Bra Sizing – It’s Not Just the Cups

 

Raise your hand if you have silently felt great wearing the cute and perfectly fitting bra!

 

Bra sizing is pretty much scientific, nothing artistic but yet, it remains a mystery to many. You don’t have to start measuring all over again because measurements are not as accurate as compared to how you feel wearing it.

 

Your feelings make a better judge compared to the ruler.

 

Look for signs to see if you are in your perfect fit.

 

Are the straps digging in?

Is your bra band riding high?

Or are you suffocating?

 

The list of problems goes on and on but it all boils down to the feeling of discomfort. Are you uncomfortable in your bra? No? Great! Yes? Just do this.

 

You will be secretly happy when you wear your perfect fit

If your band is too tight, go up one band size but go down one cup size. If your band is too loose, go down one band size and go up one cup size.

 

It’s that simple. There should be no complications.

What is the Best Bra?

….”What is the best bra?”…

We get asked this a lot at our fittings; even at times when we’re just chatting with friends.

Here’s the idea. There is no best bra.

It’s just like asking the best time to do something.

You don’t ask for the best time to do something, you’ll know when it’s time. What you’re actually feeling is readiness, courage, confidence, certainty – it’s how you feel from within you that matters. No one is supposed to tell you what or how to feel, right?

It’s the same for lingerie. There is no best bra – but there is how you want to feel and how the bra can best bring that feeling out in you.

Bras have come a long way since breastbags and the handkerchiefs with ribbons. They have evolved and adapted to the influence of fashion and sexual tastes of time. And speaking of sexual tastes, there are those who wear bras to feel sexy. So isn’t the feeling what it’s all about?

There are also women who wear bra to conform to societal norms. Then there are the ones who just want to keep the nipples from showing. If you are wearing bras on the inside as innerwear, then bras should be how they make you feel, not how sexy they look.

Many people get it wrong – they are being worn by the bras instead of them wearing the bras. What does that mean?

Have you seen a pair of boobs that is so awkwardly disproportionate to the body so much that the boobs look like they are screaming for help? Or boobs are pushed so high up that they look more like balloons than they are boobs?

If you’re feeling it, you are probably wearing what you think is the best bra.

Instead, ask yourself what do you want from wearing bra? If you are asking for the best bra, then what is it about the bra that makes you think it’s the best?

Or what do you want it for? For sex?

Then how about trying a pair of red lacy push up plunge bra? But what if you do not have the volume to create that sensual cleavage? Are you going to force yourself in and end up feeling uncomfortable? And then lose all the confidence and passion for sex?

What you really want to do is to find the right bra for the right occasion to feel at your best.

If you have to lose the bra to feel great about yourself, go ahead and lose it because that itself is your best bra.

When to Wear a Balconette Bra

 

Unless you are not wearing bras anymore, your lingerie collection is the backbone of your wardrobe that gets worn the most but gets the least love.

 

Like your other outfit, there’s a bra for every occasion which means you need to categorize them well.

 

A balconette bra is easily one of the sexiest everyday styles you have sitting in your wardrobe. It cups your breasts gently from below giving them a natural lift and a rounded appearance from the front. Its straps are further apart for a wider and lower cut neck line.

 

If your busts are pointing upwards and outwards, it’s definitely wrong. You should be feeling the confidence now that there’s more volume at the top giving the impression of fuller busts and your boobs should not look like they are popping out.

 

While it’s not the best option for a great cleavage, it’s certainly brings your volume game to the next level and it doesn’t make your boobs look fake – that’s the last thing you want to see happening.

 

A well fitted balconette bra makes the best of your décolletage.

 

How many times have you ditched that pretty off-shoulder dress because you look flat in it? Pretty sure you have abandoned the one with a square neck line as well. That’s not fair!

 

You can definitely pair your balconette bras with some of these tops.

 

Bra Sizing Works Like a Scale

An important point when zeroing in on your correct bra size is that when you try on a bra and go one cup size larger, while keeping the band size the same, you are increasing your bust line by 1″.

 
However, when you go up a band size (keeping the cup size the same) you are increasing your band circumference by 2″ AND increasing your bust line circumference by 2″ as well.

 

The point here is that changing a cup size within a band size is fine-tuning your bra size.

 

Changing a band size is a much more significant size change.

 

Keep trying!

How to Properly Try On a Bra

1.  Wearing a bra is easy, wearing the perfect fit isn’t.

2.  Loosen the straps to the maximum when trying a new bra because you do not know for sure how it fits you. You can always readjust the straps later for a better fit.

3.  Slide your arms through the straps onto your shoulders and bend your body over for your breasts to fall into the cups naturally.

4.  Hook the band together on the last outer most hooks. You would want to make sure that you wear your bra on the loosest hook so as to lengthen the lifespan of the bra.

5.  Using the scoop method, slip your hands into the cups and lift your breasts from the bottom to align them with the bra cups.

6.  At this point the straps may already have fallen off so put them back on your shoulders and readjust them separately. As most women do not have breasts of the exact same size, your strap adjustment may not be the same as well.

7.  Adjust it to the point where it does not fall off your shoulders. It is not necessary to tighten it so much that it leaves marks on your shoulders. After all, the straps only provide 20% of the support.