Did you know that the bra band provides the majority of support for your bust?

Back band

When fitting a client in a new bra I always begin with the band. This is the foundation of the garment and if it doesn’t fit, then there is no need to proceed with the bra fitting until you move into the appropriate band size.

The easiest way to check band fit is to attach the wings on the center hooks, then hook two fingers inside the band and gently pull out. If the band stretches easily away from the body, further than about 2 inches, then it is too big. If the band doesn’t pull away at all, you have difficulty hooking your fingers inside or the band cuts severely into the back and sides, then the band it too tight.

bra band too tight

Make sure that this fit includes all aspects of the band lying flush against the body: center gore (also known as the bridge) lying flat and under wires settled in crease between breast and chest. Also check to make sure that in a side view of the fit the band is horizontal, not tilting up or down.

A well-fitted band makes for a perfectly fit bra. You can thank us later 😉

Lace and Love,

Tara Lynn