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Bra Fitting & Sizing Guide - Sizing Tips, Video & Advice
Bra Fitting Tips
This page is designed to explain all things ‘bra fitting’. Check out our easy to follow steps and handy before and after images to help you find the perfect fit. Find out what boob type you are and what bras will work for you. Learn about ‘sister sizing’ and what it really means as well as having some of those pesky ‘technical terms’ broken down by our Jargon buster. Overall a very very useful page.
3 Steps to bra happiness!
No slack in the back!
Make sure the backband is firm and horizontal for maximum support. If not, go down a band size.
Tighten your straps so that they sit firmly in place without digging in.
Check your cups
Are you overspilling? If so, go up a cup size.
In bra fitting there are 3 variables.
- The cup size (the letter on the label) i.e 30GG
- The band size (the number on the label) i.e. 30GG
- The physical volume of the breast. i.e. How much tissue there is.
This is the strap that runs around your back. It does 80% of the work when uplifting your boobs so it’s very important!
This just refers to any part of your chest which is classed as ‘boob’.
The section of the bra that holds your boobs.
This refers to the tightness of the straps, you should comfortably be able to fit two fingers under your straps, one on top of the other- no more, no less. They shouldn’t fall down or dig in.
This refers to where your breast joins on to your torso and the area that takes up.
The bit of the bra in-between the cups. This should touch your chest and sit flat.
Scoop & Swoop/Jiggle
The act of pulling all your breasts into the cup to ensure the perfect fit.
These are the wires that run around the underside of the cup. They help to give the bra structure and give maximum support. They should never hurt you or be uncomfortable- if they are you probably need a different size.