Although there are established methods for
measuring a woman for a
only real way to fit a bra is by trying
them on, and finding the correct size by
trial and error. It is well known that many
women have difficulty finding a bra to fit,
and this must in part be due to a lack of
understanding of how a bra works, as well
as flaws in the standard measurement system.
It is a common misconception that the shoulder
straps should bear the weight of the breasts,
in fact the strap around the body should
provide most of the support. It should be
firm but comfortable. When viewed from the
side, the strap that runs around the body
should be horizontal and should not ride
up at the back at all.
The underwires at the front should lie
flat against the rib cage and should not
dig in, rub or poke out at the front.
The breasts should be enclosed by the
cups and there should be a smooth line where
the fabric at the top of the cup ends and
meets your bust. There should not be a ridge
or bulging over the top or sides of the
cups, even if with a 'balconette' style
or lower cut shape.
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