Bras N Things is an Australian run channel specializing in bra fitting and all things lingerie. In this particular video, they are revealing to us the secret of looking and feeling amazing. And that’s what a perfectly-fitting bra will do to your self-esteem.
1. The Bra Band
Make sure that the back band follows a horizontal line across your body. The band should sit at the same level as your cups do at the front. If it rides up at the back, this is an indication that you need to go down a back size. Check how firm your bra is against your body by running a finger underneath the back of the band right through to the underarm. You should be able to comfortably fit two fingers under the band. Not too tight or too loose. Just comfortable! Check that the band sits snug enough to provide you with a support without the help of the straps. It should provide at least 80% of the support.
A little trick: if you need to go down a band size but the cup fits well, you will need to change the cup size letter in order to keep the same size cups. Try to think of it in this way; down in a band, up in a cup! Up in a band, down in a cup!
2. The Straps
Adjust the straps to a firm but comfortable length. Check the shoulder straps by running your fingers along the inside of the strap. Mind that the strap is not too loose as to slip off, or too tight as to leave a mark. The strap should provide approximately 20% of the support.
3. The Cups
Check the underwire on both sides. The correct positioning of the underwire is the most important part when it comes to the perfect fit. The underwire must sit against the chest exactly where the breast flesh finishes. Make sure the sides of the bra are not too high under the arms and that the center is not being significantly pulled away from the chest. If the center is being pulled away from the chest the cup-sizes could be too small. It is crucial to check both of the under-wires since some ladies will have one of the cups fuller than the other. In addition, check the cups! The cups should be completely filled. No wrinkles or no gaps between the material and you. If the cup does not feel right, play with different styles of cups.
When all is said and done, the most important thing in choosing a bra is to understand how it feels on you personally. If it looks good and feels good, it is good!