If your cup (the letter) is wrinkling, it is too big.
If your breast are spilling out of the top and sides of your cup (the letter), your cup is too small, or you need to try on a different style.
If one of your breast are noticeably larger than the other, make sure the bra cup is large enough to fit the largest breast.
If your straps are always slipping off your shoulders, your band (the number) is too big or you need to try a different style.
If your straps dig into your shoulders, your band (the number) is too big.
If your bra straps ride up your back and you are always pulling it down, your band is too big.
What does that mean? How do I understand the “bra language”?
Here are a few definitions of some commonly used words.
1. Average Coverage — allows some of the breast to be uncovered or exposed.
2. Contour Cup — are cups that are lightly padded for shaping and nipple concealment.
3. Padded Cup — is when the padding is thick enough to increase the appearance of your breast size.
4. Demi Cup — covers the lower half of the breast while the top portion is exposed or uncovered.
5. Minimizer — is a bra that flattens (redistributes) the breast to reduce the front projection.
6. Strapless Bra — is a bra without straps.
7. T-Shirt Bra — is usually a contour bra that shapes and and prevents your nipples from showing through.
The reason why I chose to write this guide, is because I wanted women to have all of the basic bra fitting information in one place. Yes, you can find this information online. Put your bra question in any search engine and you will find many websites with their interpretation of the definition to your question. What I have here is not new information. I just gathered up public information and my experience and put it all in one place and there was born “The Ultimate Bra Fitting Guide”. It is a very simple, step-by-step, how-to guide.
If you already know how to choose the correct fitting size, and style bra — this book is not for you. This book is for the women who have questions and want answers.
Another reason why I chose to write this guide, is because I have been a full time professional bra consultant for over 12 years. I have helped hundreds of women over the years and I realized that most women do not know how to go about choosing the correct size or style bra. Most women buy a bra and hope it fits. Now you can have the information you need to figure out the band size (the number), the cup size (the letter), get answers to any of your bra questions, and find out how to solve your bra problems.
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A well fitting bra lifts, supports, and shapes. The correct fitting bra will make you look younger and thinner. A wrong fitting bra will make you look messy and older. If your bra is uncomfortable, you are wearing the wrong size.
Every brand and style will fit different even if they are the same style. A Maidenform demi cup is going to fit differently from a Wacoal demi cup. A Bali full coverage cup is going to fit differently from a Vanity Fair full coverage cup. When you find a brand and style that fits you perfectly, stick with it. When trying to figure out your bra size, first find your band size (the number), then go up or down with the cup size (the letter). The band should fit comfortably snug when hooked on the loosest row of hooks.
If you are now wearing a 38C, try a 36D. If the cup is too small, try a 36DD. If you are wearing a 42D, try a 40DD. If the cup is too small, try a 40DDD. If you are wearing a 34B, try a 32C. If the cup is to small, try a 32D.
Looking good and feeling good is empowering. Your dresses and tops will fit so much better when wearing the correct fitting bra. Get your copy of ……The Ultimate Bra Fitting Guide, before you go bra shopping and find out how to choose the correct fitting bra.
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.
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.