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Bra Mistakes That You May Be Making (And How You Can Correct Them)

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Bras are small and simple yet complicated.  You buy bras with much anxiety, hand wash them, and put them on only to find that they don't look good under clothes. 

Don’t worry, your day can still be saved.  Below is a list of common bra mistakes that you may be making. There is explanation under each mistake to guide you how to correct it.

Buying the wrong size bra

Many women seemingly do not know how to buy their bras in the right size. Some deliberately buy bigger sizes than their actual size to make the boobs look bigger, while others buy smaller bras to make them look smaller. This is wrong.  You must accept your breasts size. The right size bras boost your confidence, enhance your image and improve your posture.

Not getting fitted professionally

To buy the correct bra size, you should first get yourself measured either by following the fitting guide yourself or by a professional fitter.  You might say that you don’t need one, or your can get a friend to get your measured.  Is your friend skilled in bra fitting? If not, she might get it all wrong.  It is also possible that some fitters in the lingerie store are not trained well, so it is probably safer that DIY by following some professional guidance yourself (Refer to FinallyBra Fitting guide).  You’ll enjoy wearing the right fitting bras and don’t forget to have yourself re-measured at least every half year.

bra fitting | FinallyBra

Washing bras on a weekly or bi-weekly basis

You maybe one of those who wear bras many times before having them washed. Perhaps you only have two favorites that you rotate.  The first advice is to add more numbers, so you can wash your bra after a day or two of wearing.  Bras also need to rest, to allow the elastics to return to their normal form. Many days in between washes is not advisable because the oil from body skin can accumulate on bras and damage the fabric.  This means that you would need to buy replacement bras sooner than you expect.

Replacing your bra after a couple or more years

The common advice from bra professionals is to replace the bra after nine months up to a year. This may be applicable if your have a small collection of everyday bras. But if you have larger stocks and have more to rotate, then each of your bras may last longer.  Replacing your bra may also be necessary if you suddenly gained or lost weight, but get re-measured first before making a purchase.

Not looking close enough at yourself when trying on a bra

When trying on a bra, check everything:  spill-over, band, straps, cups, back fat, etc.  It is recommended to simulate some daily activities you normally conduct to see whether the bra provides the right functions you desire, like lift, support, style etc.  Women in military, teachers and nurses may desire strong supportive bras, and office ladies may pay more attention to the style. 

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