There are so many Lingerie brands out there. Now that you know your size, You can do a few basic searches. You will find new brands that you didn’t know existed. It’s almost like being a kid in a candy store. Please try on your bras in a store if you can.

Normally if you were in a store could try the on the bras and see how the fit. But when you buy online you can’t do that. If you decided to pick one bra or two or three that are different colors, styles, and  brands. You might be disappointed when your bra is delivered to your house. Then you open the box and you put your fabulous new bra it might not fit like you think that it should. You will think to yourself I measured, and I put on the new bra exactly as you said. This bra should fit.

I don’t want any of you wonderful readers to think that the reason why your bra does not fit is your fault. There is nothing wrong with your breasts. The truth is every lingerie brand does things differently, when designing their bras. Even in the same brand different styles will fit you differently. So the best way to find out what bra fits you best if to pick one style one brand and several sizes that are close to your bra size measurement. If you want you can pick different colors in each bra for each of the bras that is fine.

Time to get fitted:

Make sure you read my post on putting on your bra correctly.

The Hook and Eye: The Hook and eye it the faster that keeps you bra together. Always put it on the last hook if it’s new. As the bra get worn in, place the hooks on the next row of eyes.

The Band: It should feel tight, but you should be able to run two fingers along the band of the bra. If the band is too tight you go up to the next size and down in the cup. You shouldn’t be able to pull your bra to far from the body. If can then the band is too big please go down a band size and up in the cup.

The Band should be parallel to the cups. The back of the band should straight across the back. If the band is riding up then it’s too big and you have tightened the straps to much. You should down in the band size and up in the cups size.

The Straps: You should be able to run two fingers along your strap. Just like if you were trying on jeans move around a bit. If your Straps fall down then tighten them up. If they are already at the maximum tightness the strap allows, then you can’t consider this a good fit.  Compare the lose straps to this to band and it’s riding up in the back the band is too big. Like the band you shouldn’t be able to pull the straps far form the body. Your straps should not tightened all the way up when you first buy it. You should be able to to tighten it more as you wear it.

The Bridge: The bridge is the middle bra of the bra and sits in between the cups. If should sit flat against your breast bone. Your breast tissue should not be under the underwire that is suppose to separate your breast. If the bridge is lifting up an and bridge is sitting on top of the breast then you will want to go up a cup size.

Like the band and the straps, you should not be able to pull the bridge to far away from the breast bone. If you can pull it to far away then and then band size is too big and you should go down a band size, you might want to try two bras one with the same cup size and one with a larger cup.

The Cup: The cup should encase the breast. If the top of the cup has more material then your bra needs and looks loose the cup is too big. Pretty simple if the cup looks to big then it is too big. But make sure you put the bra on properly and get all your breast fat into the cup, by lifting, smoothing the sides, and jiggling into the cup.

The best way to make sure your cup is not to small is put on a t-shirt. If you see a bulge on the front or on the side your cup is to small. If the cup is too big then stay with that band size and try the next cup down.  If you cup size is to small then get a bigger cup with the same band size and one with a bigger cup size and a band smaller.

The Underwire: The under wire should fit completely around breast. For lager cup sizes your underwire might fit under you armpit. That is fine. But if your underwire does not fit under the breast from the bridge, the bra you are wearing is not right doesn’t fit. You might want to try another size. If you have tried all that sizes that are close to your measurements then you might want to try another brand.

I bet you never thought there would be so much variation on getting a proper fit. If you go to a Proper Bra Fitter they will do all that work for you. But not all Bra Fitters know what they are doing. At the end of the day they are just sale people trying to sell you something. This is why it you should know what to look out for to see if your bra fits well. Always ask what the return policy is before they get you in the booth.

Now remember that a bra is supposed to worn under you clothes. I forget that sometimes myself. So when you have found a bra that your are sure fits well, put on a t-shirt and see how your silhouette looks. Turn to the side.  The apex of your breast should sit mid way between the shoulder and you elbow. As bra will wear over time check yourself in the mirror to make make sure that your silhouette remands the same. If it changes then adjust the straps and hook and eyes accordingly. If your strap is at it tightest and your hooks are on the inner most row of eyes then it’s time to get a new bra.

Have fun getting your new bra and Good Luck!!

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5 responses »

  1. I just love this post. Most women don’t get their breast measured.. but I do. I can’t stand the wrong size bra.. it’s never flattering. Great post.

  2. Ms. Pris says:

    As I am a fat chick, I have bulges in a few places even when my bras fit right. Bulges from a too-small bra should be visible even without a tshirt though 🙂

  3. Great post; I found the image particularly useful 🙂

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