There's a variety of bra fit issues out there. Read more below on how to fix the common fit issues you'll come across and how to fix it.
- Cup gapping
- Cup overflow
- Side boob
- Bra band rides up
- Bra straps are falling or digging in
- Center gore doesn't lay flat
- Underwire is poking my underarms
First, try tightening your straps. If this doesn’t work, try going down a cup size while keeping the same band size. For example, from a 32B cup to a 32A cup. If you have a broader chest you may need a size that has a wider underwire.
Front and side spillage can happen because the cup or band is too small. Eliminating this is easy! Try sizing up in the cup or band.
If you size up in the cup keep the same band size. For example, from a 32A cup to a 32B cup. If you size up in the band keep the same cup size. For example, from a 32A to a 34A.
When your breast tissue is peeking out on the side of your bra this can mean the band or cup is too small. Try sizing up in the band or cup.
Remember: if you size up in the band, go down a cup size. For example, from 32A to 34AA.
Bra band rides up
A bra band that rides up means the band is too big. If your bra band isn’t parallel to the floor and riding up try a smaller band size. Remember: if you size down in the band, go up a cup size. For example, from 32A to 30B.
The bra band provides up to 80% of the support for your breasts. If it’s not snug, then it’ll start riding up. A correctly sized bra band will fit tight at first, but not uncomfortable, on the loosest set of hooks.
Bra straps are falling or digging in
If your bra straps are digging into your shoulders the band might be too large and not providing enough support. To fix this issue you'll want to size down in the band. The straps should provide a minimal amount of support with the band providing the most support. Remember: if you size down in the band, go up a cup size. For example, from a 32A to a 30B.
If your bra straps are falling down try tightening the straps. Bra straps tend to stretch over time and the occasional tightening is needed for the perfect fit. Another common reason for a slipping strap is that the bra band is too big. As the bra band increases in size, the strap placement changes and will be set too far out on the shoulder. If you have narrow or sloped shoulders, look for a style that has straps that sit closer together or a racerback.
Center gore doesn't lay flat
Try a larger cup or smaller band. You could either have a cup that’s too small, making your breasts hold the gore away from your chest or a band that is too big. Remember: if you size down in the band, go up a cup size. For example, from 32A to 30B.
If the Limitless Wirefree Bra doesn’t sit flat, don’t worry! This is completely normal as the style is not meant to sit flat on your sternum.
Underwire is poking my underarms
A cup size that's too big can have an underwire that is too long causing it to poke the underarm. Try going a cup size down and see if the underwire fits more comfortably. For example, a 34A to a 34AA.
A band that’s too tight can also cause the wires to pull too far up into your underarm. For a more comfortable fit try a larger band size. For example, a 32A to a 34A.
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