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Correct Sized Bra
Getting the right size Bra
The importance of a well-fitting bra
Did you know that 70% of women in the UK wear the wrong size bra?
We all know that the most important feature of any bra is the fit, and yet many women go through life wearing
the wrong back size, cup size, or both.
A poor-fitting bra will not give sufficient support, and this can lead to back, neck or shoulder pain, especially
for women with a larger bust. In addition, a bra that is either too loose or too tight can cause skin chafing or
irritation.
At Legs & Co, we stock such a large range of styles and sizes that, whatever your size, we hope you'll find
the size for you. But before you order, go through our Bra Sizing Guide to make sure you're ordering the right
size (Don't try and guess!). Do bear in mind, though, that this is only a guide, as bras can fit differently
depending on the brand, style and fabric. For example, you could be a 36C in one bra but need a 34D in
another.
Sound like a minefield? It can be! But if you remain in any doubt about your size, the best approach is to try
several sizes in the same bra until you find the one which fits just right.
How do I know if I've got the right size ?
Follow our checklist below to ensure your bra fits properly:
The bra should feel fairly tight and firm on the loosest hook when it is new, as the back can stretch up to
4" with washing & wear. The back of the band should also sit parallel with the front, and not ride up -
if it does, it's too loose. The band should be just tight enough so that it doesn't move around on your
body.
A good-fitting bra's main support comes from the back band, not the straps (which is why a well-
fitting strapless bras still keeps you up!). A loose band will therefore not only reduce the bra's
supportiveness, but also mean that more of the weight has to be taken by the shoulder straps, causing
them to dig in.
The centre section in between the cups should be flat against the breastbone, not standing away from the
body.
The breasts should not spill out or bulge from any part of the cup, including under the arm, even on a soft
cup bra. Try bras under a snug top to check for any tell-tale bumps or bulges.
After prolonged wear, the bra should not be digging in, or leave any deep marks or lines on the body. If it
does, it's too tight.
Most important of all, on an underwired bra, the wire should rest on your rib cage and not on the breast tissue
(even at the sides), so that the area directly under the wire is hard bone, not soft tissue.
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