You’ve probably heard the statistic: 80% of people wear bras that are the wrong size for them. While it’s best to buy your bra with the help of a bra-fit specialist, they’re often not available in stores and intimate apparel departments. Chances are that you bought your bra on your own and are just not sure whether it fits the way it’s supposed to.
Even if you did receive a fitting when you originally purchased it, weight changes, pregnancy, and breastfeeding may have since changed your size and shape, creating new doubts in your mind. With the help of a mirror, there are some easy ways you can determine on your own whether you’re wearing the wrong size. The key areas to look at are the principal components of every bra: the band, the cups, and the straps.
Do you experience any kind of spillage at the tops and the sides? You need to find a bigger band and a bigger cup size! A nicely fitted bra should cover the entire breast area and not leave anything left at the sides.
2: Puckering Cups.
If those cups crinkle and pucker when you put them on, you are wearing a bra size that is way too big for your breasts. Find a smaller size that flatters your figure.
3: Back Riding Up.
The bra should fit in nicely without getting the back part riding up and slipping off. If your bands slide up or down when you wear them, then get one with a tighter band.
5: Jutting — The bra should not be jutting out; If you experience any kind of areas jutting out, then you need a better fitting bra.
If you experience any form of grooves when wearing the bra, it means that you need to check back on the size. Choose a smaller band or cups until you get the perfect flattering fit you are after.
7: Sagging Breasts
Your bra is supposed to support your breast and hide any form of sagging. If you have gotten yourself a well fitted bra, it can actually camouflage any form of sagging you may experience and makes it look firm and contoured.
8: Poking Wires
Feeling the sensation of poking wires against your skin? This is one tell tale sign that your bra is too big for you. If the cups are too big, the wire would tend to move around instead of being placed firmly to support the breasts.
9: Straps Leaving Marks
If the straps of your bra are leaving red marks then it is possible that the bra is just too small or too tight to fit you. You need to lengthen those straps by adjusting it or you need get a new bra that would fit you better.
This is the biggest indicator of an ill-fitting bra. A bra that fit you well would flatter your shape and leaves you feeling comfortable.
This message is the best of my knowledge and it is not meant to substitute the existing advice from health professionals. Please share, like and comment.
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