Megan owns Derriere de Soie, a bra fitting and intimate apparel boutique in Downtown Charlottesville. What is some thing she wishes she could tell women about bra fittings? Check out the full interview!
How many children do you have and what are their age(s)?
One little boy, age 2.5.
How long have you lived in Charlottesville? What made you decide to live here?
We’ve been in the area since 2011, and moved here from Wisconsin for my husband’s work. We love how readily accessible so many things are: hiking, food/wine, outdoor activities, easy access to DC/Richmond – without being in a big city.
What’s your favorite family activity (in Charlottesville)?
My son loves walking up and down the Downtown Mall with me – we stop at different shops, enjoy people watching, and can always easily find a fun snack to share.
Where is your favorite place to eat (in Charlottesville)?
My little one loves when we split a bowl from Citizen Bowl, because he steals all the sweet potatoes from it! I love going there for lunches alone so I don’t have to guard my toppings from him.
What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
This surprises me too: In my non-lingerie life, I’ve become an avid gardener. My front yard is my own personal Victory Garden – and my family and I love being able to eat produce straight from it all summer long, and to preserve our excess tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers to enjoy the rest of the year.
What is one piece of advice you wish someone told you about being a mother?
That balance is a joke. Over the course of your child’s life, they’ll need you in different ways – trying to do “everything” is a recipe for disaster – so pick and choose what parts are the most important to you. Being a working mom – I felt a lot of personal pressure to literally do all the things – but I’ve been so much happier to accept that getting help is important, and is allowing me to enjoy time with my son so much more.
Please share your business:
I’ve owned Derriere de Soie for just over 3 years now – we provide bra fittings and sell a wider selection of sizes than you would typically find in a department or big box store.
What is some thing you wish you could tell women about bra fittings?
That the size on the tag doesn’t matter at all – and that bodies change over time. You never need to apologize about the state of the bra you come in wearing: we’re here to help, not judge. Also: don’t save special bras for special occasions – make that occasion everyday.