WHAT IS BRA FITTING?
80% of women wear the wrong size bra. The most common reason is that they wear the wrong size band they are usually wearing a band size too big, which is travelling up their back. The second reason is the cup size, usually they are wearing one too small!
A bra fitting service is about finding the right bra that fits you. You can be different sizes in bras depending on brand, style and material so it is not a case of all bras in that size fit you. At a fitting time is taken to try on a number of bras and discuss any fit issues. Many times a woman has loved the look of a bra but when she gets it on it is just not the right fit for her.
I have a wide selection of bras in stock although sometimes I may have to order in more bras once we have established your size/shape. If you have been to me for a fitting before or if you know your size in a particular style I’m also happy to order in it in for you without an appointment being booked.
A first bra fitting appointment will last about an hour, this gives you a chance to try on a number of bras and discuss any fit issues. When you make an appointment I will email you a few questions to be answered that will help me prepare for your fitting.
At the bra fitting I will ask you to take off your top but leave your current bra on. I will check the back fit first so we can establish your band size and then we will find the correct cup size. It is mainly about the band, the band does the main work in supporting the breasts and stopping those Cooper Ligaments from stretching and heading south. A good supportive correct fitting bra will do wonders for your posture and shape.
How often you get measured really depends on a few factors. You may happily stay the same bra size for years but hormonal changes, gaining or losing weight, pregnancy and nursing play a big role. It is advised to go for a fitting if you have undergone any of the above or you notice the below changes with your current bra fit:
Back band is not straight, travelling north towards your shoulder blades.
Bra strap sliders are at the adjustable limit. Straps are falling off or digging into shoulders.
Breasts spill out over the top and sides of cups. The breast should be contained within the cup.
The wire should sit firmly underneath the breast and not be sitting on or digging into any breast tissue. In a wired bra there should not be any gap between the cups (like a little shelf sticking out) this should lay flat against your sternum.
Next Saturday bra fitting is 18th March, appointments are available between 10am and 4pm. Appointments are also Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 4pm. Thursdays 9am - 1:30pm, alternative times are by request. If you would like to book a fitting appointment drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or send a message by the contact form and we can arrange a suitable time and date.