Amoena Lara Bras Are a Perfect Fit
Read our tips for choosing a bra that fits well
The Amoena Lara is one of the best fitting bras – around the world, women call it their favourite! Whether it’s the original Lara soft cup, our sexy seasonal versions like Lara Satin or Lara Lace, or the newest edition, the Lara Comfort 3D (a wire-free bra that supports like an underwire with 3D fabric channeling beneath the bustline) – you’ll feel supported and comfortable all day in a soft-cup bra. Invisible pockets hold a breast form or symmetry shaper securely in place.
Here are ten more tips for a perfectly fitted bra:
1. The band should be snug but not too tight. It should come out no more than an inch when you pull it away from your body.
2. The bottom of the band (front and back) should be completely horizontal to the floor. It should not move up during the day.
4. If the cup puckers in the front, then the cup size is too big. If your breast tissue is peeking out on the side, above or below the cups, then the cups are too small.
3. Cup sizes are designed for a shallow, average, or full breast shape. (Most Lara styles fit the “average” cup size; Lara Comfort also has some full cup sizes, but always try on to find what fits you best.) Look for a cup that completely contains your breast tissue—top to bottom and side to side.
5. The centre front of your bra (also called the “bridge”) should lie flat to your body. This is easier to do in an underwire than a wire-free bra, but minimising the gap is the goal.
6. Your straps should be snug but not too tight—they should not be pulling up the back band, but adjusted to keep the band horizontal to the floor, yet still supporting your breasts. Lara comes with adjustable straps that are wider in the larger sizes, and Lara Comfort bras feature tapered, padded straps for extra softness.
7. Straps support 10 to 20 percent of your breast weight and will slip out of their adjustment during the day so you should readjust them every time you put on your bra.
8. If your straps fall down during the day (even after you’ve adjusted them), this could be a sign of an improper fit and you may need a different size or style of bra.
9. When you’re trying on bras, put them on and adjust, then raise your arms. Sit down. Stand up. Do the twist. Put your clothes on again. All this movement is necessary and helpful.
10. The quality and fit of a bra will diminish with regular wear and washing. Have a wardrobe of bras. Have your fit checked and buy new bras, as needed, every 6 months.