Advice

Getting the right fit

Lingerie should transform your body and make you feel amazing. If yours doesn’t, it could simply mean you’re wearing the wrong bra. Experts believe 80% of women have on the wrong size bra – with a back size that is too big and a cup size that is too small. This results in poorly supported breasts and an unflattering figure.

The correct bra on the other hand can do wonders. As well as offering the right amount of support, it puts all of your curves back in the right places and can totally transform your figure, your silhouette and your confidence.

Are you wearing the right bra?

These pictures will help you determine if your bra is too big or too small.

Too Small:

         
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If the band is too small it will cause the bra to dig into the skin and cause discomfort.   Also, the breast tissue will spill over the cups, the straps will dig into the shoulders, and the wings will collapse under the weight of the breast tissue when a bra is too small.   Finally, a bra that is too small might cause discomfort because the underwire will poke the breast tissue.

Too Big:

         
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If the bra band is too big it will ride up in the back.   The cups are likely to gape because they are not filled out completely.   Also, the breasts will sag because they have no lift or support.

The Perfect Fit:

         
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Back of bra anchors low and snug on the body. The shoulder straps adjust to a length where they are not digging into the body but are still supporting the cups and the breasts.   All breast tissue is completely contained in the cups. Wires lay flat against the chest wall and do not touch breast tissue. Center gore of the bra lies flat to the chest wall. Straps are adjusted and correctly aligned on the body.   There are no gaps or wrinkles in the cups. The breasts are lifted and supported for comfort and a great look.

 

Ask the experts

The only way to get an accurate measurement is to get fitted. It’s not something you can successfully do yourself. Huit has dedicated consultants in department stores – find your nearest Huit stockist here, but any department store and lingerie boutique should be able to help.

Even if you’ve been fitted before, it’s worth going back regularly – usually every 6 months. Weight changes and age can all affect your bust, so your bra size can fluctuate a lot more than you would think.