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How to Find a Bra That Fits: Tips and Spring Styles from Wacoal

A couple years ago, I had my first professional bra fitting from Wacoal.  Before then, I'd been wearing the wrong bra size. I didn't get the whole cup size versus band width size. So I was surprised to find out that I actually wore a 34 B instead of a 36 B. Recently, I was measured again by an expert Wacoal fitter, and my cup size changed from a B to a C.


At least I'm not alone in my confusion. Wacoal bra expert Liz Smith says eight out of ten women wear the wrong bra size. And if you gain 5-7 pounds, your bra size will change.

To get the right fit, find a Wacoal fit consultant in your area by calling 1-800-922-6250, or follow these handy tips from Wacoal's fit guide:

When measuring yourself, make sure you are wearing a bra and only a bra.

Stand up when taking the measurements.

Follow the directions on Wacoal's online fit calculator (see below). 

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

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

Once you have your correct measurements, you're ready for a new bra from Wacoal's gorgeous spring 2013 collection.  Smith says every woman needs at least eight different bra styles in her wardrobe: seamless, unlined seamless, contour, strapless, racerback, push-up or minimizing depending on your figure, sports bra and "one drop dead sexy bra."


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