Top Bra Mistakes as Seen by Fitters

Top Bra Mistakes as Seen by Fitters

Apr 02, 2024

Discover the top bra mistakes as revealed by professional fitters.

Apr 2024

Discover the top bra mistakes as revealed by professional fitters. Learn to avoid common pitfalls in bra fitting and shopping for comfort and support.

Are you tired of struggling to find the perfect bra? Do you often find yourself feeling uncomfortable or unsupported in your current bras? If so, you are not alone. Many women make common bra-shopping mistakes, leading to discomfort and dissatisfaction. In this article, we will explore the top bra mistakes observed by DeBra's professional fitters and offer tips on avoiding them for a more comfortable and supportive fit. So, let's try to find the perfect bra for your body.

Getting Fitted for Bra

Top Mistakes As Seen By Bra Fitters

1. Understanding Your Size

One of women's biggest mistakes in bras is wearing the wrong size. Whether it's a band that's too tight, cups that are too small, or straps that dig into your shoulders, an ill-fitting bra can wreak havoc on your comfort and confidence. That's why it's essential to get professionally measured to ensure you wear the correct size for your body size and shape. Professional fitters can help you determine your band size, cup size, and other factors that affect fit, ensuring you find a bra that feels like it was made just for you.

3. Embracing Your Unique Shape

In addition to size, it's essential to consider your unique breast shape when shopping for bras. Every woman's body is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. Whether you have full breasts, shallow breasts, or something in between, there's a bra out there that's perfect for you. Our professional fitters can help you understand your breast shape and recommend bras that provide the support and comfort you need.

4. Investing in Quality

Another common mistake women make when it comes to bras is skimping on quality. While it may be tempting to opt for budget-friendly options, cheaply made bras often lack the support and durability needed for everyday wear. Investing in high-quality bras made from premium materials is essential for comfort and longevity. DeBra's professional fitting consultants can help you find bras that are well-made and suited to your unique needs and preferences. We recommend prioritising quality over quantity and investing in bras crafted from premium material designed to last.

5. Proper Care and Maintenance

Even the best-fitting bra won't last long if it's not properly cared for. We cannot stress the importance of following care instructions, including hand washing delicate bras and avoiding machine drying. By caring for your bras properly, you can extend their lifespan and ensure they continue to provide the support you need.

Below are common questions we regularly encounter at DeBra's.

Why does my bra band ride up my back?

If the band is loose on your body or it rides up your back, you are wearing the incorrect size. A properly fitting band should sit snuggly around your back.

What are some signs that indicate I am wearing the wrong cup size?

Indications of a wrong cup size include spillage over the cups, wrinkling or gaping in the fabric, or the underwire digging into your breast tissue.

Can wearing the wrong size bra affect my posture?

Yes, wearing an ill-fitting bra can contribute to poor posture. For example, a bra with inadequate support may cause you to slouch or compensate unnaturally to alleviate discomfort.

How often should I get fitted for a new bra?

Getting fitted for a new bra at least once a year is recommended, as weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, and aging can all impact your bra size and shape.

Debra's Bra Fitter Recommendations

Avoiding common bra mistakes is essential for ensuring comfort, support, and confidence. By consulting with a professional fitting consultant and investing in quality bras that suit your unique shape and size, you can enjoy a more comfortable and enjoyable bra-wearing experience.

Here are some essential items from DeBra's fitting room to start your selection.

Whether you prefer wireless bras for everyday wear or full-coverage bras for special occasions, prioritise comfort without compromising support DeBra's has it all. From size 6 – 36, A – KK cup size, Shop By Bra Size. You deserve to feel confident and comfortable with the right fit and style for your body shape. 

Need help?

Let's get fitted…. DeBra's offers a free In-store Fitting Service, Virtual (Zoom) Fitting, phone consultations or support on live chat, so you can stay at home and still get the best advice for your body. Don't let sizing uncertainty stop you from feeling confident.

Book your complimentary In-Store Fitting Appointment or a Virtual Fitting Appointment, or if you have a question, you can contact our Live Chat customer service team during business hours.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this article is for general information only and should not be considered as professional or medical advice; the author and website disclaim any liability for the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of the information and shall not be held responsible for any consequences resulting from reliance on such information.

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