How Should My Bra Band Fit?

The band of a bra should be snug. The band provides 80-90% of a bra’s support and must be snug to do its job.

You should feel it holding, but it should not be so tight that it is uncomfortable. As a guideline, you should be able to comfortably run two fingers under both sides of the bra at the same time. If the bra pulls away from your body easily, it is too loose. If you have trouble getting your fingers under the band and it feels uncomfortable, it is too tight.

The band should be level front and back. If the back rides up or the breast tissues falls under the wire in the front throughout the day, it is too loose. ┬áTo check to see if your band is too loose, lift your arms above your head. If the band moves up your sides or back or if your breast tissue starts to come out from below the underwires or band, it’s too big.

You should wear your band as snug as feels comfortable. The tighter the bra, the better the support.