What the Experts Know About the Proper Bra Fit: Plus Size Underwired Bras
In order to look fabulous in their outfits while still enjoying a high level of comfort, a good bra fit is key for plus size women. Whether its an attractive plus size evening dress, or a nice plus size top on skirt or trousers.The present standard system of measuring band size does not address all the women's needs, especially plus sized ones who form the majority of the population. The problem of size becomes even more crucial when it comes to plus size underwired bras. Underwired bras are so called because they have a thin, semicircular strip of material sewn into the bra's fabric and under each cup. This under wiring helps to separate, lift, shape and support a woman's breasts better.
There are numerous types of plus sizes underwired bras. These include demi bras, shelf bras, nursing bras and even bras build into other lingerie pieces.
Despite all these differences in design, all underwired bras are more comfortable, provide uplift and make the bust look a lot better. This is because the underwired provides added support under the breasts and also separates the breasts thus making them more distinct and shapely. Plus size underwired bras can also come with padding and this is a very innovative way of ensuring comfort while enhancing appearance.
Many plus size women succumb to the temptation to go for a bra even when it is too small, with most ignoring their size while shopping. Not knowing what to consider, shopping for a bra can be especially difficult. These types of bras are usually more rigid than unsupported bras and it is therefore important that they provide an exact fit for your breasts both in terms of size and shape. Here are a few selection tips you must consider in order to choose the right plus size bra.
i) Apart from just looking at the indicated bra size, physically try each bra on to ensure than it completely encloses your breasts.
ii) The mid part of the underwired bra (between your breasts) should lie flat against your chest to prevent discomfort.
iii) Purchase an underwired bra which offers you sufficient comfort on the mid hooks. This way, the underwired bra would still fit even when your bra size increases a little. You may have probably noticed that your bra size changes during every monthly cycle.
iv) Different brands also have different underwired shapes, in fact, a number of prominent plus size lingerie makers have claimed that the secret behind their unique fit is the grading and shaping of their underwire. For this reason, always remember that even for same sized bras, one brand may fit you better than the other. This makes it important to try out each bra before committing yourself. So even if you are purchasing online, make sure you try it when it reaches you.