Mute video Maximise video. You are wearing the wrong size bra. The back of your bra should be level with the front. A 34B bra from two different companies for example, may not fit the same person because of this lack of standardization. The wires sit too far back behind my breasts and come high under my arms.
Our calculator was the first to allow centimeter conversion as well as decimal input. For licensing, please contact sophisticatedpair gmail. What measurement system did you use? Your band should fit snug but not tight on the loosest set of hooks. The elastic in all bras deteriorates with everyday wear, and the bra will last longer if your start with a snug band on the loosest set of hooks.
The band of your bra should be centered across your back with the straps adjusted to the tops of the shoulders. It should not ride up the back or cause the straps to fall off the shoulders as this will mean your breasts hang low in the front.
Again, the majority of weight is supported by your band, but you may need to adjust your straps looser or tighter to provide you with optimal support and comfort.
Properly fitted straps will pull the cup against your breast so that it sits nicely under clothes and supports the full breast tissue. The underwire of a bra should encase the breasts and rest firmly against your ribcage, especially in the center where the underwire meets. The wire should lie flat, completely separating your breasts. On the side of your torso, the wire should not mash your breasts or dig into the skin.
Many people do not realize that there is breast tissue on the side that needs to be scooped into the cups as well. When the bra fits properly, the cup of the bra should enclose the breast tissue and be filled out and shaped by your breasts. The cups should not allow breast tissue to spill over the top or the sides nor should they pucker or gape. Also, there should not be extra space between the underwire at the bottom or side and breast tissue. Or find out more about cookies here. For a perfect fit, a new band should be on the loosest hook and feel firm but comfortable.
Straps are at their perfect length when the breast feels supported in its natural position — usually half way between the shoulder and elbow.
The back of your bra should be level with the front. The sides of your bra should sit in a comfortable position. If they are too high under your arms, they may rub resulting in discomfort. Underwire should lie flat against your body, and go around the entire contour of the breast. The centre front of your bra should lie flat against your body.
Hmmm, it looks like you've been missing out on the perfect size bra! Our calculations conclude that you are wearing the wrong size bra. Thank you for your help! Introducing See It In Action. Introducing See It Believe It. Your current best-fitting bra, ideally less than a year old A tape measure A large mirror to check that your bra fits correctly.
What is your current band size? What is your current cup size? How Do I Measure This? Wrap the tape measure firmly around your underbust. Always measure in inches. Pull it so that it feels comfortable, but not so tight that it causes discomfort. If it looks like your measurement is in-between sizes, round down to the nearest number. What is your band measurement? My band feels tight and uncomfortable.
My band feels loose and rides up at the back. My band feels perfectly comfortable. My breasts are not filling the cups and there is wrinkling in the fabric. My breasts are fully contained within the cups. My breasts spill out of one or more of these areas.
Measure cup size. 1) Lean forward, so that your back is parallel with the floor, so that gravity pulls all your breast tissue forward, even the migrated breast tissue that former ill-fitting bra squished back under your arms and around onto your back. This calculator estimates bra size based on bust size and frame size (band size). To ensure accuracy, measure to the nearest ¼ inch or ½ cm. This calculator provides results for the United States, the United Kingdom, European Union, Australia, and New Zealand. Wearing the right bra size helps your waist look thinner, bust look fuller and body look taller! These 3 easy steps will help you calculate your bra size. Be sure to take your bra measurements while wearing your best-fitting bra.