Buying a strapless bra can be a daunting task, especially if you do not know your bra size. Tackle this subject by confirming your bra size first and foremost. When buying your bra, keep in mind the outfit you will be wearing with the bra. Also, keep in mind that a strapless bra that provides adequate support and stability is priceless!

1.Measuring Your Bust Size

If you do not want to or do not have the time to calculate your own bra size, most lingerie stores can calculate it for you. Visit a lingerie store at your nearest mall, outlet, or shopping center. They can professionally measure your bra size for you.

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2.Picking the Right Bra

Aim for quality when selecting your bra. You want a bra that will support your bust and make you feel comfortable. Features that provide support and stability are:

  • Silicone lining: look for silicone beading that follows the contour of the cups. Silicone lining is “self-adhesive” and will help the bra stick to your body.
  • Elastic bands: in non-corset style bras, the wide band of elastic that runs under the bust is the main source of support. If you have a big bust, get a bra with a wider band for more support.
  • Underwire: underwire provides shape and support. A bra whose underwire pokes into the breast is too small, while a bra whose underwire pokes into the armpit is too big.
  • Boning: boning provides a lot of support and is a great choice for full-figured women. A high-quality bustier or corset will have steel-wire boning as opposed to plastic or PVC.

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3.Fitting the Bra

 While choosing your strapless bras, choose at least one bra that is one band size smaller than your original measurement. Because a strapless bra does not have straps, you need to compensate for the lost support. You can compensate for this by having a tighter fitting bra, but it should not be so tight that it is uncomfortable.

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4.Bring a similar top or pattern to shop with

You can ensure that the bra you choose fits the top or dress that you will be wearing it by making a pattern or bringing a similar top with you.You can make a pattern by drawing the outline of the top or dress that you will be wearing with a pencil on a tank top you have at home. When you are in the fitting room, try on the bra over the tank top with the pencil marks. If the bra goes over the boundaries made by the marks, then that bra will not work. You can also bring a top or dress that is similar to the one that you will be wearing. Try it on with the bras that you have picked out to ensure that everything is covered.

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1.Wrong size

A huge percentage of women are wearing the wrong sized bra. It is our recommendation to get correctly fitted at a Lingerie boutique or Department store. A bra that is the incorrect size will not properly support you and could result in long-term sagging and or ligament damage.

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2.Sacrificing quality for price

Invest in bras that are made from quality fabrics and trims. It is noticeable at first glance if a product is well made. The elastics should be firm and should not have too much give. A good quality bra will often have multiple layers and feel substantial to touch.Cheaper bras are made from inferior fabrics and trims. These bras will often lose their elasticity and ability to support after a few washes. Purchasing quality should mean that you would feel more comfortable and supported for longer.

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3.Purchasing the incorrect style for your body shape

Not all bra styles will suit every woman. Our bodies are all different including our breast shape and form.

  • Plunge bras are wonderful for a smaller busted woman who tends to be heavier at the base of the breast.
  • Balcony styled bras are good for women who have a rounder more even weight distribution in the breast.
  • Full coverage bras are ideal for women who are larger in the bust. The full cups are designed to cover the entire breast area resulting in more support and a secure fit.

4.The back band is too big

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This is one of the most common mistakes. The back band of the bra should fit firmly and parallel across the back. It should not rid up or feel too loose. Should the back band start to feel loose when done up on the tightest hook. It is time to throw it away and purchase a new one.

5.Not getting fitted

Going and getting fitted at your local bra boutique or Department store is worth the effort. A bra fitter is professionally trained and will access your body type/shape and provide you with options they have available.Buying bras can often be a frustrating experience. Going to professionals cuts out all of the frustration leaving the customer happy and supported.

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