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Basic Bra Parts and How to Properly Fit a Bra

Bruce Peirce

Tags Bra, brassiere, fitting

Basic Bra Parts and How to Properly Fit a Bra

The Band This is the part that goes around your body. In a properly-fitting bra, it should be providing 90% of the support, which it does by being firm and level to the ground all around your body. The Bridge (also known as the Gore or Centerpiece) This is also a part of the band, but it's the small bit of fabric between the underwires that should be resting against your sternum. The Cup This is the part that actually covers your breast. There are a few different types of cups: Quarter cup: this is the least coverage, often not...