A Simple Bra Fitting Guide

Finding your perfectly fitting bra is essential. Forget about taking measurements and using these to pick your correct size from a table, it’s not always as simple as that. To find your correct size, and a bra that really fits properly we suggest having a professional fitting, however we’ll do our best to give you some advice on this. Every woman’s boobs vary in size, shape, volume and spacing and these are all factors in getting the right size. This is the reason that bra’s unlike tops don’t just come in small, medium and large! Your boobs volume may be more at the bottom, sides or top, and this will affect the size you need to ensure you look great and feel comfortable. If you take a number of women with identical over and under bust measurements, the bras that actually fit them when professionally fitted may all be different sizes. This is why we suggest you forget about measuring yourself and concentrate instead on how your bra looks and feels. You may find trying a bra on in front of a mirror helps you see which areas look right and which may need some adjusting.

Here’s a simple check to help you find the right bra size for you.

The strap should be firm around your body

  • The strap around your back should be firm but comfortable. Most of the support actually comes from around the back so if this is too big the bra will not support you.

The strap should be horizontal at the back

  • When you stand side on at a mirror, the strap that runs around your body should be horizontal and should not ride up at the back at all.

You can run two fingers under the band

  • You should be able to comfortably get two fingers underneath the band of the bra all around and also at the sides of the bra underneath the arms.

Flat wires at the front

  • The wires at the front should lie flat against your rib cage and should not dig in, rub or poke out at the front.

Your boobs should be enclosed in the cup with no wrinkling of fabric

  • Your boobs should be enclosed in the cup and you should have a smooth line where the fabric at the top of the cup ends and meets your bust. When you lift your arms, your boobs should remain enclosed in the cup.

Your boobs don’t bulge over top or side of the cups

  • You shouldn’t have any ridge or bulging over the top or sides of the cups, even if you are wearing a lower cut style bra.