Bra Fitting

What's the right fit for me

Wearing the correct size bra, won’t only boost your shape it will also boost your confidence. According to recent press, over 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra. The below advice will help assist you in determining if you are wearing the correct fit, ensuring that you feel comfortable, confident and well supported.

 It is worth noting similar to body shape, everyone’s bust is different, and therefore a style that works for one woman may be completely wrong for another. We advise trying different shapes and styles to find the right one to flatter you.

Wearing the wrong size bra may cause problems including:

- Neck ache

- Shoulder ache

- Back ache

- Skin irritation caused by straps digging in

- Irreversible damage to ligaments can cause breast pain and sagging

- Wires can press into breast tissue, causing unnecessary pressure and discomfort

Wearing the right size bra will:

- Be comfortable

- Be supportive

- Lift the bust revealing the waist to give a slimmer appearance

- Fill you with confidence

- Create a better posture and smooth silhouette under clothing.

Steps to determining the correct fit:

1. Bend forward and make sure the wires are positioned under the bust

2. The hook and eye should be fastened securely at the back on the loosest setting, this can be adjusted when the bra loses elasticity in the wash

3. Stand upright and make sure the breasts are sitting comfortably and evenly within the cups, moving the bust to the centre front, the cups should hug the breast. If the cups are too tight or too lose then a different size is needed

4. The straps should be adjusted so that they are firm, but not too tight.


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Bra Fit Example 1

The bra is fitting when... The underband is firm, but not uncomfortable.

Troubleshooting If the underband is riding up, the back size is too big.

Bra Fit Example 2

The bra is fitting when... The breasts are totally encased within the wire, which should sit flat against the body. (The wire should not sit on the breast tissue).

Troubleshooting If the underband is on the loosest setting and is uncomfortably tight, then the back size is too small.

Bra Fit Example 3

The bra is fitting when... There is no bulging at the underarm or the neck edge. The straps are comfortable..

Troubleshooting If the straps are digging into the shoulders, they are supporting too much of the weight of the breasts and so the underband may not be giving enough support. A smaller back size may be needed.

Bra Fit Example 4

The bra is fitting when... The arms are lifted and the bra stays in place.

Troubleshooting If the cups lift away from the chest when the arms are lifted, then either a smaller back size and/or a larger cup size is needed.

Bra Fit Example 5

The bra is fitting when... There is no wrinkling on the cups.

Troubleshooting If the cups are wrinkling and there is space at the top and the sides of the cup, a smaller cup size is needed.

Bra Fit Example 6

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