Try on your bra and, before you judge its level of comfort and ability to restrict vertical movement, check the fit...
Cup (What's this?)
- The cup of the bra should fully encase each breast.
- There should not be any spillage out of the top or the sides of the cup. There should not be any wrinkling on the cup. The cup should support each breast.
Band (What's this?)
- The band should fit very snugly and be straight all the way around the rib cage.
- The band should not move if you were to do trunk twists for example. The band should not ride up your back or make it difficult to breathe.
If you don't have the proper fit, you are probably not wearing the right size or style for you. Ask Dyna DuMore, our Bra Fit X-pert at email@example.com, for help. Tell her what problems you have and ask what to do. Or, check her FAQ's below.
Bra Fit FAQ's
by Dyna DuMore
Question: What does it mean if the band of the bra rides up my back?
Answer: It usually means you are wearing too large a band size.
Question: The band of my bra digs in. What should I do?
Answer: You might want to try a larger band size or a bra style with a wider band.
Question: What should I do if there is bulging or spillage out of the sides of the cup?
Answer: You might want to try a larger band size in the style or a different style with more coverage in the front.
Question: What should I do if there is bulging or spillage out of the top of the cup?
Answer: Try a larger cup size in that style.
Question: My bustline sags or bounces. How do I get lift and hold?
Answer: Try a style with separating cups and/or an underwire. Opt for a style with adjustable back and straps. Or, try a smaller band size. You may just need a new bra as sagging and bouncing are also signs of a "dead bra" (What's this?).
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