For many people, bra shopping is an arduous task. Finding one that fits well is tricky not only because sizing varies by brand, but also because of how sizes are related to one another and the style of bra you’re after.
In fact, one study conducted by bra manufacturer Triumph and published in the journal Chiropractic & Osteopathy found that 80 percent of women were wearing the wrong size bra. Of those women, 70 percent of them wore bras that were too small, while 10 percent wore bras that were too large.
But before you resign yourself to a life of discomfort or give up on bras completely, Kate Low of homegrown lingerie label, Perk by Kate, breaks down everything you need to know about finding the right size bra and why it’s important they’re a good fit.