Let’s Talk Bras! An Interview with Ali Cudby of Fab Foundations – via The Lingerie Addict
Today I’m really excited to be interviewing Ali Cudby of Fab Foundations. Ali is the author of Busted!: The FabFoundations Guide To Bras That Fit, Flatter and Feel Fantastic. I got an advance press review copy of the book last year, and I’ve already recommended it privately to several of my readers.
One of the things I like most about Busted! is how approachable and down-to-earth it is. I’m a big fan of talking about lingerie in a way everyone can understand, and I’m an even bigger fan of empowering women to recognize good lingerie and good fit for themselves. In our interview today, Ali talks about why bras are so important, her most poignant bra memory, and how to discover your size if you don’t live near a fitter.
1) Thanks so much for making the time for my readers! I’ve read your book, “Busted!: The Fab Foundations Guide to Bras That Fit, Flatter, and Feel Fantastic” a few times now and it’s in regular rotation in my library. What made you want to write a book about lingerie? Do you come from a retail or design background?
I come from the background of being a frustrated consumer. After a lifetime of ill-fitting bras that were uncomfortable and unflattering, I (accidentally, but happily) stumbled into the world beyond DD bras around 8 years ago. It was a transformational moment for me. Finding bras that fit changed how I felt in my body, every single day – and it was so thrilling that I began learning more about the industry, blogging, and ultimately creating a methodology for fit that became the basis of Busted!
2) One of the things The Lingerie Addict tries to do is emphasize how important lingerie is to a woman’s wardrobe. Just how important do you think bras and bra fitting should be to women?
Women tell me that they don’t care much about their bras because bras “don’t show.” I couldn’t disagree more! Wearing a bra that fits is going to improve how your clothes look on your body. Proper fit will even improve your posture and help reduce sagging later in life. Plus, a properly fitted bra will be more comfortable, which enables you to focus on other things, without distraction. I know I feel much better in my skin whenever I’m wearing a bra that makes the girls stand up and proud. Women who have gotten fitted after years of wearing uncomfortable, ill-fitting bras say the same thing. So I think bras and fit is hugely important to women, whether they’re an AA-cup or an N-cup.
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