So since my post about the importance of wearing a bra that actually fits, I have had a good few tweets, emails, etc from people telling me they had measured themselves and were shocked at how off the mark they’d been! Even a couple of my friends have been re-evaluating the whole over the shoulder boulder holder situation, which is ideal, because it means they won’t have to put up with me nagging them anymore.
I thought I would just quickly show you some examples that I have found on tumblr of ill-fitting bras that upset me, to show you what I mean. It’s often easier to understand if you can see something. I did try to find the sources for these pictures, but failed.
If your bra rides up at the back like this, you need a smaller back size. Probably even smaller than you think. Get out that tape measure and find out EXACTLY how many inches your ribcage measures under your bust. That is your back size, and that is not negotiable. Obviously bras don’t come in odd numbers, but size up or down one inch only if that is the case. I am 27 inches around my ribcage, but wear a 28 bra. Not a 32. I think this lady is adding at least 4 inches too many here.
If you can pull your bra band away from your back, you need a smaller back size. You shouldn’t be able to pull it away from your body more than about an inch or so. And you shouldn’t have to do it up on the tightest setting as soon as you buy it. You are supposed to start on the loosest, and as the bra stretches with age, tighten up. This is to save you needing a new bra every five minutes.
*Image from tumblr*
If your bra looks like the one this lady is wearing, you need a bigger cup size. She is very attractive and she looks amazing, but a decent % of her breasts are chilling out under her armpit unsupported! That should be in a cup, so she needs to size up. If yours is looking like that then so do you! And when I say size up, I don’t mean just one cup size, it looks like this lady is a good few cupsizes off the mark! You can still get that cleavage with a correctly fitting bra, I promise.
If you missed it, the bra measuring guide I like the best is THIS one here as it explains a little bit too, and gives a true result. You are much better off measuring yourself than going to a high street store that will lie to you to try and get you to buy their limited range. Unless you are lucky enough to live near a Bravissimo or Rigby & Peller, as I have heard they are very trustworthy.
I hope this post helped somebody, and if not, well, at least I provided you with something nice to look at!