What a bra means to you?
The bra is not just a piece of garment that shelters your bust, it is a splendid undergarment that supports, holds and shapes your breasts. For women, it is one of the most fundamental articles of clothing in the wardrobe, but it is sorry how the fit of a bra is regarded nugatory.
The ignorance is so high that some of us aren’t even aware of how a bra is supposed to fit our bodies. One article on the Internet said that Indian women of prominently different breast sizes wore the same size of bra simply because it was the ‘ideal’ size. News like this brings sheer vexation to the soul.
This article will guide you as it takes you through the common mistakes people make in measuring themselves or choosing bras. The hope is to enlighten you on your undergarments and help you make wise choices.
3 signs you are wearing the incorrect bra size
You always wear it on the last hook
Have you ever wondered why there are three rows of hook & eye closures in your bra band? It is because the band of the bra is made of elastic and the older it gets the elasticity weakens and when it does you can wear it on the third or the last hook. But a new bra or a bra that is just 2-3 months old is supposed to fit you in the first hook itself.
The gap between the cups and your breast
It is very common and a said perfect fit bra can create cup gaping, but many don’t realize this means they are probably wearing the wrong size. When there are cup gaps, it hinders the principal function of the bra. Loose cups won’t hold or support your breasts. It might cause a wardrobe malfunction if worn under round or boat neck clothes.
Your bra size changes with every brand. So the same size bra from a different bra may be ill-fitting, so it better to determine the size with your measurements rather than going for the same bra size. Apart from the size, the style of the bra should also be taken into consideration. When the cups of a full-cup bra are gaping, try a demi-cup or a front-open bra.
Your bra band rides up
This happens when the bra is too big for you. Even if otherwise the bra seems to fit, it is a bad idea to wear a bra that rides up because it will not properly hold your breasts up, neither does it provide good support. Like in the picture, the band forms an odd inverted U shape and can be quite uncomfortable. The band has to be straight and parallel to the floor.
Get a smaller band size to escape this common mess.
The key to getting the perfect fit is about understanding your breasts’ shape, the bra’s construction, and the size chart. It might be quite a deal trying out different bras before you get the right one but when you do it is indeed a proud moment, an accomplishment and in addition to that you are now in a gratifying bra!