Lumingerie bra fitting guide
When fitting a bra, always check whether the bra is sitting correctly.
The wrong size bra will feel painful during the day when you have to correct bra and breast
position. The wrong size bra do not support the breast properly. When fitting a bra you should
keep in mind three things: the right size in the band, the right cup and right shoulder
strap tightness. Correct bra size and fit is especially important for large breasts.
Don't know your bra size? Try out our bra size calculator.
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The right size band
Always first check that the band of the you trying on is correct:
tight enough, but not too tight. If the bra of climbing up the back, the
band of the bra is too big. Try a smaller band size,
but please note that when the band size decreases, the cup size should increase,
ie try the sister size.
When trying on a bra, put them always on the first hook.
This leaves you room for tightening as the bra will loosen in use. If you put the bra straight to
the tightes position the band is too big.
When you lift your hands up and the bra comes off the chest and breast tissue drops under
the wire, the band is too large and the cup size too small.
The bras do not give any support and in addition you will have to correct the position of
the bra multiple times during the day. The right size bra sits agains the breast bone
bautifully, even if you lift your arms and move about.
Tip: To check if the circumference is too large. Put your hand underneath the band behind
your back. Then, lift the band away from your back.
If you can gently lift the band over a palm-width from the body, it's necessary to
choose a smaller circumference
The right cup size
Next, check that the cup size is correct: the whole breast tissue must fit
inside the cup without bulging over and the wires must be seated against the skin all the way around
If the breasts are bulging from the front or sides of the armpits, the cup size is too small.
The breasts simply do not fit into the cups. If you need to shake or position the breasts
during the day to fit into the cups, the cup size is too small, even
if you manage to fit the breasts momentarily. Try at least one cup
size larger bra.
The wires should sit flat against the chest the entire length. The wires should encase
the whole breast tissue and not press on top. The boobs should not bulge under the wires either.
The underwire should not stick forward between the breasts,
but the wires and the bra should sit flat agains the chest between the breasts.
If the cups are empty at the top, it is a sign of a cup size that is too large.
Try a smaller cup size. If however there's room in the center of the cups the nipples
should settle down the cup size tends to be too small and not
too large as one might think at first. When the cup size is too small, the large
bust simply "bends" and fills the cup, so the cup "nose" remains empty. Probably
the breast bulges over the sides, front or under the wires.
When the bra size is the correct, the wires to do not feel, squeeze or chafe.
Incorrect: The cup size is too small, if the chest is bursting out of the
top or side. If you have to position and shake your breasts into the cups several times
during the day, it is usually a sign that cup size is too small. Try 1 to 2 cup size that is bigger.
Properly adjusted shoulder straps
Incorrectly adjusted straps can chafe or they can fall off during normal
use. Straps sinking into the skin is often a sign of a band size that is too large, which is
tried to correct by tightening the straps. We recommend trying a smaller band bra. Bras can also be fixed
by a seamstress if the cup size is otherwise suitable and the bra fits.
It is said that 90% of the supper should come from the band and only 10% of the
weight of the breast should be held by the shoulder straps. If the
band size is wrong, the majority of the weight of the breast remains on the shoulders,
causing painful indentations. If the problem is not corrected by correct size bra,
find bra, where the shoulder straps are wide. Bras which are designed to
big busted women, in general, the width of straps taken into account. Pain may also
relieved with shoulder paddings, which are found in silicone or fabric.
If the straps are sliding off of the shoulders, the cup size is probably too small
and the band too loose. Too small a cup size has been attempted to correct by loosening the
straps so that we wouldn't have "double breast" phenomenon, where the breasts bulge at the
top of the cups. The bra is not supporting the breast, as they are supposed
to. Check teh band once again and try a bra that is 1-2 cup sizes larger and tighten the straps
to a comfortable tension.
Correct: Cup size and band are correct, when the breast fits into the
cups without bulging and bra sits against the chest.
The shoulder straps are properly adjusted do not squeeze or press and
leave marks on the shoulders.
There are differences in bra styles
Also remember, that the sizes of different manufacturers differ somewhat
from each other, so try bras in different sizes, if you have any reason to feel that
the bra might not be just the right size. If the manufacturer or model is new to you, you can
always order 2-3 different sizes and compare them at home.
Our online store will tell you if the bra is using EU or UK-cup sizes, and we try to tell
in the product descriptions is the sizing is somehow different from the usual.
When asking fitting tips from us, be sure to mention some of the manufacturers and
sizes you are currently using. Send also under the bust and around the chest measurements
and if there are fit issues with your current bras.
D-cup illusion can be misleading
Too often we hear women say, "I have always been a B-cup" or "I can't be a D-cup, it's so
terribly big." In bra sizes, the letter does not always mean volume of the same size cups.
65D and 90D, for example, are quite different in size, although both are D-cup sizes.
Cup size - or rather the letter the cup size - tells the volume of the cup in proportion to the
band size. Holding on to a cup size is not worth it. Size varies very
easily over the years, and especially in kilos and the size also varies from manufacturer to
another. It's always important to fit the bras before the final purchase decision.
Unfortunately many size guides say erroneously that bra sizes are A, B, C, and D, and nothing
else. In addition, this delusion fueled by size charts, stating, "A small,
normal B-, C-major, D-large" and then the sizes run out. This gives the impression that all
should fit in the A to D cup sizes and D cup is already something quite huge and it is the
Such advertising will ofter lead young girl to get a larger band size,
when really should increase the letter of the cup size. For example, 75D bra is small,
next one might try a 80D and then 85D, when you
actually should have increased the cup size and rather than band size. From 75D you should first
move to a 75DD or E cup and then 75F. The volume of the cup is basically the same
in sizes 85D and 75F, which are sister sizes, but important support for a large bust is lost
when the bra band is too large.
Fortunately, however, alternatives and sizes are found. The bra sizes don't end at D-cup after
D-cup in EU-sizing we have least E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L
and M - and even larger sizes are available. In UK-sizing D-cup is followed by DD, E, F,
FF, G, GG, H, HH, J, JJ, and K. Also, KK and L-cup sizes are available on some models.