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Things about Bras That You Never Knew…Until Now


You and I always hear it often said that only 10% of women wear the right size bra. So if your underwire seems to punch your sides and your bra straps are constantly falling off from your shoulders, it is not the fault of your body. It means that you are among the 90% who are wearing the wrong size bra.  There are things about bra that you’d wish you have known earlier, and they are listed below.

1.  Had you known that bra cup sizes are relative to the sizes of the bands? Yes, it’s true.  When you change your band size into a smaller one, the cup size should be larger.  Simply put, reducing your band by one size means that you should increase your cup by one size. Had you also known that there is a sister size?  These are bra sizes that have the same mass volume.  If your bra is a 34C, then a 32D or a 36B may also fit you. You can find sister size charts online which you can refer to, so you won’t be using bras with too small cup sizes and too large band sizes.

2.  If you keep adjusting when you put a bra on, try the “scoop and swoop” method.  It goes like this:  put on your bra and bend at the waist.  While in the bending position, scoop and adjust and put everything in place. Then stand up straight and get surprised at your new form acreage.  The method is effective, try it.

3.  There are two kinds of breast shapes:  (1) full-on-the-top, and (2) full-on-the-bottom.  If your breasts fall into no. 2, there might be a gape at the top of the cups and you might think that the cup size is bigger than it should.  This shouldn’t be the case, because there are bras that are designed purposefully to fit either the no. 1 or no. 2 shape, or both.

4.  Ill fitting bra can smash your breast tissue upward, that leads to a lot of back folds and armpit flabs. The remedy to this is a rightly fitting bra; it can reduce or totally eliminate these problems.

5.  Most women’s bras are found to be too large on the band size, and the cup sizes are too small.  Make a self- measurement, three times if possible.  You can do it manually using a tape measure, or a bra calculator.  If you do both things right, you will get the same results, and you can proceed to buy the bra according to the size given to you.

6.  Make sure that the bra fits right by making sure that they are snug, and you can insert your two fingers under the band. One other thing about buying a bra is that it should fit on the last hook, although maybe this is nothing new to you.  I, too, have read about this advice when I make my research about bra fitting.  With the bra fitting at the last hook, you will be provided with enough room when it begins to get stretched.

Knowing all about this information, you go now and measure yourself up and purchase your best fitting bra.

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  • Sofia Johnson
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