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With all your gorgeous lingerie delivered right to your door, you have a unique opportunity to turn your bedroom into a fitting room! No more teeny, tiny cubicles, no more unruly curtains and no more stripping down to your underwear in front of a woman youve never met because you'll find everything you need to fit yourself and find your perfect bra inside, with more on our website!
Before you do anything else, you have to check if youre wearing the right size. So put on your best fitting bra, find a decent sized mirror and follow the handy checklist below!
The wires at the front, in the middle of your chest (called the centre-front) should sit flat against your body.
The wires should sit flat against your rib cage in the crease of your bust with absolutely no lifting away.
Breast tissue should be encased completely by the wire. The wire should sit behind breast tissue, under your arms.
Cups should fit with no bulging over or gaping at the top.
The back-band should sit horizontally cross your body, in line with the wires at the front of your bra.
Your back-band should be nice and snug. You should not be able to pull it more than 2 inches from your back.
Your straps should be adjusted in length to give support to the cup but should also be comfortable.
Pop on your most comfortable bra, measure around your rib cage just under your bust. Make sure the tape's level all the way around,then pull slightly tighter thanyou would normally wearyour bra.Breathe out and take themeasurement, thencheck it against thetable on the next page.
Your ideal back andband size is in the righthand column.
If your band size has changes, its most likely your cup size will too. So you'll want to go up one cup sizefor every band size you go downand vise versa.
For example, if you werewearing a 38C bra, butnow need a 32 back,we'd suggest that yougo up 3 cup sizes andtry a 32E to start with.However, you may stillhave to go up or downyour cup sizes.
Once youve ordered and recieved your bras, it's time to make sure they fit. The best way to do this is to check for common bra fitting problems. So we've listed them on the right, along with simple instructions on what to do if problems occur.
Cups baggy or creased
Your bra should fit perfectly without gaps or puckering of the fabric. If there are any visible creases in the cups, your bras not right.
Shoulder straps dig in
Your back band should provide most of the support. So when your straps are digging in, its a sign that the back band is too big.
Back band riding up
If your bra rides up, your back bands too big and youwont get the right support. Test this, by putting your fingers under the band and pull it away from your body - it shouldnt stretchmore than 2 inches.
Back band too tight
Your back bandmust be comfortable. If youve tried on your new bra and it hurts, your back band is the wrong size for you.
Wires lift away from body
If the wires are pulling away from your body in the middle or sitting on top of your breast at the front or side, your cup size is too small.
Wires dig into the breast
The wire at the side of your body should sit behind your breast, not on it.When a bra fits you properly, the wire encases the bust completely and does not sit on or dig into the breast.
Bulging over the top of the cup
If your cup size is too small, your bust will bulge over the top and the sides of the cups. Try bigger cup sizes until the top of the cup lies totally flat on your bust. If in doubt, try a t-shirt over your bra!
First, find out how to measure yourself and check if your bra fits with Sarah's step-by-step fitting guide. Then, take the lesson one step further with Sarahs shape-focused style videos.
Simply choose the woman whose size is the closest match to your own and see which styles Sarah recommends!
Whether you want to reduce your bust, create killer cleavage or just find the right support for an awkward outfit, you can achieve almost any look with the right bra.
Full cup bras are ideal for big-busted women as they give you great shape and support. A full cup bra is perfect for wearing with higher cut tops.
Balconette bras are designed to give great lift and boost with wide straps for a wide neckline. Though they used to be better suited to smaller cups, theyve been successfully adapted to support DD+cups.
The minimiser bra is a great invention. Theyre perfect for wearing with fitted tops and button up shirts that gape or stretch at the bust. Aminimiser bra will redistribute the breast tissue giving the appearance of a reduced bust size in a really comfy way.
A multiway bra is a useful addition to any womans underwear drawer. Depending on the bra, they can be adapted to be a halterneck, racer back or one strap wonder. Some multiway bras can also be worn as strapless bras.
Plunge bra and push up bras will give
you a great cleavage. The low centre-front on a plunge bramakes it perfect to wear with low cut tops and dresses and a push up bra will work wonders for your boobs.
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