4 Bra-Fitting Tips an Expert Wants You to Know

Shopping for bras, no matter what size you are, is likely the last thing you want to do. Between navigating the right size and finding a style that makes you feel cool and confident underneath it all, it’s a tedious task. However, if you have the right bra-fitting tips, it can make things a whole lot easier.

Let’s face it—there’s nothing more uncomfortable than an ill-fitting bra. After all, it’s one of the reasons we can’t wait to remove them at the end of the day or go into the braless territory is to avoid the lingerie piece altogether.

We looked to Tiffany Fitzgerald from The Lace Lounge in Los Angeles for her best tips to make sure you get the right bra fit. When you have these in mind, finding the perfect bra that feels comfortable and looks great will be a breeze. Check out her tips now.

Keep an Open Mind

According to Fitzgerald, styles that once worked for you may no longer do your figure justice—especially if your body’s gone through significant changes. Be open to trying on different styles, cuts, and sizes.

Don't Get Hung Up on Sizing

“A woman’s breast size can change several times during her lifetime. Do not get married to a size, go with what fits, and don’t get hung up on sizing,” she says.

"Your Size" is Only a "Base Size"

“Most of the time you might wear a 36C, but depending on how a style or brand is running, you may sometimes need a 36B or a 34D,” Fitzgerald says. She also mentions that different fabrics and your breast shape dictate how a bra will fit you.

Know How Sister Sizing Works

Fitzgerald says, “28D, 30C, 32B, and 34A are sister sizes. These sizes have the same cup volume but have different band lengths. The band and cup work in ratios. For instance, 30B, 32B, 34B, 36B, and 38B all have the same cup-to-band ratio, but each is one cup size bigger than the other.”

Now shop for some gorgeous bras to add to your own lingerie collection.

This is so pretty under a tee.

Available in sizes XS to L.

You’ll feel so confident with this on.

Available in sizes 40E to 42D.

This lilac bra is so pretty.

Available in sizes 8A to 16F.

Find the right skin tone for your nude. 

Available in sizes 30E to 40FF.

Have you ever seen a cooler bra?

Available in sizes 32B to 36C.

This is the prettiest bralette we’ve ever laid eyes on.

Available in sizes S to L.

This looks so comfortable.

Available in sizes 32B to 36C.

Red will give you so much confidence.

Available in sizes 34GG to 46DD.

This color is everything.

Available in sizes S to L.

How cute are these little dots?

Available in sizes 32C to 36E.

Everyone needs a pretty strapless bra.

Available in sizes 32A to 36D.

Because you need a basic bra for your everyday.

Available in sizes 32A to 38D.

A longline bra is a nice alternative to your regular pick.

Available in sizes 32B to 38DDD.

You’ll feel so luxe in this bra.

Available in sizes 32C to 36C.

Wear this under your favorite blouse.

Available in sizes S to L.

Once you’ve added these to your cart, check out how to wash your lingerie to make sure those last as long as possible.