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bra fit problems

Having larger breasts can be both a blessing and a curse. While you adore your curves and figure, finding the right lingerie and getting the support you need can be difficult. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be any longer.

If you happen to be larger than a DD cup, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take a look at your biggest bra fit struggles and how to solve them sooner rather than later.

Finding the right sports bra is tough

Let’s face it when you’ve got larger boobs, finding the right sports bra isn’t easy. The fact of the matter is that many bras will leave you wanting more in terms of support and comfort. If you don’t invest in a high-quality bra, you could quickly find that it causes you pain and discomfort when you’re working out. That’s the last thing you need!

Solution: Rather than trying to tough it out, it’s time you did something about this annoying bra issue. Get fitted and ensure that you’re wearing the right size. When you’ve done that, you simply need to look for a quality sports bra with a high level of structuring, a large band, and sturdy material. Simple.

how should a sports bra fit

Parfait Active Wireless Sports Bra in Black

You end up with strap marks

When you slip your bra off at the end of the day, do you notice little strap marks on your shoulders? If you do, there’s something oh-so-wrong. Put simply, this problem occurs when you’re not wearing the right bra for your shape and size. The problem is only exacerbated by the fact that your breasts are naturally quite heavy. It’s time to get rid of the pain and irritating marks once and for all.

Solution: There are two viable solutions that you may want to try here. The first is loosening the straps. You could find that the reason you end up with marks on your shoulder is simply that your straps are set too tight. The second option is to rethink the style of bra that you wear. Choosing a bra with thicker straps (or using strap pads!) means that the weight is distributed more evenly across your shoulders. That should help to prevent pain and discomfort. The third option is to change the size of the band. You may need a smaller band size.


Related: Which Part Of The Bra Provides The Most Support?


how to get rid of bra strap indentations

Charlotte Padded Bra | Charlotte Bikini in Red/Black

Your getting breast overspill

Do your breasts spill over the top of your bra cups? When you have a larger bust, you may well find that you struggle with this common problem. Not only is this issue quite uncomfortable but it also shows through most clothes. That means that your breasts will appear lumpy and bumpy. If you’ve had enough of that look, you need to do something.

Solution: The most likely cause for this issue is that you’re wearing the wrong bra size. We’ve all been there. The cup size you’re currently buying is a little on the small size. That means that you’re going to need to get fit again so that you know what size you actually are. Don’t worry – getting a bra fitting at a local lingerie store can help solve this common bra fit issue.

how should a bra fit

Marion Unlined Wire Bra | Marion Hipster in Lapis Blue

Your breasts don’t sit right

When you slip on your bra and look in the mirror, do your breasts sit right in the cup? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. Many women experience this irritating problem and, let’s be honest, it can be quite uncomfortable, at the best of times. If you find that this one happens to you all too often, you might want to change the way in which you put on your bra each morning. It could make a huge difference.

Solution: Use the ‘scoop and swoop’ method. This is a very easy technique and it could help you to feel way more comfortable  and make sure that your breasts are fully supported when you’re wearing a bra. When you’ve put your lingerie on, lean forward slightly. Put one of your hands between your cup and breast and ‘scoop’ your boob upward and forward. Repeat the same method on the other side.

how is a bra supposed to fit

Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra | Sandrine Hipster in Black

What are you waiting for? With any luck, this post will have given you the down-low on how to solve some of your biggest bra struggles in no time at all. Why not try some of these handy little solutions for yourself? Once you’ve got the knack of it, you should find that it makes choosing and loving your lingerie easier than ever before.


Related: Why Don’t I Wear The Same Bra Size In Every Lingerie Brand?


where to get fitted for a bra

Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra | Sandrine Hipster in Wild Pink

We Highly Recommend

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:
Charlotte Padded Bra | Charlotte Bikini in Red/Black

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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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