Sorry boys, this post is ladies only.
An ill fitting bra can ruin any size woman's figure. We've all seen the signs. Saggy boobs. Or worse... back boobs. Then there are the falling straps, or the ones that cut off circulation. Heaven forbid, you can even fall out.
Every woman should have regular bra fittings. I like the Nordstrom ladies personally. I know its scary and a embarrassing. If you absolutely can't bring yourself to do it, then use these tips to find the right size. And remember to Try on, try on , try on. Just because you have the right size, doesn't mean every brand bra will be cut or fit right for your shape.
Step 1. Make sure the bra band is comfortable but snug. You should be able to fit 2 fingers underneath by stretching a little. A regular bra should not be trying to make you smaller. That would be a corset. An entirely different undergarment.
Step 2. Make sure the band is parallel and horizontal all the way around. The back should be part should be as low as the front. No riding up. Cuz if the back goes up, the front goes down.This makes for saggy boobs.
Step 3. Underwires are your friend. And friends don't pinch or poke. Make sure the under wire contours your body snug to the ribcage without sticking out.
Step 4. Use the Goldilocks test on the cups. Not too small, not too big, just right. There shouldn't be extra space in the cup. On the other hand there shouldn't be spillage either. If it doesn't fit in the cup, move up a cup. Play with different styles until you find the cup shape that fits your breast. Some cups are very narrow, and this causes side spillage if you have a wider breast area.
Step 5. Give it the jiggle test. Raise your arms ups and down. Are the girls safe locked and loaded? Or do they pop up or the cup wrinkles?
If at first you don't succeed, keep trying different brands. A good bra is the foundation for your frame. Crappy bra, crappy contours. Good luck and happy hunting.