Bra Fitting Advice

How do you know you are wearing the wrong bra size? September 26 2014

 

  1. You rely on your straps for support
  2. You are always looking for thicker straps
  3. You feel like you need more lift
  4. You can never find the right cup: if you go down a cup it’s too small, if you go up a cup it’s too big
  5. Your band rides up your back
  6. Your breast eithers peek out or fall out the bottom of your bra
  7. You are constantly readjusting your bra
  8. You feel like your breasts want to fall out of your bra when you bend over
  9. You have considered breast surgery
  10. You have an obvious spill out of the top of your bra
  11. You battle to find clothing that fits you, everything else fits and you find you have to go up a size (or a few sizes) to accommodate your breasts.
  12. Strapless bras are a nightmare: they keep falling down or you keep having to readjust them
  13. You wear more than one sports bra when exercising
  14. You feel fat because your breasts create a pocket under your arms that makes you look fat.
  15. You have excessive back fat
  16. Your cups gape
  17. It does not matter how hard you try to minimise your breasts they just look big
  18. You cannot find pretty bras in your size

The points above are what our clients bring to our attention. This is what we love working with everyday of our lives.

If you suffer from any ONE of these conditions you are wearing the wrong size.

Our experts are waiting to help you, its just a call away.


Combating the Dreaded Side Breast September 02 2014

When you are faced with pockets of fat on the side of your breast that seem to get in the way and make you look a lot wider than you actually are, your first port of call is to find a good fitting bra.

The good news is that this “fat” is just breast tissue that has been forced to the side by a misplaced wire or a cup that is way too small. Breast tissue is fat that can be easily manipulated over time as it is not really governed by any muscle. Repeatedly wearing a wire that is “cutting” into this fat will only cause it to separate and as our breasts naturally fall to the side, the tissue migration is inevitable. When you wear a wire that lines up with your armpit it will allow all the side tissue to fall into the cup and not be forced to sit outside the cup and create the unsightly bulge.

(The picture shows the lady wearing a bra that has been fitted correctly and then her old bra over. The black bra shows how misplaced the wire was exposing the "side breast") 

This is very common and most women see a drastic change in body shape when this tissue is scooped into a cup that is the correct size. This may seem easy to do but if you do not have a band snug enough your breast tissue will only fall back into its natural place (under your arm) despite the increase in cup size. It is so important to have a professional fitting where a trained fitter can assess this for you.

To see if your wire is placed in the correct place:

  1. Put your best fitting bra on
  2. Put your arms out to the side
  3. Your wire should follow the under “smile” of your breast
  4. When you place your arms out to the side your bra should not move
  5. There is not gap under your breast
  6. The end of the wire on the arm side should be in line with your armpit

If your side is correct the side breast should disappear however there are certain styles that work so well for this. The side support bra works well as it flattens this and creates a forward projection creating a leaner silhouette.

Click on the picture to get all the details:

This bra is available in a white, nude, pink and black.

While the Lois is one of our favourites, we have many other options to choose from.

Have a great day

If you would like to know more contact an expert on 0861 333 779