DO YOUR BRA CUPS GAP AT THE TOP?
Look for a bra with "light lift" or a push-up. These bras have padding on the bottom or side of the cup that lift the breasts to fill the cup. A fuller-busted woman wearing the same bra will have a more dramatic cleavage display.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING "DOUBLE-BUBBLE" - BREAST TISSUE SPILLING OUT OVER THE FRONT EDGE OF THE BRA AND AT YOUR UNDERARM?
You're likely wearing an incorrect cup size. Try the next cup size up. A good check would be to try your bra on under a snug t-shirt. If your breast tissue isn't contained to your bra and it's apparent under the shirt, you have chosen the incorrect cup size.
WHY IS THE BAND OF MY BRA RIDING UP IN THE BACK?
You are probably wearing a bra that is too small or too large around the band. Your bra should always sit horizontally around your body. To find your correct band size use a tape measure to measure underneath your arms, across your back and top portion of your chest. Check the measurement. If the number is even this equals your band size. If the number is odd, add 1 inch to that number which will give you your true band size.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A BRA THAT FITS MY BUST SHAPRE?
If you are "shallow in the bust" and you experience an open, hollow area inside your bra where the strap attaches to the cup, choose a bra with a pared-down style, such as a demi. If you have a full, rounded bust, choose a full-coverage bra that will contain your entire bust without any "double-bubble" effect.
IS IT TRUE THAT YOU SHOULD CHOOSE A SMALLER CUPS SIZE WHEN WEARING A STRAPLESS BRA SO THAT IT DOESN'T FALL DOWN?
No, this is a myth. A strapless bra is designed very much like a bra with straps. Your bust should comfortably fit into the cups without any gaping or spilling over, the gore [the center of the bra] should lay flat against your body, and the back panel should sit comfortably and straight across your back. Because women have different shapes, a back-close bra is designed with three adjustments, so if you would like the bra to fit a little more snugly, you can place it on the tightest adjustment.
WHAT'S THE ULTIMATE TEST OF A PROPERLY-FITTING BRA?
- Is the gore, the center part of the bra, flat against your body?
- Do the breasts have a natural separation?
- Are they contained without any spillage?
- Does the band remain horizontal around the body without riding up?
WHAT BRA SHOULD I WEAR UNDER A WHITE SHIRT?
When wearing a white shirt, avoid wearing a white bra – pick a neutral or flesh-colored bra.