I was lucky enough to sit down with Frederika Zappe’, National Fit Specialist for Eveden US, one of the most comprehensive lingerie brands in the world. From Huit to Goddess and Elomi, they offer a fit option for just about every shape and size of breast out there.
One of the biggest complaints I hear from women with large cup sizes is that they find it difficult to get a bra that will truly sit against their chest wall in the center. Or, in technical speak, a bra that will tack at the gore. This challenge is compounded as a woman’s back size increases.
As Freddy and I started talking about fit – what else! – we zeroed in on the topic of fitting larger bodies. Eveden has bras that go up to a 56 band and a M cup, so as a company, they are truly knowledgeable about the full spectrum of fit issues.
As always, the key to a proper fit is getting the band size right. In a larger band size, it’s critical to measure in the right place, and that right place will be where the band needs to anchor itself against the body. So if you body has rolls, and you measure on top it, you could get a very different measurement than if you measure inside that roll. Ultimately, you want to make sure your band is anchored to the body in a line parallel to the floor and even with the bottom of your breast. And when I say the bottom of your breast, I mean where your boob is connected to your torso, not the southern-most point of hang.
Keep in mind that you’re going to look better, feel more comfortable, and improve your health with a proper fit – but it can feel uncomfortable to allow someone to measure you in this manner. Some women get emotional about this process, so you’re certainly not alone if you feel this way. As always, feel free to email me with your specific bra fit questions at firstname.lastname@example.org!