Photo: Jamar Stephens

Photo: Jamar Stephens

Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

Location of the Week: Linea Intima

For those in the know, this boutique is a treasure trove of beautiful intimates and is a go-to destination for many fashion industry insiders. Be warned, owner Liliana Mann tells it like it is and ill fitting, scraggy bras that result in the dreaded uniboob or, even worse, the quadruple boob will not go unnoticed. But rest assured, facing the hard truth means you’ll leave with a seemingly custom, magical bra that improves your posture and keeps the girls looking better than ever.

THE STYLE HOUSE EXTRA! LILIANA'S TIPS: 1. Since 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra, first and most important is to determine your correct bra size by having a professional bra-fitting. A properly fitted bra can help reduce back pain and headaches for large-breasted woman and can help improve posture, overall appearance and enhance self-esteem for all women. Plus your clothes will look and fit better.

2. Choose bra styles based on the type of clothes you wear most ( T-shirts versus business attire ). Choose 2 bras to get started, because you need to wash them after every second wear and give them a break in between. You will be comfortable and look great so you will definitely know what to do next......discard or donate the old uncomfortable bras and add ‘sisters’ to the new ones when you can!

3. Buy the best bra you can afford. A quality bra that is cared for properly is worth its weight in premium lace and underwire and will last you longer than a less expensive bra and in the end cost less per wear.

1925 Avenue Rd. 416-780-1726

Photo credit (Store shot): Ingrid Punwani

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