Bra Fitting Guide & Tips
At Browns Lingerie we specialise in bra fitting. We all want to feel comfortable, supported and well fitted when wearing our bra everyday. Whatever the occasion or whatever style of bra we choose it should be comfortable and fit correctly.
It is well known that 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra. In our experience this is true, with most women wearing a back size that is too big and a cup size that is too small. Not only does this mean that we are not getting the correct support from our bras but wearing the correct bra will not only make you feel more comfortable but it will enhance your figure, accentuate your waist and your confidence will be boosted too.
HOW TO CHECK A BRA FITS WELL AND COMFORTABLY
There is nothing worse than wearing a bra with wires poking into you, straps falling off the shoulders, bulging cups and band digging in.
To avoid these bra problems and to help you find a comfortable bra we’ve created this guide which offers hints and tips for making sure your bra fits properly.
- Straps – straps should not dig into the shoulders, the straps should take the weight from the shoulders and run parallel at the back. The straps should sit flat and not slip off.
- Underarm – the side wire should sit flat, no gaping and not too tight so no bulging under the armpit.
- Cups – breasts should be comfortably encased in the cups with no bulging or gaping at the top or the sides.
- Centre panel – the centre front fitting should be snug to the chest wall with no gaps or digging in.
- Band – the band should be secure and level all the way round, not riding up at the back. The band should sit snug underneath the breast tissue.
- Wires – if underwired the wires should lie flat. You should not be able to feel the wires when you move around.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO PUT MY BRA ON?
You should always start by putting the bra on the loosest hook so that it can be tightened as the bra starts to give after being worn a few times.
Adjust the shoulder straps to ensure they are sitting parallel at the back and not too tight or loose.
If the band feels too tight then try going up a size (36 to 38).
If the cups feel too small then try a larger cup size (E to F).
Always make sure to do the sweep and lift into the cup, make sure the nipples are centralised in the cup. Put your hand inside the cup and lift and sweep the breasts so the nipples are centralised and your breasts are fully encased in the cups.
COMMON BRA FITTING QUESTIONS
WHY DOES MY BRA RIDE UP MY BACK?
If the back of your bra band is riding up and sitting too high on your back then the back band may not be the correct size for you or the straps might be too tight.
WHY DOES MY BRA DIG IN?
If your bra band digs into your side/back it could be the bra band is too small.
WHY DO MY BRA CUPS OVERFLOW?
If your breasts bulge and spill out of your bra this can indicate that the cup size is too small for you or your bra may be cut too low for the size of your breasts.
WHY DOES THE CENTRE PANEL OF MY BRA GAPE AND NOT LIE FLAT?
If the centre panel of your bra gapes and does not lie flat then your bra cup may be too small and band size too big.
If you would like further help and advice with bra fitting and sizing then our friendly team of bra specialists are on hand to help you find a well fitting, comfortable and supportive bra, so give us a call or whatsapp us +447935011058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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