As years-long, bra-wearing members of society, you would think most of us would have our bra buying skills down pat. But yet many of us still struggle with buying the correct size and fit. Sometimes they’re too big and our girls don’t get the support they need. Sometimes they’re too small and our cups runneth over. And any woman worth her weight in lingerie knows that the quickest way to ruin a bangin’ outfit or worse, an entire day, is wearing the wrong bra. In fact, more and more women are starting to accept the bra-free movement if they can get away with it.
So, how do you pick the right bra? Well, for starters, you should always get yourself measured. Your breasts aren’t one size fits all, and neither are bras. Due to weight loss/gain and hormonal changes, our bust sizes can fluctuate rapidly over the years. And to make things even more confusing, sizing can differ from company to company. In fact, a 32B from La Senza could mean something completely different at Calvin Klein Underwear. Why are these companies doing this to us?!
So if you’re uncomfortable with a salesperson touching your chest, bring some measuring tape of your own or measure yourself in the comfort of your own home before heading out shopping. But regardless of whether you’re shopping in-store or online, here are some key points that you need to know.