Does Your Bra Really Fit?

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Not every bra fits true to size.

According to bra fitter and lingerie expert, Kimmay Caldwell, over 50 percent of women are wearing their wrong bra size and don’t even know it!

These days, bras are easier to buy, wear and throw away if they don’t fit like a glove. Kimmay Caldwell shares a few quick tips to making sure your bra really does fit.

Make time to try on each bra before purchase.

We know this is painful, but like breasts, one size can vary from the other.

Get fitted once a year.

Whether you measure yourself or get a professional fitting, it’s important to stay in touch with your bust.

Support from the bottom up.

The majority of support comes from the band (not the straps!), so if it is not fitted properly, you may experience sagging or digging in. You should be able to slip two fingers underneath the back of the band if it fits properly.

It’s normal for your bra to stretch out.

Since bras are typically made of elastic, they will stretch over time. It’s best to start with the outermost rung on your new bra and as it wears, move to the middle, then the tightest.

Don’t settle, don’t sacrifice.

Love the contour of one style, but can’t stand the pinch of the band? Warner’s and Olga offer solutions to SO many bra-blems. You can find styles that are comfortable, eliminate sleevage and look great under clothes.

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