Bras N Things Bra Fitting Help Hub

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Three Simple Steps To The Perfect Fit

The right bra will fit perfectly across three areas – the band, the straps, and the cups

BRA BAND

Bras N Things Bra Fitting Help Hub - Knicker Styles 101

The band at the back should sit horizontally, and shouldn’t ride up at the back.


BRA STRAPS

Bras N Things Bra Fitting Help Hub - Knicker Styles 101

The straps shouldn’t be so tight that they leave a mark on your shoulders but they shouldn’t slip down either. You should be able to fit two fingers easily between your shoulder and the straps of your bra.


BRA CUPS

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If your bra has underwire, it should sit flat against your ribcage and should not ‘dig in’ to your chest.


SOLUTIONS TO COMMON ISSUES

There are many different ways to tell whether your bra isn’t the right fit, but the most important one is comfort. Wearing a bra should never feel uncomfortable.

Signs that you are not wearing the correct size bra:

  • Straps slip down over your shoulders.
  • The band ‘rides up’ your back.
  • Your bust ‘spills over’ the cups.

Depiction of a bra band that rides up/sits too high

Band Rides Up/Sits too High

Check the straps are not too tight. Decrease band size until it sits horizontally around the body, the back should be the same level as the front in the mirror

Bra straps falling off

Straps Fall Off

First check straps are firm enough without being tight. Secondly check band size is not too big, straps may slip if they are too wide on shoulders

Bust spilling over/under the cups or cup cuts In

Bust Spilling Over/Under the Cups or Cup Cuts In

If you are spilling over or cup underwires cutting in? Increase the cup size. Spilling under? Decrease the back size

Wires Dig In

Band Rides Up/Sits too High

If cup underwires are digging in, increase cup size until underwires sit flat against the rib cage

Wires Don’t Sit Flat on Chest

Wires Don’t Sit Flat on Chest

If you are gaping at the front, increase cup size, go down in back size or change styles

Wrinkled or Gaping Cups

Wrinkled or Gaping Cups

If you have wrinkled or gaping cups, go down a cup size until bust sits smoothly within cup

SISTER SIZING

Did you know that if you fit into one bra size, chances are you’ll fit into several other sizes too? Bra size doesn’t work the same way as clothing size as the band size varies with the size of the cup like a ratio.

If you go up a band size, you’ll go down a cup size and similarly, if you go down a band size, you’ll go up a cup size.

Here’s a simple chart that shows you your sister size – use the colours and numbers to help you match the sizes.

For example if you’re a 12A, you could also fit a 10B or 8C

8 10 12 14 16 18 Example
A A A A A A
B B B B B B A 14D is equivalent to 16C and 12DD
C C C C C C A 12E is equivalent to 10F and 14DD
D D D D D D A 12E is equivalent to 10F and 14DD
DD DD DD DD DD DD An 18DD is equivalent to 16E and 20C
E E E E E E A 12E is equivalent to 10F and 14DD
F F F F F F A 12E is equivalent to 10F and 14DD
G G G G G G
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