wrong bra size

Bra Faux Pas

Over 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. Many women will go up in their band size, when in fact they should be increasing their cup size. Example: A women is wearing a 38b when she should be wearing a 36c.  Here are a few tips to tell if you are in the wrong bra size and how to find the correct fit for your boobs.

1. Back Riding Up — The hooks of your bra should lay flat on your back below your shoulder blades. A bra that rides up in the back will cause the front of the bra to hand low or sag. This will give the appearance that you have saggy boobs and will offer little to no support. 

Solution- Go down a band size. A tighter fit on your band will do away with this issue, and will allow you the perfect fit. When decreasing your band size you may have to increase your cup size to get the perfect fit.  Example: A women is wearing a 38b when she should be wearing a 36c. 

2. Spillage — Do you have side boobs and muffin top boob?Yes...... You need both a bigger band and a bigger cup size! A nicely fitted bra should cover the entire breast area and not leave anything left at the sides.

3.   Grooves — If you have big boobs then you more than likely have experienced this. The marks are caused because the bra is to tight or the straps are to thin to bare the weight of your breast. Try a bra with wider straps. Wider straps offer more support and helps with your posture. 

4. Sagging Breasts — Your bra is supposed to support your breast and hide any form of sagging. If your breast are still saggy in your bra, then under wire is a must. The under wire will give you an added layer of lift and support. 

The best way to get the perfect fit is to try on different sizes in different brands. Different brands have varying cuts, so trying them on is a must.  Once you find a perfect fitting bra remember to purchase bras as the seasons change. Over washing a bra can cause the threads, under wire, and straps to unravel and loosen. 

 Happy bra shopping ladies!