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The DIY Bra Fitting: Are You Wearing The Right Size?

We all know that no matter where you buy your bras from, every single one can fit differently, so, unfortunately, there’s never going to be a definitive answer to that ‘what size’ question. Sigh!

However, there is a saving grace in the form of the DIY fitting. Hoorah!

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Identifying how your bra should fit and understanding how everything should fall into place means you’ll be able to get the right one - wherever you shop. Plus, it eliminates the need for those somewhat awks one-to-one consultations. A definite added bonus!

Marks and Spencer are the bra fitting gurus of the highstreet, and it's their recommendation that you check your bra fit every 6 months. This may seem excessive, but the rate at which your body can change means that those sets you bought half a year ago could be completely wrong for you now. Exhausting, yes?

Well luckily it needn’t be so anymore!

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Take notes as we take you through the M&S guide to check if your bra fits A-OK and get as supported as Rosie HW...

Underband

Go up a back size if: The breast tissue under your arms is bulging over the underband

Go down a back size if: Your breasts are showing beneath the underband or the underband is riding up your back 

Wires

Go up a cup size if: The wires are digging into your breast tissue or the wires are lifting away from your breastbone

Go down a cup size if: The wires are slipping down your body, towards your waist

Cups

Go up a cup size if: Your breasts are spilling out of the cups at the front or under the arms

Go down a cup size if: The cups are wrinkling or gaping

Straps 

Loosen your bra straps if: They are digging into your shoulders or they feel tight and are causing the cups to dig into your breasts, creating a 'double busting' effect

Tighten your bra straps if: They are slipping off your shoulders or if you have narrow shoulders, avoid balcony bras as these have wide-set straps

Check out this full demonstration from M&S lingerie expert Julia Mercer and get practicing girls: 

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