Say no to bad bras

Had enough of bad bras , the ones that slip, pinch or chafe? do you know that a bad bra can actually make you feel uncomfortable and your day might even be unproductive ,you shouldn’t be surprised if it even reduces your confidence level. If you find yourself squirming inside your cups, tugging at the band of your bra, and looking forward to the moment you can discard your bra after a long day, you are wearing the wrong bra.


Here are some signs that you may be wearing the wrong bra size: wrinkling in the cups, underwire poking the sides of your breasts, a band that rides up, cup spillage, slipping straps, or a bra that hikes up when you lift your arms, some certain factors can cause you to change bra size, a weight gain or loss, a new exercise regimen, pregnancy, and a change of diet among them.If you suffer from any of the fit issues above in finding the right size bra, you will need to take your measurements. It only takes a few minutes, so let’s get started
Step 1
Measure your band with you standing upright without a bra on, and using a measuring tape, measure around your back and under your bust, somewhere around the band of a bra would usually sit. Make sure the tape is going around in a even line. It should feel snug, but not tight Round to the nearest whole number. If the number is even, add four inches. If it’s odd, add five. Your band size is the sum of this calculation. (So if you measured 34 inches, your band size is 38. If you measured 31 inches, your band size is 36.This measurement is your band size.

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measure your under area


Step 2
With a bra you are comfortable with on, measure around the fullest part of your chest.

Measure the fullest part of your chest

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Step 3
Next is calculating your cup size, subtract your band size from this bust measurement. The difference denotes your cup size. 1 = A; 2 = B; 3 = C; 4 = D; 5 = DD; 6 = F; 7 = FF; 8 = G. Combine the difference you get that denotes ur cup size with your bust measurement, For example a bust measurement of 40 with an underbust of 36 gives a difference of 4 ,so your bra size will be 40D.

letters denotes cup sizes


Ways of checking if your bras fit correctly
Band is the main support feature of a bra.it’s too loose, it’s not going to hold your breasts in it’s supposed position,and if you can’t fit a finger between the bra band and your body, the bra is too tight.it is important it fits well fit it to the loosest row of hooks, so you can tighten it as the elastic loosens over time and washing.If the band is too loose, it will hike up in the back and the cups will fall down, causing your breasts to sag. Just as bad, if your band is too tight, it can dig into the skin and create painful, unflattering lines
Cups-if your boobs aren’t set the way your bra wants them to be. Either increase the cup size, or look to a wider wire shape for greater containment to avoid spillage.tighten the band to cinch the wire under the breast tissue and bring the cup closer to your body to avoid gaping cups or tighten the strap , if this doesn’t help ,you might want to go down by a cup size.

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get a perfect bra cup


Bands riding up -when the bands of your bra rides up you might need to loosen the straps ,If that doesn’t work, you will need to go up a band size. Bear in mind that when you increase band size, you might need to go down a cup size (so if your 34C bra is riding up, try a 36B).


Straps– straps should rest comfortably on your shoulders without pinching or digging,You don’t want to see a reddish strap imprint when you take your bra off at the end of the day.if straps slips off your shoulder and adjusting it doesn’t work ,toss the bra,Either the elastic has lost it or you need a different size.

bra straps


Bridge or center gore– the area between the cups should lie flat, you shouldn’t be able to stick a finger between the center gore. It should be tighter in order to keep the breasts from slipping out of the bottom.

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