The Fitting Room
The fitting room at Posh Lingerie is designed to help ensure that you are wearing the proper bra size by offering suggestions on fit. In addition, with all the different bra and panty styles to choose from, we provide you with tips on which style to choose based on what look you want to achieve from your lingerie. All sizes listed on Posh Lingerie.net are in U.S. sizing. Please also reference the Fit and Tips information on each product page for additional sizing recommendations specific to each brand.
Most women already have some idea of their bra size. However many do not. To find your approximate fit measure yourself around the band, which is just below the breasts. Then measure at the fullest part of your breasts. Subtract the band size from the fullest measurement size. For each inch it will be a cup size. For instance if you measure 34” at your band and your full measurement is 37” you would be a “C” cup since there is 3 inches difference in the two numbers. If you are in between even numbers such as a 35” band measurement round up to the next even number and that will be a 36” band. Using a tape measure is only a guideline, so trying on bras to determine your size is of course the best way.
Putting on a bra
Always hook to the first eye. This will allow you to adjust and tighten the band as the bra loosens. When the band is secure, lean forward and gently lift your breasts into the cups so that they sit higher in the bra cup, and adjust the underwire to fit in the crease without pinching. Adjust the straps and make sure they are not too tight. To ensure proper fitting, you should be able to slide two finger widths under the strap. Remember, all the support comes from the band-not the straps.
To determine whether you are wearing the proper bra size, make sure your bra fits as follows:
The band should sit horizontally across your back. The band should fit snuggly without riding up.
The straps should sit parallel or slightly V-shaped and they should not dig into the shoulder.
The underwire and center front should sit flat against the body. The underwire should also fit under and around the natural crease of each breast. The wire on the side of each breast should rest on bone and not the “fleshy” part of the breast.
The cups should have no bulges or gaps. The breast tissue should be completely supported by the underwire and fit comfortably within the cups.
Depending on how you want to express your sensuality – whether it be in a daring, classic or discreet manner – here are some tips for choosing your lingerie styles.
To achieve the classic décolletage – perfect for those plunging necklines – consider a demi or contour cup. For a seamless, subtle lift with an invisible fit, select a contour cup. For a discreet, yet tantalizing effect, choose a demi bra with lace detailing on the cups. Allowing a little lace to peek through will add a touch of sexy elegance to any outfit!
For maximum curves, choose a balconnet or padded push up bra, which will deliciously lift and add a rounded fullness to your figure while exposing the upper-side of the breasts. This style is perfect for those evening when you want to abandon subtlety and allow your curves to do the talking.
Natural or classic style. This style is perfect for all breast shapes. With the natural shape you will not have to compromise sex appeal for comfort and support-especially when the bra you choose is made entirely of lace! Recommend coordinating this bra with a matching panty to achieve an overall seductive and confident look.
For that special day, only the perfect bra will do. Femininity and support –as well as curves–are a must. Depending on your gown, a strapless or convertible–style bra will be your best choice for this special occasion. To ensure your strapless bra stays in place, consider a bustier that will add extra support while shaping the waist.
For that special day, only the perfect bra will do. Femininity and support –as well as curves–are a must. Depending on your gown, a strapless or convertible–style bra will be your best choice for this special occasion. To ensure your strapless bra stays in place, consider a bustier that will add extra support while shaping the waist, or a strapless bra with an anti-slip band to prevent slippage. Lastly, no bridal look would be complete without coordinating panty, garter and hosiery.
The brief style offers full rear coverage and mid-rise waist support. Versatile, this style perfectly compliments any outfit.
The thong offers front coverage while daringly exposing the rear. Invisible under clothing-no need to worry about panty lines!
Offering just a peek of the rear, the shorty style modernizes the silhouette with a seductive twist on the classic brief.