How does your bra fit?

This is going to just be a text post for me tonight – unusual! I’ve been off work poorly today with food poisoning (boo hoo =( Not fun!), so I managed to do some work from home and get it sent in, but I also decided to use a bit of time this evening to get something done that’s been on my mind for a while – get women talking about bra sizes, whether what they’re wearing fits right and whether they have problems finding bras that do. I know that I do, and have done since I found out my ‘true’ bra size (as opposed to those 34Cs etc. that I kept getting measured into in high street stores!). So I would love it if as many of you as possible would fill in my survey. I don’t care if you’re big or small, the only rule is that you wear a bra! I know that even women who are a littler smaller on top also have problems getting their size, so it’s not just for those of us who are small band, big cup or big band, big cup that have problems. The ‘blurb’ on the survey is below, so take part, click here! Also I don’t mind where you’re answering from, whether you’re in the UK, US, Europe, Australia….anywhere! Please let me know what you think =)
Having suffered for a number of years wearing the wrong bra size and not having a clue about it, ranging between a 32 and 36 band and a C and F cup but mostly settling for around a 34D, I have finally been educated in the ways of a properly fitting bra. I am carrying out this survey because I believe that a number of women are wearing an incorrectly sized bra, usually a too big back size thinking that because the cup fits, it must be okay. This is because of sister sizes, ie. that 34D I used to wear would be the same cup volume as the 28FF I now wear. Most women just have not had the opportunity to try out a well fitting bra because they are not available.
If you take a look at this post, you’ll be surprised to see the bra sizes that people guess-timate for women usually end up being in the 34+ range and rarely bigger than a D cup. The post is another guess-timate, but by a bra-educated woman and makes a lot more sense.
People do not realise that a bra’s band should be tight, providing the support, not the straps! The breast tissue should be fully encased in the cups. The centre gore should be flat against your body. You should not be able to pull the front away from your body more than a few centimetres.
Hopefully from this survey we’ll gain some key insights into how many women are wearing the wrong bra size and be able to add some statistics to a proper campaign. Did you know most high street stores only stock 34+ AA-D bras?
So now you’ve read that, go answer here! Let’s try and make a difference!



  1. Anonymous
    March 8, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    I’m interested in seeing results from this! There are so many people I know that completely guess their bra size, and have never been fitted properly. H x

    (I’m a newbie)

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