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All you need to know about breasts and the right bras

Shopping for the right bra is not easy, it can feel like a stressful task especially when you are unsure of what your size is. We, at Kenz, get a lot of questions from our customers regarding the size and how to know the right fit. 

Studies show that 80% of women wear the wrong bra size because they don’t know their actual size. Bra sizes tend to fluctuate especially when you get pregnant, have a baby or lose weight. Which makes a lot of us wear the wrong size. Therefore, we have provided you with a detailed guide to make your shopping experience easier and less stressful in choosing the correct bra fit.

The right fitted bra can make you feel more comfortable, more supported and will even make you look slimmer by lifting your posture to where it should be.

1- Measurements 

It is important to know your right size. So, stand straight and relax and follow the steps below: 

Step 1: First of all, watch our instructional video for guidance. Then, follow the steps.

Step 2: You need to measure your band size. So, wear the best fitted bra you have and then place a measuring tape under your bust. The tape should be sitting just perfect and not too tight. Write down your band size. 

If your band size changes, hence, your cup size will too. Moreover, for every band size you go down , you go up a cup size. 

Step 3: Now, to measure your cup size. Place the measuring tape around your bust without pulling the tape too tight. Write down your bust size. 

Step 4: Try our Kenz calculator to give you the perfect fit. 

2- The right bra fit 

When you are looking for the right fit you need to consider the following: 

  • The bra needs to sit horizontally on the back. If it’s slipping off the back then that means the bra is too big.
  • Place two fingers underneath the bra strap and pull. You should not be able to pull more than 2 inches, otherwise the band is too big.
  • Your breasts need to be completely inside the cup, they should not be bulging out, if they are that means the cup is too small.
  • Underwires should sit comfortably and flat against the chest and underneath the breast.
  • Straps need to be resting on the shoulder and the hook placed on the loosest hook. Straps should be parallel to each other. If they are too far apart, then the bra band is too small.

3- Breast Shapes

So, now that you have figured out your correct bra size, it is time to look for the perfect bra that best fits your breast shape. We, at Kenz, have provided you with a list of breast shapes and what suits each one the best.

  • East West shape 

Breasts are usually pointing in opposite directions. The best bras that suit this type are the push-up and the padded bra. They help gather the breast in-front. 

  • Tear Drop shape

This type is similar to the round shape. It is circular but the breasts are not as full at the top. Women with this type of breasts can wear any bra style. 

  • Bell shape

They are called bell because breasts are thinner at the top and fuller at the bottom. The bras that best suit this type of breasts are  padded,  Balconette and underwired bras.

  • Slender shape

Breasts with this type are wider at the top and narrower at the bottom. Plunge bras are great for this shape. 

  • Round shape

The round shape is considered the ideal shaped breasts. The beast is equal and fully circular on top and bottom. This type of breasts can pull off any bra style.

  • Relaxed shape

Breasts are relaxed, which means they hang downwards. A T-shirt bra or a push-up is perfect to give your breasts lift. 

  • Athletic shape

Although it is called athletic, you don’t necessarily have to be the athletic type. The breasts are wider, more muscular and have less tissue. The bras that best suit this shape are wireless bras.

  • Asymmetric shape

Although it is hardly noticeable. However, It is when one breast is larger than the other. The best way to fix that is by wearing a removable padded bra, where you can remove the padding in one cup and put it in the other cup along with the other pad to balance them. A push-up padded bra also works in this situation, as long as the pads can be removed.

  • Side Set shape

The side set shape is when there is a gap between breasts. The best bras to fix this type of breast are the Plunge bra and a front close bra.


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