I am sure that I’m not the only lady out there who’s having some real trouble finding a bra that fits perfectly: size doesn’t seem to matter in this case as there are slight – but uncomfortable – differences from brand to brand. However, with a few tricks, you can easily find a bra that really fits and I am here to share with you all these tips so you can thank me later. If you feel great wearing your bra and nothing is out of place or painful or just plain awkward, then everything will be just great!
It’s not just the right cup size that matters – we all know that it’s actually the least of the important factors. But wearing a bra that fits perfectly is the first step to feeling great, polished and stress-free, so here is what you can do:
1. Make sure that the band is well anchored in the back, parallel to the floor.
2. Make sure that the wire is in a comfortable position: it should go completely around the breast and end near your underarm. If it’s over your breast, you will feel the pain and not feel comfortable.
3. The gore (central front part of all bras) has to be up against your chest wall – this way, it will provide support and the bra will fit perfectly. Otherwise – if it’s a gap between the gore and your chest wall, as it usually happens – the bra is not in a good position and your breasts won’t be in the cups.
4. Get your bra so that when you start wearing it, you can hook it on the last eye. In time, the elastic will get a bit loose and you will have to tighten it (use the next eye and so on) to fit perfectly – if you’re already starting with the final hook-and-eye, you won’t be able to tighten it in the future.
5. Do you really know your bra size? Apparently, the most common size that women are sure they wear is 34B, but the truth might be a bit different after you properly fit a bra: you could be a 36A or 32C, so make sure you do everything right, you know your exact size and you get the proper bra for it!
6. Always adjust yourself in the bra after you put it on – it’s pretty much common sense that you have to do some work to make sure that everything’s in place and exactly where it should be!
7. The straps should fit perfectly too: it’s true that you can adjust them to “make it work” but adjusting the straps to compensate for the wrong bra size is not good in the long run and you will feel uncomfortable or the bra itself will not stay as it should.
It’s simple tricks like these that have great results when it comes to properly choosing and wearing a bra that fits perfectly, so having them in mind the next time you put on a bra – or purchase one – will save you a lot of trouble!