Wearing a bra which is the correct size and style for your body shape will give a great foundation for the clothes you wear and can also have a big effect on how good you look and feel once dressed and will give you that great foundation.
The best way to start will be to find out your body shape, the apple and hourglass figures tend to have a fuller bust and the pear and boyish shape are usually smaller busted. If you don’t know your body shape you could be getting it all wrong with both clothes and underwear you are wearing.
Bra Size Guide
Once you have decided what body shape you fall into, read our guides on which bra styles will suit you best, from this point on you will become a more decisive shopper plus have fewer clothes hanging in the wardrobe that will never be worn!
There are many guides on the internet that work out your bra size, unfortunately these will give different size results and when you buy a bra the brands also come in different sizes. We think the best sizing guide is what will fit you comfortably in both the bra band and the bra cup.
The Bra Band
The bra band, should fit with support, if it moves about too much, leaves red marks, rides up at the back or the shoulder straps dig in then you have the wrong band fit.
New bras should be comfortably worn on the second or third hook, this will then give enough room for adjustment as bra ages and stretches with age.
The Bra Cup
The bra cup should support the breast without being too tight, if the cup results in the breast spilling out then opt to try on a larger cup size.