Roots are the outline of where your breasts are attached to the rest of your body.
Support your breasts with your hands, and look in the mirror – your roots are the curved line at the base of your breasts.
ROOTS CAN BE WIDE OR NARROW
The widest roots can extend from chest center to the back, encompassing the underarm area.
Fun Fact: The narrowest roots we have fitted are just about 2 inches across.
AND, ROOTS CAN BE TALL OR SHORT
The tallest roots start under the chin.The shorted roots can look like a “shelf” when supported.
UNDER F**KIN’ WIRE
If you are wearing an underwire bra, ideally the underwire contours your breast roots exactly. In this section, we are discussing the importance of knowing your roots and how it affects the type of underwire that might work for you.
If your roots are wide, an underwire that’s too narrow will sit on your breast tissue, irritating and damaging it.
If your roots are narrow, an underwire that’s too wide will irritate the area under your arms or even your back.
If your roots are short, an underwire that’s too tall will likely give you center gore discomfort.
If your roots are tall, the underwire doesn’t have to “cover” all of your roots, as long as the rest of the bra gives you proper coverage and support.
It’s ok if the center gore doesn’t rise all the way to where your roots start at chest center, and the underwire doesn’t rise all the way to where your breasts start on the sides.
EVERY BREAST SHAPE IS BEAUTIFUL AND DESERVES COMFORT
If bras feel like a curse to you, we want to help. We are constantly filling in the gaps for shapes and sizes we don’t yet cover.
If we don’t have a solution for you, chat with us by booking a virtual fitting here. We’d love to help!
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