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Today's Racked Rx was inspired by an email to the tipline asking for advice. A reader wrote in explaining that she's a 38DD, she's in a wedding, and she needs an uplifting bra for the required dress. We made some inquiries, and a friend of Racked had the perfect solution:
My personal recommendation is to make an appointment with the ladies at Intimacy on 62nd and Third (you can make reservations online). As a bosomy girl myself, I've gotten measured and fitted at tons of places all over the world—from crazy scary Lower East Side back rooms to velvet boudoirs in Paris—and I like Intimacy the best. They're no-BS, straightforward, and will actually be able to sell you a bra that fits you, instead of trying to sell you a bra that only sort-of-fits (helloooo Victoria's Secret). Also, I love that they have bras in all price ranges—from $20 all the way up to the hundreds, so there's something for everyone.Yelp only has one review of this location, but it involves a saleslady telling a woman that she's a size "F for Fantastic!" so we're pretty much sold.
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