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Ask A Fit Specialist: When Should I Get A Half-Cup Size?

Our team of Fit Specialists is here to help you find bras that feel like they were made for you. We’ve worked with thousands of women find their perfect fit, so we’re sharing some of our best advice here.

We love getting questions about half-cups because we think they're such a game-changer for how bras fit. If you’re wondering about whether a half-cup is right for you, here’s how to tell: You may just be a half-cup if your current bra cups are either just a little too small or just a little too big. Those issues are surprisingly common—in fact, we’ve found that up to 50% of women actually fall in between standard cup sizes.

If your cups a little too small, they’ll feel tight and you’ll probably have some overflow at the front or sides. If they’re a little too big, they’ll feel roomy and you’ll likely have cup gaping. In the past, the only choices in these situations were to live with the bad fit or change a whole cup size, which can be too much of an adjustment. Half-cups to the rescue: they’re a small change with a big impact, helping you find the size that’s perfect for you.

Beyond potentially being the best fit for you today, half-cups can also be the solution to future fit issues. Since a woman's breasts can change in size a number of times throughout her life—thanks to things like weight gain or loss, hormonal fluctuations, pregnancy, and nursing—half-cups can ensure you have a great-fitting bra at all times, even with slight changes in breast size.

If any of these fit issues sound familiar, try a half-cup size. And if you still have questions, drop us a line. Our Fit Specialists are here to help with one of our favorite topics!

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