Ask the Expert
If you have any questions about lingerie, bras or breast care that aren’t answered in the FAQs below, you’re welcome to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
So are you in the right bra? Here are some ways to find out:
Does your bra ride up at the back? (It should sit level at the front & back)
This means the band size is too big.
Are your boobs spilling out of your cups? (Perhaps creating a ‘double boob’ effect)
Your cup size is too small.
Does the wire stand away at the front of your bra, between your boobs?
Your bust is pushing the bra away from your body because the cup size is too small.
Does the wire dig into your boobs?
Usually this is at the side towards your underarm. This means the cup is too small.
Are your straps digging in and leaving horrible red marks?
When your straps are pulled this tight, it’s usually to overcompensate for the fact that the underband of your bra is not offering enough support from around the frame of your body. Pulling the straps up isn’t going to get you that extra bit of lift, going down in the band size will.
Is your bra generally uncomfortable?
A combination of all the problems listed above can make your bra feel just plain wrong. You should feel comfortable all day long, so if you don’t it’s likely you’re wearing the wrong size or style for you.
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, there’s only one thing to do – get fitted.
The only way to get an accurate measurement is to get fitted. It’s not something you can successfully do yourself. Even if you’ve been fitted before, it’s worth going back regularly – usually every 6 months. Weight changes and age can all affect your bust, so your bra size can fluctuate a lot more than you would think.
You have been blessed with fantastic boobs, so make the most of them.
Once you have figured out your size the next step is getting your bra on correctly. Putting a bra on is as easy as Swoop and Scoop ™.
Simply follow these steps to ensure your bra is a perfect fit.
Firstly, lean forward and allow your breasts to fall into your bra (what we call the swoop) so they sit in place naturally and comfortably. Then fasten the bra on the loosest hook and stand up. Lastly, scoop each breast gently into place in the bra (remember that breast tissue goes all the way to the underarm) to ensure they are comfortably positioned and not caught in the underwire or spilling out of the sides and use your index finger to smooth across the top cup edge to ensure there is no overspill.
And there you have it; it really is as simple as that.