The Secret to Finding Your Perfect Fit: Say Goodbye to Uncomfortable Bras!

The Secret to Finding Your Perfect Fit: Say Goodbye to Uncomfortable Bras!
Did you know that a staggering 90% of women wear the wrong bra size? It's true! But don't worry, because we're here to help you break free from the discomfort and frustration of ill-fitting bras. With more women now opting for bra fittings and realizing the benefits of a well-fitted bra, the number of women wearing the wrong size is beginning to slowly decline. So, where should you start on your journey to finding the perfect fit?

While visiting your local bra store should be your first stop, we understand that it can be overwhelming. That's why we've put together a guide to help you navigate the world of bra fittings and ensure you end up with a bra that makes you look and feel incredible, while also lasting longer!

How do you know if your bra fits well? Here are some key signs to look out for:

  1. The back of the bra should sit comfortably snug and parallel to the front. This not only provides the best uplift in the front but also takes the pressure off your shoulders. Start by fitting the bra on the loosest hook for the perfect fit.
  2. The wire (or side panel for non-underwire bras) should surround and contain all of your breast tissue under the arm, without sitting too high and causing irritation when you move your arms.
  3. The wire should sit comfortably against your breastbone in the center, without digging or sitting away from your body. If your bra is non-underwire, it can be challenging for the fabric to lay flat against your body.
  4. The straps should be comfortably snug, without cutting into your skin or leaving marks. Remember, the straps are there to hold your bra together, but they are not the main source of support.

On the other hand, how do you know if your bra doesn't fit well? Look out for these warning signs:

  1. If your bra is uncomfortable and you can't wait to take it off at the end of the day, it's a clear indication that it's not the right fit for you.
  2. If your breast tissue is not fully contained by the bra, such as coming out the top or having space in the cup, it means the cup is either too shallow, too deep, or the wrong size altogether.
  3. If the back of your bra is riding up, it's a sign that the back is too big. This can lead to the bra cutting into your back, the front sitting lower, and the straps falling off your shoulders. Remember, a comfortably snug back is essential for proper support and uplift.
  4. If the straps keep falling off your shoulders, it could be due to a too-big back size or the placement of the straps being too wide for your shoulders.

How do you know when it's time to retire your bra? Here are some telltale signs:

  1. Trust your instincts. If you're wondering whether your bra has reached its end, it probably has. Typically, a bra won't last much longer than a year unless you're rotating and taking proper care of it. Even then, two years is pushing it.
  2. If your bra no longer feels like it's hugging and conforming to your body, it's a sign that it's time for a new one.
  3. If the bra is riding up your back, causing irritation or leaving marks, or if the wire or cup has lost its shape, it's definitely time to say goodbye. When the wire pokes out or snaps, it's a clear indication that you need a new bra.
  4. Remember, our bodies change frequently as women. Even if your bra is still in decent condition, if something feels off, chances are it's no longer working for your shape. Getting fitted annually, or even seasonally, is a good practice.

We hope this guide has helped you understand the importance of finding the perfect bra fit. If you still have questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We've heard it all before and are here to provide you with the support you need.

Say goodbye to uncomfortable bras and hello to the perfect fit. Your body deserves it! Schedule an appointment today.