How Do You Know If Your Bra Fits? A Canadian Fitting Guide For Big Bras.

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It's a well known statement that 80% of women in Canada are wearing the wrong size bra but size is only part of the story. You have to understand both size and fit in order to get your breasts into the right big bra for you. Girls who need a big bra (DD cup and up) need to look out for FIVE BRA FIT SIGNS to ensure they are wearing the right bra.

Whether you're at home or trying on new bras in a store you should always check these five bra fit signs:

1. BAND    2. STRAPS     3. CENTRE     4. CUPS    5. WIRES

Lean forward and adjust yourself so that all of your boobs are in the cup and you feel comfortable in your bra.

1. The Bra Band gives the most support to your boobs. It should fit snugly but not cutting into you. You should be able to run two fingers underneath it, but no more and you shouldn't be able to pull it away from your body. Your band should always lie horizontal to the floor, not between your shoulder blades.

If your band is too tight it becomes painful so you need to go up a band size and probably down a cup size.

If your band is too loose it rides up your back and your boobs sag at the front. You need a smaller band size and most likely a bigger cup size.

2. The straps are there to give you extra support and level out your boobs. They should sit comfortably, not digging in and not slipping off your shoulders. If your straps are as tight as they can go you're in too big a band size.

3. The centre of your bra is the gore and it should lay flat against your body. If it stands away from your body then you're in too small a cup size and probably too big a band size. If the gore is digging in you're in too small a band size.

4. No matter what style of bra you're wearing your boobs should sit comfortably inside the cups. If your cups are cutting into you causing boob spillage you're in too small a cup size and probably too big a band size. If your cups are too loose you're in too big a cup size.

In full cup bras, t-shirt and moulded bras your breasts should be completely encased and separated.
In a balconette bra your boobs should sit comfortably in the cups with the top half exposed to give you great cleavage. In a plunge bra, the centre gore should be low and the cups should encase your boobs diagonally from the gore to the strap.

5. Wires give you great shape but can do damage if they poke into you. All your breast tissue should fall inside the wire. If the wire is on your breast tissue your cup size is too small.

If you're a busty woman the five bra fit signs are vitally important because you're carrying more weight in your big bra than your smaller busted friends. If this weight isn't properly supported it can cause you to have back and neck ache, headaches, trapped nerves, bad posture and poor circulation.

Your bras need to fit perfectly so if even one of the five bra fit signs isn't right you need to shop for a new bra. In the right bra you will be comfortable, feel slimmer and taller and your clothes will fit better - all good reasons to find the perfect fit in a big bra.

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