Ways To Tell If You Are Wearing The Right Bra Size


Did you know that 8 out of 10 females wear the wrong bra size? Yep, I can honestly admit that I was one of those females. If you wear size 34B or 36C, you just might be wearing the wrong size. Wearing the right bra size is imperative because you need to ensure you are giving your breasts the support it needs.


Ways To Tell If You Are Wearing The Right Bra Size


Do you have spillage?

If you notice that you have extra bra tissue on the top, sides or bottoms, you bra cup is certainly too small.

Solution: No one wants a nip slip or quadra-boobs, so don’t be afraid to go up a cup size or two.


Does the center of your underwire lie flat on chest?

If you lift up your arms and notice the underwire does not lie flat on your chest, the cup size may be too small on you. Keep in mind that it is okay if you see a slight gap.

Solution: Try going up a cup size. If this still doesn’t work, it very well may be because you have round, close-together breasts. If this is the case, shop around for different bra styles. I too have this issue with certain bra styles.


Is the underwire poking at your bra tissue?

You shouldn’t even be able to feel the underwire when wearing your bra.

Solution: Go up a cup size and you will no longer have pesky underwires poking at you.


Is there a gap or wrinkling?

There should be no gap between your skin and the bra when you look down.

Solution: Go down a cup size. You may even notice a better cleavage.


Are your straps slipping off?

This most likely means that your band size is too big. Also, this can mean you simply have narrow shoulders.

Solution: Go down in a band size. Remember, your band should be snug enough to only fit two fingers. If have narrow shoulders, try to adjust the straps a bit.


Is your strapless bra slipping down ?

Without a doubt, the bra is not tight enough for you.

Solution: Go down one or two band sizes.


Are your straps digging into your skin or band in the back riding up?

First off, this look just isn’t cute! Second, your straps are digging into your skin because your band is not tight enough to give you the support your breast needs.

Solution: Simply going down a band size should do the trick.


Tip: Never purchase a bra that feels right at the tightest strap. You should always select one that feels right at the loosest strap because the band stretches within time.


My Thoughts On Upbra

I was lucky enough to receive two different style from Upbra: Upbra Perfect T-Shirt Bra and Upbra Miraculously Stay-Up Strapless Bra. Upbra uses cleavage control straps to pull your breast together and the utmost cleavage and lift. I’d say their sizing runs the same as Victoria Secrets.



Upbra Perfect T-Shirt Bra

I just love the fit on the t-shirt bra! It is a perfect everyday bra, since it is so comfortable and has a lot of support. The straps were initially loose on me. However, adjusting the straps did the trick. Like I said above, the underwire tends to not sit flat on my chest. There is a slight gap with this bra. However, I know I am wearing the correct bra size because it would be big if I went up.

  • Has cleavage control straps at the bottom. The farther away you lock the strap from the center  the more cleavage you get.
  • Stays put all day since it has specialty formulated grip around the band.
  • Sticky grip hearts on the cup for even more support.
  • Comes in white, nude and black.
  • Hand wash only





Miraculously Stay-Up Strapless Bra

Upbra didn’t name it miraculously for nothing! The stay up strapless bra truly does its magic — cleavage with an amazing lift. I tend to be pretty picky when it comes to strapless bras, because they tend to slip down as the day goes on. Upbra’s strapless bra on the other hand has grip around the band to help it stay put all day long.

  • Has cleavage control straps at the bottom. The farther away you lock the strap from the center  the more cleavage you get.
  • Stays put all day since it has specialty formulated grip around the band.
  • Sticky grip hearts on the cup for even more support.
  • Versatile since it comes with removable straps
  • Comes in white, nude, black and red.
  • Hand wash only





12 thoughts on “Ways To Tell If You Are Wearing The Right Bra Size”

  • That is good to know. I just found out that I was wearing the wrong size after all these years. Sometimes, we take little things for granted, but this is real and useful information in your post. Thanks for sharing.

  • OH MY GOODNESS, wearing a bra that fits properly can literally change your life! I was wearing my bras improperly for SO long! I havent heard of this line though. I need to check it out!

  • I am pretty sure I am wearing the wrong bra sizes right now. But it’s mostly because I haven’t found a new bra company to get from. Victoria Secret doesn’t have sizes that work for me, so I am always on the hunt for a new place to try!

  • I really need to be professionally measured for a bra. I’m never really sure when purchasing how it’s going to be. I’ve lost weight recently, so I dropped a few sizes and even a cup size!

  • I remember finally getting professionally fit after I was finished breastfeeding. I was totally wearing the wrong size! I looked 10 pounds lighter when I finally wore the right size. A good bra makes a difference! I was also told by the women who measured me to get remeasured for every 10-15 pounds of weight you gain/lose.

  • I need to get remeasured again – it’s been so long since I actually checked my bra size! This is such a great and informative post.

  • I need to get remeasured again. I definitely think that my size has changed over time. I definitely have some of the issues you mentioned.

  • Your post was a good read this morning:) I used to wear the wrong size until a few years ago when a stylist at Victoria’s Secret told me the right way to select a bra 😀

  • This reminds me that I desperately need a new bra. I’ve been having so much trouble finding one. Hopefully, this guide can help!

  • This is awesome! I did a bra-fitting at VS once and they weren’t really helpful. I mostly wear sports bras/bandeau type bras since I work from home and they are comfortable. My strapless has never worked properly, so I am going to have to check out this miracle one and see if it will work better for me. I don’t need it often, but it always slips when I do. But to go down a size would be too tight for me, so I need to figure something out. Plus, I know I’ve changed since having two children!

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