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How to Get a Perfect Fitting Bra

Studies show that about 80% of women wear ill-fitting bras everyday! This is mostly due to changes in a woman's body like pregnancy and nursing, gaining and losing weight, aging and changing lifestyles.

A well-fitted bra (not that rare to find!) does not only support the boobs but it helps us ladies, maintain good posture, especially those with larger boobs. Wearing the perfect bra can even go as far as preventing back problems, muscle tension, and headaches!

The best and most trustworthy way to find the perfect bra is to get fitted by a bra fitting specialist in any lingerie store. These specialists have have experience working with women of all sizes over the years and have real experience in helping you pick and find the right fitted bra.

Alternatively, you can follow this DIY tape measurement method to get that perfect fit.

To start, get a measuring tape and wear your closest fitting bra. Make sure the bra isn't padded. Tighten the straps until your boobs are halfway between your shoulders and elbows.

Parts of a bra you should know!

The band is the part that holds the chest, and the cup is the part that holds the breasts. See the image below to be sure you know it.

Finding your band size

Wrap the tape measure snugly under your breast. If the number you get is not a whole number, run it off into the closest inch. This gives your estimated band size.

Finding your cup size

Wrap the tape measure at the fullest part of your breast. Run the number to the nearest inch if your measurement is not a whole number.

After measuring your band size and your bust size, subtract the band size from the bust size. Whatever number you get as the difference is your cup size. Cup sizes are:

A = 1"
B = 2"
C = 3"
D = 4"
DD = 5"

After you get your cup size, you put your band size and cup size together to get your bra size.

Example, if your band size is 42 and your cup size is D, then your bra size is 42D.

Simple to calculate, right? :)

Note that if your bust is significantly larger than your band size, the measuring tape method may give you the right band size, but not necessarily the right cup size. This method does have limits, but nevertheless, is a great starting point to achieving the perfect bra size!

Finally, let's check to see if you have a perfectly fitted bra on now.

Check the band and the cups. If the band size is too small, the bra will feel tight around your chest. If the band size is too big, the bra will be too loose and ride up your boobs and back.

If the bra cup is too small, the cup will compress the breast and make them fall out from the sides of the bra. If the cups are too big, the fabric will wrinkle and bunch, which won't look good under clothes.

Your breasts deserve to be treated well everyday! So go out tomorrow and get measured in a lingerie shop close to home, or get out your measuring tape and try to do it yourself.

Getting the best fitted bra is really not that hard. Happy bra fitting, ladies!

Submitted by: Kelechi

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Fat Positive Blogs

Blogs are a wonderful source of information. I have found them to be a useful Fat resource, especially when it comes to body positivity and fatshion. It is so helpful to see what clothes look like on bodies that are shaped like ours. It is also helpful to know that there are others out there who have the same life struggles that we have. You might get a different perspective on how to deal with things, based on the experiences of others.

I recently joined a group of plus size bloggers. We are taking one fashion topic a month and doing a blog hop. Our first topic was leggings. We all did a blog about it, linked our blogs, and published them at the same time. It is so great to see the many different ways an item can be worn on a fat person, from smaller plus to super plus.

Here is a link to my blog. In it, you will find the links to all the other blogs.
http://colormefatt.blogspot.com/

Here is a list of some fat positive blogs that might help you on your journey:


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