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Identifying the Tell-Tale Signs of a Poorly Fitted Bra

  • April 8, 2014 at 10:39 am

It’s really important for all women to wear a well fitting bra, and many people believe they are. However, your favourite piece of lingerie that fitted you perfectly a few years ago is probably not offering the best support nowadays.
Bras can stretch over time and cups can become misshapen, so even if you don’t think your bust has changed shape recently your underwear might have. Read on for the tell-tale signs that it’s time to bin that much loved bra and invest in a
new piece.

Wrong fitting
Below is a list of common signs that tell women their bra is not the correct fit, and the simple solution to the problem. If you need to re-measure your bra size, read our simple guide* to finding your bra size at home.

Shoulder straps digging in – You should go down a back size
Underwires riding up/not sitting on breastbone – You need to go up a cup size
Underband riding up the back – You should go down a back size
The cups are wrinkled or don’t touch the skin at the top of the cup – You need to go down a cup size
The underband feels tight or leaves red marks around the ribcage and/or back – Go up a back size

Regardless of whether your favourite bra gives you the perfect lift, or offers the versatility to be worn with almost everything in your wardrobe, if it’s giving you any of these difficulties then you must replace it.

Some bras simply last longer than others, obviously depending on how often it is worn and washed. To ensure your new purchase lasts as long as possible, here are a few tips for prolonging the life of your lingerie.