bra fitting at home

Thinking about measuring your bra size at home? Sure, it may sound all-too-simple, but it could be way more difficult than you think. Here are six reasons that you might want to give it a miss and book an appointment with a fitter instead!

1.  It’s all too easy to get it wrong

You may think that the whole thing is going to be super easy, right? You just get yourself a measuring tape, whip of your shirt, and measure your bra size. Oh, if only it were that easy. There’s a whole lot that goes into figuring out what size you are and you may get a little confused if you’ve never done it before.

It’s not merely a case of holding the tape measure around your rib cage and hoping for the best. The truth of the matter is that many people don’t hold the tape in the right spot and round down instead of up when it comes to their band size. That could mean that you end up with a bra that is way too tight and uncomfortable for you. Yikes.

2.  Working out cup sizes is confusing

Once you’ve measured that area, you also need to measure your bust. That’s when things get a whole lot more confusing. Most people don’t even realize this, but your cup size has a direct relationship with your band size. When you have measured around the largest area of your bust, you also need to do a little math.

It’s all about subtracting the band size from the bust size to get the cup. If that all sounds a little confusing, you’re right. It is. Many people find that they get the cup size wrong when they try to work it out themselves. It’s not worth the hassle.

3.  You will miss out on expert advice

While measuring your bra size at home means that you don’t have to leave the house, there’s one big problem that you may be overlooking. The fitters that work in lingerie boutiques know their stuff. This is their area of absolute expertise. That means that they can offer you all the advice and help that you could ever need.

From what particular style will suit you to which places you should be looking, they actually know a whole lot more than you may expect. When you get fitted professionally, you get that advice for free. They will help you along the way and make sure that you find the pieces of lingerie that are ideal for you.


Related: Why Do So Many Women Wear The Wrong Bra Size?


4.  You don’t know about cup styles

Here’s something that most women never consider. Different cup styles suit different people. It may sound a little obvious, but many women don’t even think about this aspect of their bra. Why would they? If it looks good, why not just wear it? When you’re fitting your own bra, though, you could end up with something unflattering or uncomfortable.

Getting fitted in store means that the fitter can help choose a style that will naturally flatter your body and your shape. Whether it’s full cup, half cup, or anything else, they will know which style is oh-so-right for you. After all, it’s their job to understand these things!

5.  It is seriously time consuming

Are you under the impression that measuring your bra size at home is the quick option? Think again! Not only does this activity take a long time, but there is also a whole load of room for inaccuracy here. When people try to measure their bra size at home, they often have no idea why it will take them so very long. You need to work out how to do it, get the right stuff for the job, and then spend time actually measuring.

The reality is that you waste more time on this chore than you may have anticipated to start with and then it may still be wrong. Oops. Plus, even when you have the correct measurements, you will still need to go to the store or online to get yourself some beautiful new lingerie pieces. So, why not take care of both at the same time?

6.  Booking a bra fitting is way easier

One of the greatest things about getting a bra fitting in store is that you can also do your shopping then too. Before you plan your next shopping trip, why not keep this in mind? You may find that you can book your appointment online or simply call up the store. If a lingerie store doesn’t offer either of these options, you could always just head there and try your luck. They may be able to squeeze you in for a fitting!

Plus, when you get fitted in store, you will get a chance to see some of the latest lingerie options that you can try for yourself. The fitter will offer you a whole load of options that you can try on then and there. That should make finding the ideal bra easier than ever!

So, do you still think that you should measure your bra size at home? While it may sound like the easiest option, but the truth of the matter is that it’s far from it. Do yourself a huge favor and book a fitting instead! You won’t regret it.


Related: 5 Reasons Not To Be Shy About Getting A Bra Fitting


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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Elissa Unlined Wire Babydoll P5018 in Pearl

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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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