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How to Tell if Your Bra Fits Perfectly

How to Tell if Your Bra Fits Perfectly

Not only is an ill-fitting bra uncomfortable and unflattering, but it can also cause tissue damage to the breasts over time. Common problems are bands are riding up the back or falling down. Another issue is cups having too much or too little space and the center of the bra not laying flat against the chest. These issues can cause bands to dig into the shoulders, which can cause red marks and pain in the shoulders and neck, all signs that your bra doesn’t fit properly. Surprisingly, many women face this problem. In fact, studies show that 70 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size.

On the other hand, a bra that fits perfectly is amazing at accentuating beautiful décolletage while providing comfortable support for the breasts. Whether the bra style is a lacy push-up, demi-cup, or full coverage, grab a tape measure and be your own bra fitting specialist with a few simple methods used by the lingerie experts.

First, find your band size by measuring around the underbust, which is located around the rib cage. Make sure that the tape is held at a comfortable tension, not binding but also not loose. Also, wear a non-padded bra since this will lift the breasts just enough to allow for a more accurate measurement of the band and cup size. Take the measurement and round the number to the nearest whole number. If the number is even, add four inches. If it’s odd, add five. For example, if you measured 33 inches, your band or frame size is 38. You can also calculate your size with a simple to use online bra calculator.

To find your accurate cup size, wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of the breasts, which is located at the center of the nipple. Take this calculation and round to the nearest whole number. Then, subtract your band size from your bust measurement and find your cup size from a bra calculation chart.

To ensure that your bra fits properly, adjust the straps so that the back of the bra is level with the front. If you can fit one finger underneath the band, then the bra shouldn’t be too loose or uncomfortably tight. Also, when putting on the bra, make sure that your breasts are fully in the cups by bending at the waist and letting them fall naturally into place. Now, put on a tight fitting shirt and see how the bra looks underneath. The breasts should not bulge out of the bra and the cups shouldn’t pucker.

Because of fluctuations in breast size from hormonal or weight changes, calculating an accurate bra size is a constant challenge. But once you find the perfect bra, the results are worth it, especially when you dress up in your favorite blouse or frock. With a well-fitted bra, get ready to show off your lovely décolletage while feeling comfortable and properly supported, a win-win in the world of lingerie.

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