You must be thinking that you have been buying bras since you were about 12, so there’s no way that you’d be making a mistake, right? But what about that underwire that’s cutting into you right now? How about all those times when you felt like you couldn’t breathe in your bra? So to help you find the right bra, here are a few tips:
1. Cup size
Surely, a little cleavage is good. But if your bra fits properly, there shouldn’t be any breast tissue peeking out of the sides of the cup. So next time, put the bra on to make sure that there’s no bulging from the sides and everything is covered well.
2. Band size
A too small cup size = a band size that’s too large. If you can fit more than two fingers between the bra and the band, then go for a size that is 2 inches smaller and adjust the cups accordingly. It’s the band that provides most of the support. Hence a perfect fit is important.
3. Size isn’t the same for every brand
Your size varies from brand to brand. You may have to buy a small bra size at Allen Solly, but get a medium size at Victoria Secrets. So you have to try multiple bands and cup sizes till you find your exact fit.
4. Size changes year to year
You may’ve been size 34C in college, but since then, your body (including your breast) have changed a lot. So it’s quite normal for the size to change every year.
5. The one-size-fits-all sports bra
If you’re a woman with a broad chest, choosing a sports bra off the rack that gives you a uni-boob may not be the brightest idea. Instead, go for fitted sports bras with an underwire for support.
A bra can be super-cute or cheap, but down the road, it won’t be the wisest choice. Bras have a shelf life of one year. So, choose one that will last at least that long. Don’t compromise on the quality.
7. Get a fitting
Still confused? Just go for a professional fitting. There is nothing like the feel of an appropriately sized bra!