We may heard of 80% of women are wearing the wrong sized bra and we also doubt about the accuracy of this statistics.
However, one thing is for sure – a poor bra fit is not good for us. We will get headaches, indigestion, bad posture and even stubborn bulges that make us out of shape.
Here are 5 common bra fit issues and how to fix them logically:
1. Bra Straps Slipping
- Re-adjust sliders as they can move especially when bras are machine washed.
- Get re-measured. Straps are more prone to slipping with a bra that's too big for you because they are set further apart
- Get a new bra. Straps naturally lose their elasticity after wash and wear or over time.
2. Digging Straps
- Wear bras with wider straps. Most women find at least a 10-12mm strap width sit comfortably on their shoulders
- The straps are too tight. Loosen straps so you are able to lift them up one inch.
- Time for a fitting or a new bra. Your bra band should create a straight line across your back.
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3. Creeping Band/ Riding Up Band
- Adjust your strap – Support should come from bra band and not by tightening your straps only.
- Band is too tight, use an extender hook if you really like that bra.
- Time for a fitting or a new bra. Consider wearing one band size larger, always put on the loosest hook 1st.
4. Baggy Cups/Cups Gaping
- Tighten your strap. Sometimes, that's all you need to do.
- Going down one cup size. If the band isn’t fitting comfortably, it’s time for a fitting.
- Avoid moulded/padded bras that have a defined shape and opt for a bra with seams that can flatter your unique shape.
5. Cup Overflow/ Muffintop
- Going up one cup size. If both the cup and the band is too small, it’s time for a fitting.
- Choose bra styles that provide more coverage in the cups and/or the wings area.
- Check if your bottom band is riding up. If it is riding up, you should try a smaller band size but also a larger cup size.
If your bras simply don't fit well anymore, it could be time to get re-measured. You should be measuring your size every six to nine months as your body goes through changes. Learn how to measure yourself at home: