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5 Bra Fitting Problems And How To Fix Them

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Finding the time for regular bra fittings isn’t always top priority, but if you know you should make more effort, there’s now a nifty solution to feeling more supported and comfortable. Lingerie label Figleaves has created a guide to the most common bra issues (a third of UK women are wearing the wrong size!) and the styles you should opt for to ensure a better fit, no department store trip required. Plus, you can now claim 15% OFF all styles - just enter code GIVEME15* at checkout.

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Problem: How do I know if my underband fits properly?

Solution: A perfectly fitting underband will sit in a horizontal line around your body. To check if it fits, lift your arms in the air and check if your breasts spill out under the cups. Then fasten it on the loosest hook and eye and pull it out from the centre back. If you’re wearing the right size, then it shouldn’t pull out more than 4cm. If you can pull the underband out more than this, you may need to go down a back size or two. If the underband is riding up at the back, then it’s also too big.

Alternative: Balconette bras provide strong support and a flattering lift – so there’s no need to fasten them too tightly for the appearance of fuller breasts.

Zest Balconette Underwired Bra, £36 | Elle Macpherson Body  

Amour Half Cup Bra, £72 | Simone Perele

Stella Sporty Contour Balconette Bra, £45 | Stella Mccartney Lingerie


Problem: The centre front of my bra sits away from my chest.

Solution: The underwire should sit flat against your chest and the centre front has no gaps. If the underwire drags down at the front, or lifts away at the centre front then your cups could be too small.

Alternative: If you’re a DD+ cup size, try a bra designed especially for bigger busts for the most flattering, supportive shape.

Estelle Underwire Side Support Bra, £38 | Fantasie

Freya Fancies Underwire Longline Bra, £3 0| Freya

Sofia Underwired Bra, £38 | Heidi Klum Intimates


Problem: My cups don’t fit properly.

Solution: If the cups are too small, then your breasts may spill out of the cups or at the sides. A perfectly fitting bra should have no overspill at the cups and underarm, so you may need to go up a cup size or two. If the cups are too big, then they’ll be wrinkled or creased – try going down a cup size.

Alternative: Bralettes are a comfortable alterative to shaped cups – try pull on designs with a lace finish for a more relaxed fit.

Fleur Fantasy ¼ Cup Bra, £36 | Heidi Klum Intimates

London Sophie Triangle Bra, £20 | Lepel

Halo Lace Soft Cup Bra, £26 | Wacoal


Problem: My breasts are different sizes.

Solution: It’s perfectly normal for breasts to be different sizes, but some are more noticeable than others. For the best shape and support, fit your bra to the larger breast. If you notice any creasing to the smaller cup you can always try adding a gel or foam insert.

Alternative: If you want to add an insert to your smaller breast, lined or padded push up styles will ensure it looks invisible.

Seductive Comfort Demi Lift Multiway, £40 | Calvin Klein

Esme Underwired Bra, £26 | Figleaves

Refined Glamour Triangle Push-Up Bra, £36 | Wonderbra


Problem: My straps are digging into my shoulders and it feels uncomfortable.

Solution: If the straps dig in, it could be because your underband is too big and the straps are having to do most of the support. When you know your underband fits perfectly, you should adjust the straps so they sit comfortably on your shoulders.

Alternative: Try a strapless style – Figleaves’ supportive designs will mean you can cut out uncomfortable straps from day to night.

Deco Strapless Moulded Bra, £31 | Freya

Ultimate Strapless Bra, £39 | Wonderbra

Refined Glamour Ultimate Strapless Bra, £41 | Wonderbra

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