At Exquisite Intimates we pride ourselves on making exceptional lingerie. We are truly committed to providing the best design solutions for every woman and, with this in mind, we want to offer a stress-free experience when choosing the perfect bra for every occasion.
Finding the perfect bra is essential for feeling comfortable and supported. Besides creating a lovely cleavage, a good fitting bra means:
Relief for the back
Comfort with no pinching or pain
Alternatively, we recommend visiting our studio for a free fitting consultation with our specialists.
How to identify the perfect bra fit?
When a bra fits perfectly, you will feel like a goddess!
The bra is comfortable when there’s no pinching or pain, it supports you weightlessly and creates a feminine silhouette. You will love wearing it! And maybe forget it’s even there.
A lot of women do not feel this way. Surveys and studies reveal that most women tend to be wearing the wrong bra type or, more often than not the wrong bra size. We would like to make sure that you feel confident and comfortable in every Exquisite Intimates collection you wear.
To help guide you through the process, we have gathered the key points which show that a bra fits perfectly.
We suggest that you check the fit of the bras in your lingerie drawer according to them:
1.The under bust band:
This part of the bra provides the majority of the support so it is important that it fits firmly, parallel to the cups. Look in the mirror and check that the band is at the same level all around your body. You don’t want to have back pain because of wearing the wrong bra size, do you?
When buying a new bra, fasten it on the first/outermost row of hooks. This will allow the bra to be tightened as the under bust band starts to get slightly looser after you’ve worn it a few times.
>> If the band rides up at the back it is probably too big. Please choose a smaller under bust size and go up a cup size.
2. The straps:
They should sit parallel or slightly V-shaped on the back.
>> If the straps are digging into your shoulder it might be a sign that the under bust band is too big and not giving enough support. Try a smaller under bust size and a cup size bigger.
>> If the straps, after being adjusted, are slipping down your shoulders it might mean that the under bust band is too small. Try a bigger under bust size, and consider trying a cup size smaller.
3. The cups:
The cups of a bra, especially when underwired should go right around the contour of the breast sitting flat against your ribs without digging into the breast tissue. The whole breast should also fit neatly into the cup with no excess of flesh showing on the sides of the cup or spilling out over top. This applies even when wearing push-up or low cut bras. In extreme cases wearing cups that are too small will give the appearance of four breasts. There should not be any space underneath the cups at the root of the breast or any gaping across the top half of the cup.
Before you change the cup size, please make sure that your breasts are completely “dropped” into the cups. Lean a bit forward, lift and jiggle them into the cup and smooth out the sides.
>> If you feel the underwire is digging in between your breasts or in the breast tissue, try going one cup size bigger, but keep the under bust size the same.
>> If the under bust band is curling up or standing away from the body, the cup is probably too small, go up a cup size, keep the under bust size the same.
>> If the cup puckers and looks baggy it is probably too big, so try a smaller cup size with the same under bust size.
4. The center front of the bra:
The center front of the bra sits between the breasts and is also called a bra bridge. The bra bridge should lie flat against the body.
>> If there is a gap between the bra bridge and your rib cage, or the bra bridge sits on top of your breasts, it might mean that the cup size is too small. Try to go up a cup size, keeping the under bust size the same.
HOW TO MEASURE
Wear a non-padded bra or braless and use a soft tape measure. Measure around the bottom of the band, directly under your bust, in a natural posture with shoulders relaxed. The measuring tape should be level and slightly snug. The resulting number is your band size in the band size chart.
Thread tape measure under arms, across shoulder blades at back and around fullest part of bust at front. Relax arms at sides while keeping tape parallel with floor. This is your bust measurement to find out your cup size in the chart.
Bend to one side to find natural indentation in torso. This is your natural waist. Run tape around natural waistline, keeping tape parallel with floor and one finger between body and tape for a more comfortable fit.
Stand on a level surface with feet together. Measure around fullest part of hips and bottom (approximately 7" - 9" below waistline), keeping tape parallel with floor.
Stand with heels apart and measure around fullest part of thigh (approximately 1" below crotch), keeping tape parallel with floor