3 Step Maternity Fit Guide

You may have heard that you should wear a soft cup bra when you are pregnant. This isn't necessarily the case - in fact it's entirely your choice. It's perfectly OK to continue to wear an underwired style as long as you ensure it fits you well. Whether you choose to wear underwired or soft cup styles, follow these 3 simple steps to help ensure your bra is fitting you well during and after your pregnancy:
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  1. Throw away your tape measures.You won’t find a Bravissimo fitter using a tape measure because our experience shows that measuring is not the key to getting a great fit. Stand by a mirror and start by taking a look at how your bra fits you and then consider whether you need to adjust your back or cup size.
  2. The band around your back should be firm but comfortable and should be sitting horizontally around your body. Most of the support of a bra comes from the band, so you may need to tighten the back as the bra stretches with everyday wash and wear.
  3. Your boobs should be completely enclosed in the cups and not bulging out of the top of the cup. If you are wearing an underwired style, the wires of the bra should follow the line underneath your boobs, finishing in the centre and sitting flat against your chest.

It’s impossible to predict how and when your boobs will change in shape or size during pregnancy – if an underwired style begins to fit less well, the wires might rub, or dig into your boobs so it’s especially important when you are pregnant to keep checking your bra still fits you well.

For a more in-depth guide into how different styles of bras should fit during/after pregnancy, click here to watch our maternity & nursing perfect fit video.

If you are still unsure on your size, we offer a telephone fitting service on 01926 459 859 or alternatively you can email us at customer.services@bravissimo.com. We are open from 8.30am - 8.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 5pm on Saturday.

To experience our full fitting service, visit your nearest Bravissimo store.

Whether you’ve taken advice from one of our bra fitters or you’ve ordered your usual bra size, its important that you feel your purchase is comfortable and supportive. If once you’ve worn your bra, you feel its too uncomfortable, or you are unhappy with it for any reason then we recommend you stop wearing it and contact us so that we can give some further fitting advice or suggest an alternative style. You can call our customer service team on 01926 459 859 or visit us in store.