Bare Moxie is Thrilled to Achieve the Title of "One of the Best of the Fox" For the THIRD YEAR in a Row! It is Absolutely Our Honor to Continue Serving Chicagoland Ladies With Fabulous Fit & Amazing Finds in Bras and Swimwear!
See You Soon at Bare Moxie!
The ladies of Bare Moxie are thrilled to be back - doing what we love - helping our "Moxie Girls" find comfort, fit and style in bras and swimwear! While we were gone; we hope that you found a little inspiration, some amusement, and a "lift" from our virtual shows - designed to help keep our customers engaged in our business and our beautiful products.
Bare Moxie was delighted to re-opened for business on June 2nd, by appointment only, and our customers are LOVING this new way of shopping with us! In an effort to provide our clients (and staff) with a safe, clean, intimate shopping experience, we decided to open in a way that allows us to control our traffic while enhancing your shopping experience. If you have stopped in to shop with us since our re-opening, THANK YOU - it's been a pleasure to serve you during these unusual days! Although our appointment format is new; our fabulous service has remained the same and we appreciate customers sharing - over and over again - how much they appreciate the extra care we are taking for their comfort.
In an effort to help everyone find the "fit" that works best for their shopping needs, Bare Moxie will continue to offer individual, professional bra fittings by appointment until further notice (Call (331) 248-0772 to schedule your fitting today). For customers that have been sized by our fitters previously, Bare Moxie offers curbside pickup or FREE shipping on any items ordered by phone.
We hope you and yours are staying safe during these days & hope to see you soon at Bare Moxie!
We are so excited to announce that Bare Moxie's Spring Spectacular Fashion Event is coming soon! Tickets are now available for this amazing event featuring an array of LIVE models, walking our catwalk in the HOTTEST lingerie and swim fashions of the season! Our models are Bare Moxie customers - real women, with real curves! These women are strong, courageous, self-confident, gorgeous....in short, they have MOXIE...and we absolutely LOVE to have them represent our lingerie and swim designs!
Grab your girlfriends and make it a night of celebrating WOMEN at Bare Moxie! See the latest fashions and score a $10 off Bare Moxie coupon upon entry. In addition to Bare Moxie's spring offerings, our models will be showcasing pieces from local clothing retailer "Jade" and jewelry selections from "State Street Jewelers".
PLUS One of Our VERY Special Models is the Founder of the Non-Profit Organization, "Go With The Flow", Which Works to Collect Feminine Products (Tampons, Pads, New Panties, Body Wash, etc.) for Women in Need. Bare Moxie Will Welcome Donations During This Event for This Amazing Cause; So Bring Along a Little Something to Make Another's Women's Life a Bit Easier.
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!
Bare Moxie is Thrilled to Share a Post From "Guest Blogger" - Cynthia Gamboa Morales, Founder of One of Our Favorite NonProfits; CUPS!
Bare Moxie is Thrilled to Welcome a Post From Our Very First "Guest Blogger" - Kendra Dicker-Krase, a Health at Every Size (HAES) advocate & Beautiful "Moxie Girl"!
Three summers ago, I bought my first bikini. I lovingly referred to it as my “fatkini,” and I wore it all summer long from the beach at Sawyer in Lake Michigan to the shores of Maui. I loved the sensation of the water against the bare skin of my stomach. Wearing the bikini made me feel free in a way that other swimsuits had left me feeling constrained. I loved the convenience of being able to choose the best fit for my top, even when it’s different than my bottom. I’ve shared smiles with other women rocking the bikini, even if they aren’t the spitting image of a Victoria’s Secret model. Knowing that there are other women out there who are also willing to embrace their body and their confidence helped me to own my own sense of confidence. I was totally smitten with the bikini experience.
When Bare Moxie put out the call for live window models during "Swedish Days", I was in. For me, there is nothing more validating than seeing versions of “unconventional” beauty to confirm that my body is, in fact, a body worthy of love and respect. By modeling in the window, I was hoping to share the same message with other women--we are all built differently, we are all beautiful, and we are all able to rock out the bikini if we so chose.
As I got there early for Salon 31 to do my hair, I saw the other model. She was eleven feet tall and young and gorgeous. All of a sudden, my confidence drained. I’d be standing next to this glamorous, tall, hour glass shaped woman when my own body couldn’t be any more different. I’m five feet (when I stand up straight) and apple shaped.
Here’s the biggest secret that I can share with you. Sometimes, I feel nervous sharing so much skin because I know that woman like me, woman of size, aren’t “supposed” to be wearing teeny-weeny-itsy-bitsy bikinis. Yet, I wanted to share with the world that I am proud of my body. I am proud of her strength and her curves. I am proud of her stature. Finding love for and pride in my body has become a radical act of protest. So I climbed up into the window and played at being a super model for a day. I modeled four looks, my favorite of which was tiniest bikini that I’ve ever worn. For a moment, I felt nervous, but as soon as I allowed myself to own what I loved about the suit and its fit on me, I was able to let go and laugh and smile at all the people walking by.
By standing in the window, rocking the iridescent coral bikini, I wanted to show Geneva, that we have the power to acknowledge the beauty in all women. We have the choice to acknowledge and celebrate the beauty within ourselves. And if we all take steps to accept and love our bodies as they are, perhaps self-love and self-pride will become less radical and more common place. In the mean time, I hope that your summer swimming experiences find you in a suit that helps to make you feel sassy and sexy and free.
Kendra Dicker-Krase is a Health at Every Size (HAES) advocate, and is in the process of writing her memoir. When she’s not swimming or modeling bikinis, she teaches high school English and coaching Speech Team.
When we are asked what sets Bare Moxie apart from our competition, the answer is always the same - - "It's Our Service!".
As Professional Bra Fitters, we provide our customers with an accurate assessment of the best size and style to support their specific body shape. We pride ourselves on the wide assortment of sizes (bands ranging from 28 - 54" and cups ranging from pre-teen to an M cup), styles, and brands that we carry in the store every day. These factors are all important in describing Bare Moxie as a store....but our Core Values of providing extraordinary service to all customers who enter our door goes far beyond the items we stock on our shelves.
When you stroll into Bare Moxie, you can expect to be warmly greeted by one of our store's owners (Sonja or JoAnn) who are genuinely thrilled to help you solve the puzzle of finding a great bra or swimsuit. You will see only a sampling of our current bra stock on the floor - as our expertise lies in pairing you with just the right style, based on your preferences. You will be ushered into a private dressing room, where you will receive our full attention as we listen to the challenges and struggles you have encountered with previous bras/fittings. We will assess your bra size and educate you on the importance of wearing a properly sized garment and finally we will bring in a selection of bras for you to try. We are very involved throughout your entire shopping process - to make it as easy and successful as possible. And of course.....there is laughter, light-hearted joking, and fun. After all, bra shopping should be an adventure - not drudgery and we want to bring that joy to all of our customers - one woman at a time.
The next time you are in the market for beautiful bras with fabulous fit - and service that is above & beyond - stop in to see the ladies at Bare Moxie. "Be a Moxie Girl!"
Bare Moxie first swung it's doors open to the public on April 15th, 2017 and as a new business "held our breath" to see just how the community of Geneva (and surrounding areas) would welcome our little boutique. Two years later....we are thrilled with the response we have received from area ladies, honored to have the opportunity to provide extraordinary customer service and excited to bring color, fit, and style to women of all shapes and sizes!
One of our favorite things about being "Professional Bra Fitters" is our ability to help women FINALLY find comfort in their undergarments. Women wear their bras for 10 - 12 hours per day; they should be firm, supportive, stylish and above all comfortable! Nationwide, it is estimated that over 80% of all women are wearing an improperly sized bra and here at Bare Moxie; our statistics run a bit closer to 90%. Most women know their bra size is not quite right - - they may not be sure "what" is the problem, but they definitely know there is something wrong in the fit equation. The fitters at Bare Moxie help to solve that puzzle - with bands ranging from 28 - 54" and cups from PreTeen to M available everyday, we have the stock required to get you the very best fit and style for your specific breast shape.
Owners JoAnn and Sonja truly thank our Bare Moxie Fans for their loyalty, support and encouragement as you spread the word about our little bra shop. It's been a fabulous two years and we can't wait to spend many more providing comfort to Chicagoland's women.
We are so excited to once again be hosting our "Annual Fashion Event" at Bare Moxie on Thursday, March 21st (7 - 9 p.m.). The Owners of Bare Moxie head to the "Big Apple" annually at the end of February to attend The "Curve" Show, the equivalent of "Fashion Week" for the lingerie and swimwear industries. Once again, we were delighted by the cornucopia of the NEWEST seasonal color picks, designs, and styles all mixed into one. We scooped up some amazing new finds from some of our favorite brands, such as: Elomi, Freya, Rosa Faia, Curvy Kate, Curvy Couture, Royce, Parfait and More....PLUS we've added to our Bare Moxie family with Fitfully Yours and Fleur't!
Our favorite part of shopping for the store is bringing home fabulous new goodies to our customers and seeing you enjoy the fit, feel, fabric, and colors as much as we do! Last year we found that featuring several of our newest arrivals during our "Spring Spectacular" Fashion Show was an absolute fan favorite - so we are back to WOW the crowds again!
What we heard from last years attendees - over and over again - was how fabulous it was that we showcased real women, with real curves! YES WE DO and these ladies are all gorgeous from the inside out! Bare Moxie intentionally selects our models from a cross section of our customers. As the "EVERY Miss Boutique" our models range from ladies who are 40L to those who are 30F - and EVERYWHERE in between!! The one thing that each and every one of them has in common is that they are beautiful, empowered, self-confident women - - they have MOXIE!
We invite you to 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.
Does this statement sound familiar girls, "I only need a pretty matching bra & panty set (or sexy negligee) for those SPECIAL occasions"? What?? We think you are SPECIAL every day and should celebrate your unique, sumptuous style accordingly!
We were watching a fabulous speaker, Steve Edge, the other day and were inspired. His message is that you should "Dress for a Party Everyday....Wear your Sunday Best everyday!". We couldn't agree more!! What we need is a change of focus and an updated definition of just WHO we are dressing to impress...and why?
YES...Your significant other definitely appreciates the effort you put into putting together a sexy bra & panty set or new lingerie offering BUT what is that he really loves? Let's face it girls, when you put on these pieces, you are in "your Sunday Best" undergarments! And what exactly does that mean for you?
So with all of the benefits that YOU gain when dressing in your "Sunday Best" - why wouldn't you do it everyday? Go on....feel sexy and confident for YOU everyday and everyone wins!
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....