Did you know that according to time.com, 70-85% of women are wearing the wrong bra size?
A properly fitting bra should support- not squish!
In the latest issue of Good Housekeeping, a really neat article talks about this dilemma!
Many women wear a bra much too small for them which in return does not provide the correct support and may even cause you some extra back pain if your large chested! :(
One example in the article was small busted. She had been wearing a 34B. This bra didn't define her breasts, just flattened them instead! If your small chested like me, thats the opposite of what you want!
After being properly fitted, the example found out she really should be wearing a 32C!!
Here's a neat bra fitting video that Sherva from Verena Lingerie was so nice to share with us!
(Sherva also specialized in custom fitting so if your in the Frederick, Maryland area you may consider giving her a call!)
Youtube required you to be 18 or older before viewing this video :)
Good Housekeeping also shares this neat 6 Steps to Fit
The steps are a little small so I'll list them below so you can try this at home!
Who knows....you may need a bigger size- which may not be a bad thing ;)
1) Explain what bugs you about your current bra's fit (example- back fat)
2) Start trying on bras with a band 1 or 2 sizes smaller, or cups 1 or 2 sizes larger than what you wear. When one seems right, dangle it in front of you and bend at the waist. Swoop and scoop breasts into the cups. Stand upright again.
3) Fasten it on the outmost hook (since the bra will stretch over time you don't want it to be tight)
4) Check that the band is level around your body. If not, switch band size.
5) Adjust the straps so your breasts sit halfway between your shoulder and elbow
6) Slip on a tank top or a silky shirt to see your final appearance. Do you look uplifted? If not, return to step 2.