Wearing a properly fitting bra is essential for both comfort and support. Yet, a recent survey showed that up to 80% of women wear the wrong size bra. This is a concerning statistic, as wearing an ill-fitting bra can lead to various physical issues, such as back and neck pain, poor posture, and even headaches.
To ensure that you are wearing the right size bra, it is important to understand how to properly measure yourself and what to look for in a bra. Here are some tips to help you get started:
To find your band size, you'll need to measure your rib cage, right under your bust. Wrap a tape measure around your rib cage, making sure it's level all the way around, and note the measurement. If the measurement is an odd number, round up to the nearest even number. This will give you your band size in inches.
To find your bust size, wrap the tape measure around the fullest part of your bust. Make sure that the tape measure is level all the way around, and note the measurement. This will give you your bust size in inches.
To find your cup size, subtract your band size from your bust size. Each inch of difference corresponds to a cup size:
Now that you have your measurements, it's time to try on some bras. Keep in mind that different brands may fit differently, so it's a good idea to try on bras from several different brands to find the one that fits you best. When trying on bras, make sure the band is snug but not too tight, and that the cups are smooth and don't wrinkle. If you are between sizes, it's usually best to go with the larger size.
A properly fitting bra should be comfortable and provide adequate support. To check the fit, raise your arms and make sure the bra stays in place. The straps should not slip off your shoulders and the band should not ride up in the back. If the band is too loose, you may need to try a smaller size or a bra with tighter hooks. If the cups are too small or too big, you may need to try a different size or style.
Wearing a properly fitting bra is essential for both comfort and support. By taking the time to measure yourself and try on different sizes and styles, you can ensure that you are wearing the right size bra and enjoy all the benefits that come with it. Don't be afraid to ask for help from a professional bra fitter or from a trusted friend who has experience with bra fitting. Your body will thank you for it!
Comments will be approved before showing up.