we enjoy. We are our own worst critics, so we can always find areas that we feel need improvement - -especially when we are faced with swimwear that just doesn't "fit" our curves properly. Most women that are over a "D Cup" in size need a little more support than the industry standard in swim offers. A piece of fabric S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D over our bosom does nothing to flatter our figure and in fact flattens what we have, often not offering ample coverage at all. So - what is a girl to do?
Bare Moxie sympathizes with the woman's plight and has specifically selected swimsuit styles that support women of ALL shapes and sizes in a stylish, flattering manner. If you are a 32F in a bra.....come into Bare Moxie and you can find a swimsuit in a 32F to fit you just right. This also rings true if you're a 36H. 40G, 34I - - whatever your size, it is our goal to make sure that you look and feel your VERY best, whether lounging by the pool or taking a dip in the ocean.
Bare Moxie carries a variety of swimwear year-round to best serve our customers. Stop in to see what we have in-store today, selected styles are on sale now as we prepare to welcome our 2018 selections (AND an entirely new line of products) to the store over the next several months. Don't "settle" for the best swimsuit you can find.....come to Bare Moxie and find the BEST swimsuit, designed to fit your curves!