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BRA FITTING
GUIDE

Our handy guide has all the tips and tricks from our
in-store lingerie specialists so you can find the right bra
shape and fit from the comfort of your home.
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Key fit areas

 

1. UNDERBAND

The underband should be horizontal across your back. It should be snug but with enough room to fit two fingers underneath it

 

2. WIRES

The wires at the front should sit flat at the breastbone between your breasts

 

3. CUPS

Your breasts should be fully enclosed in each cup and there should be a smooth line where the cup ends

 

4. STRAPS

The bra straps should be secure, but not tight. If you drop the straps, the bra should stay in the same place

Top tips for checking if your bra fits

 

Underband riding too high?

Go up a back size if:

• The breast tissue under your arms is bulging over the underband


Go down a back size if:

• Your breasts are showing beneath the underband
• The underband is riding up your back

Ill-fitting cups?

Go up a back size if:

• Your breasts are spilling out of the cups at the front or under the arms


Go down a back size if:

• The cups are wrinkling or gaping

What about the wires?

Go up a back size if:

• The wires are digging into your breast tissue
• The wires are lifting away from
your breastbone


Go down a back size if:

• The wires are slipping down your body, towards your waist

Straps slipping off?

Loosen your bra straps if:

• They are digging into your shoulders
• They feel tight and are causing the cups to dig into your breasts


Tighten your bra straps if:

• They are slipping off your shoulders
• If you have narrow shoulders, avoid balcony bras as these have wide-set straps

How to look after your bra

 

Looking after your bra will help maintain its fit over time

 

• Wash at 40°C or less
• Wash light and dark colours separately
• Use a whites detergent with brightening agents to prevent greying
• Wash your bras in a delicates bag or pillowcase
• Avoid tumble drying padded bras to prevent the cups distorting
• Re-shape padded bras while damp so they dry in the right shape
• Store bras upright to avoid crushing. To help the cups keep their shape

 

Shop bras

 Did you know?

 

An estimated 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra

 

You can book a free lingerie fitting either online or in store to help you find the right bra that’s comfortable and supportive

 

During a fitting, a trained advisor will measure your bust to help you choose the right bra. Our complimentary service takes as long as you need, and our fitters are trained to measure and advise for maternity, nursing and post-surgery bras too

 

Book instore fitting appointment now