Does Your Bra Fit?

How do you know if your bra fits? Read on to find out in 3 simple steps:

Step 1: Check the Cups

Ideally, a bra cup will hold all of your breast without gaping or spillage on the top or on the sides.

Gaping Cups
Do you notice gaps in your cup even when you think you are wearing the right size? Perhaps a bra insert can come to the rescue. If the gaps are too big, you probably need to get fitted again. The right bra should fit you snuggly when worn and keep your breast supported to stay in shape round the clock.

Understand your breast shape more to determine what suit you best. Check out our breast shape guide here.

Overflowing Cups
Many women mistakenly believe a smaller cup is necessary for cleavages. But it may not be the case. The easiest fix to this is simply up a cup size.

Step 2: Check the Band

It is the band that should provide most of the bra's support. Try lifting both arms - the bands should stay put. It should feel snug, not tight.

Riding Up
The most common reason for ride-up is that the band is too big. Without providing the necessary support, your breasts starts to weigh down on the cups and pull the band upwards in the back.

TIP: When wearing or fitting on a new bra, always start from the loosest hook. That way, you can prolong the lifespan of the bra without stretching it too much. 
Digging In
It can be very uncomfortable if your band is digging into your sides. Sort this out easily by loosening the hook or using a bra extender. A smaller cup size may also force and shift your breasts to the back. Choose a larger cup size to encircle and contain your breast.


Step 3: Check the Straps

The bra straps assist with the positioning, some light lifting and most importantly keeping the cups in place so you don't fall out.

Slipping Straps
If you find yourself frequently hoisting your straps back up onto your shoulders, it's probably time to tighten them. The elastic can stretch out over time and it's necessary to adjust them before you wear. 

Slipping straps may also be another indication that your cup size is too big. As mentioned earlier, if your band is riding up your back, the straps may become loose and slip off your shoulders.

Check out out size chart here for a better gauge on your size.

Digging Straps
Your band is either too large or has stretched out to the point that you aren't getting the support you need. Since your band is not adequately supporting the weight of your breasts, it draws down on the straps. This triggers the uncomfortable digging by putting a log of pressure on your shoulders. 
A proper bra fitting will help you find the optimal style for your body & figure. Need help? Make an appointment with our Fitting Experts today. We’re happy to help.

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