Bra Fit Tips
We’ve all heard the statistics that eight out of 10 women are wearing the wrong size bras, but how do you know you’re one of the two who have it right? Our specially trained bra fit specialists can help with complementary custom bra fittings. You should recheck your size at least twice a year, because, hey, life happens. You lose weight, gain weight, have a baby, get a tad older, and it all can show up in your bra size.
Clues You Need a New Size
Straps: Are they digging into your skin? You might need a smaller band size. Is there a gap at the top of the cup between the strap and your skin? Try a smaller cup size.
Band: If your bra is riding up in the back or you can put two fingers under the band, your band is too big. It should sit level below your shoulder blades.
Cups: Are your cups overflowing? If you see spillover in the center or under your arms, your cup size is too small, or you may need a style with more coverage. On the other hand, if the cups don’t lay flat against your breasts, your cup size is too big. The right size cup should fit smoothly and provide lift.
How to Measure
To find your cup size, take a soft tape measure and measure across the fullest part of your bust. To find your band size, measure just above your bust, right where the cups meet the straps. Keep the tape measure snug and level. The difference between these two measurements determines your cup size, with every inch equaling a size.
So if your first measurement is 35 and your second is 34, you’re a 34A. If your first measurement is 39 and your second is 36, you’re a 36C. Not a math expert? No worries. Just use our bra fit calculator.
Bra Style Solutions
- Minimizer Bra: If you’re full-busted, helps stop that peek-a-boo gap on button-down shirts
- Back-Smoothing Bra: Minimizes that bit of bulge above and below the band
- T-shirt Bra: A great choice for a smooth, sleek silhouette when you’re wearing clingy fabrics or knits
- Racerback Bra: Some gals like to have a pretty bra strap showing behind a sleeveless top. But maybe you’re not one of them.
- Convertible Bra: Your new best friend for strapless, halter and even one-shoulder necklines
It’s really all about support, comfort and style. So use these bra fit tips and make your next lingerie shopping trip an uplifting experience.