Advice

ARE YOU WEARING THE RIGHT BRA?

A bra is a bra, right? Wrong! A bra is an undergarment that not only has the ability to make you look great, but it can make you feel (mentally and physically!) terrific as well. Yet 8 out of 10 women wear the wrong size bras. Ask yourself these questions…

  • Is my bra comfortable?
  • How many times a day do I tug on or adjust my bra?
  • What is the first item of clothing I want to take off when I get home or in the car?
  • Does my bra make me feel confident and beautiful?
  • Does my bra last as long as it should for the amount of money I paid for it?
  • Wouldn't it be nice to find the perfect bra for me?
  • Have I ever been professionally fitted for a bra?

Wearing a bra does not have to be even slightly uncomfortable. If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then it's time for a fitting.

These pictures will help you determine if your bra is too big or too small.

Too Small:

         
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If the band is too small it will cause the bra to dig into the skin and cause discomfort.   Also, the breast tissue will spill over the cups, the straps will dig into the shoulders, and the wings will collapse under the weight of the breast tissue when a bra is too small.   Finally, a bra that is too small might cause discomfort because the underwire will poke the breast tissue.

Too Big:

         
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If the bra band is too big it will ride up in the back.   The cups are likely to gape because they are not filled out completely.   Also, the breasts will sag because they have no lift or support.

The Perfect Fit:

         
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Back of bra anchors low and snug on the body. The shoulder straps adjust to a length where they are not digging into the body but are still supporting the cups and the breasts.   All breast tissue is completely contained in the cups. Wires lay flat against the chest wall and do not touch breast tissue. Center gore of the bra lies flat to the chest wall. Straps are adjusted and correctly aligned on the body.   There are no gaps or wrinkles in the cups. The breasts are lifted and supported for comfort and a great look.

 

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET FITTED?

Women should have a fitting once a year, and it is especially important to check that you are still wearing the correct bra size if any of the following occur:

  • You gain or lose 5 - 7 lbs
  • You start or stop an exercise program
  • You get pregnant or have just given birth

 

WHERE CAN YOU GET FITTED?

Ideally, it is best to be professionally fitted by a certified fit consultant . An in-store appointment with a fit specialist will only take 15 minutes, yet the wonderful effects you'll feel will last a lifetime (or at least until it's time for another fitting!).  This can be done at any of the stores where b.tempt'd is sold.

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