Whatever bra size you are, our tips will help you get the best shape and support you need with our guide to choosing the right bra style for you.
Wearing the right kind of bra can help you look and feel great! However, finding a bra that fits right is not only important for the way we feel about ourselves, but also to maintain good breast health.
A well-fitted bra can improve your posture, help you look taller and slimmer, and make your clothes fit better. Unfortunately, many of us will spend most of our lives wearing the wrong size, shape or style of bra, leading to neck pain and headaches. This is because the breasts are being supported purely by the shoulder straps.
The best way to get the perfect bra is to get measured at a department store, such as M&S or Debenhams. Or, if you don’t fancy being measured by someone else, then check out amplebosom.com who have everything you need to measure for the perfect bra in the comfort of your own home.
Getting the right fit
The helpful experts at House of Fraser, answer some common bra-buying dilemmas:
- Dilemma: The underband is riding up my back.
Solution: The underband is too big – so go down a back size.
- Dilemma: My breasts are spilling out of the sides.
Solution: Your cup size is too small – go up a cup size.
- Dilemma: The underwires aren’t sitting against my breastbone.
Solution: The cup is too small – go up a cup size
- Dilemma: My shoulder straps are digging in.
Solution: You need to go down a back size.
- For more help, check out the House of Fraser lingerie buying guide.
- Dark bras may feel tighter than light ones – this is due to the dying process.
- Women’s bra sizes fluctuate throughout their monthly menstrual cycle.
- The biggest bra now available on the high street is an L cup.
- 80% of women own more than five bras.