The Right Bra
Do you have problems finding the right bra? Do you even know your correct bra size? Our site has
all the tips and tools you need for finding the right bra.
Are You Wearing
The Right Bra Size?
It is estimated that 70 to 80% of women wear the wrong sized bra. The wrong sized bra can cause many problems such as
back pain, breast pain, arm pain, rashes, and headaches. Here are some signs that you aren't wearing the right size bra:
- Breast spillage: A properly sized bra should cover the entire breast and no breast tissue should be spilling or budging out.
If you are overflowing you bra, try a larger cup size. For a more minor adjustment, try a larger band size. Plus-size women may want to
look for a bra manufacturer specific to their needs (eg Lane Bryant or Just My Size).
- Bra puckering: A wrinkled cup is a sure sign that your bra is a bit too big , you need to try a smaller size bra cup.
- Bra riding up: If your bra band rides up, try a tighter hook or loosen the straps. You can also try reducing your band size but
remember that when you go down a band size you may need to go up a cup size to compensate.
- Bra digging into shoulder: Especially for women with larger breasts, bra straps can be a true pain. First look for a bra with
padded straps that will better distribute the weight of your breasts. It could also be that your band size is a little too big forcing the
straps to carry too much weight. Most of your support should come from the band of the bra. Finally, you may just simply need to
loosen your straps and let the band do its work.
- Underwire poking: If you find that your underwire is poking you, it's often the case that you are wearing too small a bra
size. Your breasts are pushing back and forcing the wire to dig into you. Try a bigger size and you should find that the wire lays
flat against you. The simplest answer may be to not wear an underwire at all. Visit my friend Paula who is a big advocate of
soft cup bras for all sizes.