BRA FITTING AND SIZING
It’s important to find a bra that fits and supports you well. All our bras at Rochella are made using a soft but very supportive liner. Finding a bra that fits you well will not only provide you with everyday comfort, but will improve your posture and figure in an instant.
We have over 30 years of experience in lingerie fitting The most accurate way of working out your bra size is to try on a range of different sizes and bra shapes to determine what feels right and what gives you the correct fit. Every style and brand of lingerie fits slightly differently, so pay attention to the fit and appearance of every bra you try.
Here are some examples of how to search for a good fitting bra:
- The underband of the bra should be firm enough around your body to grip to your rib cage and not slip or move when you are active. You should be able to wear on the second hook when first buying and be able to slip a couple of fingers under the band without restricting.
- The front and back of the bra should sit at the same level around your body, and the back should not be pulled up higher by shortening the straps. If the back is high then you need a tighter band size and smaller cup size.
- The wires should be touching the rib cage at the centre front, around the bust and at the underarm. If its away from the breastbone you will need a bigger cup size. The wire should not lean onto breast tissue. If it is you need a bigger cup size. A firm enough underband should hold this in place on the ribs.
- Your breasts should not be bulging over the cups. If they are you need a bigger cup size. Plus the cups should not have any loose fabric either, if they do then you will need a smaller cup size
BRA SIZE CHART
- Use this table as a guide to find your size.
- Do remember that if you need one size smaller back size, please go up a cup size.
- The new size may feel tight initially, especially if you have been wearing a bra that fitted incorrectly. The bra will loosen slightly after wearing and washing.
- The tape measure can only provide a rough guide, you will only find your perfect fit by trying on and finding the right size for you.
- Bra sizing may appear complicated, but it is in fact very simple if you follow the steps above.
- Adjust straps to fit. There should be room enough to slide in two fingers for comfort. Any more than this and the straps are too loose.