Lingerie is the one constant in our everyday dressing, yet probably doesn’t receive as much attention as it should. Bras play a massive role in providing support and comfort, so ensuring you’ve got a good fit is key.

Next time you’re shopping for lingerie, keep these hints in mind from leading outfitters Fayreform to get the perfect fit:

  • Underband – this should sit flat around your back. For the best fit, make sure it’s snug but loose enough to fit two fingers underneath. If you ever find that the band is riding about your back, you’ve got the wrong size.
  • Underwire - this part of the bra should always sit comfortably on the breastbone between your breasts, never on the breast tissue itself!
  • Closure - just like the underband, this should be flat against your back and not pull the skin.
  • Straps – bra straps on each side should sit flat and straight, with enough leeway to be adjustable.
  • Cups - your breasts should sit comfortably in the cups, with no overflow on the sides or top.

Top washing tips:

  • Give your bras the TLC they deserve by washing them correctly.
  • Use a wash bag to separate them from the rest of your laundry, making sure to wash light and dark colours separately.
  • Bras should be washed in water no higher than 40 degrees and reshaped whilst damp.

Do you get your bras fitted by a professional and has it made a difference to your fit? Please share in the comments below.

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  • Thank you for sharing these tips, they were most helpful.


  • I would love to have a professional fitting, I have often thought about getting one, but not got around to it. So I buy off the shelf bras, sometimes I try them on, sometimes I don’t. I mostly complain about how they pinch or the wires dig in, so maybe I should get to a professional


  • After my baby was born I got fitted at Target… Best decision. It made a world of difference to my back. When I finish breastfeeding I’ll get fitted again!


  • Not really for me but interesting! Thanks for sharing this!


  • yes i just recently went shopping at target and was professionally fitted


  • I got my maternity bras fitted by a professional. I should have my regular bras fitted by a professional also. However when I recently bought a night bra, the shop assistant asked what I was intending to use the bra for. She said that many people do not buy a bra with enough support for every day wear.


  • I gave up anD just wear the crop top bras. They are so much more comfortable!


  • I’ve always struggled trying to find comfortable bras that actually lift and support my boobs as well as not looking out of fashion. Really must go to be fitted properly.


  • I got fitted properly for a bra for the first time in my life awhile ago and what a difference it makes! I’d encourage all women to do the same.


  • I usually get difficulty in getting a perfect bra for me .Out of all varied types of bras ,I prefer to use an energy bra which makes me feel comfortable to wear also fits properly that can be used for exercising and other activities .Recently I got some latest collection of Bikini tops from Dollboxx store .Check out more at http://www.dollboxx.com.au/collections/bikinis


  • I always struggle to get a bra that fits properly…I’ll try to follow these tips and if I still don’t succeed will find somewhere that does fittings!


  • I think it essential to have a professional fitting a fe times. I am used to what to look for now but had fittings again when pregnant as there is more to watch out for.


  • I’m due for a fitting but might use this advice to avoid it :)


  • I get mine fitted at a goid old fashioned bra store, hope they don’t become a thing of the past. It makes all the difference


  • My best advice is to Simply get fitted, it definitely worth the extra costs


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