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Bra Fitting - Frequently Asked Questions


How do I know if my bra is fitting correctly?

The frame and sides should lie smoothly without cutting into the flesh. The cups should also fit smoothly without wrinkling. If that happens, try a smaller cup size. If the cups are cutting into the breast tissue, opt for a larger cup size. The breasts should fill the cups without overflowing.

How do I put my bra on?

First, slip straps over the shoulders. Then lean forward to fill the cups fully. Fasten the hook on the middle clasp then stand up and adjust the straps.

Why is there a relationship with a proper-fitting bra and overall health?

A poor-fitting bra results in bad posture and can cause back problems and shoulder and neck pain. A poorly fitted under wire bra, for instance, can harm the breast tissue itself.

Why are so many women wearing a bra that doesn't fit them?

In many cases, the salespeople are not adequately trained in proper bra fitting. In other cases, research has shown that women will opt for "looking good" over the comfort that a proper fitting bra provides.

How often should I be fitted for a bra?

Twice a year. The average woman will wear six different bra sizes in her lifetime due to life changes such as puberty, pregnancy, menopause, weight fluctuations, the effects of the birth control pill and other transitions.

I have larger-sized breasts. What kind of bra is best for me?

Women with larger breasts should wear under wire bras, as they help support the shoulders and back. It's also important that the cup fits properly.

I have very small breasts and usually don't wear a bra. Is that a good idea?

It is always advisable to wear a bra, as over time, gravity affects even smaller breasts. Wearing a bra prevents the breasts from spreading to the sides, which causes widening between them. Wearing a bra also makes clothes look and fit better.

What range of cup size does Dianes carry?

32 AA through 56JJ.

How do I care for my bra?

To prolong the life of your bra, always wash with a mild detergent. We suggest Forever New Wash, as it is lycra friendly and will not make the fabric deteriorate. Washing the bra by hand is best for the garment's longevity, but if you machine wash, close the back hooks and place the bra in a mesh bag. And never put the bra in the dryer. It's a sure way to curtail the bra's lifespan.

Find the perfect bra in our online catalogue or visit our South Granville store in person.

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