Welcome to my November Post

Shopping for bras can be hard work and unless you are fortunate enough to live near a really good lingerie store, it’s inevitable that you will start to shop online for them.  This means there’s no “expert” on hand to assist you with your purchase, which, is why Lazeme have brought me on board to be your virtual expert.

As women, we usually start wearing a bra at around high school age and it’s normally a case of being handed a lightly padded 34B and sticking with it for several years.  I’m not going to tell you lots of facts and figures about how wrong your bra size probably is but I will show you 4 simple things to look for and maybe you’ll find yourself a more comfortable bra as a result.

I’ve tried to make this guide as easy to understand as possible but I know this information can sometimes be a little overwhelming. If you have any questions or need any advice please do comment below and I will be on hand to help you out. 

The Lingerie Expert, Linzi x

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Tip 1: The Band

OK, so in my opinion this is the most important part of getting a well fitted bra. Your band provides around 80% of the support in your bra.  It should run completely straight around the body (parrallel to the floor) it should be firm but not dig in and should not ride up or move about. 

How to fix it?

– if your band is moving about or riding upwards then drop a size e.g 36 to 34.  Remember your bra is a bit like a seesaw, the lower your band sits on the back the higher your bust will be!

– if your band is digging in and/or causing pain, your first step will be to increase it by one size e.g 36 to 38 however do be aware that it may be better to increase your cup size first.

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Tip 2: the Centre

The centre gore of your bra should lie flat to the chest. The wires should sit on the rib cage and not on any breast tissue.

How to fix it?

If the gore is sitting away from the body this is usually because the cups are too small or the wrong shape for you.  You may want to try a size up e.g 34C to 34D.  It can also indicate that your band is too loose so try also band size down. Lastly you may want to try a different brand or style and see if the cups are a better shape for you.

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Tip 3:  The Cups

Every bit of your breast tissue should be inside your cups. When you put your bra on “tip” your boobs into the cup then use your hand to scoop all the tissue from the sides into the cup as well. There should be no bulging or gaping . The point at where the edge of the cup meets the skin should be smooth.

How to fix it?

If the cups are gaping then try a a cup down e.g 34DD to 34D or a band down 34DD to 32E as this pulls the bra closer to the body.  If your breast tissue is spilling out then try a cup up e.g a 36E to a 36F.

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Tip 4:  The Wires

A good way to check this is to raise your arms then look in the mirror and make sure your underwire is following the line of your breast and not sitting on the tissue. Take 2 fingers and and gently push the wire, if it’s ‘bouncy’ then it’s likely to be sat in the wrong place.

How to fix it?

if your wires are sitting on breast tissue it indicates that you may need a larger cup and/or a smaller band e.g a 34d to a 34E or a 34D to 32DD/E

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I’ve tried to make this guide as easy to understand as possible but I know this information can sometimes be a little overwhelming. If you have any questions or need any advice please do comment below and I will be on hand to help you out. 

By the way, the gorgeous bra in my images is the new Elomi Morgan in Midnight Garden.  It’s my new favourite.  You can save 20% on RRP today at Lazeme on this fabulous lingerie set.

Linzi
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1 Comment

  1. Bj A
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    Thanks Linzi I found this really helpful

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