How to choose the size of your bra?

You don't feel comfortable in your underwear? Is your bra too tight or too large? This is also the case for 70 to 80% of French women who do not wear a bra size adapted to their morphology. It is however essential to feel good in your underwear to have a good day. Here are a few tips to remedy this and try to find the perfect lingerie.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BRA SIZE?
Wearing the wrong bra size can cause a lot of discomfort. If it is too small, it will be painful to wear. On the contrary, if it is too big, it will provide insufficient support to your breasts and will be just as unpleasant to wear.

In the long run, poorly chosen lingerie can lead to rapid sagging and flattened breasts. Choosing the right size, adapted to your body type, has several advantages. First, the right bra choice gives you a whole new silhouette. With the support you need, your back straightens and your posture corrects. You'll also feel it on your clothes as they fall more elegantly.

Secondly, you will benefit from a drastic decrease in pain. The back pain you may experience on a daily basis as well as the stiffness in your shoulders will quickly be reduced. Say goodbye to skin irritations and abrasions as well as chest pains. The right bra doesn't have to hurt.



WATCH FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES
Why is the percentage of women with the wrong bra size so high? Many women buy the same size bra over and over again without thinking about it, or keep the same underwear for a long time. But this is often a mistake. Several factors are responsible for this change in size.

The body evolves and so do the measurements. A woman will gain or lose weight, become pregnant, breastfeed and then stop, gain muscle... All these experiences will have an impact on the size and shape of the breasts as well as on the bust size.

The brand of underwear also plays a role in this size change. The differences can be more or less marked depending on the brand or the country of manufacture.

You should therefore pay attention to the size guide of each store to be sure to find the right match for your measurements.

FIND THE IDEAL BRA SIZE
Here are some tips on how to choose the right bra size and feel comfortable in it.

HOW TO TAKE YOUR MEASUREMENTS ?
Taking your measurements is essential to determine your bra size. Be careful, it is not enough to simply measure your upper body. There is a whole process to get the right result. The first thing to do is to take a tape measure, which can easily be found in supermarkets.

THE BACK RANGE
First you need to measure your back circumference by placing the tape under your chest to get a number (70, 90, etc.). It can be difficult to do this alone. In this case, get someone to help you. Once the number has been determined, it must be rounded to obtain your back circumference.

THE CHEST SIZE
To measure your chest size, place the tape measure around your chest, passing through the point of your breasts. You will find a size in centimeters that you must then convert into letters corresponding to the cup (B, C, etc.). We get an indication with a number and a letter. This defines the size of the bra.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT TYPE OF BRA
Even if knowing your size is a good start, you should also think about choosing the right type of bra for perfect support. The shape to buy varies according to your breasts, but also according to your desires.

Underwired bras are more suitable for a large bust (E, F, G, etc) while a small bust (A, B) will go for triangles and bralettes. Medium breasts (C, D) can be directed towards various types of bras: bras, balconnets, bustiers...



A SYSTEMATIC FITTING
If you are still not comfortable with measuring your measurements or choosing a shape, you can go directly to the store and trust the experts. An experienced salesperson can easily determine your ideal bra size and help you with the fitting process. It is important to repeat this process every year, as a woman rarely keeps the same bra size.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF IT'S THE RIGHT ONE?
When trying on a bra, there are several good gestures to adopt:

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