Ensure a proper fit with these fit facts
- Lean forward when putting on your bra so that your breasts fill the cups.
- Adjust your bra straps so they neither too loose nor too tight.
- Pull the bra down in back so that it is level and rests just below your shoulder blades.
- Adjust your breasts by gently bringing them forward in the cups.
- If the front center panel doesn't lay flat against your breastbone, your cup size is too small.
- Readjust the bra straps after every washing.
Try this simple visual fitting tip: When you wear an ideal-fitting bra, the fullest part of your bust should be halfway between your shoulder and elbow. Stand back from the mirror to see if the proportions are correct.
Common bra fit problems
What if the bra protrudes in the center and doesn't lie flat against my chest?
That means there's not enough fabric in the cup to cover the breast. Try a larger cup size so that the cups lie flat.
What if my bust droops toward my elbows?
If your bust droops toward your elbows, you're probably extending the straps because your breasts don't fit inside the cups. This means the cups are too small. Try going up a cup size.
What should I do if the back of my bra rides up?
That means the band is too loose. Try tightening the band to the farthest hook, or try a smaller band size.
What if my bust spills over the top of my bra?
Your cup is probably too small. Try one cup size larger.
What if there's extra fabric in the cup? What if my bra is digging under my arms?
In either case, the cup may be too large. Try a smaller cup size. You also may be wearing the wrong bra style for you. A demi style might be better for your shape.
How often should I get a bra fitting?
Ideally, you should get a bra fitting every six months. Most women get a bra fitting as teenagers and then continue to buy that same size for years and years. But our bodies can change when we give birth, lose or gain weight, or get older. The result? An out-of-date bra size.
In fact, eight out of ten women wear the wrong size bradon't be one of them. At Cacique, our bra fittings are always free. Just visit a Lane Bryant store or Cacique store near you and ask one of our trained Bra Fit Experts for a fitting.