Victoria’s Secret models can bra fittings on camera
‘Your breast is spilling over!’ Victoria’s Secret models get fitted for bras on camera – as expert reveals they’re ALL wearing the wrong size (and points out exactly how to spot a bad fit)
- Alexina Graham, 28, Josephine Skriver, 25, Barbara Palvin, 24, and Lais Ribeiro, 27, all had a professional bra fitting on camera
- The fit experts pointed out how some of the problems with the bras they were already wearing
- Some have bands that were too loose or spilled out over the top of their cups – and ended up going up a cup size
- The bottom of Alexina’s bra didn’t even sit against her skin, and she learned she wasn’t a 32B but a 32D
Surveys have shown that around 80 per cent of women are wearing the wrong bra size — and that includes the supermodels who get paid big bucks to sell them.
Victoria’s Secret released a new video this week showing four VS models getting professional bra fittings done — and as it turns out, all four of them were wearing the wrong size for their breasts.
Most of the underwear catwalk queens when up a cup size during the on-camera fitting, though one was surprised to go from a B to a D-cup.
Fit time! Four Victoria’s Secret models had bra fittings on camera for a new ad for the brad
Support your breasts! Barbara Palvin, 24, and three others let a bra fitting expert show them what size they should be wearing
Give ’em some lift! Josephine Skriver, 25, is pictured getting a fitting
Getting schooled: Barbara says that she usually wears a 32B, though she is a 32C once a month
Cup runneth over: The fit experts immediately point out ways they can tell they are wearing the wrong size
Victoria’s Secret had several bra fit experts measure their models: Alexina Graham, 28, Josephine Skriver, 25, Barbara Palvin, 24, and Lais Ribeiro, 27.
At the beginning of the video, each of the ladies shares what size she usually wears. Alexina says 32B, Josephine 32C, Barbara 32B (though she admits once a month she’s a 32C), and Lais says she’s not even entirely sure and has never had a professional fitting.
One of the fit experts then has them take off their shirts to check out how their current bras fit — and she quickly sees plenty of things that are wrong.
She says that the underwire should be laying flat under the breasts, while the top of the cups should not dig in at all.
She points to the back of Josephine’s bra, immediately telling her that the band is too big — which she can tell because of that fact that Josephine is on the last hook, and the back of the band sits in a rainbow shape.
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Upgrade! Lais Ribeiro, 27, admits she has never had a proper fitting, but learns she should be in a 32DD — and it’s clearly a better fit than the one she was spilling out of before
Too small! The fit expert points out the way that the bra doesn’t sit flat. Lais is also coming out of the sides
Cleavage: The expert tells Barbara that she shouldn’t be bubbling up over the top, either
Cup up: She goes up from a 32B to a 32C (pictured left: before, and right: after)
Nope! The fit expert says it’s not good if the top of the cups dig into your breasts
When the band is too big, she adds, it can create gaps at the top of the bra and spillage on the sides.
After pointing out all of the issues, she measures them for new bras, telling each one her new size.
Alexina went up from a 32B to a 32D, Josephine from a 32C to a 32D, Barbara from a 32B to a 32C, and Lais was advised to wear a 32DD.
‘Everyone thinks they’re a 32a or a 36B, and people are really shocked when they’re a D-cup. But it’s not even about the letter or the number, it’s about being comfortable in your skin and being comfortable in the bras,’ says Aiana Townshend, an expert from the brand’s 5th Avenue store in Manhattan.
After each of the models gets her new bra, they show them off for the camera, admitting they look and feel better.
More of the same: Josephine is also told she is wearing the wrong size, upgrading from a 32C to a 32D (pictured left: before, and right: after)
Spillage: The expert points out how she is coming out over the sides of the cups
Close: She also shows how loose the band is. Josephine had kept it on the last hook and needed to tighten it
Yikes! Alexina Graham, 28, was way off with her sizing, coming in wearing a 32B when she really needed a 32D (pictured left: before, and right: after)
Is that comfortable: Her B-cup clearly didn’t fit and didn’t even sit against her skin=
‘I’m just in shock after they showed me my real size,’ says Lais.
Alexina, whose bra didn’t sit flush against her skin at the bottom, now looks like she is wearing the right size, while Barbara isn’t spilling out the top of hers.
In an attempt to spread the news about the importance of a well-fitted bra, the video ad then invites shoppers to come in for a free fitting at one of Victoria’s Secret’s stores.
Fellow Victoria’s Secret model Romee Strijd was also on-hand at one of the brand’s stores in Dallas, Texas, on August 14 to celebrate the brand’s new Body by Victoria collection, and took a minute to pose with several of their bra fit experts.
She also posed with social media influencers, including Negin Mirsalehi.
Promo time! On Tuesday, fellow Victoria’s Secret model Romee Strijd visited a store in Texas
Bras! She showed off the brands new Body by Victoria collection
Ta-da! She also posed with some fit experts at the Dallas store
Taking it off: She posed with a bra and an open jacket (pictured with Negin Mirsalehi)
Pro: The blonde beauty, 23, has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2015
It is not the first time that the importance of a good bra has been promoted; in 2015, Sammy Margo, of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, told DailyMail.com that wearing the wrong size ‘not only looks bad but puts you at risk of various health problems’.
‘It can lead to neck, shoulder, middle and low back pain, pinched nerve in the neck and sagging breasts – not a pretty picture,’ she explained.
‘Breasts are comprised of soft, fatty tissue. They are supported by the surrounding skin and the Cooper’s ligaments which run from the nipples down to the pectoral muscles in the chest.
‘Repetitive and high-impact activities make the breasts bounce, stretching the breast skin and ligaments.
‘Exercising in – and wearing – an unsupportive bra can cause problems such as chronic back pain, poor posture, neck and shoulder pain, and premature breast sagging as they lose their natural elasticity.’
How to work out your bra size
Your band size
Using a cloth tape measure:
- Measure around your body directly under your bust. The tape measure should be parallel to the ground and fit snugly.
- Take the measurement, rounding to the closest whole inch (either up or down).
Your cup size
- Measure around the fullest part of your breasts. The tape should be just touching your bust and be parallel to the ground.
- Round the measurement to the nearest inch (either up or down)
- Subtract the band size measurement from the cup size – the difference is your cup size (0-½ inch = AA, ½ – 1 inch = A, 2inch = B, 3inch = C, 4inch = D, 5inch = DD or E, 6inch = DDD or F, etc.)
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Source: Sammy Margo for DailyMail.com
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