Bra Cup Basics; Simplified!

 

If you are thinking that there are too many different types of bra cups across the endless brands and labels, you are certainly not alone. Of course, it’s pretty confusing.

 

To start off with, it’ll be easier if you were to narrow down to only two variations, the Full Coverage Bra and the Demi Bra.

 

The Full Coverage Bra

The full coverage bra, or sometimes known as the full figure bra, is a bra with cups that cover your breasts entirely. This is usually deemed as the least sexy and revealing bra and it is the ideal bra for daily use.

 

Its full coverage feature provides more support which makes it ideal for cup sizes above C. Some retailers offer sizes up to G so it is advised that you opt for one with wider straps for better support.

 

This bra cup is not suitable for small breasted women as the coverage of the cups will be too big for the breasts. The under wires will be poking your body as well.

 

This particular bra cup also has longer under wires to ensure your breasts are well supported and prevents the bra from being pushed away from your body. This is when an underwire is of grave importance where your busts get adequate support and keeps them in place and to ensure comfort.

 

The Demi Bra

Demi in French means ‘half’, so the demi bra is actually a half cup bra. The half cup bra covers to about an inch above the nipple exposing the upper area of the breasts making the demi cup the sexy cup.

 

If small breasts are taking a toll on your self esteem, you certainly have a reason to hold your head up high now because only you can wear the demi bra in style! The demi bra is designed for smaller busts due to its half coverage feature. It has shorter under wires to prevent the metals from poking into your skin and cups your breasts allowing your pretty ladies to sit in their perfect shape.

 

This is a bad idea for big busted women as there would be spillage over the top and bulges by the sides. When worn for a long time, the lymph nodes underneath the bra area could take some serious damage as well.

 

The basic idea of these two cups have branched out to many different styles like the balconette bra which is a demi bra padded at the right angles for volume and cleavage and the full coverage plunge bra made suitable for deep V plunge dresses.

 

Always remember that the bra is to fit in to you, not vice versa!

Bra Fitting – What You Don’t already Know

 

As you may already know, 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. Retail bra fitters may make bra fitting so simple – it may seem to just simply be taking measurements of your band and cup sizes and then turn those numbers into the perfect fit.

 

Measurements are usually taken with you putting on your most comfortable bra and on top of a t-shirt. Well, as that may seem perfectly right, what they are missing out on the how wide your bust line is.

 

As the width of the bust line varies from one woman to another, two people of the same bust size may not fit into the same bra.

 

Emphasis is largely placed on the bra cup and band size while the gore is usually ignored. How far apart your breasts are largely determines which type of bra best fits you.

 

Do you know?

The length of the gore (the center piece of the bra) would influence how the bra fits you.

 

If your breasts are close to a point where they are touching, you are sure to be promised of a great cleavage. But also due to the close proximity of your busts, the gore will not be laying flat on body hence making it a poor fit.

 

This doesn’t mean you are deprived of the privilege of wearing a bra; you just have to find the right one with a shorter and a lower center gore. Take the full cup bra and the plunge bra for instance.

 

 

The full cup bra typically has a higher center piece compared to the plunge bra. Due to the lower center piece of the plunge bra, you are sure to be more comfortable wearing it. Best of all, you will not feel as if your breasts are being pulled apart when you force yourself in a full cup bra!

 

But even if your girls are further apart, having a great cleavage doesn’t have to be a dream. Just find the right bras with the right padding at the right angles to bring them closer together to add the necessary volume and to uplift them.

 

Using the same examples of a full cup and a plunge bra, you are still able to wear both because the full cup is spaced out to comfortably sit your breasts while the plunge will give you some cleavage if it is perfectly padded at the bottom and the sides to lift and bring your ladies together.

 

Bra fitting is not just about cup and band sizes. Do look out for the width of your bust line. How far apart your busts are do have an effect on your right fit. Happy bra shopping!