The Right Bra for You

It can be stressful and difficult to find the right bra. There’s a lot to do, from measuring yourself to choosing the right bra for you, to even finding the right fit, so there is plenty of room for error. This could lead to you choosing the wrong size, style, or fit.

  • Straps with a slip-down arm
  • A band that is too tight or uncomfortable
  • Cups that don’t fit the bill can cause spillage, and even a ‘double-boob’.
  • A band that is too loose, which means they get little support

Straps, Which Cut Into Your Shoulders?

An unfit bra can be an irritation (if your bra straps constantly fall down your arms) or even downright embarrassing (if it is too tight). Knowing the correct bra for your body type and build will help you avoid discomfort and even the cost of buying a bra that you won’t wear again.

Here are our tips on how to select the right bra fit for you.

1. Get Measured

This is an important point that we cannot stress enough. Most department stores and lingerie stores provide a fitting service. They will measure you and then guide you to the correct size bra for you. If you’re looking for a bra online, you can measure your body at home using soft, adjustable tape. You don’t need a tape? A piece of string is enough. Then, measure the length and check it against a ruler. It is important to remove your clothes before taking measurements. Measure from the bottom of your bust to find the band size. Measure the cup size from the highest part of the bust. In inches, measure. Round up the closest even number to get the band size. Your cup size will be determined by the difference between these measurements.

2. Choose the Right Size

Different bra styles will work for different bust sizes. You should consider full cups, balconettes, or plunge bras for those with larger breasts. These have thicker bands and more support. The smoothing, shaping bras will have more panels to smoothen around your cups and the straps. If you have a bigger bust, an underwire will be beneficial. T-shirt Bras suit smaller frame types.

3. Look At Your Body

Here are some expert tips to help you figure out your body type. If your shoulders are narrow or round, bra straps can fall down and cause discomfort. A racer or cross-back bra is best for you. A balconette bra will suit you if you have broad shoulders or a large chest. For people with narrow frames, a plunge-style bra is the best choice.

4. Problem Solving

Straps that drop down to your shoulders are a major problem. Tighten your straps and measure your cup. If the bridge (the middle piece connecting cups) isn’t flat to the skin, you’ll need to either increase or decrease your cup size. Also, if your cup size is too small, it could be an issue with the sizing. It is worth tightening your straps. If this fails, try tightening the straps. In the opposite situation, boob splashage can mean you need to go up one cup size

If you’re looking for a quality bra, you’ll want to check out the bra shops in Australia. These stores offer a wide variety of bras and have experts on staff to help you find the perfect one for your body type. You can also shop for bras online and get them delivered to your door in no time.