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Under-bust size

Using a soft tape, measure around the rib cage directly under the bust. The tape should be held tight, edge to edge with no space between it and your body.

Over-bust size

Measure completely around the bust at the fullest point. Hold the tape tight against the back but not too tight in the front.







FAQs

A: There’s no best way just as long as your breasts fall correctly. The apex points should be centred in the middle of the cups. There are three popular methods to wear a bra. Choose what works best for you.


Hook & spin method

1. Wrap your bra around your waist and hook the closure in front of you. Make note of the location of the bra's label (e.g. side seam, back).
2. Turn your bra clockwise until the front of your bra is centered. This ensures that the excess on the adjustment flap lays flat against your back.
3. Bring bra up so that the bra band is resting directly under the breasts.
4. Slip the shoulder straps over your shoulders.
5. Run your finger along the area where the bra's label is to make sure it is lying smooth and flat against your skin.
6. Tug downward on the back of the bra so that it rests beneath the shoulder blades. The line of the bra should be horizontal from front to back.
7. Bend over at the waist and ease your breasts into the cups. One technique is to pull the band down and shake until the breasts fall into place. Another technique is to move the breast around with your hand until it is satisfactorily in the cup. Your nipples should be centered into the fullest point of the cup, and the cup should completely contain the breast (with the exception of push-up and demi cup styles). If your bra has a center seam, make sure your nipple is on the seam - this will reduce your nipples from showing.
8. Stand upright and visually check to see that your breasts are in the proper position.

NOTE: Useful if you don't have the dexterity to hook a bra in the back. A little talcum powder can also help the bra spin more readily around your waist.


Upside down hook & spin method -

1. Wrap your bra around your waist inside out and upside down. Hook the closure. Make note of the location of the bra's label (e.g. side seam, back).
2. Turn your bra (in this technique it doesn't matter what direction you turn it) until the front of your bra is centered.
3. Flip the bra up so that the bra band is right side out and resting directly under the breasts.
4. Slip the shoulder straps over your shoulders.
5. Run your finger along the area where the bra's label is to make sure it is lying smooth and flat against your skin.
6. Tug downward on the back of the bra so that it rests beneath the shoulder blades. The line of the bra should be horizontal from front to back.
7. Bend over at the waist and ease your breasts into the cups. One technique is to pull the band down and shake until the breasts fall into place. Another technique is to move the breast around with your hand until it is satisfactorily in the cup. Your nipples should be centered into the fullest point of the cup, and the cup should completely contain the breast (with the exception of push-up and demi cup styles). If your bra has a center seam, make sure your nipple is on the seam - this will reduce your nipples from showing.
8. Stand upright and visually check to see that your breasts are in the proper position.

NOTE: It may take you a couple of extra seconds to figure out the starting bra position, at least until you are used to this technique.


Stretch & hook method -

1. Begin by slipping the straps over your shoulders. Make note of the location of the bra's label (e.g. side seam, back).
2. Bend over at the waist and ease your breasts into the cups. Your nipples should be centered into the fullest point of the cup, and the cup should completely contain the breast (with the exception of push-up and demi cup styles).
3. Hook the bra closure in back, and then stand upright.
4. Run your finger along the area where the bra's label is to make sure it is lying smooth and flat against your skin.
5. Tug downward on the back of the bra so that it rests beneath the shoulder blades. The line of the bra should be horizontal from front to back.
6. Visually check to see that your breasts are in the proper position.

NOTE: A challenging technique for someone not that adept at putting both hands behind their back. Use a mirror to check if the bra is on the proper closure.

A. It depends on two things:

- What kind of body type and size you are.
Your size (drop menu of sizes) Your Cup (drop menu of cups)
The right bra for you (Clicking on the above connects to search by size)

- What type of outer wear you plan to wear.
Tight Sweater - A seamless, uplifting bra
Bulky Sweater - A bra with shaping
Deep neck sari blouse - A strapless, convertible or balconette bra
Sheer Blouse - A seamless flesh-tone bra
Tight Tee or Polo Shirt - A seamless bra
Halter, Tank, Strapless - A strapless, convertible or halter bra
Figure hugging salwar kameez or churidar kurta - A seamless, uplifting bra
Business Suit w/o Blouse - A bra designed with a low center panel or front closing.

A. It means you’re wearing the wrong size.

When the frame of your bra is not giving you adequate support, the shoulder straps are forced into providing additional support. The most common reason for digging shoulder straps is the band size being too large. Full-figured women know the bra sizing game all too well. For example, if she is a 38E and the bra she wants only goes as high as a "D" cup, she will go up a band size and down a cup size and think it fits (40D). However, she has done a disservice to herself because going up a band size means her straps are going to have to make up for the support lost in the increased band size. To relieve shoulder strap pain, measure yourself and stick with the correct bra size.

A. It means your bra band size is not right. Get fitted.

As a bra gets larger in the band size, the distance between the cups also increases. Underwires are placed in a bra according to accurate measurements. If you experience poking, your bra is probably the wrong band size. It is important that you measure for your band size and then not deviate from it when purchasing bras.

A. It means your cup size is too large.

Get fitted. See our size calculator. ( create link here) You may find you need to go down one cup size (e.g.: from a D cup to a C cup in the same band size) or tighten your bra straps. As simple as that.

A. It means your cup size is either too small or cut too low for the size of your breasts..

Try going up a cup size (e.g.: from a B cup to a C cup) or choose a bra style that has more fabric in the cup for example, a full coverage cup rather than a demi cup. The best way always is to go into any of our outlets and ask to get fitted.

A. It means your bra band size is not right. Get fitted.

As a bra gets larger in the band size, the distance between the cups also increases. Underwires are placed in a bra according to accurate measurements. If you experience poking, your bra is probably the wrong band size. It is important that you measure for your band size and then not deviate from it when purchasing bras.

A. It’s very common . It just means one breast is larger than the other.

Almost all women have one breast larger than the other. Sometimes the difference is noticeable; most often it's not. If your difference is significant, you have several choices. You can purchase a bra with stretch fabric in the cup. The size difference will then not be noticeable. You can also try a bra with fiberfill, light padding or a molded cup bra that will hide the size difference. Further, try adjusting the straps so that the larger breast cup is looser than the smaller breast cup. And, you can purchase a padded bra with removable "cookies," and take the cookie out of the side with the larger breast.

A. It means your bra band size is not right. Get fitted.

As a bra gets larger in the band size, the distance between the cups also increases. Underwires are placed in a bra according to accurate measurements. If you experience poking, your bra is probably the wrong band size. It is important that you measure for your band size and then not deviate from it when purchasing bras.

A. Your cup is too small, your underwire is not in the breast crease, and you don’t have enough support to lift your breasts off your ribcage.

Increase your cup size until you find the right underwire that fits within your breast crease comfortably. Choose a bra that has a band on the bottom. This band will give additional support and insure your breast tissue does not come in contact with your ribcage skin. Select a bra with a supportive cup design such as 2 to 3 section cups, contains support panels at the bottom, along the sides and possibly all the way around your breast. Finally, consider a soft cup / wireless bra with a band and good supporting cup design.

A. It means you’re wearing the wrong size underwired bra. Get fitted.

Your bra cups are not deep enough and/or the center panel is too narrow at its bottom. The underwire is not sitting in your "breast crease" and therefore is not laying flat against your chest. Your bra may also be a minimizer which may not be working for your body type. Try a larger cup size or select a bra with a different shaped center panel. Your breasts may also be unusually wide and not rest in underwires well. Consider wearing a soft cup / wireless bra. Stay comfortable.

A. Pick a bra that gives you support that’s right for your size.

Your current bra possibly does not have enough support, the cup fabric is too stretchy and flimsy for your breasts, or your band size is too large. You may also have heavy breasts that are becoming pendulous due to lack of proper support. The apex of your breasts should fall half way between your elbow and shoulder. To get there, you need a bra with good support. Enamor Lift and Super Support offer you plenty and more options. You can get great supporting bras include a 3-section cup, support panels built into the cup, a band all the way around the bottom of the bra, and 3 or more hooks in the back. Going down a band size and up a cup size may also solve this problem (e.g. 38C to a 36D). Come to the Enamor store and consult our Fit experts.

A. It means your bra band size is not right. Get fitted.

As a bra gets larger in the band size, the distance between the cups also increases. Underwires are placed in a bra according to accurate measurements. If you experience poking, your bra is probably the wrong band size. It is important that you measure for your band size and then not deviate from it when purchasing bras.

A. For a new bra: Try the strap test before you buy it.

For an old bra: try the strap test. If it fails, time to change it.
Can you slip a finger under your straps? If you can't, or if the straps are digging into your shoulders, you've probably over-adjusted to compensate for a bra that's the wrong size. Usually, the band size is too large. Straps should have just enough tension to hold the bra on your shoulders; they should provide about 10% of a bra's support. So, do the strap test - Slip your straps off your shoulders so they are resting on your arms. A well-fitting bra should stay on (with some sagging) without the straps' assistance.

A. Is the bra back sitting aligned at the same level on your waist as the front? If it’s climbing up, this is an indicator your size is wrong.

If tightening the strap is not working, the problem could be that your cup size is too big. You're not filling out the top of your cup and this is causing your straps to slide down your shoulders. When putting on your bra, make sure your bra's back is pulled down and under your shoulder blades. Your band may not be tight enough or a size too large and the straps in the back are thus too close to the edge of your shoulders. The bra style could also be the problem -wide-set straps are very popular. If you have small or sloping shoulders, this style is not for you. Try a bra style in a smaller cup size or select a different style bra. Try wearing your bra on the tightest back hooks - and make sure you have pulled the bra down in back so that it is level with your bra front.

A. There’s no ideal number. Look at your body type and the bra type.

The number of hooks on a bra is based on the actual width of the bra at the back closure. And, the width of the back of the bra is really proportionate to cup size; that means your body type. Small cup sizes only require 1 or 2 hooks. Bigger cup sizes can require 3, 4, or 5 hooks. Some people say they don't want to wear a harness. True, but how many people actually see you with just your bra on? Getting a bra with a larger back will give you a smooth and slimming silhouette in your clothes. It reduces and can eliminate back bulges, and gives you better support. Our suggestion is if you know that you'll be taking your clothes off in front of others, buy a bra with a smaller back. But for everyday wear, get a bra that lets you look your best.

A. Yes definitely. To give your body definition.

Please make sure you wear a bra. Often, small-breasted women will wear an undershirt and no bra, or flimsy triangle bras held together with elastic. Neither choice does anything to enhance your look. What A-cup women need most is a defined silhouette. A bra with light foam padding or fiberfill will add a natural-looking shape to your breasts. A padded bra with bump pads will even create some cleavage. You also may not be interested in cleavage or enhanced shape. That's fine too. But, even A-cups need tissue and muscle support. Choose a bra in your size with or without padding, that’s your choice but make sure it provides support.

A. Stick with some standard ones as essentials and some just for fun.

There are a lot of opinions when it comes to choosing bra colors. White of course is timeless and feels fresh. Beige or skin color blends in well with everything. In practical terms, the color closest to your skin color is the best all around color, if your goal is to minimize having your bra show under clothing. Black is always a slimming color and usually the best choice under black. Colors like pink, plum, cherry, aqua, turquoise , young prints are all fun - especially if you want part of it showing outside your clothes. There’s so much to choose from these days.

A. Lace is lovely under low necks, special wear. Seamless is a must under tight fits.

For an open neckline, it's always fun to wear a bra with a little lace. After all, if that special someone is looking at the right angle and can see it, it's better to be revealing a little lacy edging. Enamor has many exciting styles in Reveal to choose from. If you wear smooth knit sweaters, tight tops or fitted shirts, you will look your best wearing a seamless bra from the Smooth range. And now the new Camisole bra gives you a compact all smooth look in front, with lace at the plunge of the neckline. So when you bend in a low necked T or dress, tantalise with that glimpse of delicious lace.

A. Get a multi purpose bra that can be worn as strapless.

The only bra that works with a spaghetti strap top is a strapless bra. However, you may want to contrast your bra straps with the spaghetti straps as many girls like to do these days. Turquiose or red straps peeping out under a black spaghetti top. Hot!! Check out our Accessories for detachable straps in many colours or clear straps.

A. The rule of thumb is : Demi for everyday lift. Push up for special occasions.

A demi bra lifts and enhances your bust line for a natural look that is comfortable to wear everyday. Today's demi bra styles are comfortable enough to wear every day because the lining is often made of fiberfill. Demi bras lift and enhance your bust to give you a great shape under clothes--for special occasions or every day wear.
A push-up bra is made with demi cups and padding at the bottom and sides of the cup. This padding pushes the breasts up and inward to give more fullness and cleavage. Because the look is more dramatic (and revealing), a push-up bra is usually reserved for special occasions.

A. The rule of thumb is : Demi for everyday lift. Push up for special occasions.

A demi bra lifts and enhances your bust line for a natural look that is comfortable to wear everyday. Today's demi bra styles are comfortable enough to wear every day because the lining is often made of fiberfill. Demi bras lift and enhance your bust to give you a great shape under clothes--for special occasions or every day wear.
A push-up bra is made with demi cups and padding at the bottom and sides of the cup. This padding pushes the breasts up and inward to give more fullness and cleavage. Because the look is more dramatic (and revealing), a push-up bra is usually reserved for special occasions.

A. Yes. Especially if you’re looking for support as well as partial or low coverage.

Underwires were invented to allow a bra to have less coverage, yet be supportive. Because of underwires, lingerie designers can now offer demi and push-up bras. So, pick an underwire if you’re looking for both these benefits. But if all you want is support and don’t like underwires, there’s still a lot of support you can find in our Lift range with its enormous selection of wire-free, soft cup bras with shaper panels, side shapers and cross over style support.

A. Common sense is your best guide.

It goes without saying you should not mix colours in your wash. Separate those garments that might run colour onto your lingerie and break your heart.
You can wash your bra in the washing machine, but make sure it is hooked together to avoid tangling or hooking onto other clothing. It is always a good idea to put bras in a lingerie bag to keep them separate. Wash on delicate cycle in cool water with gentle detergent. And don't ever put your bras in the dryer. Heat breaks down the spandex. A bra gets a lot of wear and tear anyway. So keep it away from the dryer. There’s nothing like drying a bra on the clothes line, the old fashioned way.