Do you want to know how to improve the fit of your bra? Here's what you can do right now to feel more supported.
1. First, figure out what’s wrong with the fit
Before you start adjusting your bra, make sure that you know what the heck is wrong with it. There are a few things that can affect the fit of your bra.
The straps, cups, and band are all components of a bra that are commonly used for determining the fit. There are a variety of factors that can affect the fit of a bra.
If you’ve been measured for a bra and know that it’s the right size, maybe it’s because the style isn’t the right one for you.
On the other hand, a bra can be worn with a simple adjustment to give it the lift it needs. That’s what we’re going to help with today.
2. Make appropriate adjustments to the fit
Now that you've discovered what's wrong with the fit, it's time to make some changes.
Let's start with the band. Your bra band should fit comfortably under your rib cage while you're sitting on the floor. If you raise your arms in the air as if stretching and the bra band lifts up with your arms, the band has to be tightened. To get the most secure fit, try moving it to the middle or inner hook.
After you've gotten your bra band in order, you'll want to move on to the cups.
Ideally, your breast tissue should be completely enclosed within the cups. If your breast tissue is spilling out of the cups, you might need to size up a cup or more to ensure a proper fit.
Also, you’ll want the center panel of the bra to be flat against your sternum. If you have full on bottom, full all over, close set, or enlarged breasts, this may be tough to do, so don't be concerned if it doesn't tack precisely.
3. Check the straps
The straps can affect the fit of a bra. Getting that strap stuck down your arm is one of the most annoying things that happen to me when I'm in the middle of something. The easiest way to prevent this is to tighten the straps. But, tightening them too much can cause the bra band rides up your back.
So, how can you strike the right balance? Here’s how: fit your bra band parallel to the floor and adjust the straps to the point where it can fit 2-3 fingers between your body and the strap.
While the bra band provides the most support, the straps are designed to prevent the cups from moving in the wrong place. This means that if you rely on them to perform the heavy lifting, you won’t get the best fit.
4. Get a bra fitting
It’s normal for your body to change in various ways throughout your life. Aside from pregnancy and weight loss, various other factors such as hormonal changes can also affect the size of your bra. Having a bra fitting can help you get the most out of your current underwear. It’s important to get one done every six months to a year. It will help you feel great and look great in every bra.
At Coobie, we know what a bra means to a woman, not just how it looks but more importantly how it feels, fits and comforts. No matter what your body type, you can find the right styles and looks to flatter your shape. If you have any questions about bra fitting, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.