Tired of keeping on buying the wrong size bra online? Here are the most useful 3 tips for you to make your online bra purchase successfully.

Buying bras online can be a much more enjoyable experience than buying in-store. This is because you have more information at your fingertips about the actual bra, the brand, and the sizes than you would in-store. 

1. Check out the size chart carefully even especially when you’re super confident you know your size.

This is the most important tip when it comes to bra shopping online because sizing differs from brand to brand. Even if you normally wear a 34B in one brand for example, don’t just jump to buying the 34B or its size equivalent (i.e. S or M) immediately. It is good practice to measure yourself using measuring tape and see what size you are based on that specific brand’s size chart. For example, in the states, you can be a 34B in one brand but a 34DD in another brand! If you don't know how, you can watch the video below.

2.  Read the product description closely and zoom in on the photos to avoid any surprises.

Ask yourself questions like: Does the bra have padding? Is it removable or built in? Is the bra seamless or does it have seams? Is it push up? Does the bra have a hook and eye or do I have to pull it over my head? Does it have adjustable straps or not? The little bit of extra time you take to read the description and examine the photos more closely will prevent you from having any surprises come delivery. If you’re not sure about something or need clarification, reach out to customer service at inquiry@forlest.com or on our FB messenger or IG dm.

 3. Examine the return and exchange policy thoroughly.

A con to online shopping is not knowing if something is going to fit you well until you have the product in hand (although a good size chart can help prevent with that). Read up on the return and exchange policy so you know exactly what to expect should you need to make a return or an exchange. Intimate apparel brands policies can vary, ranging from a strict no return policy to returns up to 30 days (provided you don’t actually use the bra or remove the tags). Be mindful as bra brands typically use a “sniff test” with returns/exchanges to ensure that the bra is in its original condition upon return and really wasn’t used!

However, there are a lot of counterfeit bras out there, even for a small bra brand like us. Yes, they are selling lower grade items so they can offer a lower price. If you can't decide which brand has the genuine products, you can try to find a review on social media, like Instagram, Youtube and Tiktok, a review like this may help.