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How do you get fitted for a bra?

I'm having a hard time finding a bra that fits, so I want to get fitted for one. What's a good place to go to and do I need to be toppless for the fitting?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:36 AM on Aug. 25, 2008 in Beauty & Style

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  • I can't tell you WHERE to get fitted as most of the stores that have "trained" bra fitters are just your basic "here, hope this works" training meeting.

    I can, however, tell you how it should FIT. If you are getting an underwire bra, The breasts should be separated and the middle of the bra should be flush with your breast bone (it should be flat against the middle). The band should hit you low on your back, definitely below your shoulder blades, and parallel to the ground. It should be snug as the BAND is what is holding your bra up, NOT the strap. The strap should have enough tension to allow no more than two finger underneath it.

    The cup should hold all your breast tissue, including the little bit of fat just under the underarm that women always forget about. That is still breast tissue.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:15 PM on Mar. 20, 2009

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    If your band is measured between 30 and 32 inches around, you should go up to the 32. Alway bump up to the larger band size if you are measured inbetween.

    If you want cleavage/decolletage, get a bra with the center portion situated lower but it will still tac against your breast bone.

    Hope this helped.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:21 PM on Mar. 20, 2009

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