One of Oprah Winfreyâ€™s show once devoted a whole episode to women often wearing the wrong size bra and ruining their otherwise lovely figure. Youâ€™re probably wearing the wrong size bra if you notice any of the following problems!
You see deep strap imprints on your skin when you take off a bra; your chest looks saggy under clothes; you pull up your bra straps or tighten them; you feel your bra ride up in the back; your breasts spill over the cups.
For a comfortable you, the first thing to do is learn how to measure yourself properly. Even if you think youâ€™re wearing the right size, experts suggest you take your measurements at home to be sure. First find your band size by tightly wrapping a tape measure behind your upper back, using your underarms as an anchor, and around your sternum.
This is your band size. To find your cup size: Take a looser measure across the fullest part of your bust. Subtract your band size from this new measurement. Use the answer to find your cup size: I inch (A); 2 inches (B);3inches(C); 4inches (D); 5 inches (DD) and 6 inches, (ODD).
Are your boobs big? If you feel youâ€™re not getting enough lift from the thin band and low-cut cups of your bra, plus there is too much space between the cup, which makes the breast sag, you should change the type, of bra you wear. Go for bras with thick straps that wonâ€™t dig into the shoulders and will help support extra weight. High-cut cups will also give more coverage so breasts wonâ€™t spill out of them. Finally; bend over while putting on your bra; this will keep the wire under your breasts so it doesnâ€™t cut across the bottom of them.
If you have small breasts, baggy unstructured bras that bunch will make fitted clothes look bumpy and the flimsy fabric doesnâ€™t provide enough coverage. Go for bras where the centre and side panels will sit flat against your body so bra-wrinkles wonâ€™t show through your clothing. A foam fabric that has some stretch will contour to your breast and fill out cups, even if one breast is smaller tharvtne other. To stop show-through, cut a small piece of nylon from an old underwear and slip into the cup of a sheer bra.
According to Hane, author of: Playtex and Just My Size, to make sure youâ€™ve got the right fit, try these real solutions:
Problem: Your bra rides up your back.
Solution: Your straps are adjusted too short or your bra may not be hooked tight enough. Try a smaller band size.
Problem: Your breasts spill out of the top of your bra.
Solution: Your cup size may be too small or try a bra with more coverage.
Problem: Your straps cut into your shoulders.
Solution: Try a style with cushioned straps or a bra designed for more support.
Problem: Your cup is wrinkled, not filled.
Solution: Try a smaller cup, a cup with padding or lining or a stretch cup.
Problem: Your bra does not lie flat against your body between the cups.
Solution: Try a larger cup size or a different style with more coverage.