All women need support, no matter what your size and finding a perfectly fitting bra can be tricky particularly if you are on either end of the cup size scale. There are a few tips and tricks that will help find your perfect fit in your D+ Bra.
The first thing to consider is your breast shape. Like everything, not all shapes suit every style, and of course, this applies to lingerie too. There are 7 breast shapes as a guideline (see The Fitting Room) and have recommended styles to suit. There are always exceptions though, so it’s important to try for yourself.
The size is absolutely imperative to get just right! And knowing how the band and straps should be set make all the difference. The band takes most of the breast weight with the shoulder straps to support. The band hooks should be fastened on the middle to the last hook and comfortably allow for two fingers to sit under the band. Too tight it’s uncomfortable and too loose it will not only ride up your back, but you may end up with indents on your shoulders from the straps taking the extra weight.
The shoulder straps should be firm and allow for just one finger under the strap. They shouldn’t dig in or be uncomfortable.
With both the band and straps set correctly, let’s look at the cups. Firstly, the underwire needs to be sitting directly under the breast. The cups need to encompass the whole breast, there shouldn’t be any overspill so check the sides, underneath and top cup. The centre gore should also be sitting flush on the chest wall. If it is sitting out a bigger cup size is needed. There shouldn’t be any pull through the top cup or any gapping.
There is so much more to what a professional fitting can give you. This is just a teacup version of the things to look for. Remember that if you are one size in one brand that doesn’t necessarily mean you are the same in other. It is always good to be fit in a few different brands to get to know what they are like and how their style and fit works for you.
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