(credit: myintimacy.com)

Once you’ve worn a bra that fits well, there’s no going back. The girls are supported; you can look like you’ve lost a few pounds and what’s more – your clothes fit better. As a woman who’s been there, trying on 20 bras and leaving the store with nothing, it’s nice to take the guessing game out of the experience. Just remember, don’t get too hung up about sizes; your size will change depending on the bra company, and on what you want from your bra.

Forty Winks

56 JF Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

This shop is new to Harvard Square and very much appeal to one’s sense of sight and touch. Fuchsia, purple, black, cream lace bras…you name it, it’s there. Forty Winks offers a wide range of bras from the functional to the very flirty and playful. The owners Rachel and Meredith know their merchandise inside and out. What’s more they know what bra will work on different body types.

French Dressing

49 River Street Place
Boston, MA 02108

Tucked away in Beacon Hill, this small boutique is a gem. Don’t worry if you don’t see a lot of merchandise on the floor, it’s a small shop after all. The ladies will work with you to be sure you leave the store feeling—uplifted.


Copley Place Mall
100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

This is the place for a bra makeover! The shopping experience at Intimacy rests more in the hands of the consultants as they are responsible to bringing you bras that will work best for your frame once you’ve been fitted. The fittings will take about 20 minutes. Be sure to make a reservation on their website; otherwise prepare to wait at least 30 minutes.

Nordstrom (The Natick Collection)

290 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760

The dressing rooms are plush, the ladies are ever so helpful and you’ll leave perky. You can make an appointment for a fitting, but walk-ins are also welcomed.

Martini Severin blogs on the Boston fashion scene at BeyondBostonChic.com. She goes in search of the latest trends and snaps shots of men and women around the city who really understand style.