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.

When to Wear A Push-up Bra

 

Fact: Boobs come in different shapes and sizes!

Truth: Every pair of boobs is vying for some kind of push-up bra.

 

For most women, they wish for bigger boobies.

 

And for most women, a push-up bra is a holy grail and an affordable way to boost their breast sizes without having to go under the knife.

 

Also for most women, 85 percent are not well fitted in their bras. If you look down and see your nipples saying hi – or spillage around the boundaries of your bra, something must be wrong.

 

Retailers know this.

 

Seeing how you want to be the sexed-up vixen with push-up bras, it’s easy to fall into the trap of wearing the wrong one because every push-up bra does some form of lifting.

 

Know that push-up bras are for everyone – they were designed to give an illusion of bigger busts if you wish your breasts were bigger and they also hold them from drooping like a saggy grandma with the g-force if you wish your boobs were smaller.

 

Push-up bras work in just about everything you wear from a regular t-shirt to a neckline dress. Sounds silly?

 

Sometimes, all you need is the mirror – not the bra. See yourself in front of the mirror before deciding that this is the bra for you. Your boobs should not look like your nipples are being forced outward like a pair of lips desperately trying to kiss.

 

While push-up bras are made to enhance your silhouettes and sizes, it’s essentially made for confidence.

 

A fitted push-up bra magically makes you feel like a supermodel that has all the right proportions and curves and men drooling over your boobs.

 

And when’s best to wear it? It’s when you need that extra shot of self esteem.

Cleavage is More Than Just a Line in Between

If a woman’s breasts are the sexiest part of her body, then having an attractive cleavage definitely adds to the charm.

 

This isn’t another plunge bra post.

 

There’s a hitch among less busty girls when they do not have enough volume to pull off that tube dress for a nice cleavage. This is something you should pay attention to.

 

It is extremely important to have a smooth contour from the upper chest area all the way to the bottom of the breast for a more balanced look.

 

I’ve picked some images where a smooth contour can be helpful.

 

Even if you may not have the volume, you still shouldn’t sacrifice a beautiful smooth contour or a cleavage just to fit in a tube dress or anything that reveals your upper chest.

 

Lingerie, even in its early days, is intended for breast enhancement so there should be no excuse why you should not be looking great in a low cut dress. What’s more when you are now in the 21st century with the never ending selections of bra styles?

 

With the right fit, you can still look gorgeous in a strapless gown even if you have less volume. How about a balconette bra to begin with?

Still don’t trust me? Compare Paris Hilton in bandeau and in other clothes.

 

When Shall I Wear a Plunge Bra?

If you have ever wanted to look stunning in a deep V mini dress like Victoria Beckham with an amazing cleavage, you know the plunge bra is for you!

 

Plunge bra is made for cleavage. Period. It has a uniquely designed cleavage enhancing feature and this piece of lingerie should NEVER, and I mean NEVER be interchanged with an ordinary padded push up bra. Otherwise, you will have the weirdest bust line ever.

 

As this bra is specially engineered to give cleavage, it works primarily by pushing the fats on the sides on your busts to form the cleavage. Hence, it has soft and padded cups to complement the contour of your breasts.

 

Do pay attention to the centre gore as well. Try the different centre gore lengths depending on the separation of your breasts. If your breasts are widely separated, you may want to try one with a longer centre gore but if that does not give you your desired cleavage, you could try the shorter one but never force yourself into the bra. Vary between cup and band sizes as well.

 

With a Plunge Bra, you can never go wrong!

Sexylicious; the Sexy Bra

 

If lingerie is made only for support, you probably wouldn’t have the variety you currently have.

 

The Sexy Bra, the ultimate sex symbol, is not a defined bra style but more to a concept that defines you. If a piece of bra has many different functions, from providing support to increasing volume and enhancing your shape, “sexy” is yet another function of the bra.

 

To have read until this line, you are probably wondering what a sexy bra is. Any bra which flatters your body makes you sexy. An unflattering bra would be one that is ill fitted. By that I mean, one which does not provide the right support at the right areas, one where you could see spillage over the cups or gaps between the cups and the breasts. It could also be one with a center gore that is not resting firmly on your body.

 

 

With the vast plethora of selections across stores, you can be sure that lingerie is no longer made merely to hold or cover your girls. You need different bra styles in your closet.

 

More importantly, don’t be one of the 80% who wear the wrong size, make sure you are in the perfect fit because only a well fitted bra will leave you looking stunning and dazzling.

 

When deciding on sexy lingerie, take into consideration of personality and body shape.

 

Want to be irresistible? How about a matching set of bra and panty?

 

You would want to find lingerie that complements your body while showing off the sexy side of you and leaving you looking confident in that intimate piece.

Bra Warnings and Precautions

There is definitely no problem at all if you are in your perfect fit but what happens if you are not?

 

Not only will you be the next fashion victim, wearing a poorly fitted bra also comes with health implications which I believe you would want to take note of.

 

A well fitted bra gives you an upright body posture and does not make you look like your bust line is sinking. Saggy boobs?

 

The bra straps and band should be snug and are not too tight, with enough room to run two fingers underneath them. Do assure that the bra cups are neither too loose nor tight. You will know that it is the right cup size if there is no space in between your girls and the cup and that there is no spillover. The underwire should also not be cutting into your skin creating imprints around your chest area when you remove your bra.

 

 

When it comes to the health of your busts, breast cancer remains the main concern among women!

 

Thankfully, there’s hasn’t been any scientific proof on the link between underwire bras and the breast cancer. A tightly fitted bra will leave marks on your skin due to the pressure created by the bra on your body. This is very, very unhealthy and damaging.

 

Tight bras will exert a lot of pressure on the lymph nodes around the breast and armpit area. According to the World Health Organization, excessive chemical toxin is the primary cause of breast cancer. This toxin is naturally drained out through the lymph nodes along the armpit and the nodes along the breast bone by clear lymph fluid. But because these lymphatic vessels are very thin, they are very easily succumbed to pressure by tightly fitted bras.

 

This causes restriction of the lymph flow therefore making the lymph nodes unable to do what they are supposed to do, i.e. draining the toxins away from the chest area. Detection of breast cancer via self breast examination is through discovering lumps in the breasts. The lumps may actually be lymph fluids that are unable to flow through the vessels as the vessels are compressed and tightly pressed against the body.

 

Women who go braless have a lower risk of contracting breast cancer. It is advisable to not wear a bra for more than 12 hours. If you didn’t burn your bra in the 60’s, there is no need for you to do so now. If you are uncomfortable going braless, you can still wear a bra that is without underwire. Your ladies will still get the support and enhancement they need so you look beautiful and sexy.

 

Oh, and by the way, it is not advisable to wear bras to sleep. Sometimes it will be good to let them catch a breath.

The Perfect Daily Bra Fit

 

With the many different features of a bra, it would be rather difficult to determine the best everyday bra. A bra should be a protective layer for your breasts and it should give your body the necessary support.

 

Agree?

 

By wearing it as a protective layer certainly does not mean that it should function like a shield hence you should not feel like how you feel when wearing a helmet – and that means feeling restrictive.

 

It should be gentle on your body, comfortably caressing and loving your body; as though it’s not even there! Unfortunately, the reality is usually not as ideal as what we would want it to be.

 

Although there isn’t a particular bra style that could be an ideal everyday bra but there sure are some features that you would want to look out for. Fashion bras are designed for leisure and play so you are sure to find the right one for your body.

 

What makes a great everyday bra is one that you are comfortable in which you can go almost everywhere in. A piece of comfortable everyday intimate clothing is usually seamless which lays flat and smooth on your skin. It should be light, soft and gentle.

 

It can be molded if you prefer a slight assistance to give you some shape or unmolded if the pre-determined cups do not fit – heard of athleisure?

 

Non padded and non wired bras are usually more suitable as an everyday bra. The absence of pads and underwire would leave your body feeling more comfortable as pads are designed to give you the busty lift while underwire is for extra support (the support comes mainly from the bra band).

 

Your perfect daily intimate clothing could be of any style, whether it is a full cup bra or a balconette style, it is entirely up to your preference. If you want it to go perfectly with most types of clothes, you would want to pick colors that are not too sharp. Consider nude and beige, or a black if you want to look sexy and classy.

 

Did you see the write up on bra colors?

Top 3 Most Alluring Bra Colors

3 Pink

 

Pink lingerie has always had a place in every girl’s wardrobe. The color pink can be comprehended as cute sometimes but there is no doubt that on lingerie, it is a brilliant display of femininity and innocence.  Although a pink bra may not necessarily give you that naughty look, but it can surely attract attention with the right blend of feminine aura and charm bringing out the sweet princess in you.

 

2. Red

The devilish red or the seductive red bra, whatever you may call it, it is designed to kill. The color red on lingerie is an empowering color which enhances your body figure giving you the sensual erotic outlook. Red lingerie is one of the hottest and sexiest which drives men crazy just by looking at you in it. It can make your man go wild and at the same time get highly romantic. It is amazing how a piece of red lingerie can be so dramatic and tempting, filling the room with passion and excitement.

 

1. Black

Just one word – STUNNING. Black is simply everyone’s favorite. Black lingerie is simply captivating in its own rights. If you are looking for lusciously sexy yet highly sophisticated lingerie, black is simply the color of your choice. As feminine as you can look in black lingerie, you are at the same time classy and seductive. This color can also give you the hot femme fatale look leaving you sexy and alluring!

Top 7 Fatal Mistakes Men Make When Buying Lingerie

 

7. Being the Shy Boy

“How am I ever going do this?!” sounds familiar? Have you ever wanted to get your girlfriend a piece of lingerie but you never had the guts to shop for it? If you want to surprise her, you bet it’s worth walking into that lingerie store and get her something nice. Don’t be shy, you are not the only guy who walks through that door to do some female underwear shopping. After all, you get to see her wearing it, right?

 

6. Shopping without Shopping

So you muster your courage, you walk through that door feeling a little bashful. Shopping is called shopping for a reason. Since you have made up your mind, it doesn’t hurt to look around at the different types of lingerie in the store. Choosing one that’s expensive doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. Remember, it’s the results that matter, not the process!

 

5. Playing the Guessing Game

A for Lemon, B for Orange… No, B for Bra Sizes! Yes, that’s right and that’s exactly what I am saying. There is no way you can guess her bra size or equate it to some fruits (I’m not saying it’s wrong but it’s just very vague) when shopping for her. Don’t guess her size, ask her! You can check her closet and if it doesn’t work, you can bring her lingerie to the store and let them help you out with the size.

 

4. Unflattering sizes

Getting her the wrong size for Valentine’s is as good as buying her nothing. Wearing a poor fitting bra not only has concerns over health issues but it makes the wearer uncomfortable and unflattering. It could also create unnecessary visible bra cups and straps over her blouse.

 

3. Making her a Porn Star

Here’s a pointer; the lingerie is for HER, not for YOU! When deciding on what to buy, never ever get your inspiration from your favorite adult film stars. Your girlfriend isn’t one of them. Also, less fabric doesn’t mean it’s cheaper, I know what you are thinking of *grin* She wouldn’t be too flattered to know that you want her to dress like a porn star. Instead, get her something comfortable and nice.

 

2. Undesirable styles

A piece of lingerie is not just for support. There are many different styles other than just the Push Up. If you have no idea, read the rest of the blog. Take your time and do your research, buy something which suits her personality. You’ll know it’s worth it when you see that smile on her face.

 

1. Mismatching Fashion

There’s the bra and the panty and there is certainly no reason to mismatch them. Buy a complete set instead. Well, after all I am pretty sure you wouldn’t want her to think you got them from a cheap sale do you?

Top 7 Awful Misconceptions on Wearing Lingerie

 

7. I Actually Need a Measurement?!

No, you don’t need a measurement, you need MEASUREMENTS! I can’t stress enough that despite your age and your “what-you-think-your-size-is size”, you still need to measure yourself. A woman’s breasts change in size due to various different factors like menstruation and pregnancy. It is important to have yourself measured to get the perfect fit. Ill fitted bras have negative effects on your health, but if you are not concerned over health I’m pretty sure you want to look beautiful, right?

 

6. Comfortable Bras are Perfect Fits

It’s not surprising anymore to hear women say their bras are the perfect fit just because they are comfortable in them. Reminder; 80% of women wear the wrong bra size! What you think is comfortable could most likely be the wrong fit. You may want to check out for some signs that you are wearing the wrong size.

 

5. One Perfect Fit is ALL I Need

Because a woman’s body changes due to factors like weight loss and weight gain, pregnancy etc. you will need an average of 5 different sizes in your closet. Have yourself measured from time to time. Your self esteem will skyrocket if you look pretty; you bet it’s worth the effort!

 

4. Lingerie is Only for Support

Perhaps you grew up having told that you need bras to support your ladies. Well, that is probably because lingerie back during your mother’s youthful days had yet to recognize fashion. But today, in the 21st century, lingerie is no longer about giving you support but the perfect fit is able to enhance your body figure and it is a fashion piece you can be proud of!

 

3. So I have the Push Up Bra and the Sports Bra and…. What else do I need?

This is actually very common misconception among women that there are only limited styles of bra to choose from. In fact, there are more than just the Push Up and Sports Bra. If you need to enhance your cleavage, why not try out a Plunge Bra instead? And if you want to accentuate your busts, there is the Balconette Bra. Don’t limit yourself, confidence knows no limits!

 

2. Discounts, Discounts and More Discounts! I Love Discounts!

There is absolute nothing wrong being price conscious but being too conscious can be a bad thing. Good bras do not necessarily have to be expensive but good bras certainly come with a price. After all, there is a lot of work involved in making a good one. Don’t be like everyone else – if you find one that fits you well, you know it’s worth the price!

 

1. Boutique Shopping Vs Mall Shopping

If you have ever wondered why shop in standalone boutiques when you can have a plethora of selections in just one place, the supermarket! Supermarkets and departmental stores usually offer mass produced lingerie for the masses. Hence, finding one which fits you perfectly would be a tough job. Specialty stores selling ONLY lingerie are very much specialized and professional. Visit one and you are sure to find the right one.