Where to find the right bra

The Natori Feathers bra, in Crimson, is a

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You've just spent a cool $500 on a hot little dress but still can't shake that frumpy feeling. Maybe the problem isn't the dress but what you're wearing underneath.Take a hard look in the mirror. If your "girls" are sitting low instead of riding high, chances are you -- like most women in America -- are wearing the wrong size bra. And the last time you were fitted was . . . ?Susan Nethero (dubbed the "Bra Whisperer" by TV fashion guru Carson Kressley) knows exactly how uplifting the right fit can be. The owner of the Intimacy chain of lingerie boutiques (and former guest on "Oprah") maintains that a well-fitted and, therefore, comfortable bra can instantly make a woman look taller, slimmer, more well proportioned. Nethero says women tell her that "body- image issues they've struggled with their whole lives are resolved" after a 15-minute fitting.Nethero's shops (there are two in Manhattan) aren't the only places to find your bra guru. After embarking on a Long Island quest, we found expert service at the following five stores. All are staffed by experienced bra fitters and offer a broad range of brands, styles and sizes.-- Joan Reminick

  • Bare Essential Intimates has over five hundred bras

    Bare Essential Intimates Lingerie 212 Sunrise Hwy. Rockville Centre Owner and expert fitter Serafina (Sera) Kiernan is proud of the attention given to customers ...

  • On left, owner Bernice Blum Siegel and her

    Blum's Lingerie, Bathing suits 27 E. Main St. Patchogue The well-stocked and staffed 84-year-old department store specializes in swimwear, which is available in hard-to-find ...

  • The bra section at Great Shapes in Merrick.

    Great Shapes in Merrick Bathing accessories, Lingerie, Women's clothing 2300 Merrick Rd. Merrick Though primarily a swimsuit shop, Great Shapes also sells bras, pantyhose, sportswear, hats and sandals. ...

  • This Michael Kors snakeskin print also comes in

    Great Shapes in Roslyn Heights $$$ | Handbags & accessories, Lingerie, Bathing accessories, Women's clothing 190 Mineola Avenue Roslyn Heights From one-piece bathing suits that ruche in just the right places to bikinis with underwire ...

  • Merrick, NY: Tuesday, October 12, 2011--- A detail

    Great Shapes in Woodbury Bathing accessories, Lingerie, Women's clothing 8025 Jericho Tpke. Woodbury Though primarily a swimsuit shop, Great Shapes also sells bras, pantyhose, sportswear, hats and sandals. ...

  • What: Intimacy Where: Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden

    Intimacy Clothing, Lingerie, Shopping, Bathing suits 630 Old Country Rd. Garden City Intimacy, a new bra fitting and lingerie store at Roosevelt Field mall, was founded by ...

  • Mary Pera, owner of Mary Corsetieres in Woodbury,

    Mary Corsetieres Lingerie 930 Woodbury Rd. Woodbury Women of all shapes have been converging on this Woodbury standby since 1969, when Mary ...

  • The Wedding Suite at Nordstrom, Roosevelt Field

    Nordstrom Handbags & accessories, Shoes, Outerwear, Women's clothing, Fur, Gifts, Jewelry, Formal wear, Clothing, Lingerie, Leather goods, Cosmetics & perfumes, Children's clothing, Men's clothing 630 Old Country Rd. Garden City Nordstrom department stores sell top designer clothing, shoes, jewelry, beauty products and more. The Roosevelt ...

  • German/Swiss lingerie and shapewear company Triumph opened its

    Triumph Lingerie 160 Walt Whitman Rd. Huntington Station The Walt Whitman Shops location is German/Swiss retailer Triumph's first store in the U.S. The ...

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