Many women see buying a new bra or two as a bit of a chore. For a lot of us it also involves a bit of guess work – bra sizes can change over time with age and weight loss or gain as can our individuals needs regarding what we really want from our bra. Unfortunately very few women choose to go and have a professional bra measurement performed; instead simply guessing at the size they might need and accepting it if the bra seems to fit. This has led to that famous statistic which claims that 80% of British women wear the wrong bra size!
An ill-fitting bra is not only uncomfortable, but can also be dangerous and does long term damage to your body. Luckily many leading department stores in the UK offer a bra fitting service in their lingerie department including Marks and Spencer, House of Fraser, and Debenhams. Don’t be afraid to go and get a professional fitting done today so you know exactly what size you should be wearing! The proper bra fit can make all the difference in the world.
However as always it isn’t quite as simple as that. You have to also be aware that different brands vary in size, shape and fit; so the size that fits you in one particular brand may be too big or small in another. There are lots of different bra styles to choose from as well, and not all of these styles will suit every woman as we all come in very different shapes and sizes! A woman with quite large breasts may struggle with a strapless bra for example as it does not provide as much support as may be required. Those with smaller busts may favor padded or push-up bras for the enhancement that they offer. It’s just a case of finding a style and size of bra that suits you perfectly, and then sticking with it! Don’t be afraid to experiment, though – just make sure that any bra you buy is the right fit.
Try on every bra instead of just assuming that the fit will be correct as it’s in your size. It is not a guarantee that it will fit good just because it is an expensive brand, even cheap bras can be your perfect fit. Trust me, you’ll thank us later!