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Bra Facts from a Bra Fitter

From the Show: HER
Summary: Give your breasts the proper support with a well-fitting bra.
Air Date: 3/3/16
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Jenny Altman, Bra Expert
Jenny AltmanJenny Altman is an expert in intimates, hired regularly as a consultant and spokesperson by the industry’s top brands. With 15 years of experience as a fashion editor, Jenny has an innate knowledge of fit and trends, and understands what women want and need. Altman believes that intimates are truly the foundation of a confident look for all women.

In addition to editorial positions at WWD, Lucky and Marie Claire, Jenny spent the bulk of her career at O, The Oprah Magazine, where she helped style Oprah and contributed to the renowned “O List.” It was while working at O that Jenny learned how important it is for women to pay attention to their underpinnings, no matter their size and earned her nickname, “The Shapewear Queen.”  

During her time at these top publications, Jenny dressed models and celebrities for countless photo shoots, in addition to styling “real women” for makeover stories and television segments.

Over the years, Jenny became known as a Style and Fit Expert in the world of intimates, and has helped everyone from top fashion editors to celebrities to new moms, brides, and teenage girls find their perfect bra in the correct size. Altman has become a confidante to women across the country and regularly is the recipient of women’s most personal details and lingerie preferences.  

Prior to (and since) launching her intimates site, ILOVEAGOOD, Jenny has tried on hundreds of bras, pairs of underwear, bathing suits, hosiery, shapewear, and lingerie so that her readers don’t have to. She spent much time forming strong relationships with the top brands to gain an understanding of the technology and craftsmanship used to make their products special and brings this knowledge to women across the country via her site.

Brands including Wolford, Cosabella, Aerie, Bare Necessities, Spanx, Chantelle, and many other industry leaders have hired Altman to consult for them from the standpoint of fashion direction, fit, and public relations. She serves as a spokesperson for these brands, conducting interviews and appearing on television on their behalf.  

Jenny and her expertise have been featured by most top fashion publications and by television shows such as Good Morning America and Good Day New York. She is available for features, to give quotes, or conduct makeover and trend segments.
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/iloveagood
  • Guest Twitter Account: @ILOVEAGOOD
Bra Facts from a Bra Fitter
"I've always been a 34C."

Even if you think your bra size has remained the same, many women are wearing the wrong size. The size you wore in college may not be the size you wear at 40. Your breasts may not be the same size as one another, and their size can fluxuate with the seasons.

Bras are not inexpensive, so you want to invest in something that fits your body correctly.

Listen in as bra fitting expert, Jenny Altman, dishes bra facts so you can find the right bra.

Here are a few tips from Jenny as you hunt for the right bra:

If you are a standard cup size A-D and looking for comfort/fashion bras, Gap Body is a favorite brand of mine. There are Gap Body stores everywhere, and if not, it’s so easy to order from them online. Great basics for your bra wardrobe at really good prices.

Chantelle bras are the best fit bras! If someone can get to a Nordstrom to get a proper fitting, they use Chantelle as their actual “fit” bra since the sizes are so specific and accurate (many boutiques and other dept stores use Chantelle as the fit bra as well).

If you can’t get to a store for a fitting, BareNecessities.com is the best online retailer. Their assortment of brands, styles and sizes is huge! They have a customer service team available to help you figure out your size (and answer any questions) Mon-Sat, 8am – 6pm est, 877-728-9272. They also have a great page online titled “Bra Fit Checklist-How to know when you’ve found a perfect fit."
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