Fitting Help

  • Do your bra straps dig into you, or are they constantly falling off your shoulders?
  • Does the underwire dig into you?
  • Does the back of your bra ride up to your shoulder blades?
  • Do your breasts bulge out the top, sides or bottom of your bra?
  • Do you find yourself pulling and tugging at your bra all day?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are you are among the over 70% of women who aren't wearing the right size bra. That means your bra can't do what it is designed to do, and you are compromising support, comfort, and possibly even your health.

Most women have never been fitted properly in the first place and don't have a clear understanding of the concept of bra sizing. Others might not realize their bra size has changed with changes in their weight, or as they grow older.It doesn't help that department stores, and even many specialty shops, only carry the most popular sizes. If you don't fit into that category, it is probably difficult to find the size you should be wearing, so you end up settling for what you can get. We carry cup sizes from "AA" right up to "Double K," back sizes from "26" to "54," and more, and we will special order other sizes when necessary.

Basic Bra Sizing Guidelines 

There are two important measurement components for figuring out your bra size:

1) Band size

2) Cup size

The band size refers to the numeric portion of your bra size; for example the '34' in '34CC'. The cup size refers to the 'CC' in '34CC'.  

Determining Your Band Size 

1) First, put on your most supportive unpadded bra.

2) Standing in front of a mirror with your measuring tape, measure directly under the bust line. Hold the measuring tape gently but firmly under the bust and making sure that it is straight. A good indicator will be if the measuring tape is parallel to the floor. Round up or down to the next full number. (For example: 29 1/2 inches rounds up to 30 inches; 30 1/4 inches rounds down to 30 inches).

3) Add 3 inches to this measurement to determine your band size.

For example: If your band measurement is 30 inches, then add 3 inches: 30 +3 = 33 inch band size.However since bras are only sized in even sizes, using this example, you go up to a 34 band     

Determining Your Cup Size 

1) Standing in front of a mirror with your measuring tape, measure around the fullest part of your bust so that the measuring tape is touching but not tight or strained. Once again, make sure that the measuring tape is straight so make sure that the tape is parallel with the floor. Round up or down to the nearest inch just as you did with your band size.

2) Now, subtract your band size from the measurement that you just took around the bust; the difference will help you determine your cup size, using the chart below.· For example: If your bust size measurement is 37 inches and your band size 34 inches; the difference of 3 inches would make your size a 34CC.

A = 0"

B = 1"

C = 2"

CC = 3"

D = 4"

DD = 5"

E = 6"

EE = 7"

F = 8"

FF = 9"

G = 10"

GG=11"

H = 12"

HH = 13"

I = 14"

II = 15"

J = 16"

JJ = 17"

K = 18"

KK = 19" 

Determining whether back is broad or small

Measure around your body, straight across your back and chest directly above the bust at underarm level. If this measurement is an odd number, add one inch and the result should be the same as your band size. If the result of this measurement generates a larger measurement than the determined band size in Step 1, you probably have a broad back. If the measurement is smaller, your probably have a small back.

How To Put On the Bra

STEP 1: Placing the Bra and Attaching the Hooks:

  1. With the straps loosened, put the bra on "backwards" like you would a belt, fastening the hooks of the middle row of eyes. Then spin the bra 180 degrees, and lift the bra upwards until the shelf slides to a natural stop against the breast tissue.
    Note: Some women prefer to hitch the hooks behind their back then lift the bra to fit under their bust.

STEP 2: Positioning the Bra:

  1. Put your arms through the straps.
  2. Grip the bra under the arm with the thumb and index finger and lift until the shelf comes to a natural stop against your breast tissue. The other hand should hold the side tissue underneath while lifting.
  3. Repeat this process for the other side.

STEP 3: Adjusting the Shoulder Straps:

  1. Adjust the shoulder straps by sliding the straps until they come to a natural stop and are gently lifting the bust and the shelf.
  2. Grip the bra under the arm with the thumb and index finger and lift until the shelf comes to a natural stop against your breast tissue. The other hand should hold the side tissue underneath while lifting.

STEP 4: Positioning the Tissue:

  1. Unhook each cup cover from it's support strap

STEP 5: Positioning the Tissue part 2:

  1. Using the palm of your hand, raise the tissue up from the ribcage, and move the tissue forward from under your arm, placing it above and in front of the shelf (See Step 4b).
  2. The shelf support will direct and hold the tissue sufficiently if it has been properly sized. Do not let the tissue "spill over the shelf", or bulge out the sides.
  3. Pull the cup cover back up and over the breast, and hook it onto the fastener.

STEP 5: Final Adjustments:

  1. Pull the bottom of the bra down around the torso, to ensure it is low in the back, and under the shoulder blades.
  2. Snuggle the front of the bra upwards to where it comes to a natural stop.

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