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Fashion Tip: Wearing the correct size bra

Wearing the correct size bra

Treasure Chest: Celebrating beautiful, big-breasted women

The golden rule when it comes to dressing for your body shape, a rule that more than 60% of us women are still trying to master, is that the foundation of any woman’s outfit begins with her underwear. Wearing the incorrect bra, especially when you’re big-breasted, is not only uncomfortable but can make you look sizes bigger than you actually are –both of which can have an impact on your confidence.

Owners of Treasure Chest, a company that offers an affordable range of locally designed and manufactured high quality lingerie for big-breasted women, Karley Parish and Shelley Smyth share their top tips to consider when it comes to choosing the correct bra fit:

    •    If you’re slightly more blessed on top, underwire bras work best and give your breasts the support they need.

    •    When fitting an underwire bra, make sure that the wire lies comfortably on your chest wall.

    •    If your breasts spill over and push out above the cups, resulting in a “double-boob” effect and if the underwire tends to stick out in front, digs under your arms or lifts up in the front just below the breasts, then chances are you’re wearing too small a cup size.

    •    The back band of a bra is just as important as the front part as it provides 90% of the support. When the band is too big it can cause the bra to ride up your back causing the breasts to sag and emphasising any “back fat”.

    •    The back band of your bra should fit firmly, yet feel comfortable and should rest against the middle of your back.

    •    Look for bras that lift and centre the bust line.

    •    If you can lift your arms in the air with your bra staying put, then it’s a good fit.

    •    Slip on a top over the bra to see how your body shape will appear once dressed.

Treasure Chest has addressed all these issues in their exclusive designs and offers free fittings to ensure the perfect fit for every woman.

Treasure Chest bra example

With beautiful bras ranging from a 34D to a 42J cup size and matching bottoms in sizes S, M,L and XL, Treasure Chest’s lingerie range is exclusively designed to celebrate beautiful, big-breasted women.

For more information about Treasure Chest, or to view their catalogue, visit or call 021-9765713 / 0732495955 to find a stockist near you.

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