Tuesday 24 January 2023

Choosing The Bra To Give The Support You Need

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{This is a collaborative post}

If there’s one element of fashion and clothing that we perhaps don’t talk about quite enough, it’s the support and comfort that so many of us rely on from the bra that we wear. A lot of women are wearing the wrong bra, not getting the lift they need, and perhaps may not even be aware of it. As such, here, we’re going to look at a few tips that can help you correct that mistake.

Make sure that you measure, first

It’s been suggested that as many as 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size, a statistic that retailers have used a lot to sell more bras. It’s true that bust sizes can float from one measurement to another based on a range of factors. While you might not really be wearing the ‘wrong size’ and find that it depends on manufacturer and shape, you should be used to measuring before you go out to try bras on so that you can keep it as accurate to your current size as possible.

Pay attention to the band fit, not just the cup

While the cups might feel like they’re doing all the lifting and do keep the breasts in place, it’s the band that actually offers most of the support. After all, they are what keeps the cups fixed to the body. So, when you try on a bra, make sure that you’re testing to see that the band is fitting well enough that it can offer support for a couple of steps even if the straps aren’t fully on.

Try different types of cups

The contour cup is very popular, and the most common type of bra that’s currently sold at the moment. However, certain breasts may not get the support that they need from this shape. Larger cup sizes might do better with the help of a demi-cup bra with additional supportive lace and underwire. There are also super cute bralettes that can offer additional shape-retaining support for those with smaller busts, as well. Try out different bra types and you might be surprised which of them actually offers the best support, and you enjoy wearing the most.

Know the signs of a bad fit

If you’re not certain whether or not your bra is fitting correctly, then you should keep an eye out for the signs that you should switch your sizes up. If the straps are digging into your shoulders, then the cups or straps are too small or tight. The band shouldn’t be loose or suffocating, just snug against your back. Similarly, if the straps are slipping or you’re spilling over the cups, it means that it’s a size too small, at least. Take the time to measure your bra size and try again.

Make sure that you take the time to follow all of the tips above and make sure that your bra is doing the lifting so you don’t have to. There may be other tips for women who are plus-size or small-chested that are worth keeping an eye out for as well.

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