Monthly Archives: May 2014

How Do You Measure Up?

Measuring bust sizeDid you know that 8 out of 10 women wear the wrong size bra?  It may be the wrong band size.  It may be the wrong cup size.  Or it may be a combination of both.  And while it’s best to have the help of a bra-fit specialist when purchasing a bra, they aren’t always available.  In any case, with the help of a mirror and our list of some key points, you can determine if your bra is the wrong size.

  • Spillage  If your breasts are “spilling” out of the top or sides of your bra, you probably need to find a bigger band and cup size.  Your bra should cover the entire breast area.
  • Puckering Cups  If your cups pucker or crinkle, your bra is too big for your breasts
  • The High Back  Your bra should fit straight across the back without riding up or being in a permanent arch.
  • Sagging Breasts  Your bra is designed to support your breast and keep them from sagging.  If this isn’t the case, you need a new bra.
  • Poking Wires  If the wires of your bra are poking you, there’s a good chance your bra is too big.  When your bra is the right size, your bra will lie firmly against your body to support your breasts.
  • Bra Strap Grooves  If your straps are leaving red marks, chances are your bra is too small or just too tight.  Adjust your straps as needed or find a new bra that fits better.
  • Discomfort  Perhaps the biggest indicator of a poorly-fitting bra is discomfort.  A bra that fits you well should flatter your shape and be comfortable.