Thursday, 24 July 2014

Fashion | Wonderbra - Get Perfectly Fitted for Summer!

It has been a while since our last Wonderbra post and we have decided it was time to deliver a little insider knowledge on bra-fitting from the experts!

With many women wearing the incorrect bra size (64%!), it’s important to know how to spot the signs of a badly fitting bra. We have pinpointed a few important questions you should be asking yourself when shopping for new bras to make sure that you are fully, ahem, supported...

"Why should I worry about wearing the right bra size?"
Throughout your life the size and shape of your breasts constantly changes, so it’s vital that you’re fitted regularly, especially when trying out a new brand or style. You need to ensure you’re wearing the right bra size as, apart from being more supportive and comfortable, it can improve your posture and the way your clothes look, and it can even make you appear 5lb slimmer! 

"How do I know if I’m wearing the wrong bra size?" 
  1. Straps: The straps should fit firmly on your shoulders and should be adjusted to give by a few centimetres, but not dig into your skin.
  2. Cups: The cups should fully encase your breasts, with no overspill. The underwire should sit behind the breast tissue, on the ribs.
  3. Back: You should only be able to fit a few fingers underneath the band and you should fit it on the loosest hook and eye, as the bra will naturally stretch over time.

"What if I can’t find my size in a style that I like?" 
Whilst wearing your usual size is always best, it is possible to move up or down to your ‘sister size’. Therefore, if you go down a back size, you need to go up a cup size and vice versa. For example, if you usually wear a 36D you will also fit into a 34DD.

We spoke to Emma, a Wonderbra Fitting Expert who advises… “It is important to wear the right size bra, not just for comfort and support, but also to give you a better silhouette under your clothes. A correctly fitted bra will give you increased confidence, and you will look and feel better too.”

Two perfect designs from Wonderbra to add to your underwear collateral this summer are the basic T-shirt bra, and the ultimate strapless. Both have been designed to deliver comfort and maximum support without compromising on design. They also have a super online sale right now with oh-so-pretty prices - so go stock up!

Wonderbra Ultimate Strapless Lace Bra in Ivory, £36 £14.40
Wonderbra T-shirt Bra in Light Violet £20 £8
If all else fails you can follow The Wonderbra Fitting Commandments...
  1. You shall learn the signs of a badly fitting bra 
  2. You shall be fitted regularly 
  3. You shall know your sister size 
  4. Your straps shall not dig into the shoulders 
  5. Your breasts shall not overspill the cup 
  6. The underwire shall sit flat against your chest 
  7. The underwire shall not dig into your breast tissue 
  8. The underband of the bra shall not ride up at the back 
  9. You shall feel relaxed and comfortable in your bra 
  10. You shall feel sexy!
Now you can't say we don't fully support you...
Felicity and Lauren

1 comment

  1. I'm always on a quest to find my true size, I've come close but never found the perfect one. :(


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