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The Guide to the perfect fitted bra

Forget Your Tape Measure!

For many women, past experiences in trying to find the right bra size have meant getting a tape measure and measuring themselves - taking over and under bust measurements, adding or subtracting another number, working out the difference between two other numbers and then, ending up - hopefully - with a bra size.

At Bellissima, years of experience of bra styling means we believe that tape measures don't work when it comes to finding a bra that fits correctly. Every woman’s breasts vary in volume, shape, size and spacing and these are all factors in getting the correct size. The volume of your breasts may be more at the bottom, sides or top, and this will affect the size you need to ensure you look superb and feel comfortable. If you take a number of women with identical over and under bust measurements, our experience shows the bras that actually fit them may all be different sizes.

This is why we urge you to forget about measuring your bust and concentrate instead on how your bra looks and feels. You may find trying a bra on in front of a mirror helps you to really see which areas are right and which may need some adjusting.

Please follow the three simple steps to help you find the right bra size for you:-

Step One

Check to ensure that you are wearing the correct back size.

  • The strap should be firm around your body - Most of the support comes from your back so if it is not firm enough you are not getting the right support
  • The strap should be horizontal at the back - the strap that runs around your body should be horizontal and should not ride up at the back at all
  • You can run two fingers under the band – you should be able to fit comfortably two fingers under the band

Step Two

Check to ensure the wires sit flat between your bust and aren’t being pushed away from your body.

  • Flat wires at the front – The wires at the front should sit flush against your chest

Step Three

Check to ensure you are wearing the right cup size.

  • Your breast should be enclosed in the cup with no wrinkling of fabric –Your boobs should be enclosed in the cup and even when you lift your arms
  • Your breasts don’t bulge over top or side of the cups - you should have no bulging over the cups even in a balconette or plunge bra.

If you would like any further help, to help you find the right fitted bra please do not hesitate to call us on 01270 750655. We will be happy to help!