Are you wearing a right bra?

By 11th February 2011 No Comments

According to many surveys, 80% of women may not be wearing the right bra!  Are you perhaps guity of the same?

Every woman can admit how difficult it often is to shop for a comfortable bra. Not only is it hard to find one which you actually like in terms of appearance, but it is also hard finding one which is actually going to fit you the right way and give you the right amount of support.  How do we then differentiate between the bra that looks good versus the kind of bra we actually need?  And, how do you know if you’re wearing the wrong bra?  So many questions…and so many bras…

Double-bubble effect when you are pouring out of the top of the bra or sides producing a muffin top effect – NOT sexy, ladies!

For optimal comfort and support, the back wings (back wings are the strips of fabric which extend from outer base of the cups and secure at the back of your bra) should be comfortably anchored at or below your shoulder blades.

If you are bulging out of the top of your bra, make sure you are wearing the correct cup size and check to see if the type you have chosen is not too shallow for you.  Often the shallowest cups are demi as they are not intended to cover the entire bra, these bras are for low cut shirts.  If you are consistently noticing the bulge, you should opt for non-padded, full cup bras.

If you are experiencing pain in the neck and shoulders, you need a more supportive bra, which evenly distributes the weight of your breasts.

If you would like to minimise your assets, choose a minimiser bra, which can reduce the appearance of the bust by up to one-cup size.  I also wanted to point out that if you’re wearing a strapless top or a dress, compliment your image by wearing a strapless bra! It doesn’t ever look good to have straps hanging out.

But how can you measure yourself for the right bra size?

Take a flexible tape measure and measure around your chest, just beneath your breasts. If you measure an even number of inches, add two to the number; if the number is odd, add three. This is the band size for your bra.

Next: measure around the fullest part of your bust. Take the number of inches and subtract the number of your first measure. If the difference is one inch, you need an A cup, two inches is a B cup, three inches a C cup, four inches a D cup, five inches a DD cup, six inches an E cup, etc.

It’s SO easy – but if it sounds too complicated for you, just walk into any John Lewis store or Selfridges and they will measure you for free!

So, invest in yourself, and never struggle to find the right bra again!

If you’d like to contact me for any more advice, feel free to drop me a line and I would be happy to help!


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