NICO At Home with Magda

SHOP FULL CUP BRA

SHOP LEGGINGS

SHOP MID RISE BRIEF - GREY MARLE + BLACK TRIM   SHOP UNDERWIRE BRA - GREY MARL + BLACK TRIM

SHOP BASIC LONG SLEEVE

SHOP HIPSTER BRIEF

We sat down with Magda after the shoot for a chat:

LIS: What I loved about this shoot and spending time here, was the fact that you are a mum and are handling it so calmly and cooly. What have you learnt about being a mum over the past few years?

MAGDA: Oh god, I think when I finally learnt that no one knows what they’re doing, it just took such a weight off my shoulders. It’s just improvising and I think there’s no right or wrong. Every baby’s different. Going into it I don’t think I knew that. So I’ve just learnt to take it day by day.

LIS: Have you found having a bit of a community around you, to interact with other mums has helped?

MAGDA: Absolutely. When I was pregnant with Story, I joined a “Due in May 2014” online group, which turned into a Facebook group of about sixty women across Australia. Three years later they’re still my biggest support. That kind of anonymous support, which has become less anonymous as we catch up, is so great. And through that I learnt how important it was to reach out to other mums face to face. And I’ve grown in confidence. Like today I met a mum at ballet and we were talking about catching up for a park date. It gives you a reason to reach out.

LIS: That’s really nice. I love that idea of women looking out for other women.

MAGDA: Yeah you have to, because it can be quite isolating and quite lonely if you don’t have a network.

LIS: For sure. We talked a little bit before about having a career and having kids and finding that balance. What’s it been like for you?

MAGDA:  For me, I feel if I do a good job of being a great mum then if I have a job that I enjoy, I don't mind if my career comes second to my family - for the time being, anyway. That’s how I feel about career at the moment. And I think as they grow up, that will change perhaps.

LIS: I’ve had so many people say that actually. That having kids is the most fulfilling thing that you can ever do.

MAGDA: I guess that’s what it is, I feel fulfilled. So now I can do whatever I want!

LIS: I know you have a bit of a background in fashion and design, did you find that your own personal style and the way that you dress changed a bit since having kids?

MAGDA: Oh totally. It’s funny because for a while I didn’t know what I liked anymore. But now I’m just embracing the mum uniform. I just wear T-shirts, sneakers, I have a rotation of jeans and that works for me. It’s practical for what my life entails, it’s comfortable and I can still feel trendy enough in a casual way. So things have become a lot more casual.

LIS: I know what you mean. I’m not even a mum, but I feel like I’m already there! For me comfort is a really big part of being confident.

MAGDA: I feel that translate across everything that you wear, and you see it on the street. You can see the people who feel really great, they look really great because they feel confident.

LIS: And it’s not actually about a particular style or a particular garment, it’s about how they feel when they put something on.

MAGDA: Totally. Even before the babies, I have always wanted to look effortless, but I could only do that if I was feeling what I was wearing, you know?

LIS: For sure. I loved that you were talking earlier about how your body has changed having kids and how you feel like that’s actually such a beautiful thing. The story that your body tells now and the purpose that it fulfils.

MAGDA: It’s true. When you’re pregnant, you watch your body change so much, especially the first time it’s all so new. I remember coming home from the hospital, Story was two days old, and I was standing in front of the mirror and I thought, “I could go get into a bikini right now and I’d feel fine.” My body didn’t look as good as it did before, but I just felt like I was just owning it. From that day forward I’ve become really proud of what my body’s done and with that has come confidence. I’ve kind of let go of the things that used to worry me. By no means am I totally stoked by everything, and there’s definitely an adjustment to the new body, but overall, I just don’t care as much as I did about stretch marks and saggy boobs.

LIS: I think it’s a really amazing transition.

MAGDA: Yeah it is amazing. I’m really proud that my body gave me these gorgeous kids - you’ve got to be thankful.





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HOW TO MEASURE

It's best to measure yourself while wearing tight fitting clothing or nothing.

The tape measure should be snug but not cutting into your body.

Make sure the tape measure is level with the ground all the way around.

BUST: Measure all the way around your body at the fullest part of your bust (usually over the nipples).

 

UNDERBUST: Measure all the way around your body at the top of your ribcage - just underneath the bust.

 

WAIST: Measure all the way around your body at the smallest part of your waist.

 

HIPS: Stand with your feet together and measure all the way around your body at the fullest part of your hips (usually just below the hip bones at the top of the buttocks).

 

Don't have a tape measure? Download our printable tape measure here.

 

Get some tips on bra fitting here. ​

 

NICO BRAS

 TRIANGLE STYLES:

 

UNDERBUST

BUST

XS

63-67cm

74-79cm

S

68-72cm

80-85cm

M

72-77cm

86-91cm

L

78-82cm

92-97cm

 

 FULL CUP/UNDERWIRE STYLES:

 

First measure your underbust - this will give you your band size.

 

  Band Size:

UNDERBUST

BAND SIZE

63-67cm

6

68-72cm

8

73-77cm

10

78-82cm

12

83-87cm

14

 

Now measure your bust. Subtract your underbust measurement from your bust measurement. The difference will give you your cup size.

 

  Cup Size:

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UNDERBUST & BUST MEASUREMENTS

CUP SIZE

10.5-13cm

A

13-15.5cm

B

15.5-18cm

C

18-20.5cm

D

20.5-23cm

DD

 

Bra sizing is about the difference in size between the band (the number) and the cup (the letter). The two are relative! That's why cup sizes vary on different size bands. For example the cup volume of a 10B is bigger than the cup volume of an 8B.

When you change just the cup size, it won't affect your band size. However when you change band sizes, the cup size changes slightly too. So you may find that when you go up a band size, you may have to go down a cup size and visa versa.

This also explains what is sometimes called 'sister sizes'. Basically, each bra size has two sister sizes that are very similar in size:

 

Bra Size Sister Size 1 Sister Size 2
8A/Small 6B  10AA
8B/Small 6C 10A
8C/Medium 6D 10B
10B/Medium 8C 12A
10C/Medium 8D 12B
10D/Large 8DD 12C
12C/Large 10D 14B
12D/Large 10DD 14C
14C 12D 16B
14D 12DD 16C
14DD 12E 16D

 While every body is different, lots of people find they can fit bras within the sister range.

This stuff can be a bit tricky to get your head around but we are happy to help! Just email us for any questions about finding the right fit: orders@nicounderwear.com

 

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NICO BRIEFS & LEGGINGS

 

HIP

WAIST

XS/6

82-87cm

55-60cm

S/8

88-93cm

61-66cm

M/10

94-99cm

67-72cm

L/12 100-105cm 73-78cm

XL/14

106-111cm

79-84cm

 

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NICO BODYSUITS, DRESSES & TEES

 

BUST

WAIST

HIP

XS

74-79cm

55-60cm

82-87cm

S

80-85cm

61-66cm

88-93cm

M

86-91cm

67-72cm

94-99cm

L

92-97cm

73-78cm

100-105cm

 

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