When it comes to selecting the right bra , your cup size isn't a ballpark figure - it's a precise measurement that can significantly impact the fit and comfort of your bras. Throughout your bra-wearing journey, you've likely encountered common annoyances associated with traditional bras, such as skin indentations, spillage, and bulges.
These pesky issues often find their resolution in a simple change of cup size. Adjusting your cup size can lead to a more tailored fit around your breasts, alleviating these common discomforts.
It's important to note that your cup size exclusively pertains to the size of the bra cup itself, not the entire bra or any other component. As cup sizes progress alphabetically from A onwards, the cups become progressively deeper and wider.
Cup size is determined by subtracting the rib cage measurement, taken just underneath the breasts, from the bust measurement, which includes the breasts. For instance, individuals with smaller breasts may find the best fit in an A or B cup size, while those with larger breasts may opt for a C or D cup size.
How Can We Test Bras For Small Busts?
A quality bra should contour to your body comfortably while maintaining its elasticity over time. To ensure this, we conduct rigorous standardized tests to assess a bra's ability to retain its shape. In this testing process, the fabric is carefully marked and stretched to a predefined length for a specific duration.
Subsequently, the fabric is released, and its recovery is measured to determine how effectively it returns to its original shape. This meticulous evaluation guarantees that our bras endure the test of time while delivering the lasting comfort and fit you deserve.
Our commitment to providing exceptional bras goes beyond laboratory tests. We involve a diverse group of hundreds of real users who try on and wear our bras. This inclusive approach encompasses consumers with a wide spectrum of band and cup sizes.
These participants actively engage in our testing process, wearing the bras and providing valuable feedback on various attributes. They assess critical aspects including comfort level, support, the ease of putting on and taking off the bra, its visibility under clothing, and its ability to stay in place during use.
By incorporating the real experiences and opinions of our diverse user base, we ensure that our bras not only meet but exceed the expectations of individuals with different body types and preferences, resulting in bras that offer both comfort and style for all.
In our quest for quality, our lab experts subject our bras to rigorous testing, which includes repeated washing cycles to assess how well they withstand regular laundering. These tests specifically focus on evaluating properties such as the appearance and shrinkage of the bras after each wash.
By conducting these meticulous trials, we ensure that our bras maintain their integrity, aesthetics, and fit even after numerous trips through the washing machine. This dedication to durability and performance ensures that our bras remain a reliable and long-lasting addition to your wardrobe.
Brand sizing varies, so after finding your best cup and band size, consult the brand's size chart or a fit expert. To check if a bra fits well, assess cups (no gapping or overflow), the band (flat against the breastbone), and straps (stay in place without digging).
Underwires, typically small plastic or metal wires, line the base of a bra's cup, offering structural support and lift. While not essential, they can enhance support depending on your preferences and needs.
Padding serves two main purposes: maintaining shape and offering additional coverage. A lightly lined bra features minimal padding, while a push-up bra incorporates extra padding at the bottom and sides of the cup to lift and position your breasts upwards and inwards, creating a fuller appearance.
Adjustable straps, typically equipped with sliders for easy lengthening or shortening, are a standard feature in bras. While most sliders are situated on the back of the bra straps, some bras are designed with front sliders for effortless adjustments.
Wider straps tend to offer enhanced comfort and support, but they may be more visible under clothing. Conversely, thinner straps are easier to conceal but could potentially dig into the skin.
The closure of a bra is an important feature, and most bras are designed with a hook and eye clasp located on the back of the band. However, some bras opt for front clasps, providing easier closure and a sleeker appearance. There are even bras equipped with zippers for convenience.
On the other hand, certain bras are designed without a closure, meant to be slipped on instead. The choice ultimately depends on your specific preferences and needs, ensuring you can select the style that best suits you.
Our Top Picks
The classic Coobie® bra , a perennial favorite, seamlessly blends comfort and support for individuals wearing a B cup size. Crafted from a spandex blend that mimics a second skin, this wire-free bra offers a personalized fit without any discomfort or irritation.
To enhance the barely-there sensation, we've incorporated a tagless, itch-free band. Additional features encompass detachable and adaptable straps for an ideal fit and easily removable pads, allowing you to customize your desired level of coverage.
Crafted with your comfort in mind, this seamless bra comes highly recommended by numerous post-breast cancer patients and oncologists as an excellent alternative to mastectomy bras, catering specifically to individuals who wear a B cup size. Featuring extra-wide, non-slip straps, it offers unparalleled support while boasting soft cups that provide complete coverage for an aesthetically pleasing fit.
Its seamless construction eliminates wires, tags, and hardware, delivering a sensation akin to a second skin. Available in four different sizes, our wide-strap soft bra ensures a more tailored fit, embracing your contours in all the right ways.
Introducing the Coobie V-neck bra with delicate lace trim : a blend of style, featherlight design, unparalleled comfort, and remarkable versatility. This bra's exquisite lace trim graces the front neckline, allowing you the option to showcase it under tank tops, dresses, low-cut sweaters, or keep it discreet - a touch of allure, just right.
And, much like our other Coobie bras , it delivers exceptional comfort. Our one-size-fits-most option accommodates sizes ranging from 28A to 36DD, thanks to its removable straps.
For those seeking additional support, our full-size variant accommodates sizes from 38A to 42DD and features fixed adjustable straps that offer three times the support. Both versions include easily removable pads and a tagless (scratch-free) band for maximum comfort throughout the day.
Discover the pinnacle of breathability and flexibility with our groundbreaking front zip sports bra ! Our cutting-edge designs incorporate front zippers for effortless wear and removal, ensuring unmatched support and comfort throughout your workout regimen.
Crafted from top-quality materials, these sports bras deliver exceptional ventilation, making them ideal for high-intensity activities that demand the utmost in coolness and dryness. With their exceptional elasticity, our sports bras offer an impeccable fit that adapts to your every move, delivering the essential support and flexibility you need for all your exercise endeavors.
Count on us—our sports bra are destined to become your preferred choice for any workout routine.
Indulge in complete comfort as you bend and stretch in our yoga bra. Designed with your practice in mind, it features a flattering scoop neckline and a Y-shaped back to enhance your silhouette while providing ample support for even the most advanced yoga poses.
Crafted from our signature comfort blend material, this seamless bra gently embraces your body, creating a sensation of near invisibility. The adjustable shoulder straps not only ensure added support but also enable a customized fit tailored to your preferences.
Additionally, the removable sponge cups offer a flattering shape that complements your natural curves. Whether worn on its own or discreetly under your workout top, this seamless bra is certain to give you an immediate confidence boost, allowing you to radiate confidence during your yoga sessions.