Whether you’re wearing a brassiere under your clothing to the office or for your partner on a special occasion, a bra can make you feel sexy and empowered. However, most women make a lot of mistakes when it comes to buying and maintaining their bras. Here are 6 bra mistakes you’re probably making.
Finding a bra that fits well can leave you stressed and even make you avoid lingerie stores. Our tips will help you correct any mistakes you might have been making.
Bra bands are designed to provide great support. However, if the band is too tight, it can poke into your sensitive skin and create painful bulges on your sides and back. Fortunately, there are bras designed for sensitive skin to ensure you don’t sacrifice comfort.
Likewise, if your band is too loose, it can make the cups fall down due to hiking up in the back and cause your boobs to sag. Just because a brassier tag indicates it’s a certain size, you shouldn’t buy it as it may not be the perfect fit.
If you have ever worn a big band then you may have experienced that frustrating gap in your cup. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t select your bra by cup size. Instead, begin with the numerical band size because cup sizes are related to band sizes.
The right way to wash your bra is to hand wash it because bras have multiple fabrics that can be damaged with a washing machine. Moreover, t-shirt and molded cup bras can dint in the machine.
You should also avoid putting bras in the dryer. The wires can come out and destroy the shape of your bra. Plus, the heat isn’t friendly to the fabric. Lastly, dry them flat and leave them indoors. The water tends to pull on the elastic if you hang them up.
Develop a habit of storing your bras when you have washed them. A one-day rotation is ideal. Wear your undergarment for one day and then wash it. If you store it unwashed, it will begin to collect sweat and dirt, which can break away the elastic.
While you may have one bra you love, you shouldn’t wear it two days in a row to allow the elastic to regain its strength. One thing that can help strengthen the elastic is washing it with cold water as it doesn’t strain it.
Most ladies wear their favorite brassiere all the time. However, this stretches out your bra leaving you with an undergarment that doesn’t fit properly. Ideally, a bra can last about eight months.
After that, the band becomes weak and won’t support you anymore. Stock up your closet with 7 to 8 brassieres so that you can rotate them throughout the week to avoid wearing the same bra every day. This will make your bras last longer.
If the back band is higher than the underwire, the bra won’t fit you properly. So go a size down if you’re wearing your undergarment on the tightest closure or size up if the band is poking into your skin.
A band that’s too low or too high can create bulging because it presses on the skin it’s not supposed to. A good band should either be below or parallel to the underwire or in the center of your back.
We hope you now know how to fix the above bra mistakes. Remember a well-fitting bra can make your clothing look better while wearing the wrong size can limit the outfits you can wear.
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