The Perfect Fit
The Little Bra Fit Guide
Band Riding Up
With a too wide back band, the bust does not get the support it needs. Tightening the straps does not solve this problem! This only has the effect that the band gets pulled up and the soft parts on your back are squeezed.
Straighten It Up
If the band is on a horizontal line on your back, you chose the correct band size. The band will take 80% of the supportive function and by that taking the weight off your shoulders. We are of the opinion: A new bra should be comfortable fastened in the loosest hook. After wearing the bra several times, it stretches and you can fasten it on one of the tighter hooks.
Your bra is digging in and gives your bust an unattractive shape? Even though it may sound strange to you: "Digging in" is not necessarily caused by a too tight back band. Rather, it usually indicates that you chose a too loose back band. Keep in mind, if you select a bra with a smaller band size, then you need to go up in cup size e.g. from E to F.
Check the fit of your bra by standing sideways in front of the mirror: If the band is sitting straight, you have chosen the correct bra size. Trying to compensate a too loose band size by tightening the straps is no solution. It only makes the straps dig into your shoulders.
Is the centre front of your bra positioned flat against your body between your breasts? Then, the cups are too small and/or the band size is too loose. Try a larger cup size or go down in band size and go up in cup size.
The perfect bra for you is sitting flat against your chest. Take the test and try to put your finger between the bra centre front and your chest - you will not come too far if you are wearing the right size.
Hands Up, Breasts Out
Check the fit of your bra by lifting your arms up high. Does the bra slip over your breasts or do the breasts not stay in the bra? If so, you should go for a smaller band size and possibly try a bigger cup.
Raise Your Hands
By choosing the correct band and cup size, you can throw your hands up in the air and be sure: This bra does not let anything slip out.
Check the fit and the size of the cups. If your breasts are bulging over the edge of the cups, it is an indicator for a too small cup size or unsuitable cup shape. If you wish to have a push-up effect, try a push-up bra and do not try to get this effect by wearing too small cups.
By wearing a well-fitting cup size your bust tissue is placed right in the cup and your nipple is at the deepest point of the cup. Take the t-shirt test: There should be a smooth invisible line between the bra and your bust.
Make sure the straps do not dig too much into your shoulders. By over-tightening the straps this may happen. If too much weight is put on your shoulders, it may cause pain and tensions in the shoulder-neck area. Loosen the straps or try a tighter band size.
With a well-fitting bra, your breasts are mainly supported by the back band (80–90%). The straps should only be 10–20% of the support. By having the right relation of burden sharing, the straps are sitting comfortable on your shoulders without digging in.