Bra Size Tips and Common Bra Fitting Problems

Cupless lace bra 1

Cupless lace bra 1

Finding a good fitting bra at the best of times is a challenge and so many women are, in fact, walking around in an ill-fitting bra.  Most of us have two different sized breasts and it is important to fit the larger breast rather than the smaller. Now you’ve done a fitting, but your bra size just doesn’t fit you perfectly. Keep in mind that different brands size their bras differently. A band measurement is a band measurement, but the shape of the cups and the size of the center attachment between cups vary from brand to brand. You may fit a 36DD in one brand perfectly and find that the same size is not as comfortable in another brand. This is because each brand has a different process for developing their bras, shaping their cups, and grading their sizes.

 

Embroidered mesh underwire bra & Garters

Embroidered mesh underwire bra & Garters

Cup: Bra cups should never be baggy. If they are, try going down a cup size. If you notice creasing just around the nipple area, you may have to go down a band size to pull the fabric tighter.

Underwire: The underwire should lie flat against your breastbone. If it rises up, you need to go up a cup size. The other side of the underwire should sit flat against your ribcage without digging into the tissue of your breast.

 Straps: Did you know most of the support in your bra comes from the band? Well, it should. If your straps dig into your shoulders, it’s because your band size is too big.

 

Mesh peek-a-boo bra

Mesh peek-a-boo bra

 

 Band: The band should run in a straight line across your back. If it rises up at the back, you need to go down a band size.

Comfort: Ultimately, your bra should be comfortable. Try it on under clothing to see how it looks and walk around a bit in it to see how it feels when you’re on the move.

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Now that you have your true bra size tips and problem you should better enjoy the various styles that the woman’s undergarment industry has to offer! Just remember that all brands and styles vary in the way that they fit, so be sure to try the bra on before you take it home.