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is your bra too small 8 - Is Your Bra Too Small?

Worried your bra might be too small? You’re not the only one. With bands ranging from 26-52, cups ranging from A-I, and sizing differing between brands, it’s harder than ever to find the right bra size. In fact, studies have shown that an estimated 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra. That’s a lot of women suffering in ill-fitting bras! Unsure if you’re a member of the 80% club?

Here’s how to tell if your bra is too small:

1.  Your breast tissue spills over the cups.

Is Your Bra Too Small

Do your cups runneth over? If your bra is too small, you’ve probably suffered from overflowing cups and discomfort. Breast tissue spillage is the #1 indicator of a bra that’s too small. When you’re wearing the right size, all of your breast tissue is comfortably contained in the cups. If this is something you suffer from, now is the best time to make sure you’re in the right size. No more suffering!

2.  The band digs into your skin.

Is Your Bra Too Small

Have you ever taken off your bra and noticed red marks on your skin? It’s a (painful) reminder that you may be wearing the wrong size bra. No bra should feel so snug that it’s physically painful. You deserve a bra that fits well and feels good!


Related: 10 Telltale Signs You Are Wearing The Wrong Bra Size


3.  You’re convinced your boobs are going to fly out of the top (or the bottom) of your bra at any minute.

Is Your Bra Too Small

Do you ever feel like your boobs are going to break free if you move or bend over? What a scary feeling! No one should have to worry about their boobs breaking free (especially at work). If you feel like the cups aren’t containing enough, try a cup size larger, or even better, go to your favorite lingerie store and a professional bra fitter will help you find the right size!

4.  Your bra feels uncomfortable all the time. 

Is Your Bra Too Small

If you find yourself suffering from an uncomfortable bra, it’s time to find a new bra! With so many options out there (wireless! racerback! bralette!) there’s absolutely no reason to settle for a sub-par bra. The right bra might not feel comfortable 100% of the time, but at least you won’t want to burn it at the end of the day!

5.  Your weight has changed and the bra feels small.

Is Your Bra Too Small

If you’ve recently lost or gained weight, become pregnant (congrats!), had a baby, or started nursing, your bra size may have changed. Just like you’d schedule an appointment with your doctor, it’s important to make time to shop for new bras in your new size (even if you feel the size change is only temporary). If you aren’t sure where to start, check out ‘What To Expect At A Professional Bra Fitting’ and ‘Answers To Your Frequently Asked Bra Fitting Questions’. They’ll point you in the right direction!


Related: Here’s How An Ill Fitting Bra Affects Your Body


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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!

Lastly, if you’re concerned your bra is too small, your bra probably is, in fact, too small. Trust your intuition and go get a bra fitting!

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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a full-time freelance writer, content manager, and founder of Katie Rose Creative. An experienced bra fitter, Katie has helped hundreds of people shop for lingerie. Her favorite bra is the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra.

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