With Valentine’s Day coming, we want to be sexy, but also comfortable. Did you know that 80 % of women wear an ill-fitting bra? This statistic is pretty incredible! With a well-fitted bra, you can avoid the discomfort and pain directly related to a poorly fitted bra.
In this article, we’ve put together some tips to help you choose the right bra for you !
The bridge of the bra is the part that connects the two cups in front of your bra. The bridge should be touching your sternum. If that isn’t the case you have two options. Either you are one of the few women who has breasts too close together so that the bridge will never touch the sternum. It is more likely that the garment doesn’t fit you properly.
For underwire bras , the wire should wrap the shape of your breasts perfectly and not go too high or low on the side. The cup should not be wrinkled; that indicates that the cup is too big. It must cover your chest without your breasts overflowing. Otherwise, the bra is definitely too small.
With straps, the rule is pretty simple; you should be able to pass a finger along your shoulder between the bra strap. If you can fit more than one finger your strap is too loose, and less than one means your strap is too tight and will leave marks. Wider straps are always an option to prevent pain, since the weight will be distributed evenly.
The elastic at the back of your bra is essential for a good fit. The band should be at the same height as the one in front. If yours is too high, it either means your garment is worn out and you need to purchase a new one, or it’s simply too big. Your bra should be able to close on the middle hook since it’s centered with the front of your bra.
5. To properly adjust yourself
Lean forward and gently shake your shoulders, while making sure to fit your breasts in the cups of the bra. Stand up, clasp your bra and make sure the band on the back is straight and aligned with the bridge in the front.
Thanks to Wonderbra for these fantastic tips!