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How to get a bloody brilliant bra fitting every single time ladies...

14 November 2013

The other week I asked myself this question: 

Do I or do I not post a picture of myself in underwear on my blog?

For underwear reviewing purposes. Obviously.
(not in the name of flaunting my stuff for no reason)

My decision was no. This is the internet after all.
 
Side note:
And how was I going to do it anyway? Have an impromptu fashion shoot in the bedroom, prancing around whilst Ben snaps away? Underwear selfies in the mirror? Do I wear heals to make myself look slimmer? Do I drape a sheer cloak over me and pout like the lady in the picture above?
Fucking unlikely.
 
So let me back up a second and tell you why I even asked myself that question in the first place ...
Remember the Littlewoods lingerie event that I went to a few months ago? Well after being told lots of nifty hints and tips regarding finding the perfect fitting bra and then being enlightened to my own correct bra size (I was waaaayyy off), we were offered a matching Wonderbra set to take home for ourselves.
 
Matching underwear set??
Not something I was going to say no to.
 
A few weeks later I received the gorgeous Wonderbra Chic Lace bra in white (here) and the lace shorties to match (here) and let me tell you now...I adore this underwear set. It's right up there as my favourite set now because it fits perfectly, gives me awesome cleavage and most importantly, makes me feel sexy.
 
So that's where I found myself, loving my new underwear set and wandering if I should share a picture up of me wearing it, but instead I'm going to let someone who does this for a living show you how it looks on...
And all of those hints and tips that I learnt at the event? I'm going to let WonderBra (who do that for a living) take over for a bit...
 
With many women wearing the incorrect bra size, it’s important to know how to spot the signs of a badly fitting bra. Wonderbra is on hand to guide you to bra heaven…
 
Why should I worry about wearing the right bra size?
 
Throughout your life the size and shape of your breasts constantly changes, so it’s vital that you’re fitted regularly, especially when trying out a new brand or style.
You need to ensure you’re wearing the right bra size as, apart from being more supportive and comfortable, it can improve your posture and the way your clothes look, and it can even make you appear 5lb slimmer!

How do I know if I’m wearing the wrong bra size? 
 
Straps: The straps should fit firmly on your shoulders and should be adjusted to give by a few centimeters, but not to dig into your skin.

Cups: The cups should fully encase your breasts, with no overspill. The underwire should sit behind the breast tissue, on the ribs.

Back: You should only be able to fit a few fingers underneath the band and you should fit it on the loosest hook and eye, as the bra will naturally stretch over time.

What if I can’t find my size in a style that I like?
 
Whilst wearing your usual size would be best, it is possible to move up or down to your ‘sister size’. Therefore, if you go down a back size, you need to go up a cup size and vice versa. For example, if you usually wear a 36D you will also fit into a 34DD.
 
Emma, Wonderbra Fitting Expert says… 

“It is important to wear the right size bra, not just for comfort and support, but also to give you a better silhouette under your clothes. A correctly fitted bra will give you increased confidence, and you will look and feel great.”

What sizes do Wonderbra offer?

Ultimate Strapless: 32-36 A, 32-38 B to D, 30-38 DD to G
T-shirt: 32-36A, 32-38 B to DD
T-shirt 30-38 D to G
Chic Lace: 32-36 A, 32-38 B to D, 30-38 DD to G
Full effect: 32-36 A, 32-38 B to C, 30-38 D
 
Now ladies, go and get yourself properly fitted, treat yourself to a brand new matching set and flaunt that gorgeous body of yours!!! Maybe not on the internet though, keeping it safe...

4 comments :

  1. It's worth remembering that not all brands, and even styles fit the same. Like, I always find that sets from La Senza come up a little smaller than M&S or Debenhams. But even within the same brand, one size in a balcony style might not fit right in a strapless. Trying on is really the only way to know.

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  2. I love this!! It is so important getting a right fitting bra. I always go to jordstroms to ensure I am grtting the right fit. It's incredible what a difference it makes!

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  3. Ahhh this reminds me I NEED a bra fitting. That's such a cute set though, I want! (PS. LOVE the pinup, naturally!) x

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  4. A perfect fitting bra is so so important. I have had my fair share of wrong bras and when I finally found the right one, it all fell into place! Great post =)

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