How to Properly Wear a Dance Belt:

Step into the dance belt, and bring it up to the waist like standard underwear.  It will feel much more snug than your Hanes briefs, as it should, because this is a functional support garment.  

Adjust your genitals by reaching into the pouch and positioning the equipment upwards, with your testicsles in the front.  Your penis should be facing upward (12 o’clock) toward your lower abdomen.

Once you’re nicely nestled, gently pull the front of the dance belt down, while lifting the back to adjust the thong, so it sits comfortable between your cheeks.   If needed,  pull the waistband up higher to keep tension in the thong.  If a thong isn’t your  thing, full seat dance belts are also available. 

If you’ve never worn a compression type garment before, it may take a little adjusting to get used to the feeling.  Most men we know like the supported feeling.  

You will look neat under whatever clothes you wear.  

How To Measure Your Bra Size:

  • Get Ready - Put on a bra without padding. This will help to generalize shape ever so slightly as well as lifting the breast so as to access the ribcage better.
  • Ribcage Measurement- Exhale, releasing the air from your lungs, and wrap the measuring tape snugly just below the breasts around the ribcage. Write down this number.
  • Cup Measurement- Loosely wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your breast. Write this number down.
  • Doing the Math– Subtract your ribcage measurement from your cup size measurement.  We start counting Cups at B. 

Remember, the cup size measurement is a starting point, and not written in stone. Breast tissue firmness, fullness and shape are variables that change with each individual.  A common example of mis-measuring might have a shallow breasted woman measuring at a smaller cup size than is truly ideal for her body. Also note, that each brand has a multitude of styles, and they might be for petite, average or full figures, so each style will fit slightly differently even though they are the same size.  Some brands also offer full busted styles and sizes, which accommodate petite to average band sizes with ample  cups. 

Nonetheless, below is a size chart which will tell you what you are measuring at in cup size after subtracting your band from your cup measurement. The below chart is based upon US and French sizing.   (UK sizing is different, and offers larger cup sizes than most US or French brands. A UK G cup is the equivalent of a US I cup. Best to consult with someone who has knowledge of these sizes and brands for the best fit.) 

Difference:

1″ - B    

2″ - C     

3″ - D    

4″ - DD/E       

5″ - DDD/E/F            

6″ - DDDD/F/G                

7″ - FF/H 

This should give you some idea as to where to start your bra fitting journey.  If you find yourself in New York City, come see us, and we’ll help you figure it out in a NY minute! 

Not All Cup Sizes Are Created Equal!

When placing an order for full busted sized bras, we work according to UK  cup sizing.  If you order a bra for someone who says they wear 32F, please try to ascertain the brand,  so we can determine the proper cup size.  A UK F equates to 4D.  A U.S F is only 3.  If reading from a tag, please locate the UK size. 

 

Lifespan of a Bra:

The average lifespan of a bra is 6-12 months, and is wholly dependent on how you wear and care for them. We advise you to have, at the very least, 2 bras in rotation to preserve and prolong the life of each. It’s OK to wear your bra more than once before washing, barring any messiness that might necessitate it — heavy sweat, spills, heavy perfumes. Our bras work hard to support us, and if we take care of them, they will take care of us. We Recommend Forever New Lingerie Wash, or the new, rinse free Soak.

 

Fitting Advice

 There’s nothing like the feeling of a bra that fits just right. With a shape that brings out the best in your figure, plus support that fills you with confidence and comfort.

Below are just a few helpful tips for your customers to ensure they enjoy the perfect fit;

Regular Fittings
The best way to find a bra that always complements your curves is to get fitted regularly – at least once a year.
Check your straps
A good bra has a comfortable strap. If they dig in to your shoulders, they’re too tight.
Avoid a double bust
If your cup size is too small, your breasts can pop over the top, creating a double bust effect. A good-fitting bra avoids puckering and overspill.
Say no to drooping
If the unsupported part of your breast droops forward, your cup or band size may be too big. A good fit gives you the best shape.
Is your underband oversized?
If your band’s not level and rides up at the back, it’s probably too big. A good fitting band is level and snug around your body.
Keep your underwire close
Your underwire should be flat against your chest. If it’s sitting away from your body, your cup size may be too small.
No digging
Your breasts should be fully contained in your cup. If the size is too small, you could feel the underwire digging in to your body.
New style, new size?
Strange but true: Whenever you choose a different bra style, you may need it in a different size. When you’re switching from a plunge to a balcony, for example, you might find that the next size up fits better. So make sure you experiment with size every time you buy a new bra.

 

SPANX SHAPEWEAR

SIZE DRESS SIZE BUST (IN) WAIST (IN) HIPS (IN)
XS 0 31 - 33 24.5 - 26.5 32 - 34.5
S 2 - 4 33.5 - 35.5 27 - 30.5 35 - 37.5
M 6 - 8 36 - 38 31 - 33 38 - 40.5
L 10 - 12 38.5 - 40.5 33.5 - 35.5 41 - 43
XL 14 - 16 41 - 43.5 36 - 39 43.5 - 45.5
1X 18 - 20 44 - 47.5 39.5 - 42 46 - 49.5
2X 22 - 24 48 - 51.5 42.5 - 45 50 - 53.5
3X 26 - 28 52 - 54 45.5 - 48 54 - 56