Yay, 1st try! This is the correct back size for you.
This back size is too big, you should try going down a size.
Try fastening your bra on the tightest set of hooks. If the band is now sitting horizontally around your back, you should be fine to just drop one back size (don’t forget to start on the loosest set of hooks). If the back band is still riding up your back when on the tightest set of hooks then you may need to look at dropping a couple of back sizes. Remember – every time you go down a back size you need to go up a cup size for your bra to fit the same in the cup.
It’s extremely likely that you will need to adjust the shoulder straps of your bra to gain optimum support. Don’t forget that the shoulder straps provide around 20% of your bra’s support.
If you haven’t adjusted the shoulder straps it might look like your bra doesn’t fit. To avoid this adjust the shoulder straps to around the half-way point before putting your bra on (this handy tip means that you should never need to adjust your straps too much). Next, pop your bra on (as above) and run your thumb under the shoulder straps. Your thumb should fit comfortably underneath and you should only be able to lift the straps slightly above your shoulders. If the shoulder straps are too slack simply pop your bra off, adjust the straps further and pop back it back on until you have it right.
Quick tip: It’s much easier to do this in front of a mirror; that way you can more accurately estimate how much you need to adjust your straps.
Once you have your bra on it’s important that you adjust your boobs in the cups to make sure they are clear of all wires. Simply pop your hand into each cup and lift up and over away from the side wires, slightly toward the centre of your body. We find it works best if you use the opposite hand to boob – i.e. adjust your left boob with your right hand and your right boob with your left hand.
Next, you need to ensure your boobs are clear from the wires in the centre. Simply pop two fingers behind the centre wires and smooth your boobs away from the wires. This will make sure that you don’t have any breast tissue caught under the wires of your bra! The wires at the sides of the cups should sit just past your breast tissue and the wires in the centre should sit flat against your breastbone.
Not such a good look! The cup size of this bra is too small for you so we would suggest trying a bigger cup size. You should be able to take an educated guess if one or more cup sizes bigger is needed. Remember; if the back band is secure you don’t need to change it.
One element of a good fitting bra is that the wires at the centre of the cups sit flat against your body. If they are twisting or pointing away from your body then it is likely that your boobs are pushing the bra away from you – meaning that the cups are too small. Try a cup size bigger and this should help.
This suggests that the cup size is too big for you or unfortunately the shape of the bra is not best suited to your shape. Try going down a cup size or alternatively, try some other styles. After all, we want you to feel supported and confident!
If the back band is riding up, the back size you are wearing is too big for you. Try coming down a size or two. When you start wearing a new bra you should fasten the back band on the loosest set of hooks so you get maximum wear out of your gorgeous new purchase. Remember, if you are go down a back size come up a cup size so the cups still fit you perfectly.
If the straps are cutting into your shoulders and causing discomfort you should slacken them off slightly. However, it’s important that they don’t become too loose so try slackening them little by little until you feel comfortable. You should be able to run your thumb under the straps and lift them away from your shoulders slightly.
If your straps are slipping off your shoulders they are too loose and not giving you the support you need. To ensure your straps stay in place you should adjust them to a point where it is comfortable for you to run your thumb under the straps and lift them away from your shoulders slightly.
The most common reason for the wires not lying flat against you is that the cup size is too small. When the cup size is too small your boobs are pushing the bra away from you, causing the wires to poke forwards. Try going up a cup size or two to allow the wires to lie flat against you and separate your boobs.
First of all, ensure that your straps are adjusted accurately. If not, there may be some wrinkling in the cups. If you have adjusted the shoulder straps of your bra and the cups are still wrinkling it would seem that the cup size is slightly too big for you. Try dropping a cup size to eliminate the extra space. Remember, it’s completely normal to have one boob bigger than the other, so if you only have space in one cup we would recommend sticking with this size. It’s OK to have a little space, and this is much better than spilling over the top of the cups.
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