Things to know when having a bra fitting:
-The numeric part of your bra size is the band and the alphabetical part of your bra size is the cup.
-You don’t have to strip down to your bare breasts. If you are shy or uncomfortable, a fitting can be done while wearing a thin T-shirt.
-Accuracy is not guaranteed with a tape measure. The results of a fitting will give you a general idea, but you will need to try on bras and make adjustments to the hooks and straps in order to find your true bra size.
-If you have larger breasts, raise them by holding your shoulder straps up while you are being measured for more accuracy.
-The measurement should be right under your breasts and the tape measure should be flat against your skin.
-Depending on where you need more support, a measurement above the breasts may help.
-To measure the cup size, hold the tape measure across the fullest area of your breasts. Find the difference between this number and the measurement under your breasts. A two-inch difference is most likely a cup size of A. A four-inch difference is probably a cup size of C.
When trying on bras, remember:
-It will take time. Go bra shopping when you will not feel rushed so that you can take an honest assessment on how the bras feel and fit.
-Use your fitting as a guide and not a strict rule. Your cup size may be larger or smaller. Start with the recommended size, and if that doesn’t feel comfortable try one size higher or lower.
-Determine whether it is the cup or band that needs to be changed if the bra doesn’t fit right. One or the other might still be correct.
-Remember that you can adjust the hooks and straps to get a better fit. If that doesn’t work, try a different size.
-The right bra will stay in place when you raise your arms or move around. It will also be snug, yet not uncomfortable.
-Remember that there are different styles to choose from, and only certain styles will feel comfortable to you. Experiment a little.
Take Good Care
-Once you find the perfect bra, buy at least two and preferably three, two in nuetral and one in black.
-Never wear a bra for more than two days in a row. It needs to rest and return to its natural elasticity and shape in between wearings.
– Keep your bras in rotation and wash by hand at least every other day.
– Purchase gentle fabric wash. I keep motivated to wash every other day by investing in a lavender scented gentle soap.
Go out and have a professional bra fitting or have a friend measure you. You may be surprised to find that you can have bras that fit you much better that then the ones you have now. If at first you don’t succeed, try again.