Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Are You Wearing the Right Bra Size?

Wearing the right sized bra is very important. Correctly fitted bra can change your entire body shape, make you look slimmer and makes your clothes fit & look better, while ill-fitting bras can make you look shapeless, damage confidence and cause bad posture. Not to mention causing back and neck pains, scarring under the breasts and much more.

Does your bra ever feel uncomfortable? Does the band pinch? Does the underwire poke? Does the back ride up? Do the straps create leave bad marks on your shoulders? Do the cups overflow, squeeze or sag? Take a look at the following bra fitting tips and see if you are wearing the right size:

- A bra that fits properly will be supportive and comfortable
- Your boobs would be lifted and separated by the cups
- The back would fit snugly without being restrictively tight

Signs that you need a bigger cup size:
- Your boobs bulge over the top or sides of the cup
- Wires stick out at the front

Signs you need a smaller band size:
- Bra rides up at the back
- Bra moves around when you do
- Straps dig into shoulders


What difference the correct fit can make to your posture, and yes confidence too.

3 steps to the perfect fit

Try these simple steps at home to check that your bra fits perfectly.

1. The band around your body should be firm but comfortable. It should be horizontal and not ride up at the back at all.

2. The wires at the front should lie flat against your rib cage and should not dig in, rub or poke out anywhere, especially in between your boobs.

3. Your boobs should be completely enclosed in the cups and you should have a smooth line where the fabric at the top of the cup ends and meets your bust. You shouldn't have any ridges or bulging, even if you are wearing a balconette or lower cut style bra.

Try before you buy
Just as you would never buy a pair of shoes without trying them on for size, bra sizes differ depending on their style, cut, fabric and make. So always try before you buy. When trying on a bra, fasten it on middle hook (so you can tighten it as it stretches with wear and washing or loosen if it feels tight sometime) and don't forget to adjust the shoulder straps to fit.

1 comment:

  1. I always have problem when buying bra because after buying it and wear it at home, I found it's not fit me perfectly. Now, I never buy if there's no fitting for trying.


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