The Underestimated Power of Fit
Think back to a time when you've tried on a pair of pants, a blouse, a bra or other article of clothing and it Just. Didn't. Fit. We've all been there. We know what it feels like to have clothing not fit, but have we all experienced a perfect fit? Our guess is that this phenomenon has been more elusive for us all.
When it comes to fit, one of the most important items to focus on is our intimates. Our bra is one of the first things we put on in the morning and sometimes the last things we take off before calling it a day. It supports our body, is the foundation for the rest of our wardrobe, and should ideally reflect our own personal style.
But bra fit doesn't always seem straightforward. We are hoping to change that. When it comes to fit, there are a few simple things to keep in mind as you are searching for the right intimates. One is the shape of the cup.
We often overlook this important characteristic. We focus a great deal of our search on finding the correct band size and cup size, which are both very important, but we forget to consider the actual shape of the bra cup.
Below is a graphic representing the possible differences in the shapes of the inner cup line on various styles of bras:
Putting it all together:
As you can see, the shape of the inner cup line can make a bigger difference in support than you may have realized. An outward curve tends to support larger, fuller breasts more effectively, whereas an inward curve is more advantageous for those with wider set breasts.
If you haven't already. We encourage you to take a look at our previous blog post to learn more about the various bra fits and styles and how to determine which one is right for your unique body.
Now that you have a better understanding of the differences in cup shape, you can make a more educated decision on what bra style and fit will be best for your body.
Take a look at the chart below. It visually lays out 10 of the most popular bra styles and which ones can benefit small breasts, full breasts, aged breasts, and breasts with special circumstances.
We hope that taking this time to learn and review some of these visual resources has helped you better understand the complexities of fit and identify which styles, sizes, and shapes will be most beneficial to you and leave you feeling supported and sexy.
Remember, each of us are unique in our shapes, experiences and preferences. We hope to continue empowering you to embrace your individual differences and find intimates that make you feel authentic, expressive, and supported.
Thank you for being a part of making our mission a reality.
Michelle, Katy & the Changewear Team
Creating Change Wear (Where) You Are™
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