Our aim is to make you feel comfortable and supported in your bra all-day-long and there is nothing more important to us than helping you find the right style bra for you, to achieve that perfect fit. To do this we believe it’s not always necessary to get the tape measure out; we can help you find your correct size by using the bra you are currently wearing and check how this fits. 

All you need is a little know-how and our helpful fitting tips and our FAQs to help you make sure you are wearing the correct size. Remember, you can always call our Customer Service Team on 0345 265 7595 for any advice.

Finding The Perfect Fit

 

The Band
 
  1. The band of your bra should fit snugly around the narrowest part of your back, should be the same height all the way around and should not ‘ride up’. Always start on the loosest hook. This way you can tighten up as the bra stretches giving you more wear.
 

 

The Cups
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  2. Your breasts should be enclosed in the cup. There should be no wrinkling of the fabric, as this means the cup is too big. Neither should your breasts bulge over the top, side or under the cup as this means the cup is too small.
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The Straps
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  2. Make sure the straps are adjusted correctly. They should not be digging in or slipping off the shoulder. Remember to regularly check the adjustment as washing and wearing the bra can cause them to loosen.
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The Prosthesis
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  2. Before you start, remember that if you wear a prosthesis it is important that the bra is supporting your natural breast. Do not gauge the fit of the bra on how your prosthesis fits as this may be different to your natural breast, especially if your weight has changed.
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FAQs

WHAT IF THE CUPS FIT ME BUT THE BAND IS TOO TIGHT?
Go up a band size and down the cup size. This will give you more room around the body but keep the cup size the same, i.e. 34C try 36B

 

WHY DOES MY BRA RIDE UP AT THE BACK AND MOVE AROUND WHEN I MOVE?
The band size is too big. Try going down a band size and up a cup size. This will tighten the band but keep the cup size the same, i.e. 36C try 34D

 

WHY IS THE CUP WRINKLING AND PUCKERING?
The cup may be too big. Try lifting yourself into the cup first. If the cup is still wrinkling, try a cup size smaller

 

WHAT IF THE STRAPS KEEP SLIPPING OFF MY SHOULDER?
The straps need to be adjusted so they are a tighter fit. For more support you may need to try a wider strapped bra

 

MY SHOULDER STRAPS ARE DIGGING IN. WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT THIS?
You may need to loosen the straps. If this doesn’t work it maybe that the underband is too big and the straps are providing most of the support. The underband should provide 80% of the bra’s support so try going down a band size and up a cup size i.e. 36C, try 34D.

 

WHY DOES MY PROSTHESIS MOVE TOWARDS MY NATURAL BREAST?
This is often because the band is too big so try a smaller band size. If the problem persists it maybe that the prosthesis is too light and you may need to try a slightly heavier style

 

I HAVE ONLY HAD SURGERY ON ONE BREAST. CAN I WEAR BRAS THAT HAVE POCKETS ON BOTH SIDES?

 
Yes you can. The majority of our bras have pockets on both sides, these bras are suitable if you have had either a double or single mastectomy, partial mastectomy, lumpectomy or reconstruction. Just place your prosthesis in the pocket required. The pocket on your natural side will fall back and act as a lining, allowing your natural breast to fill the cup.