How To Buy A Bra That Fits

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Figleaves.

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Most women are wearing the wrong size bra and don’t even know it.  Today, with the help of Figleaves, I’m going to give you tips on buying a bra that fits.

Gentlemen, all three of you who read, this is your time to click away from this post.  Hand the computer over to your wife and come back tomorrow for regularly scheduled programming.

Ladies, this is important business, so you might want to take notes. I’m excited to introduce you to Figleaves and help you support your girls.

How to Buy a Bra that Fits - A practical guide  - Most women are wearing the wrong size bra.

How to Buy a Bra That Fits

  • Support is in the band, not the straps.

Knowing this will change the way you shop for bras.  I always thought, probably like many of you, that if I want to lift, lock, and load the girls, I need to tighten my straps.  I mean, it kind of makes sense.  Pull the straps up and everything rises, but it’s wrong.

The key is in the band that goes all the way around your body.  If that fits snugly and securely, you will have all the support you need.  The straps only provide 20% of all your support.

  • Try a smaller band size. says their best-selling size is 32F.

If that’s shocking, you’re probably wearing too big of a band.  I did for years.  I think there’s a bit of psychological apprehension when we start getting into a cup size D and above, and really, that’s crazy.

Numbers and letters mean so little.  We just want a bra that fits perfectly, so we’re comfortable and supported.

It’s likely you need a smaller band size and bigger cup size.  Nearly all of us do.

Figleaves has provided us with a video that will make bra fitting crystal clear.  If you’ve ever had a question about how a proper bra should fit, you need to watch this video.

Go to and hover your cursor over the word “lingerie” in the category bar at the top of the page.  A drop-down menu will appear.  Click on “Fitting Room” and then watch the video.

  • Don’t let your cup overflow.

Boobs spread.  I don’t know how else to say it.  I’m trying my best to be delicate and tasteful, but please work with me here.

When you are putting on your bra, bend over at the waist and help all the chubby flesh from around your breasts fill the cup.  This will eliminate the fat spilling out the side of your bra and over the band.  It will also fix most back fat.

No more back fat girls.  That’s something to shout about.

Now you know why you need a larger cup.  Bra fitting is not the time to let your cup overflow.

There is so much more to say on this subject, but go visit and study the section on bra fitting.  Watch the video, look at the photos, and then try on your bras.  Chances are you need new undergarments with smaller bands and larger cups.

You can even make a phone call and have a consultation with a bra fitting expert.  That is full service my friends and I love it!

How to Buy a Bra that Fits - You may be suprised by the best selling bra size! specializes in undergarments, lingerie, swimsuits, sleepwear, and more.  They truly have something for everyone.  They even carry specialty bras including nursing, sports, and mastectomy bras.

I received this bra and panty set and am delighted to tell you how happy I am with  This is the best fitting bra I own and I recently bought two new bras from a major retailer specializing in women’s lingerie.  Now I’m sorry I did.  I wish I knew about Figleaves a month ago.

lingerie from - How to buy a bra that fits.I will order from in the future.  Absolutely.

Like a building, if the foundation isn’t strong, everything else crumbles.  It’s amazing how clothes look and fit differently when my undergarments fit well.

Ladies, foundations first.  Remember that.

Now go watch that bra fitting video and learn how a proper bra should look and feel. is generously offering all readers 10% off their order + free shipping when you use the code LOVE10.  This code expires May 1, so don’t miss out!

Dare I ask…

How is your foundation?  Are their cracks in your armor?  Does your cup overflow?

If you’re shaking your head yes while hoisting up your girls one strap at a time, get thyself over to Figleaves.  Trust me on this one.

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** This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Figleaves.


  1. says

    Great post! I, too, wore the wrong size bra for years and years. I thought I was a 36B only to find out I was a 32D. And I have never looked back! Clothes fit so much better now. And my bras fit!

    Your points were all on point! : )


  2. says

    Hi I hate bras…hate. I take it off as soon as I am home. But you know ya got to have them. A few years ago I went to a bra fitting. And boy did it make a difference. I must have tried on twenty before we found one that fit and was comfortable. It lifts, separates and does what it supposed to do. I was so excited I bought five! I would recommend doing that. It might be hard on the pocket book but with care they’ll last. Here’s to finding a great home for the girls. Cheers.

  3. says

    I saw the title of your post and thought “I just love her”. You’re so fabulous, and tasteful, too 😉 I used Fig Leaves to buy my after-baby-but-still-nursing swimwear. They are fabulous! Ships from across the pond, right?

  4. says

    What a timely post. I’ve been considering a fitting, provided I can find somebody who actually knows what they’re doing!! Because I’ve become more “fluffy” over the years, I have the opposite problem in that I need a bigger band to go with the smaller cups. I always did have to be different when it came to clothes fitting.

  5. Natalia says

    Oh man I wish my girls overflowed!! Nope, they’re all shrunk up thanks to the two little boys in the other room! Can’t wait to check them out, I know for sure I need a new bra!

  6. Kristin says

    This is so true! And it makes you feel better. My birthday was yesterday and all I wanted was a new bra. So, I got one from my mom. My word, it felt so good. The identical bras are in my drawer but just a few years older and stretched out. The same size. Same style. Fitted at Nordstrom. BUT all stretched out. I need to toss the old ones but I hold on in case the others are dirty but I’m just considering tossing because I don’t even feel well in them and when I sit down, everything moves. Not pretty. But I have to pay $70+ for my bras (34DDDD) because my size doesn’t exist at Target or even normal department stores. That’s a big investment! But cost per wear is for sure a low number because it’s our BRAS! I do alternate because you need to but still…

    • says

      Happy Birthday Kristin! I know, a new bra makes all the difference in the world. I only have 2 D’s behind my number, but Figleaves offers TONS of sizes…up to a K I believe. You should check them out!

  7. says

    Oh gosh, Tricia… I barely have any chest left!!! It’s pitiful. After my third daughter was born and I didn’t breastfeed her, they must’ve gotten mad at not being used because my milk dried up and they withered away with it! I’m just a step above training bra here…yes, a tiny 34A. I wish they would fluff back up to a B… but alas, I think I’m doomed. ;p Great post and info here!

  8. says

    There’s a local store in my area that does fittings. I went last year, and it was amazing! I looked like I’d lost 5-10 pounds just by buying a bra that actually fit!! :-) I would highly recommend an annual fitting.

  9. Megan says

    This is SOO important women!! Some other fabulous sites are who has very helpful info on individual bras and how they fit larger or smaller and who let’s you select five bras to try for free and send back all if you don’t like them. Figleaves does have a fabulous selection though.

    • says

      Megan, it is important. Thank you for emphasizing that. Sometimes our underthings are the last to be replaced, because we hesitate to spend money on items that get covered up, but they are probably the most important. Thanks for taking the time to comment and share your resources.

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