A bra is undoubtedly one of the most important pieces of clothing in our wardrobe and we, women, should feel grateful for its invention. You ask, why? Ever imagined how would it feel if we didn’t have bras to wear? Chances are that we won’t be able to don that sexy top with a deep neckline or those halter necks with ease. Put simply, this humble bra can actually make or break your look! However, ever wondered, when it comes to shopping for bras, why it is a traumatic experience for some of us, while for some, it is outright disappointing. And, the same holds true when it comes to wearing bras. This is because nearly 80% of the women tend to go for a wrong bra size, which makes them feel extremely uncomfortable. For some women, the bras tend to dig deep into their skin, while some slip off their shoulders and create uncomfortable spillage situations. It won’t be wrong to say that most of the women aren’t getting the support they actually need.
Many of us don’t realize that donning an ill-fitted brassiere can make you physically ill. Not many might also be aware that a wrong-sized bra can result in head and neck pain. Terrifying, right? As the breasts don’t have any muscles, they need proper support else the neck and shoulder region might feel strained. And, this is where a right-sized bra comes into the picture! It offers adequate support, thereby assisting the surrounding muscles in your body, which in turn helps maintain a good posture and improved blood circulation. You need to understand that wearing a wrong-sized bra cannot only cause health issues but also change the way you look. Ill-fitted brassieres can result in your bust looking strange and bulky, apart from having a negative impact on your posture. On the other hand, a right pick cannot only make you look slimmer but improve your breathing and energy levels as well.
Majority of women also tend to wear bras that come with a large band size and smaller cup sizes. In this case, what happens is that your much-loved bosom is supported by shoulder straps, thereby putting unnecessary pressure on your shoulders. On the contrary, in case of a bra that fits perfectly, the breasts are not supported by shoulder straps but from the band (strapless bras do exist after all!). In addition, a brassiere, which doesn’t offer adequate support, can make your breasts sag, which again reiterates the fact that wearing a right-sized bra is of utmost importance.
Now that you know why a right-sized bra is important, let’s move to another significant aspect, which is how exactly you can find that perfect pick for yourself. Firstly, it is important to know your size. Just like there is a wide variation in other types of clothes, bras are no different. You should be aware of the fact that there is no standard universal size or style for this humble undergarment. Each one of us is unique and so is every breast profile. Maybe you and your friend, or sister for that matter, might have the same weight and build, but the same size might not work for both of you. Similarly, one of you may require a push-up bra having additional padding, while the other one would feel comfortable with a non-padded bra that comes with moulded cups. So, you see, all of it boils down to one fact and that is what fits you perfectly.
You might now be feeling puzzled as to how you can exactly decipher the right size. Don’t worry, we have got you sorted! For getting an accurate measurement, refer to a bra-fitting expert, who will help you in finding your true bra size. Now, you may ask, how to measure bra size if you are unable to get a professional’s help? In such a scenario, place a soft tape around your chest area, which is directly under the breasts and take the measurement. You can also refer to the bra size chart for accurate figures. Now-a-days, there are bra size calculators as well, which prove really helpful in measuring the bra cup size, thereby helping you choose that perfect fit.
Moreover, a simple glance is also adequate to know if you are wearing the right size or not. If the band size is too big, bras will tend to travel up the back, which is why it doesn’t offer support to the breasts. If you are donning the right size, your breasts will neither spill out of the bra nor look droopy. The straps should be firm and shouldn’t dig right into your skin.
In conclusion, a right-sized bra cannot only make you feel comfortable but look attractive as well. The best way to make the most of your assets is with subtleness. Following a trend and looking stylish is all ok, but not at the cost of giving up on support and coverage. Always remember to give your breasts (and yourself) the best possible comfort!