Things you need to know about fitting a bra
A Bra is tough and clingy. Choosing a good one is also pretty hard, especially one that make you look good and lies perfectly under your clothes. If we can help you make less mistakes when choosing one, we’ll have half done our job. Lets start with fitting:
Measure your band size
Always measure under your armpits and around your bust. Pull the tape as tight as possible, some skin may bulge under the tape, this is quite alright. Round up the measurement to the nearest inch. Always measure tight and snug.
Measure over the nipples
Don’t be too tight, pull the tape round and over your nipples. Each inch means a certain cup size; 1 inch is an A, 2 inches is a B, 3 inches is C. You get the drift. Anything above a D and manufacturers have different classifications thus you may have to try different fits to know your correct size.
Now you’ve got all this measurements, how do you know that the bra is going to fit right and last? This guide here will help you find that perfect size
- The outer hooks
When checking your band size, use the outer hooks to check for fit. These hooks should be tight and comfortable. As your bra ages, it’ll get looser, leave the inner hooks for this purpose.
- Purpose your bras
Don’t buy one great bra and think you can use it for all your clothes. Bras do not have a one size fits all. Some dresses need some push up bras, others might need minimizers. Know your clothes and choose the best bra for every dress.
- That favorite pair
Sometimes there’s that one pair of bra that we love to wear. You want to wear it every damn day; let it rest. Bras are made from elastic material and if worn too much they start getting slack and may not regain shape. Bonus tip: wash bras in cold water, make the elastic tighter and makes them last longer – never put them in the dryer
- Choosing by the cups
Don’t choose a bra by the cup size, I know it sounds counter-intuitive. Start with the band measurement – most bra makers actually make the cups correlated to the band size, not the other way round. Start with the band
- I’m not my cups
Ladies, we’ve all grown accustomed to choosing bras by our cup size, it may actually be the wrong way to do it. You end up buying poorly fitted bras that are either too tight on the bust or too loose on the cups. Get a proper band fit and don’t worry about having a larger cup, you’ll be surprised at how much better the bra fits.
- Stay Shapeful
Your boob shape also affects what kind of a bra you should get. If you have breasts that go sideways with lots of space between them, stay away from full underwire bras. Get bras with wire that stops under your breast and doesn’t go all the way round.
- The Bridge
The point where the two cups of your bra meet should lay flat against the skin in the midsection of your breasts. It should not seem to float or be too tight and dig in.