Solutions To Your Bra Problems

The Ultimate Bra Fitting Guide by Debra Sanders-Steele

Back Fat, wire poking, strap falling, sagging and bruising are just a few of the complaints I hear daily.  Just knowing why you have a problem may help you solve the “bra mystery”.  Here is a list of solutions to some of your bra problems.

1. Band Rides Up Your Back — Usually, this means that you are wearing a bra that is too big in the band (the number).  If you are now wearing a 36C, try a 34C.  If the cup is too small, go up a cup size (34D).  Also, try loosening your straps and fastening your bra in the tightest row of hooks.  

2. Breast Are Falling Out Of The Cups — Your cup is too small.  Try going up a cup size or two.  If the band feels too big, go down a band size.

3. Underwire Pokes Into The Sides Of Your Breast — This means that your cup size is too small.  Go up a cup size.

4. Cups Are Wrinkling And Caving In — Your cups are too big. Go down a cup size.

5. One Breast Is Much Bigger Than The Other One — Fit the larger breast and fill the smaller side with a removable pad, or get a style that is lightly padded.

6. Breast Sag and Hang While Wearing A Bra — If your bra is old (6 months or more) it is time to get rid of the bra. If the bra is new, the band is too big and you need to go down a band size.

7. Back Fat — Believe or not, back fat is caused when you wear your band too big.  Go down a band size so your band fits snug and does not ride up your back.

To learn more on how to solve any bra problem, get your copy of  —The Ultimate Bra Fitting Guide — today!



December 19,2012


You did it!  

Your book — The Ultimate Bra Fitting Guide — has been published.

This is the email I received on December 19, 2012 at 11:30am.

October 8, 2012 —– I decided to get the book,  that had been written for  about a year, published.   2 1/2 months later, my book is no longer a dream, it is a reality.  Debra (the writer), became Debra —- the published author.  After changing the title, about 3 or 4 times, and editing, what seemed like 100 times, The Ultimate Bra Fitting Guidewas finalized and published.

I have been a full time bra specialist/fitter for 9 years.  It did not take me long to realize how much I enjoyed educating, and making women happy for the first time in many of their lives.  So, here I am with 2 adult children (33 and 27), 2 grandsons (9 and 3), 1 husband, 1 cat and a new career. 

I am a published author and welcome to my world!

So You Are Having A Bad Day ………..

You are angry, mad, disappointed, and hurt.  You feel like screaming, hitting something or someone, running, hiding, and crying.

The reason for these feelings and reactions could be the feeling of failure, divorce, illness, job lose, abuse, addiction, relationship breakup, to many children, no money, not enough money, single parent, or you just hate your life.

BUT ……………………………………………………

these are not reasons that allow you to be mean, nasty, hateful, or rude to other people.  As hard as this may sound, your problems are your problems.  Do not go out in public. Lock yourself in a room or a house until you are able to handle yourself in a respectful manner.  If you are not able to do this, just be prepared to be treated the way you treat others.

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What Is A Bra Fitting?

The Ultimate Bra Fitting Guide by Debra Sanders-Steele

A bra fitting is a private session between you and a woman who has been measuring women for bras as a full  time profession for awhile (5, 10, 15, 20 years or more).  With only your bra on, a tape measure is wrapped around your rib cage (to get the band size) and then wrapped around the largest part of your breast (to get the cup size).  If the band size is an odd number, round up to an even number.

There are no right and wrong ways to figuring out your bra size during a professional fitting.  Different opinions exist as well as different methods.  No matter how the professional fitter comes up with the numbers,  you will still have to try on many styles and brands.  How the bra fits will determine your final size.

For complete instructions on how to measure for your band and cup size, turn to page 5 of — The Ultimate Bra Fitting Guide.

P.S…….I also cover the different methods used to calculate  the band size.

The Band

Do you find yourself pulling and adjusting your bra all day?  No matter how tight you hook your bra, does your band ride up your back towards your neck causing your breast to droop?

A bra that constantly rides up your back is a sign that your straps are  tighten too tight on your shoulders, your band (the number) is too big, or your bra is old and it is time to buy new ones.

First, make sure that your straps are just holding  the cups  in place and you are not using the straps for support because your band is too big.  Your band should do  most of the supporting not your straps.

Second, go down a band size.  The next time you go bra shopping, try on a bra that is one band size smaller  and one cup size larger.  A 38C and a 36D have the same cup volume.  A 36C is smaller in the cup than a 38C.  Any time you go down in the band size  you have to go up in the cup size  and if you go up in the band size  you have to go down in the cup size.

Third, if you have 1 or 2 bras and you wear, and wash them all the time, their time is up and  it is time for you to buy new bras.  Bras do not last forever. 

Get your copy of — The Ultimate Bra Fitting Guide by Debra Sanders-Steele.  It  will guide you step-by-step in choosing the correct bra for you.

Does The Center Panel Of Your Bra Rest Against Your Rib Cage?

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If the answer is NO …… this means that you are wearing a bra that the cups are too small.

The front center part of your bra, (the part  that is in the middle and separates the cups), should lay flat against rib cage.  This part is called the sternum.  If the center panel is protruding forward and laying on top of your breast, you need to go up a cup size and sometimes you need to go up 2 cup sizes.


  1.  If you are now wearing a 38C, try a 38D.
  2. If you are wearing a 34D, try a 34DD.
  3. If you are wearing a 42DD, try a 42DDD.