I have said time and again the importance of getting fitted correctly. I even made a post attempting to help you to fit yourself from home, but hopefully I make it clear enough in this post that this should only be a guideline, a starting point for fitting yourself by eye and that nothing beats a good professional fitting.
That being said, perhaps it is good to explore how different breast shapes can also affect the bra size you need. Different shapes and sizes will fit not only different ‘labels’ but different shapes of bras.
Bra database ‘Bratabase’ asks members on sign up to select which of the below shapes apply to them in order to determine what shape bras fit you best:
You can select as many of the above boxes as you’d like to give an impression of your breast shape. This can really affect your choice in bras so adding this extra feature really can make the difference when selecting potential bras.
This is a great idea as you will be able to determine with the help of women with similar breast size and shape will work for your body not only by breast size but breast shape. Although you should never rule out a particular style (you will never truly know if a bra will work for you until you try it on) it is a great indication of where to start.
For example, when discussing preferences between balconette and plunge style bras in the forum (section now deleted), I know that I personally prefer balconette styles as they work best for my wide-set boobs, but other girls prefer plunges as they are more ‘up front’. I may have the exact same average ‘bra size’ on a label as one girl but a bra may fit me and not her.
Ironically, I do love a good plunge as they bring my boobs more together, but the cut of them makes it difficult to find one that works its magic in the right way… I also find that the bra style can vastly change the bra size I need.
Complicated stuff, right?
Well no, with the help of sites like Bratabase.com and (hopefully) my reviews and the forum (section now deleted) we can all help each other to find bra which work best for us; for every size and shape! The more girls who input data into the Bratabase database the better it will work for all of us!
Image credits: Images by Bratabase and Figleaves.com