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finding the right bra size

Wearing a bra that truly fits you shouldn’t be an after-thought. Although for many women, it is. Take me for example – I was wearing the wrong bra size without realizing it for years. Instead of realizing I was in the wrong size bra, I blamed negative aspects of my bra on bras themselves. I told myself things like:

“No bra will fit you perfectly.”

“Your boobs will never look like that in a push-up bra.”

These were pre-conceived ideas I had about bras. But after having my first professional bra fitting, my perspective on bras completely flipped. I did find a bra that fit me perfectly. And I did find a push-up bra that boosted my confidence and my bustline. Finding the right bra size doesn’t just mean you’re more comfortable in your bra. There’s a slew of perks that come with wearing the right bra.

Here are five amazing side effects of finding the right bra size: 

1.  Your clothes fit better.

Wearing the right bra size makes your clothes fit better. For example, wearing a bra that’s too big can leave gaps between your boob and the cup. This gap can be noticeable under your clothes, especially when you’re moving around. On the other hand, wearing a bra that’s too small can squeeze your back or make your boobs spill out of your cups. Those skin bulges are also visible under your clothes. The right bra omits all that because it hugs your body just right to show off a smooth silhouette.

2.  Your bra flatters your boobs.

Your bra will flatter your boobs once you find the right one. You’ll no longer feel like your bra does nothing for your bustline. And won’t feel like you look “blah” in your bra either. If you want to minimize your bust, maximize it or accentuate your natural shape – the right bra can do it.

3.  You get a confidence boost.

Putting on a bra that fits you well gives you an immediate confidence boost. You feel fierce when you slip on your clothes, and you feel even better in just your lingerie. I used to prefer being braless in front of my husband when getting undressed. I didn’t feel confident in my bra because it did nothing for my boobs. I’d quickly take off my bra when I undressed with him around. However, now I’m not so quick to remove the bra because I love the way my boobs look in it.

Related: Why Do So Many Women Wear The Wrong Bra Size?

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 4.  You feel more comfortable in your bra.

The right bra won’t cause you pain or discomfort. Sure, you may still love the feeling of taking it off at the end of the day. But, a bra that fits you perfectly won’t terrorize you all day. The straps won’t dig into your shoulders. The cups won’t squeeze your boobs. You’ll feel supported and comfortable from the time you put it on until the moment you take it off.

 5.  You’re excited to get dressed in the morning.

Wearing the right bra for your body puts some extra pep in your step. It makes getting dressed a little more exciting. Think about it – the first thing you put on when getting ready are your bra and panties. It’s encouraging when you love how you look in those pretty under things.

Finding the right bra and bra size is not overrated. It’s the little things you do for yourself that makes you feel like the best you every day. And, wearing a bra that fits you well is one of those things! Think you may be in the wrong bra size? The best way to determine your size is by first getting a bra fitting at your local lingerie store.

Related: 5 Tips To Keep Your Bras Looking New For Longer

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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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Lauren Hamilton

Lauren Hamilton is the founder of, a lifestyle and relationship blog offering relationship advice and encouraging women to be the happiest, most confident version of themselves through positivity and self-love. She's also a freelance writer and communications strategist. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter, and check out some of her accomplishments on her portfolio.

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