5 steps to a perfect fit
The secret to a comfortable bra is finding the perfect fit. Boosted confidence? You got it. Improved posture? Yep. Lasts longer? Probably. And these are just some of the benefits of a well-fitted bra. Wondering how should a bra fit? Start with the below…
1. Use a mirror: Forget the tape measure. All you need is your favourite bra and a mirror to check for a proper bra fit.
2. Lean forwards: This will allow your breasts to fall naturally into the bra cups and gives the best support.
3. Lift the wires: As you straighten up, lift the wires up into the crease of your bust before fastening the bra.
4. Lift your bust into the cup: This will give you a good idea of how comfortable the bra is and how well it fits.
5. Adjust the straps: Adjust your shoulder straps to ensure you get the right support.Shop all bras
COMMON BRA FITTING PROBLEMS
(& HOW TO SOLVE THEM)
A well-fitting bra not only feels comfortable, but it can improve your posture and even give you a more defined waist. Here’s some signs you’re wearing the wrong bra, and how to know if your bra fits.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. My specific size is out of stock
A. Try going down a band size and up a cup size or up a band size and down a cup size. For example, if you are a 34E, try a 32F or a 36DD. This is called sister sizing – the cup volume will be the same for these three sizes.
Q. Why don’t you recommend using a tape measure?
A. The tape measure system was developed over 80 years ago and body shapes have changed since then… and we now have cup sizes up to a K. Also, you have to be wearing a bra in order to be measured which doesn’t allow for an accurate measurement (especially if you’re wearing the wrong size bra in the first place).
Q. What’s the most common error made in choosing a bra size?
A. Wearing too big a back band is one of the most common mistakes. Many people confuse the back measurement with breast size, and for example think that a 36 or 38 must be busty. This not only gives poor support and causes bulging necklines and lumps under fitted clothing, but it can also lead to skin irritation and bad posture.Shop all lingerie