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Sometimes, we get things wrong! Nobody’s perfect. We all make mistakes. When it comes to choosing the right bra for you, though, it is important that you don’t mess things up – for the sake of your health and comfort. Wearing a bra that is just plain too tight may seem like no big deal, but it can be dangerous.

Here are five things that you should know:

1.  Sore Neck

One of the main problems, when your bra is too tight, is the fact that it puts extra strain on your muscles. You could find that you start aching on a daily basis or that things just generally hurt. The reason is clear. If you’re not wearing the right size, the support you get is not coming from the muscles in your chest. Instead, your neck has to pick up the slack and extra strain gets distributed to that area.

You know the feeling – and yet, it’s one that you shouldn’t put up with. If you find that your neck is aching all of the time, your bra could be to blame. The important thing is that you get a fitting as soon as possible. That way, you can start to alleviate the pain. Simple.

2.  Discomfort

Of course, it should go without saying that one of the major things you will notice when you’re wearing a bra that is far too tight is that it’s uncomfortable. This should come as no big surprise. When you’re wearing something that’s too small for you, it will dig into your skin and make you feel uncomfortable throughout the day. That could quickly impact your life and make day-to-day activities difficult.

Since you likely spend the majority of the day wearing a bra, you need to make it as comfortable as possible. Looking after yourself means arranging frequent fittings and making sure that you have the right bra size. Once you make this a priority and get into the habit of doing it, it should be as easy as pie!


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3.  Skin Damage

Have you ever thought of the impact that your bra could be having on your skin? When your bra is too tight, it pushes and presses into your skin. That could mean dangerous things for you in the long run. For example, when you take your bra off, you will most likely see that there are some pinkish lines or even scratch-like marks. These are the signs that your bra is far too tight. You need to take action fast.

As a general rule, you should remember that your bra should not mark your skin in any way. If you find that you have some faint marks on your skin, you need to check whether the straps are fastened too tightly. You can always loosen them a little. If that doesn’t work, you could also consider checking whether the size is right.

4.  Breast tenderness

Are your breasts feeling a little tender? While there could be an array of reasons for this, it pays to check out whether your bra has anything to do with it. Often enough, women get so used to wearing the same size that they never even think to do something about it. That is a mistake. When you’re wearing the wrong bra size, it can put undue pressure on your breast area and means that you might damage the tissue.

5.  Breast chafing

Finally, one of the most obvious signs that you might notice first is that your skin is chafing and you feel uncomfortable. When that happens, you need to get rid of the old bras that you have and change your ways. Sure, you might find that you can ignore this sign for some time. Most women can ignore it for a while. However, as time goes on, you will find that the chafing only gets worse and worse.

If you want to avoid things getting seriously painful, you need to make sure that you change your bras regularly. Wearing lingerie that’s too tight is a recipe for disaster. Sure, it may be a pain to have to get fitted again and buy new lingerie. We all accept that. However, it’s crucial that you put your health and comfort first!


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We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Sandrine Unlined Wire Bra P5352 in Cameo Rose
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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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