The bra is a woman’s most used garment all year long. Therefore it’s crucial that you get a bra that is properly fitted, by choosing the right size, design and adjustment. If you do not use the correct bra from early age, you will regret it when you grow older. Though we can’t avoid gravitation, we can limit its effect.
All women are different, and so are our breasts as well. Unfortunately, many women choose bras that do not provide the correct support. Most people are good at finding clothes that suit their body, but it is a challenge for many to find a bra that is both comfortable and ergonomic. At MyMuse we want to help you find the right size and fit so we’ve put together a checklist. Check if the bra you are using today is right and use the list next time you buy a new bra!
Adjust the bra
When using a bra, it needs help to stay in place. After closing the back, make sure that the breasts are properly placed in the cups. This should be done every time you’re putting on a bra. Carefully adjust the middle with your hands so that your breasts lay properly.
If the bra has a wire, check that the cups cover the breasts completely. If your breasts are squeezed along the edges, or pressed on the top side, the bra is too small, and you should try to get a cup size notch. If there is a slip along the top of the bra, you should probably try one size less.
The bands should be tightened so that you can not pull it more than 3 cm from the body if you pull it tight. Stand in front of a mirror and see yourself in profile. Make sure that the band is horizontal and does not hang high or low on the back. If the ribbon creeps upwards, the back is too loose, while it is too tight if the skin is squeezed out on the sides of the ribbon. The band gives about 70% of the support to a bra, and it becomes a strain if it is not properly fitted. When buying the bra, the ribbon should be so short that the outermost brace feels correct. Then you can gradually tighten it when the bra becomes less elastic.
Adjust the straps so that they are tight, but it should still be easy to put a finger underneath. Most women have breast of slightly different size, so it’s normal to have different lengths of the straps. Some women have oblique shoulders and are bothered by the straps still slipping down. In that case it’s best with a bra that has a small distance between the straps, or even better: one with crossing straps. If the bra has removable straps, they can often be crossed. If the straps over the shoulders remain loose, it may be because the band around the chest is not tight enough.
The center of the bra
The area in the front between the cups should lay flat against the skin. If there is space between the bra and the skin the cups are too small and you should try to go up one size.
When lifting your arms, the bra should not move. If the cups lift so that parts of the breasts are outside, the cup size is too small. Beware carefully; If your breasts do not stay within the cups and need to be re-adjusted, you are likely to have excessive straps and / or small cup sizes
Last check – look at yourself in profile
Stand in front of a mirror and look at yourself from the side. The breasts should be lifted and supported so that you can stand right and confidently.