Custom fitting of intimate apparel can be traced back to the Renaissance period where women would be fitted in specially designed corsets that would lift and enhance their bust while minimizing their waistline. Although the desired effect was achieved, the price they paid was dear; For these contraptions were extremely uncomfortable, restricted movement and caused poor circulation.
Marie Tucek is credited with patenting the first actual ‘breast supporter’ in 1893. Her foundation garment was similar to the bras sold today having pouches for the breasts to sit in.
The Custom Fit Bra Company employs custom fitters who have been properly sizing women for over thirty years in the fashion of Marie Tucek rather than their Renaissance counterparts. Their bras help to improve the appearance of the bust by placing them in the appropriate position on the chest. They do this through a system of pulling loose breast tissue into the cup and securing it in a unique triangle where it rests on a supporting surgical felt band. Most of the support comes from the band rather than the straps so that you are held up with less compression to the shoulders, promoting proper posture, and keeping you skin off skin.
In short, Custom Fit’s bras produce a trimmer looking silhouette without sacrificing any comfort or support.