Boobs and Bras: Pepper vs Third Love

This post is all about bras sooo this is your “if you don’t care about bras or boobs please go read one of my other posts :)” warning.

For those who are sticking around let’s talk boobs. I realized a few weeks ago that bras are something I wear on a daily basis and don’t enjoy. In fact taking it off is quite possibly one of the best feelings! For something I wear on a day to day basis it seemed kinda silly that I hadn’t taken the time or energy to invest in a good one.

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I am a part of the itty bitty titty committee and the bras I currently own have straps that fall, cups that gape, and, as small as I am on top, underwire that is tight and leaves marks.

Instead of researching and never taking the leap I decided to check out Pepper and Third Love. They had both popped up on my IG feed and I had saved them to “check out later.” Later was now and I was determined.

I ordered Pepper first. Their site was great about how to measure yourself to find your right size. They only have a few styles of bras and I was recommended the All You Bra in 32B. Because of the questions they asked on measurement I felt pretty confident that this fit should be correct. The cost was $49.

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Third Love’s questions were not so much numerical but about a bra that you already own and what the fit is like. I got matched with a 32A for their bra and was recommended the 24/7 Classic Contour Plunge. I didn’t feel as confident about the sizing here, but took the plunge 😏 anyway. The cost was $68.

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Third Love is operated in a city pretty close to us so I received my package the next day. This was very exciting! I did have a hard time swallowing the price. I tried it on and found it to be comfortable and fit pretty well, but was it $68 worth of fitting well and comfortable?

I felt torn, but ultimately decided to return the bra. The bra was good, but I could not justify having to buy another one for $68. What’s the point of having one good bra?

I recieved Pepper a few days later. The fit was good. Nothing felt super tight, the straps didn’t fall. It was comfortable and I didn’t feel like I was tugging and pulling all day. $49 isn’t a cheap bra by any means, but I decided to keep it.

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I am thinking about getting another bra from Pepper, but I may try out some less expensive brands while I look into the wear and tear of Pepper.

With all that being said I did return my Third Love bra and ran into some issues. The return process is supposed to be easy, but after submitting my email and answering a couple of questions online I was told it would take 30 minutes to receive my return label.

I thought that was odd because I’ve done returns with other companies and it’s super quick to get a return label. I’m talking immediate, but I moved on with my day and still did not receive my return label. I used the chat option online (they don’t have a phone number) and had great customer service. She immediately send me a link to my return label.

I returned it that day to FedEx because I had no time later in the week. I got a receipt and later on the following week I checked to see where my package was because I had not received any emails regarding my return. I saw that they had received it on Tuesday. I decided to wait until the following week to contact if I hadn’t heard anything.

While on break at work the following Tuesday I decided I should look into it. I started a chat and was told that she could see my refund had not been issued and she would do it immediately. I got an email stating that my issue has been refunded. She told me it would take 2-3 business days for it to reflect on my credit card statement.

I am impressed with the service when I go out of my way to reach out to them. It did leave a bad taste in my mouth that I had to take a few extra steps to finish my return. I don’t think I’ve had a company not let me know about when my return was received. It just seems like a nice thing to do?

First world problems, right? Let me know what you guys think about it?

Also let me know if you have ever tried Third Love or Pepper and what you thought? Are you interested in trying out either brand? Let me know!

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