I would first recommend that you measure the band size by measuring around your ribcage, right under your bust. Then, to find the cup size, measure around the fullest part of your bust. This will give us a starting point for determining your bra size. It’s important to note that different brands and styles may fit differently, so we will need to try on several sizes and styles to find the perfect fit for you. It’s crucial to consider factors such as shape and density of breast tissue, which can affect how a bra fits.
It’s also helpful to look for signs of an ill-fitting bra, such as gaps between the cups and breasts or straps digging into the shoulders. These indicators can help determine if a bra is too small or large in certain areas. Utilizing our expert knowledge in sizing and fitting bras allows us to make recommendations based on both measurements and visual cues.
One common misconception is that cup size alone determines overall bra fit. In reality, finding the right band size is just as crucial for comfort and support. A properly fitting band should be snug but not constricting; it should stay parallel to the ground without riding up at all during regular wear.
A less-known fact is that breast shape plays a significant role in determining which style of bra will offer the best fit and support for each individual. Understanding this can help narrow down options when searching for new bras.
Next steps should include trying on various sizes and styles with guidance from our staff here at the shop. Our goal is not only finding you a comfortable fitting bra but also helping you feel confident in your choice.
I’m sure we’ll find something perfect for you – let’s get started.
|Tightness around the ribcage
|Measure your ribcage right under the bust and add 5 inches to get the band size
|How the breasts fill the cups
|Check for spillage or gaps to determine if the cup size is too small or too large
|Shoulders carrying the weight of the breasts
|Adjust the straps so they are not too loose or too tight, and sit comfortably on the shoulders
|Red marks or skin indentations
|The band should fit snugly without digging into the skin; adjust the band size accordingly
|Underwire sitting on the breast tissue
|Ensure the underwire rests flat against the ribcage and encases the entire breast
|Gap between the breasts and the gore
|The gore should lay flat against the sternum without any space in between
|Comfort and support
|Assess the overall comfort and support of the bra; consider trying different sizes and styles
|Fabric pulling or wrinkling
|Choose a bra with a stretchy, smooth fabric that conforms to the shape of the breasts
|Slipping or digging into the skin
|Adjust the straps to ensure they stay in place without causing discomfort
|Cup shape and contour
|Consider the shape of the cups and how they accommodate the natural shape of your breasts