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Expert bra fitter explains how to choose the perfect cup size
Are you wearing the WRONG bra? Fitter reveals the four steps to picking the perfect cup size – and the mistakes 80 per cent of women make
DeBra’s is an Australian lingerie brand that caters to women from sizes A-K
Debra, the owner, has shared her top tips for choosing your correct cup size
Triumph revealed 80 per cent of Australian women are wearing the wrong one
It’s important to look at the underband, cups, underwire and even bra material
An expert fitter and owner of an Australian lingerie store has shared her top tips for choosing the correct bra depending on your cup size after it was revealed 80 per cent of women are wearing the wrong one.
Research conducted by Triumph Lingerie found the eye-opening statistic when they quizzed women on what bra size they were opting for.
Debra, who owns her own label DeBra’s, told Daily Mail Australia that there is a simple checklist to follow so you know you’ve chosen correctly.
A good bra should fit snugly around the back and sit evenly on the body from font to back, the underwires should sit flush against your chest, the whole breast should fill the cup with no spillage or gaping and you should be able to fit your finger under the straps.
Research conducted by Triumph Lingerie found the eye-opening statistic when they quizzed women on what bra size they were opting for
‘The underband should be firm, but not uncomfortable. If the under-band is riding up, the back size is too big,’ Debra said.
‘The breasts should be totally encased within the wire, which should sit flat against the body. If the wires dig in at the underarm or the bust is bulging over the cups, a larger cup size is needed.’
The underwire, which sits under the cup for extra support, should keep the bra in place when your arms are lifted and if the wires lift under the band in this scenario a smaller band is required.
‘Finding the correct shaped bra for you is just as important as the fit. The correct shape bra can be very minimising to the bust,’ she said.
The underwire, which sits under the cup for extra support, should keep the bra in place when your arms are lifted and if the wires lift under the band in this scenario a smaller band is required
How to choose the right shaped bra
1. A balconette bra sits in between a plunge bra and a full cup bra, it’s like a sweetheart cut neckline. It’s very popular for bigger busts; they give great shape, lift and will give you comfort and support. They make great boudoir lingerie as well.
2. Full cup bras are generally your everyday bra or t-shirt bras, where your whole breast is encased in the cup. This style offers great support, lift and comfort for fuller cups and a heavier bust. Plunge
3. Plunge bras are triangular shaped bras and the underwire stops near the base of your breasts. They are great for those tops that have a plunging neckline. Look in the mirror side-on whilst wearing your bra. Are your breasts still going south? If so, then a plunge bra will give you the lift you need from your bra.
‘Quality materials not only look great but ensure optimum comfort and support and a longer lasting bra. It will also give you a great shape and you won’t feel the need to rip your bra off the first chance you get.’
Interestingly, Debra commented that fitting with a tape measure is only accurate on an A-D cup bust size, up to a size 14, and after this it is very rare that you get the exact fit.
‘Choosing a bra within different brands, styles, colours and fabrics can all add to a difference in size,’ she said.
‘With lockdown ending and summer just around the corner, there has been a huge uptake in colourful lingerie, particularly in romantic shades of reds, pinks and corals.
‘We have also noticed a huge demand for full piece swimwear that is supportive but still fashion forward, again in bright summery colours and prints.’