Find The Perfect Fit

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FIT TIPS
Face it. Buying bras on-line can be intimidating. How will you know if your new bra is going to be comfortable? Will it fit? You've heard that statistic that 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra for them. Let Curvy Couture help you move into that 20% who are comfortable in their bra.
BAND MEASUREMENTMeasuring from home is simple. All you need is a tape measure. With your bra on, you will start measuring the band by taking two measurements. Place the tape under you arms and across the top of your bust, making sure that the tape is evenly running across your back. If the measurement is between inches, round up to the nearest
inch. Again, with the tape running
smoothly across your back, measure directly under your bust
rounding up to nearest inch. Average both measurements to
insure the most accurate fit. Now, measure your bust by
smoothly pulling the tape around your back and across your
bust at the widest point. Don't forget to round up to the nearest
inch.BUST MEASUREMENT

Your cup size is determined by subtracting your band size from you bust measurement. A 3 inch difference means a “C” cup...4 inches equals a “D” cup, 5 inches is “DD” cup and so on.
ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR NEW BRA ON, HERE ARE SOME MORE “FIT TIPS” • Straps: Since straps provide additional lift to your bra, make sure you can slip a finger between your skin and strap. You should adjust you straps with each wearing. If you straps won't stay in place and have already been tightened, try a ballet back, racer-back or straps that can crisscross, like the Perfect Plunge Multi-Way. If your straps are digging into your shoulders, your bra is too small or you may need additional support.

• Band: The band provides primary support for you bra. The band should be level all around your body, positioned just below your shoulder blades. You should be able to run a finger under the band. The band should be snug but comfortable when you are seated. If the band is riding up your back and you can run more than two fingers under it, your band is too big. If the band feels tight when standing or seated, your band is too small.

• Cups: Proper fitting cups provide uplift and a smooth look under clothing. The edges of the cups should fit smoothly against your body. Your breasts should face forward, positioned mid-way between your shoulders and elbows. If the cups pucker or gap your cup size may be too small or you may need a style with less coverage. If you overflow or have bulging at the top or sides your cups are too small or you need a style with more coverage. • Center Front: The center front adds support to the band. The triangular section between the cups should be flat against your body. If the center front is lifting off your skin, the cups are too small. The exception might be a minimizer bra which is designed to reduce the bustline and might not lie flat at the center front.

• Underwire: The underwire adds support to the cups. An underwire should fully encircle your breast from under you arm to the front of your chest, laying flat against your skin. If your underwire is uncomfortable, pokes, pinches or rests on your breasts, the cups are too small. THESE TIPS SHOULD HELP YOU GET THE FIT YOU DESERVE. For more tips and videos, visit curvycouture.com/fit-guide

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