If you’re not sure of your size, we highly recommend you get fitted by an expert. Bra fitting can be challenging because every body is a different shape. Women often find that they wear different sizes in different styles of bras, and that some styles don’t work for them at all. The passage of time and weight changes (even as little as five pounds) can affect your size. But don’t be discouraged – there are lots of gorgeous options out there for you, if you’re willing to make the time to find them.
When you’re wearing a great bra that fits right, you’ll look and feel your best!
Tips for Ensuring the Right Fit
If you’re unsure of your size, we recommend trying a few different sizes of the same bra. The cups should fit flush to your breasts, making a smooth rounded shape. The band of the bra should be at the same level all around your torso. If the band is higher on your back than your front, your straps may be too tight, but probably your band size is too big. Try lengthening the straps, and if that doesn’t work, go down a band size. For example, if the bra was a 36C, try a 34D. Remember, when the band size increases by 2″ the cup size increases by one cup size, so that a 34D and a 36C are actually the same cup size. When you have a bra that seems to fit, lift your arms and move a little bit – your bra band should stay put.
Your bra is too tight if:
• You are spilling out over the top of the bra. The cup should lie flush against the breast making smooth, rounded shape. Try a larger cup size.
• The underwire is cutting into your breasts near your underarm. Try a larger band size and/or a larger cup size.
• You can’t breathe. You should be able to fit two fingers in between your back and bra band without discomfort, though this is an approximate guide. Try a larger band size.
• The center of your bra does not lie flat against your breastbone. Try a larger cup size with a smaller band size.
Your bra is too loose if:
• The cups are puckering, or if there is a gap between your breasts and the contour (or padded) cup. Try a smaller cup size.
• The band is riding up in the back. This is the most common bra fitting error. Try loosening the straps first, then try a smaller band size. Remember, when the band size goes down, the cup size does too! So if the bra fit in the cups and was a 34C, try a 32D.
Call us or stop in if you’d like assistance with sizing. In the shop, we can measure you, and also help you find the right styles for the occasion and for your shape. We’re always happy to help!
Caring For Your Lingerie
You hate to read it, but it’s true: your lingerie looks better and lasts longer and when you hand wash it. If that’s just not realistic with your lifestyle, (which we totally understand) we encourage you to line dry your bras at the very least, as heat breaks down elastics so they don’t last as long. A mesh lingerie bag is a great idea if you’re putting your delicates in the washing machine, as it will prevent elastics and laces from getting twisted and stretched.