Our Ann Summers Fitting Review: Well, actually, Ann Summers just did ask us to go try out their fitting service. So we snuck in, as covertly as possible, before brazenly announcing that we — yes, we! This list shall act as the stick with which we beat our reviewees with or the whip — probably more appropriate in the case of Ann Summers. Kinky minx that she is. First off we have Personality note the capital P there — denotes importance.
It also includes the attitude of the staff, and most importantly your interaction with the fitter. On to Ann Summers!
Both Cups have preconceived ideas about Ann Summers. So when we first entered the shop in York, no surprise, we saw what we wanted to see. The shop assistants told us to have a browse to see what we might fancy while we were waiting. So, after a bit of typical tomfoolery with the Santa Claus sexy range and some more PVC, we got down to business.
We were soon after invited into a lovely big dressing room with our lovely fitter Abbi. Ah, our ears pricked up: Sneaky Sian had suspected as much beforehand, and was a wearing a 28G bra she knew was slightly too small on the cups due to the shape, but clever Abbi rumbled her straight away.
This girl knows her stuff. After noticing our band size 28s all round she explained that the smallest band size they stock in-store is a 32, although they do go to a 30 online. To her credit, she acknowledged our band sizes fit us perfectly — but it was simply her duty, we suppose, to get us into whatever the Annie-equivalent was. She asked our preferences, and left to grab us a few to try on. And then bra-insanity ensued … Charley instantly regretted her automatic request for a cleavage: She just looked butch.
The fact that the lingerie boosted a massive bra-to-boob ratio just made everything look weird — out of shape — and as though she had massive shoulders.
Abbi, however, did give a great explanation of the new technology in one of the bras — bean bags yes, bean bags which mould to your breast and are also more breathable. Sian had even less luck, with a succession of bras that either rode up at the back, or astonishingly gaped in the cups. And a very strange shape in the larger cups! It not only fitted, but it looked amazing on. It was a close contest between that and a gorgeous turquoise and black racerback style bra that magically created cleavage despite not claiming to be a cleavage-enhancing bra, but Bow Boudoir Plunge won out in the end.
Iona Aqua Padded Bra with racerback — 32B Sian, crestfallen, was facing the fact that she would never fit into anything when… a corset entered the room! This, Abbi assured us, was gorgeous — and anyone literally — anyone — she conspiratorially whispered could be squeezed into one of these babies. It was genuinely hilarious to watch Sian try and squeeze into an 8 — probably the most boobilicious failure in history — but she did fit into the 10, and was laced to corsetry perfection.
Sneak peek of our pieces: It was made extremely fun by the fact that our fitter, Abbi, was so approachable and adaptable. The range was great; we each tried on about 6 different bras, all completely diverse in style, cut and colour, and best of all we were never told they were out of stock in any size, despite the fact that we were visiting on the busiest of shopping days. Another good tip to pass to those looking for an Ann Summers buy: