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how should a bra fit

Do you gasp with sheer relief when you get to take your bra off at the end of the day? Do you find little marks or blemishes where the straps once were? Does the thought of putting your bra back on to go to the store give you cold shivers?

If you’re screaming ‘yes,’ to all of the above, we’ve got some bad news for you. You’ve got a nightmare bra on your hands. It’s okay. Don’t panic. We’ve all been there. Here’s how you can solve the problem before it gets any worse.

Ensure your measurements are right

Get measured regularly. Period. If you’re having any concerns with your current bras or how they fit you, the answer could be as simple as the fact that you’re not wearing the right size. Your cup size can change for a wide variety of reasons. Everything from slight hormone shifts to a change in your diet could affect this.

Should you go months at a time without getting a fitting, you could end up with a real problem on your hands before you know it. Don’t make that mistake. Instead, make it a major priority to get your measurements right before you shop.

Understand your body shape

Every woman is unique in her body shape. So, it stands to reason that not every bra style out there will suit every woman. You may behave a wide torso, which means that some types of longline bra are less than comfortable.

Equally, you may find that having broad shoulders means that you need thicker straps. Getting to know your body and what it means for you to be comfortable is the best thing you can do for yourself. Figure out which types of bra don’t quite work for you and choose a style that does. It’s not rocket science.

Choose the type of fabric wisely

Modern-day lingerie can be found in a wide, wide selection of fabrics and materials. That in itself is a beautiful thing. It means that us ladies have more choice than ever before. We have near endless options when it comes to the lingerie that we choose.

However, if a certain type of fabric happens to irritate your skin, it could be a huge problem. Some women tend to have highly sensitive skin. That means that they react to harsh materials or certain styles of fabric. It’s no big deal. Take the time to identify what works for you.

Know your styles (and how they fit!)

It’s not just the bra size that you need to keep in mind when it comes to choosing a beautiful piece of lingerie. Quite the contrary. Different bra styles offer a different fit.

If you want to find your ideal bra, you’re going to need to spend a little time getting used to what’s out there for you. For example, a full-cup bra will give you more coverage than a demi-cup. When you get to grips with the styles, you can choose one that fits well and also gives you what you need.


Related: The Girl’s Guide To Bra Styles


Don’t be tempted to scrimp

On a budget? You may well be tempted to scrimp and save when it comes to buying lingerie. While doing so means that you can save a few dollars in the moment, you could end up regretting the decision further down the line.

The truth of the matter is that you get what you pay for when buying a bra. If you don’t invest in a sturdy, well-made piece of lingerie, it is unlikely to give you the support and comfort that you need.

Get the right bra for the right occasion

Is your bra causing you pain, irritation, and discomfort? You could be wearing the wrong style for the occasion. Choosing to slip on a push-up bra on a day-to-day basis may prove less than cozy. This particular type of bra has been crafted to complement certain evening wear and may not be right for a long, hard day at work.

In the same respect, choosing just one bra and sticking with it is a huge mistake! Every woman ought to have a range of bras from which to choose. Investing in an array of beautiful lingerie isn’t just a wonderful thing to do, but it will also mean that you always have just the bra you need ready and waiting!

Throw it out when it gets too worn

We’ve all been guilty of this fashion sin from time to time. If you’re holding onto a bra that’s old and worn, it’s no real wonder that you’re feeling a little less than comfortable. Over time, even high-quality lingerie starts to get worn and lose its elasticity.

There’s a simple solution to this problem. Once you notice the signs that your bra is getting out of shape, you need to throw it out. It may be your absolute favorite piece of lingerie but there’s no point holding onto it when it no longer does the job.

Now that you know how to avoid wearing a poor bra, what are you waiting for? Your lingerie should bring you pleasure, not cause you pain! Follow the advice here and make sure that you find a bra that is an absolute dream… not a nightmare.


Related: 10 Signs You Need To Throw Out Your Bra


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!

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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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