How to Find the Perfect Fitting BraBras are the most important defining undergarment for our dresses. A wrong fitting bra can ruin the look of even the most beautiful dress. More often than not, the odds are that we end up buying bras that are not the perfect fit. Whether you need to choose a bra to support, enhance, or minimize your bust, a perfect fit that supports your breast properly and keeps you comfortable is a must.
Here are few simple steps to find the perfect fitting bra:
The first and foremost step is to measure your bust to know your band and cup size. Follow the steps below to measure your bust:
1. Take a measuring tape and measure your bare rib cage, just beneath your breast. Remember that while measuring the rib cage, do not wear any bra. The number that will come up indicates the band size suitable for your figure.
2. Now slide the tape around your back and bring it over your bust and measure the widest part. Note the difference between the two measurements. Now check the guide below to find out the exact band and cup size:
• If the bust measurement is up to ½ inch more than your band size, then you have an AA cup size.
• If the bust measurement is ½ inch to 1 inch more than your band size, then you have an A cup size.
• If the bust measurement is 1 to 2 inch more than the band size, then you have B cup size.
• If the bust size is 2 to 3 inches more than the band size, then you have C cup size.
• If the bust size is 3 to 4 inches more than the band size, then you have D cup size.
• If the bust size is 4 to 5 inches more than the band size, then you have DD cup or E cup size.
3. Now select a range of bras according to your band and cup size you just found out. While trying on a bra, place your hands through the straps and bend in such a way that your breasts fall into the cups. See that the cups contain the breast and there is no spill over. If you are trying a demi bra then check that there is no spill over from below.
4. Always try the middle hook while trying on a bra. See if the band fits snugly around your rib cage. If the band is too tight, then adjust the hook and see if that helps. If it doesn’t then go for a larger size.
5. Now adjust the bra straps in a manner so that it fits you comfortably. If you feel that the bra keeps on slipping or you keep pulling up the straps, then you should go for a smaller band size.
6. Check if the fabric of the bra lies flat on your breast bone. If it is uncomfortable, then try a large cup.
7. If your breast is bulging out of the bra cup, then you need a bigger cup size. I you notice wrinkles on your bra cup, then you need a smaller cup size.
Now go and get that perfect fitting bra for yourself and start feeling glamorous and attractive.
Radhika Basu Thakur ©Hairfinder.com