Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Breast Shape Affects Bra Size

Breast Shape Affects Bra SizeTraditional Bra Measuring May Not Tell Your Correct Cup Size!

Why does breast shape affect your cup size?

Let me tell you a little story about a special lingerie boutique called Rigby & Peller which holds a Royal Warrant by the Queen of England (June Kenton is the Royal Corsetiere there).

Curious about what I would find behind Rigby & Peller's wall to wall wooden drawers housing luxurious lingerie, I asked what they had for someone who wears a 36A. "Love, you could never be a 36A."

Breast Shape Affects Bra Size"I was recently measured. I am a 36A," I said, knowing that I had been measured by a sales person at that pink lingerie store taking over the planet one mall at a time.

"I'm certain your frame is much smaller than a 36. Have you been fitted here before?"


"Would you like to be?"

Smaller than a 36... If Queen Elizabeth trusts them with her jewels, then there must be something to it. "Yes. I'd love to."

Instead of tape measuring, Tanya, my personal fitter at the Knightsbridge shop, looked at me bare breasted and announced that I was a 32C. Which of course, made me giddy with laughter. You see, there is no way I could be a 32 "C" because my breasts are, quite frankly, too little. A "C" cup belongs to a woman with large, bodacious breasts.

Your Bra Size Is Your Comfort Size

Your Bra Size Is Your Comfort SizeMost women view the bra as a necessary component to their daily wear. Developed from the corset in the 20th century, the modern bra has evolved to give women a choice of a variety of styles, brands and shapes to suit their desire. Bras can provide support and comfort, or simply be worn to compliment the outfit that a woman is wearing. Women should consider comfort as important a factor as style when selecting a bra to buy.

Your Bra Size Is Your Comfort SizeSome studies estimate that up to 80% of women wear an incorrect bra size. If you wear an ill-fitting bra you risk not only struggling through a day of discomfort but also skin irritation and possible rashes.