Monthly Archives: January 2014

Donate to the uplift project in store

The UPLIFT PROJECT – donate used bras in store

In support of the Uplift Project we recently signed on as a ‘drop off point’ for women wanting to contribute to their great cause.

The team at the Uplift Project share our passion for breast support. They have successfully managed to improve the dignity, comfort and hygiene of women and their babies by facilitating this service around the world.
Bras are most commonly donated to women in need in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Bali, New Zealand, Kashmir and remote parts of Australia.

They accept the following donated bras:
A – D cup (8-16) + Crop tops in good condition only
A – D cup (18+) in any condition
Nursing Bras in any condition
E cup + in any condition
Mastectomy bras and breast forms in any condition
Swimwear, any size, in any condition.
Underpants, new only. Much needed!
Fabric nappies, used or new.

As to be expected these charities face huge freight costs to get the goods to where they need to be made. Donations will be gratefully received to assist in these costs and can be made via http://www.designcentral.com.au/donate-to-uplift-bras/
More information on the Uplift Project can be sourced via upliftbras.org.

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Donate to the uplift project in store

Donate to the uplift project in store

 

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How to measure your bra size

breast size measurement

Bra sizes can differ from brand to brand, and sometimes even from model to model within a brand. We’ve put together this basic ‘how to’ guide to measuring your bra size for those that can’t get to our trained staff to be measured and fitted.

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Breast shape in a Sports Bra…. it’s your choice.

Gone are the days of the compulsory Sports Bra ‘squish & squash’ resulting in the dreaded in uniboob. With the new design principles that most technical brands are implementing one can exercise some degree of choice over their breast shape in a Sports Bra.

 
We get all sorts of requests when it comes to breast shape at She Science. Some customers will make a B line for bras that flatten and squash the breasts, while others will request a pointy or rounded shape. Whichever your preference, we should be able to achieve this.

 
For those wanting a flat and ‘minimised’ (not my choice of word, but ‘minimised’ is often used by customers in this sense) look, then a compression style bra is what you should go for. Typically these bras don’t have cups. They are made of firm materials with little stretch and will flatten the breast against the chest wall. Often in mainstream retail these are found as crop style bras, although this is not necessarily always the case. For those wanting this look we recommend the Moving Comfort Jubralee, Enell Sport & Nike X back bra.

 
And those looking to follow Madonna’s footsteps with a pointed or cone shape then a great option is the Freya Underwire Sports Bra. This is essentially an encapsulation bra (that means, it separates and holds each breast firmly apart). The way the seams are stitched in to the cup result in the slightly pointy look. This is popular with women who have been scarred by years of squishing and squashing their breasts into a Sports Bra that they haven’t been satisfied with.

 
The most requested shape we get is the rounded by separated look. This is pretty easy to achieve these days as most technical Sports Bras we sell offer a combination of compression and encapsulation in their design. That means the breasts are separated, and a layer of compressive material is applied to the top. It leaves a very flattering shape, and a feeling of security. Moulded cups can also be used in Sports Bras to assist with attaining this shape. Some of my top picks for getting this shape are the Berlei Ultimate Performance Bra, Panache Sports Bra and the Shock Absorber Active D+. But there are plenty more that fit in to this category.
While we can afford to get our preferences met with shape these days, my best advice is not to limit yourself in store, but rather be open to a range of suggestions. You never know which bra will feel and fit best, and when you find the perfect match I guarantee you won’t be bothered about the shape it leaves you with.

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