Bra, Lifestyle

How to choose the correct bra size?

When a woman buys lingerie, she usually looks for a bra in the same size, regardless of the model. This is a mistake. Among the ladies, the most popular are 75B, 75C bras, which often means for a wide circumference and too small a cup. Wearing mismatched bras can result in back pain, a disproportionate figure, permanent breast deformation, and even breast cancer. A well-chosen bra keeps the bust at the right height, shapes the right posture and relieves the spine, especially when the breasts are larger. It’s worth taking care of your health and aesthetic appearance and learn the basic principles that should be followed when buying underwear.

How do you choose a bra?

We subtract five cm from the obtained result and round the received number to the so-called “full five”. So, for example, we have a circumference

  • of 77 cm – 5 cm = 72cm,
  • after rounding we have 70 cm,
  • we get 72cm – 5cm = 68 cm,
  • rounding down we have 65 cm.

So, how do you choose a bra?

The bra is fastened with the loosest hook.

The bra is fastened with the loosest hook.

1. The first and most important is CIRCUIT under the bust – it’s based on 90% of the weight of the breast (God forbid, not on the straps). Matching your bra to your chest circumference is a priority.
We take the measuring tape, place it exactly under the bust, release all air from the lungs and measure very closely. We subtract five cm from the obtained result and round the received number to the so-called “full five”. So, for example, we have a circumference
of 77 cm – 5 cm = 72cm, after rounding we have 70 cm, we get 72cm – 5cm = 68 cm, rounding down we have 65 cm.

Why are we undercutting the circuits? The measuring tape is not elastic and the circumference of the bra is made of rubber, so it stretches. . Remember that the new bra should always be fastened with the last hooks.

A well-fitting circumference supports the breasts even when we slide the straps. The clasp of the bra is under the shoulder blades, and its lower edge is laid in a straight line. When you raise your arms, the bra stays in place and does not rise. The bra is fastened with the loosest hook.

2. Cup size.
We measure ourselves without a bra! (Unless the breasts are large and flowing – then in an unbuttoned bra). We lean slightly forward (as if to bow), drag the measuring tape through the furthest points of the bust (i.e. the nipple) and measure loosely!! We subtract nothing here.

The best are deep, half-armpits. To check if the cups fit your breasts perfectly, lean forward and grab your breasts from under the arms to your bra. Too deep cups will deviate from the body, while the small ones will compress and create bulges.

Cup size

Cup size

cup size

cup size

3. Underwire
They surround the entire breast, do not stick to it, e.g. under the arms. They are not on the bust. Underwires cling to the breastbone.

Underwire

Underwire

 

We look from the front and side to see if anything stands out. It is also important that the breasts are separated.

If the underwire of the bra overlaps the chest, press it or stick it under the armpit, which means the cups are too small. If the connector between the cups adheres perfectly to the bridge, then the circumference is matched and the cups are the right size.

4. Straps.
That is why we first adjust the bra in terms of circumference and then the cups so as not to adjust the height of the bust with straps. Their only function is to support the bra and let it stay that way. Adjustment is always done on a bra. The straps should be short enough for the breasts to be lifted, but not so badly that they stick to the shoulders. They can not be too loose so that they do not fall. It should be comfortable without sticking to the skin and sliding off the shoulders. If you have a large breasts, choose wider straps that will not cause unnecessary pressure and provide you with more comfort than thin ones.

Finally, we raise our hands and check whether the bra stays in place or does not shift upwards. We can do a few energetic moves, bends, squats, jumps.

If the bra still lies well and everything is in place, then congratulations, you made a great choice!

Straps

Straps

Straps

Straps

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