Sometimes, fashion seems to have this insidious effect on people making them feel like they need an expert telling them what suits and what doesn’t. I’m not arguing their training, it’s just that sometimes there’s no need for extra help. What you see and feel is what you should get.
When it comes to bras, you can ask a bra fitter to measure you, help you confirm your bra size and help you choose the bra styles that fit you best. But you can also keep in mind these fitting tips, in case you don’t feel comfortable around a strange person measuring you.
1. Cups should always fit
Having the right cup is the most important thing about a bra. If you try on a bra, and the cups are not filled, it’s only natural you should try on a smaller size. On the flipside, if cups are too small, a larger cup is in order. It’s important for the cups to lie flat against the breasts, because once the bra is on, there shouldn’t be any gap between the bra and body.
2. Center panel must always lay flat against the stern, but shouldn’t be too tight
This is one of the golden rules because it is extremely important for the panel to allow breast separation. If the panel is too loose, you need a smaller size. If it’s too tight, you need a larger size. It’s only logical. The point is never to dismiss the significance of the center panel. It shapes the breasts and keeps you injury free.
3. The front of the bra should be parallel to the floor and not too tight
Why? Because the bra must match your breast line. If it doesn’t, there’s something fishy about it and you shouldn’t wear it. The back is usually vaguely lower than the front, so that you feel comfortable while wearing it.
4. Cups should insure stability
The stability I’m talking about is what maintains the shape of the breasts. No matter what fabric it’s made of, whether cotton, lace, silk or any other kind, the cups must be stable to keep the shape of the breasts.
Always go for a bra with strap adjustability. No matter what your needs are, straps should remain stable and should be made of non-intrusive materials that can’t harm your shoulders.
6. Underwire- pro or against?
The trick with the underwire is that it provides stability. But we’ve all heard stories about the negative effects it can have on the skin. First rule is to always buy quality bras, since they only use safe materials. If it’s a low quality bra, the underwire may poke or pinch or even protrude, which is definitely something really bad for your health. Whatever you do, break the piggy bag if necessary as long as you’re getting a quality product.
This is no rule, just a recommendation for women who need to uplift their breasts for a younger and slimmer appearance. If it’s push up you need, once again make sure it’s quality lingerie. It’s not like we can do whatever we please with our breasts, whether soggy or not. It’s important to get the looks but also the safety.
8. Breasts should always face front
Yes, this is a rule. Not only side falling breasts prohibit free movements of the arms, but also they give an overall aging appearance, which you definitely do not want. Otherwise, why would you be reading this article?
This “sitting test” I’m talking about is given by the fact that, while seated, our ribs tend to expand a little. In order to avoid any unpredicted discomfort, put the bra to this quick test and see how it goes.
10. If nothing works, tailor it to your own silhouette
Some producers and sellers allow clients to modify products until they meet their exact requirements. And no matter how many bra types are put on the market, there are still women who can’t seem to find the perfect fit.