It is common for many women to take their bra off as soon as they step inside their front door. But why? Surely their bra shouldn’t be that uncomfortable right? Unfortunately, in far too many cases it is a yes!
The fact is many women are wearing the wrong bra size. Studies show that up to 80% of women wear the wrong bra size. What? No wonder they want to take their bra off at the first opportunity. Interestingly of that 80% that wear poor fitting bras, 70% wear bras that are too small.
No matter how well made your bra is if you are wearing the wrong size it will never feel right. So, what are the signs of an ill-fitting bra? I have compiled a list of 10 signs to look for. So put on your bra, stand in front of the mirror, and go through my list.
Sign 1: Your Bust Spills Over
As they say, ‘a little cleavage never hurt anyone’. Whether you agree or not spilling out of your bra is not a good feeling and is not good for your boobs either. This extra ‘bulge’ of upper breast tissue is unsupported and can ‘jiggle’ about during exercise. This can be more of an issue if you have a little more up top.
Solution; go up a cup size! You want all of your breast to be supported so simply going up a cup size will provide more coverage and support for your girls. You’ll know you’ve got it right when there is a smooth transition from bra to skin with no ‘bulge’
Sign 2: Your Cups Are Bulging, Wrinkly or Baggy
If you find a bra you love you’re likely guilty of wearing it over and over again. However, unlike your favourite jeans, bras do not fit better as time goes on. All that wearing takes it’s toll on your beloved bra and they can begin to lose their shape. Especially bras with moulded cups. To keep your silhouette as smooth as possible consider replacing you best friend with a new breast friend (see what I did there.
A similar issue is bras that are wrinkly or baggy. If your boobs are swimming around inside your bra it’s either got cups that were too big to begin with or you’ve stretched your bra over time. Either way it’s time to get a new one. After all you want your breasts to be as snug and supported as possible
Sign 3: There’s Gapping Between Cup and Breast
The whole purpose of a bra is to keep everything closer to your chin than your knees. Your breasts creeping out from underneath your cups is not going to achieve this. Your breasts should never escape from your bra and a good fitting bra will ensure this.
The problem here can be two-fold. If the cup is too tight then your breasts can be forced out of your cup in all directions. Most commonly out the top and sides but occasionally out the bottom. If this is the case, consider going up a cup size.
The more common issue is your band is to lose allowing your girls to squeeze out from underneath your cup bottom. This problem can be amplified with exercise. All that bouncing around combined with gravity will have your breasts heading South if your band is too lose. Solution; go down a band size.
Sign 4: Your Breast Doesn’t Rest Against the Bottom of the Cup.
Quite the opposite to Sign 3 is when your breasts do not fill out the bottom of you cups. There shouldn’t be any empty space at the bottom of your cups. The band isn’t going to support you if there is nothing directly above it too support!
Regardless of size and shape, the breast must be able to rest and get support from the bottom edge of the cup. If your bra fits like this, you should consider a bra with a smaller cup size.