SIGNS OF THE WRONG BRA
If your bra is too loose when worn on the first hook, it means the band has worn out.
What you should do: Throw out that old bra and go down a band size!
It is the band that is designed to do most of the lifting. However, if your straps cut into your shoulders, it’s a sign that they are trying to support too much. This strains your shoulders, which often leads to aches and pains.
What you should do: First check the fit of the band by dropping the straps. If the band continues to hold you up, it’s a good fit. Or else go down a band size. Smaller the band size, more the support, and less strain on the shoulders. In fact, the band offers 80% of support, while the cup only does 20% of the lifting.
A properly fitted bra should cover the entire breast and there should be no overflowing.
What you should do: As soon as you spot spillage, you should go up a cup size.
A good bra holds all of your breast tissue and there should be no bulging on the sides.
What you should do: Your cups are currently compressing your breasts, leading to bulges on the sides. So, go up a band size. It is possible the wire may not be the right shape for you, so try a different brand.
Wrinkling on the cups and extra fabric not only means the bra is a bad fit but also makes garments look unappealing.
What you should do: Go down a cup size. Wrinkling occurs when the cups are too big for you.
The fabric connecting the cups of your bra is called the ‘centre front’. In an ill-fitted bra, this portion is pushed forward and away from your chest wall.
What you should do: Move up a cup size and let your bra give you the support you deserve!
When the weight of the breasts is too large for the bra, it tends to ride up in the back.
What should you do: Go down a band size. Smaller the band size, more the support. You might also be pulling the straps too tight to achieve preferred lift. Remember, the band provides the lift, not the straps.
In poorly fitted bras, the band refuses to stay in place. This defeats the purpose of wearing a bra, as you are getting little or not support.
What should you do: Go down a band size and go up a cup size. You can also try loosening the straps.