A few years ago, Wacoal Lingerie completed a fit study to find that about 8 in 10 women are wearing the wrong sized bra. That’s about 90 million women walking around with unsupported breasts! How is this possible, you ask? Well, the most common error is wearing too small a cup size and too large a band size. A lot of women feel self-conscious or think there’s a stereotype that comes with a larger cup size and so they are hesitant to move up one. The problem is that the band provides a lot of support, all the weight should not be pulling on the shoulder straps. At this point, you might have been wearing the wrong size for so long that you think it’s normal to tug on the shoulder straps, or that the back of the band rides up your back, or that boob is being squished out the front or sides of the cup. None of this is normal for a bra that properly fits you! Besides the discomfort, these ill-fitting bras are doing nothing for your shape or self-confidence.
How do you know if this is you? What I would suggest is simply getting fitted by a professional at Victoria’s Secret, Aerie, Nordstroms, Wacoal, Macy’s, Kohl’s, the list goes on. You can find a fitter almost anywhere that sells bras. For a lot of women, they have never been fitted for a bra or at least not since they bought their first bra at thirteen. It’s probably a good idea to be fitted after gaining or losing weight, having a baby, or starting birth control pills, all which can affect your breast size.
Although it sounds like a hassle to spend the time try on bras when you think you know your size, it is really worth it. For many mothers, this is just another thing to worry about. Get rid of those bras you’ve had for ten years! The right fit really makes all the difference. Your girls will be right where you want them to be and you’ll feel a lot better about yourself.
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For more about what to look for when trying on a bra, check out what this professional has to say: http://www.popxo.com/2013/07/8-out-of-10-women-are-wearing-the-wrong-size-bra-are-you-one-of-them/