Let us take a look at what bra you are wearing..
When I fit I usually start by checking to see how loose the back of the bra is, if it is too loose it will ride up your back. It should sit snuggly to your back – firm enough that it doesn’t move when you raise your arms or twist your body, the firmer the waist band of the bra the better the support. Too much emphasis is put on “back fat”. Please! there needs to be more let’s worry about how the breast look, rather than the back, cause lets face it we want our breasts looking great .. so Yes, snug is good. Also take note that the back of the bra is parallel with the front. The best way to tell if the back is correct hook the hooks on the loosest fitting if it feels snug that’s fine, but to be sure, take it then to the tightest if that is too tight go back to the loosest. if it feels more secure done on the tightest go down one size in the back . Once we have established the correct and comfortable back size lets get started on the cup size. Before I continue with the “cup” let me first explain how the sizing works – the band is the measurement around the waist 8,10,12,14,16,18 etc -or 30,32,34,36,38,40 the cup sizing is the AA,A,B,C,D,DD,E,F,FF,G,GG,H,HH,J,JJ,K.
YES Bras do cater for all these sizes. I shall tell you about the different brands of bras that cater for the bigger cup sizes later..
Okay, lets get back to the fitting of the cup size, first off the best way for me to explain the fitting, is to picture your breast as a picture in a frame,your breast are the picture and the wire is the picture frame.. we want the breast to sit in the cup filling it completely but with NO spillage and no puckering.. The best way to make sure all your breast are in the cup is to scoop your breast from under your arm bringing all your breast forward. then lifting cup at the front slightly and smoothing breast out to sit in cup completely.The wires are to sit at the back of the breast sitting firm against the body.. (don’t want wires sticking in any part of the breast or attacking under arms) wires also should be sitting flush against your chest between your breast.. if the cup size is too small there will be spillage at the top and sides (under arms) also there should be NO spillage coming from underneath the cups. A lot of women think that breasts just automatically jump up into the cups lol, that’s not the case they all need to be lifted and put into place. I think we have covered just about everything. Oh except i forgot to mention the tightness of the straps, they should be firm but not tight that they dig into your shoulders but not that loose they fall of your shoulders.. it’s all about comfort and shape and to do that is to have the right size and style of bra that suits your body shape.. For the ladies who don’t have the luxury of having your own personal bra fitter follow these tips and you will be on the right direction..
happy bra shopping