Is your bra not fitting right? If it is uncomfortable, or you can just “feel” it there, then now is the time to readjust, resize, and rethink what a bra is supposed to feel like. Here’s how to tell if your bra isn’t the right size, and how to measure to get the correct size for you.
How do you know if your bra isn’t the right size?
If you can feel the back bra strap rising up, or if it molds into your skin making a ‘dent’, it isn’t the right size. If the top of the breasts are spilling out over the cups, that is another indication. You might also experience straps that are too tight that they cut into your shoulder or a general uncomfortable feeling. Make notes on what makes you feel uncomfortable. If the strap in the back is rising up toward your neck, instead of staying put just below your shoulder blades, you’re wearing a bra size too big for you. If your breasts are spilling out over the cups, your cup size is larger than what you have currently. Once these numbers are even, you should have a bra that fits comfortably and is supportive. Your breasts should be separate at all times and held up by your back, not your shoulders. Your breasts should look like you have two, not one uniboob.
To determine bra band size
First, put on a bra you currently have, preferably one that does not have extra padding. Use a pliable measuring tape that can wrap around your body. Wrap it around where the band of your bra would normally sit. Wrap it around the front, just above the bust level of your bra. The cup size is measured by doing the same as above, except the front measurement is taken right over the ‘perk’ of your breasts when in a bra. It should be right over the breasts’ nipples. Write down this number. Take your cup size, and subtract it by your band size. If your band size is 36, and your cup size measurement is 40, the difference is 4. Once you find the right measurement, check for bras that offer support for your size. Try them on before. Bras should be comfortable to you.