My Bra Is Too Big. Now What?

You’ve already read all about the signs to look for when it comes to your bra being too small, so let’s also get somemore details about what to look for when your bra is too big. Now what? We will give you tips, tricks, and more information about how to adjust to get into the right Trusst size. When it comes to your size, we would also recommend that you not focus too much on the number or letter size, it really is the fit that matters. Size is so much more than a number! Once you have the best fit, your options are wide open.

We have broken down some of the more obvious signs that your bra is too big, as well as some of the more obscure signs to look for that are just as important.

“Gaping” - Ever notice puckering when you put on your bra? Usually, when your bra cup is too large, you will see some gaping and puckering of the fabric in your cup. This happens because your breasts do not fully fill the cup. To fix this, you will simply need to go down a cup size.

“Bottom Spillage” - When your band is too big/loose, you may feel that your breasts aren’t secure underneath. You may find that your bra starts to slide up in the front causing your breasts to start coming out underneath. This usually means your band is too big and you need to go down a size.

“Empty Cups” - If your breasts do not fully fill in the depths of the cup, you will notice that the cup is slightly misshapen. You will be able to pinch the tip of the cup fabric. If this is the case for you, your cups are too big. You would be wise to size down.

“Loose Band” - If your band is too big, you will notice a lot of moving and gaping of your bra. You should not be able to fit more than two fingers under your bra band at your back. The best way to figure out your correct band size is to measure your underbust. Your measurements directly correlate to the size of your band. For example, if your underbust measures at a 35, you would need a 36 band. Always size up when in-between traditional band sizes.

“Straps Falling Down” - When your bra is too big, the more obvious issues present themselves in the cups and also the band, but don’t forget about your straps. When your bra is too big, you could experience your straps falling down. You should be able to adjust your straps to the tightest, and if they are still loose, then you will likely want to change your band size.

“You’re On The Tightest Hook” - Your band should always start out on the loosest hook and then gradually be moved in once your bra starts to stretch out. If you are already hooking your bra on the tightest or even middle hooks, your band is probably too big. You should be comfortable wearing your bra on the loosest setting while still being able to fit two fingers underneath the band.

Okay...Now What?

Now that you have read all about the signs to look for when your bra is too big, let’s talk about how to adjust and get into the best fitting bra.

Signs Your Bra is The Right Size

  • Cups sit flush against your skin without gaping or bulging. Try testing this out while wearing a fitted shirt. You will immediately notice if the bra is showing through or you have a smooth finish.
  • Your band is parallel with the floor. If it’s riding up it could mean one of two things:
    1. Your straps are too tight and you need to loosen them. You should not have indentations in your shoulders.
    2. Your band is too big or small. If there is a lot of room (you can pull out the band farther than two fingers) then your band is definitely too big. As stated above, your band should be comfortable and snug on the loosest hooks.
  • You should be able to move around comfortably without much movement of your bra/breasts. If you bend over and you are coming out of your bra, that could mean that your bra cups are too small and not able to hold you in OR it could mean that your bra is too big and there is so much extra room that they are jumping ship. Make sure to try your bra on and wear it while doing your typical daily tasks.
  • Again, your bra should be comfortable. If you are experiencing any kind of new pain (with your new bra), it could mean that you are wearing the wrong size. You may experience shoulder pain, back strain, and rubbing/chafing. Of course, you won’t experience any of this with your Trusst bra!


We hope this helps and as always, our Bra Experts are available to answer any questions you may have regarding sizing and fit. We also recommend that you start by trying our handy Size Calculator to find your Trusst size. Try a Trusst bra today and discover the bra that actually does what it says it will do.

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