Try this exercise next time you’re getting dressed and have a few minutes to spare. Pick up the top or dress you’re thinking of wearing and try it on with different bras. Notice a difference? It’s a well known fact — but often taken for granted —that wearing the wrong bra can ruin an otherwise perfect outfit. A lesser known tidbit is that your bra can also affect your posture so it’s important to get professionally fitted on a regular basis (book an appointment with a trained David Jones Lingerie Fitter here). But if you’re time poor, there’s quick checks you can do at home to ensure your bra is fit perfect.
We ask Triumph, one of the leading bra makers in the world, for their expert DIY fit tips:
The perfect fit
Your bra's band should have a snug fit, the centre fabric in between the cups (called a gore) should lay flat, and straps shouldn't dig into your shoulders. Most of all, it should feel good on, not just look good.
If your bra is riding up
Check the back of your bra. If it rides up, the bra is too big around the body. Try a smaller size.
If your bra cup is too small
The bra side seam or underwire should sit at the underarm. If it sits too far forward into bust tissue, then the cup is too small. Try a larger cup size. If the side seam sits too far back into the armpit, try a smaller cup size.
If your bra does not sit flat
If the bra's gore sits out at the front and does not sit flat against the chest, the cup size is too small. Try a larger cup size.
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