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This Is How a Bra Should Fit Find out how to tell your true bra size and whether a particular style is right for you. By Woman's Day Staff. Dec 11, 2014 Nearly 80% of women wear the wrong size bra


Your bra band should fit nice and snug around your torso. The band should not easily pull away from your body, either in the front or the back. The band should sit straight and parallel to the floor. It should start with the underwires or top portion of the band sitting directly underneath the bust, at the breast root, and go directly back.


For whatever reason, buying a bra and figuring out your size is one of the most complicated processes ever. So I asked Ra'el Cohen, the chief creative officer of indie lingerie brand ThirdLove ...


If you’ve read even just a handful of articles about bra fit, you’ve probably run across the statement that 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. That hasn’t actually been proven by a statistically-significant research study. But, as any bra fitter can tell you, there are many women out there wearing bra sizes that aren’t ideal.


How to Buy a Well Fitting Bra. A bra is something that we often take for granted, but finding the right bra can do wonders for both your appearance and self esteem. It may take time to find the right bra for you, but remember: you're worth...


Proper cup fit is influenced by band size. As the band size changes, so does the cup size. For every band size you go down, you should go up one cup. If you are in a 38C with a good cup fit, but want to go down to a 36 band, you would go to a 36D for a tighter band with the same cup fit.


How to Fit a Bra Properly. Measure the band size wearing an un-padded bra. Using the measuring tape and measure under your bustline. Be sure that the tape is parallel to the ground. Make sure you exhale all of the air out of your lungs before you take the final measurement. You will want the smallest measurement possible.


Now that you’ve found your size, try on the sports bra and test the fit. It should fit slightly tighter than a regular bra, but you should be able to breathe deeply and comfortably. Check the following factors: Chafing: Make sure there is no chafing around the armholes, shoulder straps or seams. If the bra has hooks or snaps, make sure those ...


A new bra should be able to pass this test with the clasp on the loosest fitting. This allows you to tighten the bra as it stretches with wear and washing. Try to avoid buying a bra where the best fit is the bra's tightest setting. My suggestion is to always try and buy a new bra that fits on its loosest fastening position.


The straps should not be doing the heavy lifting. The bra band should be doing most of the work. Chances are, your band is too big or has stretched out to the point that you're not getting the support you deserve. Try buying one band size smaller. Remember: When you get a smaller band size, you need to go one size bigger in the cup.