How Do You Measure Up?
Did you know that 8 out of 10 women wear the wrong size bra? It may be the wrong band size. It may be the wrong cup size. Or it may be a combination of both. And while it’s best to have the help of a bra-fit specialist when purchasing a bra, they aren’t always available. In any case, with the help of a mirror and our list of some key points, you can determine if your bra is the wrong size.
- Spillage If your breasts are “spilling” out of the top or sides of your bra, you probably need to find a bigger band and cup size. Your bra should cover the entire breast area.
- Puckering Cups If your cups pucker or crinkle, your bra is too big for your breasts
- The High Back Your bra should fit straight across the back without riding up or being in a permanent arch.
- Sagging Breasts Your bra is designed to support your breast and keep them from sagging. If this isn’t the case, you need a new bra.
- Poking Wires If the wires of your bra are poking you, there’s a good chance your bra is too big. When your bra is the right size, your bra will lie firmly against your body to support your breasts.
- Bra Strap Grooves If your straps are leaving red marks, chances are your bra is too small or just too tight. Adjust your straps as needed or find a new bra that fits better.
- Discomfort Perhaps the biggest indicator of a poorly-fitting bra is discomfort. A bra that fits you well should flatter your shape and be comfortable.