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HOW TO SIZE A BRA & THE IMPORATNCE OF WEARING THE CORRECTLY FITTED BRA

Bras Are A Necessity For Every Women.

Do you find that your bra rides up at the back? Do you spill over in the cup?

The correct styling of a bra is the most important part of a bra fitters work, at Yours Truly Lingerie we aim to maintain women’s health and cultivate beauty.

The breasts are an extremely tender part of a women’s body, as it is not muscle controlled, therefore keeping them in good shape with the correct bra is crucial.

The mammary glands are heavy and have a tendency to sag.

The first development of the bust is a sure sign to get fitted with the correct bra to support them.

For the more sporty or athletic women a well-fitted bra is even more important to protect their bust line. This is achieved with a firmly supportive and comfortable bra in its correct place and position.

If your breasts are not well supported they will bounce, this causes your breasts to lose their shape and cause quite a lot of damage.

The biggest mistake a women can make is to only ever get fitted the one time. Your wieght fluctuates throughout different stages of your life and really affects your size.

Later in life, if the bustline has softened or neglect has caused impairment of condition, a bra is even more essential, in order to lift 
the breasts back to their correct position, relieve strain and discomfort and remould a natural shapely line.

Your bra size changes as your weight fluctuates throughout the different stages of your life. Losing or gaining just a few pounds is likely to have an effect. Sometimes you go for so long wearing a specific size that you don't realize it doesn't fit well anymore and you stop noticing the discomfort. If you're looking for a better fit, here's how to find your true bra size.

At Yours Truly Lingerie you can be reassured that you will receive the best advice in your bra fitting consultation. Our qualified lingerie professionals are trained to fit women with the perfect bra. Here are some of Our Tips:

Bad Bra-Fit

Symptoms of a poorly-fitting bra include:

  • Straps digging into the woman's shoulder or the band digging into her torso,
  • Red marks left by bra straps or the band, pain in the shoulders or neck, the band sliding up the torso or riding up in the back,
  • The breasts overflowing the bottom of the bra or over the top edge of the bra, loose fabric in the bra cup, underwires poking the breast,
  • The bra's center panel does not lie flat against the woman's sternum.

Good Bra-Fit

Key signs of correctly fitting bra include:

  • The bra band fits firmly but comfortably on the loosest hook when new.
  • With wear the band slowly stretches and you may need to use a tighter hook. The band around the chest should be horizontal
  • All the way round the torso. The underwire should follow the shape of the breast without digging into the skin.
  • The centre wires, if any, between the cups should rest flat against your skin and not poke out.
  • Your breasts should fit comfortably into the cup and not spill over the top or out the sides.
  • The cup should not be wrinkled and lay flat against your breasts.
  • The bra straps should fit snugly over your shoulder without digging in or leaving it red .


Measuring Your Bra Size At Home

Your bra size changes as your weight fluctuates throughout the different stages of your life. Losing or gaining just a few pounds is likely to have an effect. Sometimes you go for so long wearing a specific size that you don't realize it doesn't fit well anymore and you stop noticing the discomfort. If you're looking for a better fit, Here is how to find your true bra size and Cup size:

Cup Size

Firstly you will need a flexible tape measure,position the tape at the outside of the chest,under the arm, where the breast tissue begins. Measure across the fullest part of the breast, usually across the nipple,to where the breast tissue stops at the breast bone. Below is a chart to help convert your cup size.

Band Size

Measure all the way around your body just underneath your breasts and take a measurement in inches. Make sure the tape measure is horizontal and fairly snug. Your arms should be down. If this measurement is an odd number, round up to the nearest even number. This should be your band size.If your measurement is already an even number, you may find that this is your band size, or you may have to go up to the next size (i.e, you may have to add 2 inches.) For instance, if you measured 31 inches, your band size should be 32. If you measured 34 inches, your band size may be 34 or 36. Many bra fitting guides and calculators will tell you to add four or five inches to your underbust measurement, but this is not correct. 

 
Measurement Cup Size
7 inches (17.8 cm) A
7.5 inches (19.1 cm) A
8 inches (20.3 cm) B
8.5 inches (21.6 cm) B
9 inches (22.9 cm) C
9.5 inches (24.1 cm) C
10 inches (25.4 cm) D
10.5 inches (26.7 cm) D
11 inches (27.9 cm) DD