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Advice On Bra Fitting

Fitting Room Advice on Bra Fitting

You can be your own bra fitter, ensuring that you have a mirror to stand in front of and a collection of your favourite bras to analyse. Here’s what to expect with a well-fitting bra:

  • The under band fits firmly around your body. The fit is comfortable and you should be able to just place one finger under the band.
  • The back and the front of the bra should be parallel to the floor or slightly lower in the back.
  • The centre panel lies against the breastbone, not resting away from the body.
  • The underwire should lie flat against your rib cage, enclosing your breasts without rubbing or digging into flesh.
  • Straps do not dig into the shoulders.

Our experienced Glam Am Team will be more than happy to offer any help or assistance you may require in this process or any other fitting issues please email info@glamorousamorous.com

Fitting Room Advice on Wearing Your Bra Correctly

Extra seconds count...
...when putting on your bra, lean forward as if touching your toes and lean in. This gets the breasts properly in the cups and the underwire in the right place. You may find that lengthening the shoulder straps at first helps – you can always shorten them afterwards.

Your view from the top
Breasts should be enclosed in the cups and a smooth line appears where the fabric at the top of the cup ends and meets the breast – use your hand to gently lift the breast while using the other hand to position the bra cup. The bra seam should sit over the nipple. Check your side view in the mirror; if your bust is flowing over the bra cup then you may need to go up a cup size.

Positioning

It’s advisable to start on the loosest fastening, some may suggest the middle clasp. This is easily adjusted later. The bra strap must sit firmly but not too tight, many can make the mistake that the bra support is through the shoulder straps, this is not the case and you must be careful not to put too much pressure on the shoulders. The bra band, underwire and cups are the real supporters. Always make sure that the centre front section of the bra is sitting flat against the breast bone. The underwire should sit well away from the breast tissue and onto the ribcage. If this is not happening it may mean you need to increase the bra cup size.

Oh La La
When wearing half cup or more erotic bras the cup will have been designed to add more cleavage or completely reveal nipple or breast and therefore the nipple can appear exposed over the top of the cup. Demi and ¼ cup bras are designed to support the bust and expose some or the entire nipple. Cup-less bras are just that and expose the full breast.

Comfort
The strap around your body should be firm but comfortable. When you stand side-on at a mirror, the strap that runs around your body should be horizontal or slightly lower than the front and should not ride up at the back. The bra should fit as snug as possible - this will stop the bra from riding up your back and support the weight of the bust.

Our experienced Glam Am Team will be more than happy to offer any help or assistance you may require in this process or any other fitting issues please email info@glamorousamorous.com

Fitting Room Advice on Fitting Problems

Shoulder indents
Problem: the bra straps have dug into the shoulder leaving indents and uncomfortable marks. Why: Your bra is too big in the back and not big enough in the cup, the straps have been therefore tightened by the wearer for the necessary support.
Our recommendation: You need a smaller back bra with bigger cups or opt for a bra with wider padded straps.

Band rise at the back
Problem: the bra band rides up at the back dropping the support of the breasts Why: The band is too big
Our recommendation: You need a smaller size back (36 instead of 38) or adjust hook and eye closure to tighten fit.

Bumpy fit
Problem: breasts bulge over the top of the bra Why: the bra cup is too small
Our recommendation: increase your cup size, order one cup size larger (C to D) or one band size larger (32 to 34).

Uncomfortable armpits

Problem: Underwire digs into the armpit
Why: Your cup size is too small
Our recommendation: Opt for a bigger cup size, order one band size larger (38 instead of 36) or opt for a bra with a wider band or choose a style that provides more cup coverage such as a ¾ cup bra or a full cup bra.

Gravity (boo)
Problem: Bust line sags
Why: Gravity dictates
Our recommendation: Shorten the straps, avoid the more stretchy fabrics or choose a firmer support style with more rigid straps.

Ouch
Problem: Bra is pinching my skin
Why: Your cup size is too small
Our recommendation: Opt for a larger cup size (C to D) or try a non-underwire soft cup bra style.

Our experienced Glam Am Team will be more than happy to offer any help or assistance you may require in this process or any other fitting issues please email info@glamorousamorous.com