Think of this as your personal bra fitting. Women don’t always realise that they are wearing the wrong cup size, or a bra that doesn’t quite flatter the figure because it’s too small. In fact, it’s estimated that about 80% of women wear the wrong sized bra. Simone Perele at Uni Hill Factory Outlets share their best tips on how to get the right fit when you buy your next bra.
1. The underband around your body should be comfortable but also firm. If it’s the right fit you should be able to run your finger along the inside of the underband. If you can’t do this then the bra is too tight. The underband is what supports the weight of your breasts along with the cup and shoulder straps. The bra should always be fastened on the first hook during a fitting.?
2. Straps should never cut into you or leave indentation marks on your skin. Adjust the straps so that they are comfortable and there is no extra pressure.
3. Your centre front (or small bridge of the bra) should lay flat against your breastbone. If it doesn’t sit flat, it’s usually an indication that your cup size could be too small or the panel is too short to accommodate the space between your breasts.
4. With underwire bras, they should also lie flat against your rib cage. If they bulge, dig into the soft tissue of your armpit or rub, then you may need to consider a larger cup size.
5. A bra cup should never wrinkle or pucker; it should have a smooth outline without spillage.
6. Your silhouette should demonstrate your bust sitting midway between the top of your shoulder and the bend of your elbow.