Tips for the Best Bra Fit
A great fitting bra should feel like your second skin—so comfortable that you forget you’re even wearing it. Once you’ve found the perfect styles and size, you’ll realize how comfortable, weightless and wearable your experience should be.
Here at Uncommon Sense, we’ve spent the last several months talking to women, hearing your pain points, and the things you crave in this most fundamental layer of your wardrobe. We’ve incorporated these learnings into our future product offering, which will be expanding soon.
But in the meantime, here are a few things to consider.
The cups of your bra should shape and support you with a smooth fit. If you have gaps at the neckline or space in the cups, you may need to go down a cup size. If you’re spilling over, you may need to go up a cup size. Still not working for you? Try a style with a different coverage. For example, a Demi coverage may work better for a woman with a lower, fuller breast shape than a fuller coverage bra.
For a guaranteed good fit, your band should be secure around your body. It’s important to know that ~80% of the support you feel should come from your band. Only ~20% of the support should come from your straps. If the back of the band is riding up hiking, your band is too large and you should probably reduce your band size and increase your cup size. If the band is too tight, even on the loosest hook, you should probably go up a band size and down a cup size to avoid the band digging in.
Over-reliance on your straps for support creates those annoying divots in your shoulders and an uncomfortable wearing experience. Straps should be centered on your shoulders and sit snugly in place without falling off. If you have narrow shoulders, you may want to move your straps to the convertible cross-back position.
Bras are truly an engineering feat! And getting the best, most comfortable fit is a balance of both art and science. We can’t wait to share more products and fit solutions over the coming weeks.