An ill-fitting bra can be incredibly uncomfortable...do you agree?
Bras are designed to give good support to our breasts and also make us look beautiful. If often times you really can’t tell if a bra fits or not, you aren’t alone. Statistics show that at least 85% of women wear band sizes too large and cup sizes too small.
Well, we all don’t have the time to go for professional bra fittings, but from the comfort of your room, there are quite a number of things you can do or look out for in making the perfect choice of bra size.
When you wear a bra, are your breasts falling to the sides rather than straight-forward? Is the bra band too tight? Is the band hiked up at the back? Are your straps digging into your shoulders and causing pain? Are the cups of your bra wrinkled or smooth? If your answers to these questions are YES, then you are wearing an ill-fitting bra.
A right fitting bra band should fit firmly; the centre of your bra band should lie flat on your chest/breastbone while the band sits in the middle of your back.
At first wear, your bra should fit snugly with the first set of hooks. As the band stretches overtime with continuous wear, then you can start using the innermost hook sets.
When you wear a fitting bra, your breast should fill into the cup without an overspill. There should be no spillage in the cups, no poking at the sides, no band pain, and the bra straps should support the weight of your breasts without putting a dent in your shoulders. If the under wires are poking at the sides or your breasts are spilling out from their cups, it means you are wearing a cup size too small.
Here’s a trick – when trying on a new bra, wear a T-shirt on it. The way your breasts look and feel in the T-shirt will tell if you have the right bra size on or not.
Trick 2 – Try out and have different bra styles for different outfits. Every style feels and shapes your breasts differently with outfits; what matters most is the right bra size.
A fitting bra lifts your breasts and gives a good foundation to your outfit. Do you know that wearing a well fitted bra makes you feel like a million bucks? You feel a lot more comfortable, sexy and your self esteem is boosted!
Now you know what to look out for when next you are lingerie shopping. I bet you can’t wait to get that perfectly fitted bra!