What does a perfectly fitted bra feel like?
Changing social trends and novel materials have increased the variety and complexity of available designs, and allowed manufacturers to make bras that in some instances are more fashionable than functional. Bras are complex garments made of many parts, and manufacturers’ standards and sizes vary widely between brands, making it difficult for women to find a bra that fits them correctly. Even methods of bra-measurement vary.
It has been established that about 80% of the women are wearing the wrong size bra. The biggest mistake women make is wearing a bra too small in the cup and big in the back. When a woman’s bust gets bigger she thinks she’s getting wider in the back. She’s not. It’s her cup size that’s increasing. With these tips and professional advice you can check if your favourite lingerie fits perfectly in minutes.
1. Put your bra on correctly
Bend over and gently shake your shoulders to allow your breasts to fall into your bra using gravity to its full effect. Stand up again and fasten the bra. Ensure that the back section is perfectly horizontal around your body.
2. Checking the ‘Band’
The band should lie flat against your back in a straight line below your shoulder blades; it should not pull-up toward your shoulders. Symptoms of a badly fitted bra band include the band riding up your back, indicating that the band is too loose. Experts recommend that you reduce the band size. If the band digs into the flesh, causing the flesh to spill over the edges of the band, the band is too small.
3. Checking the ‘Gore’
The gore, the portion of the band between the cups, must rest on your breastbone and fit comfortably. If it ‘floats’ between your breasts, you are not wearing the correct size.
4. Checking the ‘Underwire’
When you are putting on and fastening your bra, the under-wiring should open up a little to enable it to fit nicely around your breasts. Can you feel the under-wiring poking into your skin just below your armpit?
Then the bra is too large. If the under-wiring pokes the breast tissue, it is too small. If your breast tissue bulges out the side of the cup under the arm, under the cup, or over the cup, then you should increase your cup size. If the cup fabric is loose, the cup is too large, then you should choose a smaller cup size.
5. Checking the ‘Straps’
Make sure the straps don’t move loosely over the shoulders and adjust them until you have a perfect fit. If the shoulder straps dig into your skin, you should first attempt to adjust the shoulder straps. If that doesn’t reduce discomfort, then you should consider a larger cup size.
The biggest mistake women make is wearing a bra too small in the cup and big in the back. When a woman’s bust gets bigger she thinks she’s getting wider in the back. She’s not. It’s her cup size that’s increasing. When purchasing bras, larger-breasted women usually have difficulty selecting a well-fitting bra. Voluptuous women are more likely than smaller-breasted women to wear an incorrectly sized bra. They tend to buy bras that are too small, while smaller-breasted women tend to purchase bras that are too large.
You should feel comfortable in your bra all day everyday. This will increase your confidence because you know that you are wearing a bra that not only fits perfectly, but also beautifully enhances your shape and figure. The shape and size of a woman’s breasts change a number of times in her life. This is mainly due to fluctuations in weight, sport, pregnancy, contraception, medication and diet.