Find Your Bra Size With Flowerbags Lingerie
How do I know if my bra is the correct fit?
Ok, so it'a bit convoluted, I know, but there are quite a few things to consider when finding a bra so we've given you the heads up below (there's a pun there somewhere) so you can work out if you've got it right and if not, how to solve your bra problems.
We'll start with the band which should fit snugly around your chest. It should not be loose so that it rides up your back. It needs to sit straight across your back. It should be a firm fit but not uncomfortable tight. The band is where you will get the most support. You don't want the straps to take the weight, you want the band to stay in place and do most of the work. When trying on a new bra it should be on the last hook which will allow for adjustment as the bra gives naturally over time and through washing (stop throwing it in with your regular wash you naughty girl and handwash only please).
The wire of the bra should fit flat against your body and fit comfortably under your breast encasing all the tissue within it. If you were to lift your breast up slightly and use a marker pen to draw a line along the contour, like a surgeon might, this is where you want the wire to sit. Your breast tissue should fit inside the cup and fill it. The same goes for non wired bras. Too much fabric means the cup is too large, too little and you'll most likely be bulging over the top, creating that double boob look, so you need to go up a size in the cup. We love stretch lace bras for this reason because they are more forgiving especially as we all have one breast slightly large than the other. Our in store recommendations are the Amourette 300 range, Playtex Flower lace and the Berlei Heaven Lace bras. These are always great bras to fit because they fit more women than they don't, IYKWIM.
Another important thing to remember is that cup size is relative to the band size. So, if you find that you try a style in a 38C and the cup feels great but the band is too loose, go down to a 36" band but come up to a D cup. D cups on a 36" band would be inline with C cups in a 38", and so on.
Don't forget that the straps also need adjusting. They won't necessarily need to be the same length on each side either as your shoulder may be slightly higher on one side and one of your breasts may be slightly heavier.
The scoop is most definitely important. Breasts don't have a life of their own so pop your opposite hand down the cup, scoop up your breast, use the other hand to wiggle your wire into position and release.
When you're trying on a bra we always suggest you put your top back on get some idea how it will look once you're out and about. It's a great way to gauge the shape the bra is providing and if it's the look you want to achieve because, perhaps, the 'sheepdog bra, round 'em up and point 'em in the right direction' wasn't what you were going for. It also helps to establish that it's fitting nicely and that it's going to be comfy once you're out of the fitting room and getting on with your day to day tasks.
I'm buying online and I'm still not sure.
Give us a call on 01656 856160. We'll do our best to talk you through getting the best fit. We'll have some suggestions as to how you can find something suitable for you. We know everyone is different and their needs vary.