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You know you need a professional fitting when….

professional fitting

  1. Your straps keep falling down.First, tighten them a bit. They might have stretched out in the wash. If your straps keep slipping even after you adjust them, they aren’t being supportive and you should try going down a band size.
  2. You have spillover over the top, sides, or bottom of the cups.If you have the dreaded Quadruple Boob, it’s time to go up a cup size. There is nothing sexy about a bulging bust!

  3. Your cups are wrinkling or baggy.When the cup is too big, the fabric bunches. Go down a cup!

  4. You wear your bra on the last hook.You should feel most comfortable on the middle hook. That way, when your bra stretches over time, you can tighten it. If it’s already too loose, go down a band size.
If you’re over stretching the clasp, you’ll also damage your bra!


  1. Your band rides up in the back. When you stand to the side and look in the mirror, is your band even? Your band should fit firmly and horizontally across your back. If it’s riding up in the back, it’s too big. Go down a band size, like from a 36 to 34.

  2. You have dents on your shoulders. It’s not about how heavy your boobs are. Your bra’s band isn’t giving you the support it should, so your straps are taking the slack and digging into your shoulders. Try a smaller band size.

  3. The center of your bra is lifted off your chest. The middle piecebetween the cups (the gore) should sit flat on your rib cage. If there’s any space, your cup size is too small. Try going up a size. You should be able to lift your arms over your head without the underwire rising up.
  1. The underwire in your bra pokes you. Don’t think all underwire is uncomfortable. Go up a cup size to keep it from digging into your skin.
  2. You have back bulge.Despite the popular nickname, it’s not back fat — it’s literally just your bra being too tight and squeezing your skin. Your band is probably too small.
  1. You neck or back hurts.You may not be getting the right support from your bra because it’s the wrong size. Find a lingerie specialist in your area, or hit up a department store, and go get sized properly. It’s free, and worth the trouble so you’ll feel great in your bra.


Original Source – Seventeen Magazine