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Month of Mom: Win a free bra fitting, bra from The Bra Patch

Posted May 23, 2011
Updated May 26, 2011

So this was a popular contest!!! Congratulations to our winners vogelkb and onecent1232003! Please check your emails!

We're nearing the end of our month-long celebration of moms this month. We've got two great contests left: Free bra fittings and a $50 gift certificate to The Bra Patch in north Raleigh for two lucky winners and a makeover and two other great prizes for some lucky winners!

Today, I'm starting the contest for the bra fitting and gift certificate from The Bra Patch.

I've been shopping at The Bra Patch for more than a decade now. As I've written before, I have never been able to find my true bra size at a regular department or lingerie store - leaving me with ill-fitting bras and a burgeoning back problem. When I moved to the Triangle and found The Bra Patch those many years ago, I finally found a store that had exactly what I needed.

The store has moved and changed owners since I bought my first bra there and it's only gotten better. While it specializes in hard-to-fit sizes, it offers a full range of styles and sizes. You'll also find nursing, maternity and mastectomy bras along with bridal and formal foundation wear. The store has been with me through a wedding, two babies and in between.

Owner Ruth Dowdy knows exactly how to find the right fit. When you go to The Bra Patch, be sure to talk to Ruth or one of her staff. If the style of bra you're looking for isn't in her store, Ruth will search it out for you and order it or just pull it from the back. Some of the bras they have are not on the floor.

In other words, I recommend the store, which is at 1603 North Market Dr. near where Wake Forest Road splits into Falls of Neuse Road and Old Wake Forest Road. (And for what it's worth, I have never received any kind of discount or freebie at The Bra Patch. I just love supporting this local business because it's supported me, so to speak, for so long).

Ruth has offered a bra fitting and $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners.

What do you need to do to enter to win? One or both of the following:

1. Like WRAL Go Ask Mom on Facebook.

2. And for those of you who aren't on Facebook or who already are fans of our Facebook page, you can enter right here on Go Ask Mom. Just answer the following question in the comments section at the bottom of this post. Here's the question: Do you think you're wearing the right or wrong bra size?

This contest ends at noon May 26. Two winners will be picked at random from all entries. The winners' user names or Facebook name will be posted on this post by 9 p.m. May 26. The winners also will be emailed and/or contacted through Facebook, if possible. The winners must respond by noon May 30 or a runner-up will be selected. Good luck!

And be sure to check out all of the fabulous prizes in our Month of Mom!


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  • kcastleberry May 30, 2011

    I know I'm wearing the wrong size. I've never once had a bra that fit right. I would LOVE to win!

  • moonwalk May 26, 2011

    wrong size I am sure

  • blhug May 26, 2011

    I have on one of the Bra Patch bras and am glad!!

  • delaneymoney May 25, 2011

    since i just a baby 3 weeks ago - i know i'm wearing the wrong size! i need help!

  • AMHall82 May 25, 2011

    I'm probably pretty close to the right size. Though, since I stopped nursing, I could probably stand to go down a cup size. And, lots of you are right - the Hanes outlet in Smithfield, Lane Bryant (if you're a big girl like me), and even Victoria's Secret offer FREE fittings! They'll measure you and help you find the right style to fit your shape right there in the store!

  • marmalade77 May 25, 2011

    Wrong, I'm sure...

  • nursesarah30 May 25, 2011

    definitely wrong

  • swirlgirl027 May 25, 2011


  • cgrunewald May 24, 2011

    definitely wrong

  • kg4rmt May 24, 2011

    I'm probably not wearing the right size bra, but I've never had a fitting.