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Check Your Fit

Checking your fit doesn’t need to be a challenge, but it's an essential part of feeling comfortable and confident in your clothes. It's important to consider three key parts of your bra: straps, cups, and band.

This is how a bra should look when it fits. There should be no wrinkling of the cup fabric or extra space in the cup. The underband is firm, but not uncomfortably tight. The straps are holding perfectly in place without digging into the shoulder.

There should be no breast tissue bulges on the sides of the cup. This could be the first sign it’s time to remeasure your bra size.

If you’re spilling out of the top of the cups, getting the dreaded “double boob”, you may be more comfortable in a bigger cup.

If your cups aren’t full and there’s excess material, it could be time to go down a cup size.

If you’re finding you need to make a lot of adjustments and things don’t feel quite right still, then it’s time to remeasure. It’s normal to remeasure every 6 months.

If the bra has an underwire this should sit flat against the body. If the underband is sat over your breast tissue and not flat on the chest like this a larger underband is needed.

When you stand in front of the mirror and put your arms above your head the underband should not ride up or be too tight. It should stay firmly in place. If your band digs in and leave red marks, try loosening the hook. If it’s still tight you may need to go up band size.

The underband should sit in a straight line across your back. If your band rides up when you raise your arms, you should try going down a band size. The band gives you most of your support and it’s important it fits you securely.

Ensure the straps are firm but not too tight

If your straps dig in and leave red marks, try loosening them. If your straps often slip off your shoulders, try tightening them.

Remember the elastic in your straps will naturally loosen over time. So occasionally you may need to adjust their tightness.

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