Mastectomy and Lumpectomy Bra Fitting Tips
Cut too low? Looking for a higher cut bra, choose the Amoena Mona for a soft cup, higher cut comfortable bra, or the Amoena Lara mold cup bra (great for tight fitting tees).
Cut too high? You want to wear a low-cut dress or top to a special occasion or just want to feel confident wearing lower cut clothing, look for a lower cut bra like the Amoena Lara. The lower cut makes this bra ideal for low cut dresses and tops. Plus, the molded cup is wonderful under tight fitting tees or dresses!
Straps digging in? Look for a wider strap. Avoid thin straps or wear a silicone strap pad, available at our store. We suggest the Amoena Mona bra, which is so comfortable most women buy one in each colour (beige, white, cognac or black). One customer reported: “I can’t believe I actually thought my other bras were comfortable. This is now my new favorite!”
Now take a critical look at yourself once you’re fully dressed to ensure that your current prosthesis still matches your remaining breast. We recommend that at least once every two years you come into the shop to have us check to make sure your prosthesis is still giving you the perfect looking fit.
If you have been fitted by a trained fitter, have not lost or gained weight since your previous fitting, your prosthesis looks good and you find that your bras are still comfortable, order the same size of that make and model from us. Be sure to come in and visit us for a more personalized experience.
If you are still unsure, give us a call.
Regular Bra Fitting Tips
If you want to fit yourself, here are our bra fitting tips
First, find your most comfortable bra, one that is not padded. A soft cup bra will give you a better measurement.
Step 1: Band Size
Measure under your arms, high on your back, across the top of your chest, this is a tight measurement (hold the measuring tape taunt). If this measurement is an even number, bingo! This is you band size. If it’s an odd number, add 1 inch to determine your band size.
Step 2: Cup Size
Measure loosely (hold measuring tape loose), around the fullest part of your bust. Now, subtract your band measurement from your bust measurement. Each inch represents a cup size.
If you measured 36″ for your band size and 38″ for your cup size 38-36 = 2 inches. That means you would be a 36 band B cup = 36B. Remember bra fitting is an art and not an exact science, so be flexible and remember each manufacturer uses different measurements.