Fitting bras


 

1. Shoulder straps are snug, without falling down or cutting into your skin.

There are no unsightly bulges when you put on your top – check above and below the underband at the back, and above the cups at the front (it's often more obvious with a close-fitting top than when bare).

2.The side wing encloses the breast with no bulging bits near your armpits.

3. The back of the underband lies level with the front. The underband is snug enough not to shift around, but still allows you to fit two fingers under the hooks.

4. The mid-point of the breast should sit on your chest wall approximately halfway down your upper arm. They shouldn't be squashed towards each other, nor so far apart that they're heading sideways.

5. The wire closely encases the breast at the sides, in the middle and at the bottom.

6. The bra stays in place when you lift your arms.

7. The material of the cup lies smoothly and encloses breast tissue at the top. Ideally, the wire at the centre-front sits flat on the chest. However, this might not be possible in large (E or F) cup sizes.

8. The front underband pulls the wire snugly, but allows you to fit a finger under it.

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