The best dressed understand it all begins with ‘what lies beneath’. You wouldn’t contemplate building on shifting sands, nor should you consider slipping that gorgeous dress over your head until you have established the ideal foundation garments.
Visible lines or (quelle horreur!) peaking bra straps decimate chic. Deborah Lewthwaite of The Fitting Room stores says they can create the perfect foundation if your party or Cup Day dress is strapless, or if you are looking for firm support under silks or chiffons. There are strapless bras in body sizes 8-22, as well as cup size D to H. If your backless dress doesn’t lend itself to strapless, the stores also stock a breast uplift tape in three sizes, up to cup size H.
New in store is shapewear by Miracle Suit, the High Waist Thigh Slimmer and Extra Firm Sheer High Waist Brief, and Deborah says often all that is required is the perfect nude, moulded t-shirt bra to perfect the way a dress sits. Whether you need to streamline, lift, hide, or enhance, there is a happy solution for every issue. Simply come in with your dress and let the fitting commence! Access is a breeze. Box fresh in April of this year, The Fitting Room store opposite The Colombo on Colombo Street has joined its established sister in Fendalton Road.
Both specialise in fuller cup bras plus swimwear in all sizes (all year round) and clients receive friendly, personalised service from the experienced fitters. Find them at