Thursday, January 6, 2011

Finding the Right Bra Size at Wacoal

I've been wearing the same bra size since college.  And since I'm on the smaller end of the boobie spectrum I hadn't noticed any problems with fit or comfort.  After I went for my first professional fitting ever, however, I received some shocking news.

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Not only had I been wearing the wrong bra size for at least 15 years, but I'm a full cup size smaller than I thought.  So instead of a 36B, I'm actually, er, a 34B or get this, a 32D! I'm not alone either.  It's estimated that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong-sized bra.

The best way to determine your accurate bra size is to see a professional. For comfort, I've been wearing wireless bras for years. But with the assistance of my helpful Wacoal fit consultant Gail Oliver, I learned that under-wire bras don't have to be uncomfortable if you wear the right size. As a parting gift, I received the pretty French Garden Seamless Underwire Contour Bra ($62) in black.

To make sure your bra size has you covered, make an appointment with a Wacoal fit consultant.  Or if you want immediate help, grab a tape measure and a bra fitter can help you over the phone.  Call (800) 922-6250 for either option.

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Here's how to measure yourself:

1. Take a snug measurement around your rib cage directly under the bust.  To get the most accurate reading, make sure the tape measure rests flat on the skin and goes straight across your back.

2. Measure around the fullest part of your bust, making sure the tape measure lies flat against your body.

3. Type each measurement into Wacoal's handy fit calculator to determine your correct bra size!

1 comment:

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