Bra Fitting Tips

The right way to put on a bra: Each time you put on your bra, slip the straps over your shoulders, hold both ends and lean forward and let your breasts fill the cups. Straighten up and hook your bra in the middle set of hooks. It is recommended to use the centre hooks when first trying on a new bra to allow for breast changes and the general wear of the bra, providing for loosening or tightening the bra.

Avoid bra cup wrinkles: Wrinkly loose bras like other clothes implies the bra is too big, try a smaller size cup and double check you measurements. Cups should contain each breast completely and fit smoothly. Where the breast spills out means too small a cup size, getting the right fit is essential.

Annoying bra ride up in the back: Check the shoulder straps and adjust them to a comfortable length without having them cut into your shoulders, the lower part of the bra should lay horizontally around. Also, try hooking your bra more snugly, so it fits better the support comes from the back and fit around the ribs not the shoulders.

A bra shouldn’t cut into the skin with movement: Make sure the bra isn’t too tight loosen the hooks, or try the next larger band size which is the measurement under the breasts around your ribs. A good snug fit should allow two fingers to move under the band smoothly.

Correct size: Correct size is important for style, health and shape; the bosom changes so do the requirements of a bra, particularly due to wear and tear. To avoid disappointment in your purchase always check the manufacturers sizing as they vary from country to country and brand. As a precaution ask the seller if their product meets your measurement requirements. When shopping online it is a must is to understand the sellers return policy, it can be very disappointing after waiting for delivery of you lacy goods to find they are wrong and you can not return them.

Correct fit: The correct fit is essential, as bodies change so do our needs. It is important to be professionally fitted on a regular basis. A Bra fitter or corsetiere will take two measurements – the bra size is under the breast around the rib cage and the cup size measurement is worked out with the measurement from the fullest part of the breast. The central panel separating the cups should sit flat against the breastbone. The bra should not be loose or riding up at the back, no overflow due to the cups being too small or cutting into the back because it is too tight. Get the right fit. Once you know your correct size you can go to town.

RECOMMENDED BRA CARE: Do not put bras with underwire in the washing machine as the wires can bend and distort. Every underwire bra has a protective rubber tip, this rubber tip protects the garment and one's skin from being exposed to the sharp edge of the wire so if you use a tumble dryer they may melt. Also after being circulated in a washing machine the fabric rubs against the rubber tip wearing out the tip and the fabric, often causing the wire to become exposed. The cups of padded and pre-molded bras may also be damaged in the washing machine and dryer, always check the manufacturer’s care instructions and use a laundry/lingerie bag for washing machines.

Bra Online: Shopping online can be a gratifying and satisfying experience, but precautions and vigilance are needed. Always make sure you are dealing with a reputable seller and you understand the conditions of purchase and refund policy. Ask as many questions as you like make sure you have all the details first. When shopping online it is a must is to understand the sellers return policy, it can be very disappointing after waiting for delivery of you lacy goods to find they are wrong and you can not return them.

Bras Online: Shopping online can be a gratifying and satisfying experience, but precautions and vigilance are needed. Always make sure you are dealing with a reputable seller and you understand the conditions of purchase and refund policy. Ask as many questions as you like make sure you have all the details first. When shopping online it is a must is to understand the sellers return policy, it can be very disappointing after waiting for delivery of you lacy goods to find they are wrong and you can not return them.

General Recommended Care of Bras: Do not put bras with underwire in the washing machine as the wires can bend and distort. Every underwire bra has a protective rubber tip, this rubber tip protects the garment and one's skin from being exposed to the sharp edge of the wire so if you use a tumble dryer they may melt. Also after being circulated in a washing machine the fabric rubs against the rubber tip wearing out the tip and the fabric, often causing the wire to become exposed. The cups of padded and pre-molded bras may also be damaged in the washing machine and dryer, always check the manufacturer’s care instructions and use a laundry/lingerie bag for washing machines.

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