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How to Buy a Bra That Fits

May 7, 2007 by SheFindsTara
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Never buy an ill-fitting bra again! Here are some easy-to-follow tips that will help you get it right the first time. This information and more can be found explained in detail in the Bare Necessities Bra Fitting and Advice Guide. And when you’re ready to buy, check out our guides to the Best Bras and Bras for Big Busts to find the perfect brand for you.

Find Your Size

1. Measure yourself at the rib cage right below the breasts. If the number is odd, add four. If it’s even, add five. That’s your bra size.

2. Next, measure the fullest part of your bust. Subtract your rib cage measurement from this number. You should have a number between 1 and 12. For every inch of difference, you get a cup size. In other words, a one inch difference is an A, two inches is a B, three inches is a C, etc.

Test the Bra

* Comfort: If you feel any chafing, pressure or irritation, try something else.

* Straps: They should neither dig into your shoulders, nor slip off.

* Cups: Floating in empty space? You’ve gone too big. Spilling over? You’ve chosen something too small.

* Underwire: Make sure it’s positioned flush up against your rib cage, both on your sternum and under your arms. If the center between the cups is floating between your breasts or if it’s pushing onto the sides of the breast rather than the ribs, you’ve gone too small.

* Band: It should fit comfortably at the last or middle notch right below your shoulder blades. If it sits high on your back (on or above the shoulder blades), the band is too large.

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