You’re Wearing the Wrong Size! Why and How to Find the Perfect Fit.

Have your boobs been living a lie? We have such a close relationship with them, yet most of us are wearing the wrong size bra.

Whether you’re a single or committed, it’s always nice to feel confident and a little sexy. A lacy set of lingerie that fits perfectly sure does the trick. But if you wear an ill-fitting bra, you will not have the sleek, elegant look that you want. Instead, your whole form will look shapeless and unattractive.braAnd while prettiness counts, the perfect fit should always be at the forefront of your mind. ­ They say up to 80% of women wear the wrong bra size, so let’s keep you out of that ill-fitted majority! (Trust me, I’ve used to wear the wrong bra size my whole life.)

Truth of the matter is, wearing an ill-fitting bra can lead to health problems including headaches, stomach upsets and back and shoulder issues. It also exposes you to the risk of ­irreversible damage to your breast ligaments, which can not only cause pain, but can also lead to sagging. No one wants grandma boobs! 

Now, let’s dispel some very common myths:

Myth #1: I got sized at Victoria’s Secret, so I already know what my correct size is.

Victoria’s Secret and most department stores measure you using an outdated system of measurement, where they go around some part of your body (it varies widely) and then do some crazy math like adding 4 inches to get your band size.  When I was “fitted” at Victoria’s Secret, they measured me over my shirt and over the bra I was wearing.  The thought occurred to me: “If you’re just taking a measurement over my current bra, aren’t you just going to tell me what size that bra is?”  Sure enough, that was usually the outcome.  Other times they would just seem to make up a random size, usually either 34B, 34C, 36B, or 36C.

Victoria’s Secret likes to put women into band sizes that are too big, with cups that are too small. Sure, that gives some awesome looking cleavage. But it also hurts like heck.Screenshot 2015-12-16 09.49.17Stores like Victoria’s Secret know that they simply cannot keep enough sizes and styles in stock to fit everyone properly.  So they have put millions and millions of dollars into advertising that every woman should be between a 32A and a 38DD.  Anyone else must be a freak.  This would be like a dress store saying, “Well, we don’t have the capacity to store dress sizes 2-30 and it just isn’t profitable to do so, so we’re going to stock sizes 6-12 and tell everyone that they should be in that size range.” So that’s what they do! 

Myth #2: Bras are just uncomfortable, whether properly sized or not. 

My shoulders used to hurt every single day right around 2:00pm. Burning, aching pain. When I’d get home, I needed to take the bra off before I did anything else. And oh the relief! The sweet sweet relief of taking off my bra.

Now that I’ve figured out my actual size, this is all a thing of the past.  No more “I’m home, now get this damn thing off of me.”  I don’t even notice that I’m wearing one. I actually slept in one accidentally the other night. That would have been unthinkable in my old bras.

So, how do I figure out my real bra size?

As it turns out, it’s not just about size. Women have different shapes, and that matters too!

I recently discovered ThirdLove, a chic and innovative brand that has the mission to designs perfect-fitting lingerie. They developed a sizing app that blew my mind! Imagine getting a professional, accurate bra fitting at home without being prodded by a stranger. The app basically turns your phone into a “virtual measuring tape.” You snap a few quick photos and it figures out exactly what size you are, down to the half cup. I have no idea how they do it but the damn thing works! 

So here’s what the app looks like when you use the “Get Sized” featured.

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You can also use this breast shape dictionary to determine your shape, and shop the best bras for your breast type.

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Finding The Perfect Fit  

Once I measured myself, ThirdLove sent me the 24/7 T-shirt bra to try FREE. They pledge a “100% fit guarantee”, so if for any reason you’re not 100% happy with your new bra, they will exchange it for another bra or you have 30 days to send it back and never have to pay for it. 

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I was over the clouds when my package arrived.  I have never owned such luxurious, beautiful lingerie.  I feel like I am wearing French, expensive lingerie, but ThirdLove is super affordable compared to other high-end brands, has the same top quality. Did I mention it’s the most comfortable thing I’ve ever put on?

I honestly think the highlight of the brand is their bras come in half cup sizes.  I have never seen that before.  Most companies don’t sell half size bras because they cost too much to produce. Other highlights for me were:

  • They’re smoothing and invisible under clothing – not worrying about lumps and bumps
  • The ultra-thin lightweight memory foam cups form to my boobs

I typically have issues with the straps falling down, even when they are tightened, and this bra does not slip. It also fits my back perfectly, and the material is really soft –  it feels amazing. For a larger bust, it has great coverage – no boobs popping out of the top in this bra!

I swear by their fitting guarantee, and I’m pretty confident you will try one and you’ll feel like it was made just for you.

Now guess what? Our readers get to try them for FREE! 

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