When it comes to figuring out why your bra doesn’t fit or feel as good on your body as you want it to…the list of possible problems appears endless. One common complaint is a crawling or shifting band, and when this happens, women are almost always given the advice “Your band is too big, and […]
Know Your Fit
Update on Altering Bra Band Tension for a Better Fit
Last month I posted about how I suspected a few of my key fit issues weren’t because of bra style, but because of the uneven bra band tension I experience in some (okay, all) bras, in my post “It’s not the bra style, it’s your bra band tension!”. Since I’ve had three bras altered, and […]
It’s not the bra style, it’s your bra band tension!
This is the first part of a two part post. You can find the follow-up to this post here. I’ve tried on a lot of bras in the past six months. More than 45 styles, some in multiple sizes. Most I’ve ordered from online retailers since I have local supply issues. My body has changed, […]
When Working Out Creates Bra Fit Problems…
Today’s post in the Fit and Active September series is about a frustrating side-effect of becoming fit and active – when successful workouts change your body and create bra fit problems. I love working out. Moving my body is my go-to prescription to decrease muscle aches, clear my head, balance my hormones, and improve my […]
Know Your Fit: Your First Bra Shopping Experience
Okay, let’s back up a bit. After reading through some reader emails and Bratabase fit requests, I think we need to talk about what happens after you get your new bra measurements, along with an idea of what type of bra you want. One Adjust your expectations. Your first shopping experience will probably be a […]
WTF, Wide Boobs?
I’ve been at this blogging thing for a few months now and have been watching the search terms that lead readers to my blog. I’ve noticed many different search terms involving “wide breasts”. What has become painfully clear from my search for well fitting bras, as well as from reading search terms on my blog […]
Bra Sizes: Converting between systems and brands
Bra shopping isn’t easy, and to make it more complicated, there are several sizing systems out there. Knowing how to convert bra brand sizes and systems, and the brand’s underbust to overbust ratio is key to a good fit. This is one of those blog posts that will inevitably turn into a page, so here […]
Without getting into too many details I would like to scream from the highest mountain: POSTURE AND A GOOD BRA EXPERIENCE ARE INTERTWINED! I have been on a body makeover journey, of sorts, for a while now. Six months ago I strained a ligament/tendon and began a quick slide into what can only be described […]
Shopping. It isn’t fun.
It’s officially spring in Tucson. The wind is blowing and I even spotted my first Gila Monster! And I have to go shopping for some “basic” clothes. You know, workhorse shorts and tees that you can wear every day. One would think, since I bother to blog about bras that I appreciate clothes and fashion […]
Fit Points: Straps
Sometimes we get so caught up in cup size and band size, we forget about the finer fit points that can determine if a bra is a good fit. After noticing the Fantasie Rebecca straps and armholes were more comfortable than the Cleo Juna’s, I decided to compare the bras I currently own to figure […]