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Does your bra band roll up throughout the day? This is one of the most common bra fit complaints we hear. Often, a rolling band can be fixed by changing by the bra size, but sometimes a different style is needed to truly fix the problem.

If you’re suffering with a bra that rides up, rolls up, or moves up and out of place, we’re here to help. Read on for our top tips for finding a bra that will stay in place and provide the support you’ve been searching for.

1.  Opt for a smaller band size

Does your bra band ride up your back? A smaller band size could fix this common bra fit problem. Your bra band provides 80-85% of your bra’s support. You can’t rely on your bra’s cups or straps for support. Without a snug bra band, your bra will inevitably move around throughout the day – and you’ll find yourself frequently adjusting it.

Most women wear the wrong band size (often a size or two bigger than they should), which contributes to the overall fit of the bra. If you’re spending your hard-earned money on bras every few months, you want dependable bras that fit well and feel amazing.

One solution for a bra band that rolls up is changing the band size. Opting for a bra in a smaller band size – and going up a cup size – can put you on the right track to getting the perfect fit. Remember: your bra size is a guide, not a set number. Don’t be afraid to bring a bunch of bras into the fitting or visit your local lingerie boutique for a bra fitting if you need help. No one should ever settle for ill-fitting lingerie. You deserve better!


Related: 3 Important Factors That Determine Your Bra Band Size


2.  Look for a bra that has boning in the band

Ever wonder why your bra has plastic boning in the band? Its purpose is to keep the bra from rolling up. Plastic boning helps to stabilize the band and provides sturdy support for larger cup sizes – this is why you’ll often find plastic boning in D+ bras.

Strapless bras with plastic boning are the best choice for large busts. The Elissa Strapless Bra and Elissa Low-Back Bustier offer support, shaping, and stability for all bust sizes. We love the seamless moulded cups and sturdy, lined band of the Elissa Strapless Bra. With its supportive fit and microfiber fabrication, the Elissa Low Back Bustier nips in the waist and slims and shapes the tummy and torso – effectively eliminating any need for shapewear.

3.  Choose a different style

Sometimes changing the bra size only solves part of the problem. If this is the case, you may want to try a different style too. For women who have issues with their bra band rolling up, a bandless bra may be just what you need. With banded bras, like the Charlotte Padded Bra, there is extra fabric underneath the cups. A bandless style, on the other hand, like the Tess T-Shirt Bra, consists of the center panel, cups, and wings of the bra – there isn’t any fabric below the cups’ wire channel. Bandless styles are great choices for plus size and full figure busts. Bandless bras won’t dig into your chest, sides, or back. Plus, they typically feel lighter and fit just as well as banded styles.


Related: Bra Shopping Guide: Tips For Buying New Bras


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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:
Tess T-Shirt Bra P50212 | Tess Hipster P5025 in Bare

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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a full-time freelance writer, content manager, and founder of Katie Rose Creative. An experienced bra fitter, Katie has helped hundreds of people shop for lingerie. Her favorite bra is the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra.

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