We are frequently asked in the store “do you do bra fittings?” The answer is absolutely and of course! We couldn’t help women find the right bra if we didn’t know how to do bra sizing and fittings. In fact, all our staff have been professionally trained in bra sizing and fittings.
Before you come in to get sized and fitted, I want to offer you some insightful tips about bra sizing and fittings.
- If you have experienced changes in your weight, your bra size will likely change.
- Your bra size is not your universal size. Say what? Yes, it is true. Just like apparel, there is no universal sizing standard for bras in the US. Bra sizing is also done differently around the world. (For example, in the US a 32DDD equates to a European size 32F). Your size is your starting point to finding the right size in the style and brand you like.
- Your bra size will likely be different for different styles. Yep, it’s true. Your racerback bra size might be different from your balconnette bra size, even in the same brand.
- Always fit a new bra on the the outermost hook. This way, as the bra stretches over time as you wear it, you can move the hook inward to keep your bra fitting its best. And, most importantly, to extend the life of your bra.
Okay, so what does a good fitting bra look and feel like?
- You should be able to put two fingers under the band when the bra is hooked on the outermost hook.
- The bridge (the area in the front between the cups) should sit against your chest. In other words, it should not sit up or float between your cups.
- The band should be perfectly horizontal across your back. If not, adjust the straps until it is.
- The breast should not be spilling out on the sides, front, or top. If so, the cup size may be too small.
I hope this helps take some of the mystery out of bra sizing and fittings. Come in to get fitted and let us know if you have any questions. We also have a bra guide on our website.
See you soon!