How to Find the Right Bra Fit With These Simple Tips
How to Find the Right Bra Fit With These Simple Tips
When it comes to finding the right bra, not many of us are
lucky enough to have a personal bra fitter to consult with. That’s why we’re
here with some helpful tips on how to find your perfect-fit bra! Finding a good
fit in your new lingerie doesn’t have to be difficult, but there are a few
simple adjustments you can make to make it as easy as possible. After all,
finding a good fit should be the least difficult part about buying new
If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably struggled to
find a good fit in bras before. We’ve tested so many different brands, stores,
and styles and still haven’t found that perfect fit.
From digging into the technical details of how a bra is
constructed to understanding its fit in more detail, this article is going to
help you find the right bra with ease.
So read on to learn how to find the right bra fit with these
What is a bra fit?
A bra is an undergarment that provides support and coverage
for the breasts. Bras are usually made from a soft material, like cotton or
lace, and come in many forms, including demi-cup bras, full-cup bras, sports
bras, longline bras, camisoles, tank tops, half-slip dresses, chemises, and
The two things that matter the most when it comes to finding
the right bra fit are comfort (do you feel like you can breathe?) and size
(does it provide enough coverage?). You should also consider how the bra will
look under clothing you wear often. If you wear mostly form-fitting clothes
then a padded bra may be your best bet. But if you wear loose layers more often
then a bralette might be better suited to your needs.
Check the band size
If you have a large band size, it can be difficult to find a
bra that fits properly. The band needs to be firm against the body and should
not ride up in the back or dig into your skin.
If your bra is too loose, it will not provide the support it
should for your bust; this could cause sagging. If the band is too tight, you
may experience discomfort from the bra digging into your skin.
The best way to gauge whether you need a new bra is to check
the band size with a tape measure (video above). A good rule of thumb is:
one-half inch over what you would normally wear should be ok for most bras.
Check the cup size
If you’re anything like us, you likely have bras of
different cup sizes in your drawer. It can be difficult to find the right bra
if you don’t know what size you are.
Start by checking the size of your bra. For example, if the
bra is a 34C then that is the size you need to find next. If it's a 36C then go
on and try a 36D before moving on to 34DDs, etc.
Often times, people with larger busts will fit in both C and
D bras, but those with smaller busts will need to stick to one cup size or
another. D cups are often too big for A or B cups, for example.
Know the coverage you need
The type of coverage you need is going to depend on the
shape of your breasts. If you have a lot of breast tissue, then you might need
more coverage like an underwire bra or a full-coverage bra. If you’re an A-cup
and don’t have much breast tissue, then you might not need as much coverage.
You can get away with something like a bralette or t-shirt bra.
When figuring out what kind of bra to wear, it’s important
to know your breast shape first and determine what level of coverage you need
before shopping for a new one.
Find a bra brand that fits your shape
One of the most important decisions you’ll make when you go
shopping is which brand to try on. If you have a more even shape, then buying
any bra will work. But if your shape is more uneven, you’ll want to find brands
that cater specifically to those shapes.
For example, I have a wide set bust and small rib cage – not
only am I petite but my breastbone is also a lot closer to my waist than other
women’s might be.
To find the right fit for me, I need bras with narrower
straps and cups that are deeper in the center so that my breasts don’t spill
out onto my chest as much. Brands like Calvin Klein are made for full busted
women with a wider set chest so they can cover up at least some of their
spilling cleavage (even though it won’t solve the problem completely).
It turns out this problem isn't just limited to me! Many
women experience this same issue where their breasts do not fit into the center
of their bra cup, making it impossible to avoid spillage. If this sounds like
you too, take note of these brands below- they are designed to suit your needs!
Try on a variety of styles to find the best fit for you
If you’re struggling to find a good fit in your new
lingerie, it’s worth trying on a variety of styles to see which one is the best
fit for you.
There are a lot of different bra styles out there these
days, and each style will offer a different fit depending on the shape and size
of your body. For instance, if you’re smaller framed, then an underwire may be
more comfortable for you than if you have larger breasts.
Some stores might have a wide variety of bras that could
suit your needs, while others might only offer limited styles or sizes. Take
time to try on multiple bras in different silhouettes (like underwire bras,
wireless bras, and strapless) before making a final decision.
Now that you know how to find the right bra for you, it’s
time to start the search for the perfect bra!
The first thing you need to do is figure out your band and
cup size. You can do this in two ways: find your current size by measuring your
ribcage, then finding the corresponding sizes on a chart, or by using a bra calculator.
Once you’ve found your size, it’s time to start trying on
bras. Make sure to try on bras in all styles (full coverage, demi, push-up) and
in a variety of brands, just to make sure you find the best fit.
If you’re still having trouble finding the right bra, you
may need to go to a specialty store for a professional fitting. It’s always
worth it for that perfect bra!