Bras are an important and essential matter. Surveys and studies over the years have revealed that millions of women across the globe are wearing the wrong type and or size of bra. It’s important to develop an understanding of why wearing the right bra matters for you.
The primary purpose for wearing a bra is to support the breasts, reduce breast motion and hold the breasts in place.
Not wearing the right bra can actually cause neck and shoulder pain, poor posture, and rubbing and chaffing leading to skin abrasions, especially for larger breasted women. Other issues include breast pain, headaches, painful shoulder grooves, sagging breasts and breathing problems. When a bra fits properly, it allows you to feel more comfortable with no pinching or pain.
We have been helping women since 1982 and continue to address women’s issues when it comes to finding the right bra solutions. The right bra is essential to feeling comfortable and supported all day, every day. Let us help you to eliminate the discomfort and frustration when wearing a bra.
A gentle reminder is that a bra is one of the first things a woman puts on, so be ready to take on your day comfortably and feel good from the inside out!
Women will agree with how uncomfortable the wrong fitting bra can be. If you dread putting on your bra or if you spend all day tugging at your bra, chances are...the bra isn’t the right fit for you. You will love what the right fitting bra can do for you. Be ready for what the day brings in the right fitting bra.
Here is how your bra should fit.
The band should be level and sit smoothly around your body to provide the needed support.
Your breasts should be supported securely and comfortably within the cups.
The straps need to be firm so that they don’t slip off your shoulders, but not so tight that they dig in.
Note the band should offer 80% of the support while the straps offer 20% of the support.
Fasten new bras on the loosest hooks to allow for some stretch as the fabric and elastic wears over time, may need to adjust to tighter hooks as time goes on.
ARE YOU A MISFIT?
The underwires dig in to your chest.
The cups are too big.
The cups are too small.
The under band rides up.
Bra shifts up back causing straps to slip off.
The side wings gape.
Sagging breasts that lack support.
Millions of women across the globe are in the wrong size bra. You will be amazed at what the right size bra can do for your overall comfort and self esteem. Since your body naturally changes as you age, your bra size can also fluctuate. For this reason, it is important to re fit any time your bra doesn’t feel quite right.
Note bra sizing tip: Not too tight! You should be able to easily fit a finger between the band and your body.
Feel at ease! Experienced and trained fit specialists are available to help. We offer post-operative and post mastectomy solutions following breast surgery.
Post surgery there may be sensitive scar tissue, swelling and tenderness, so it is important for a bra to fit properly and not rub or irritate the body. Look for bras with minimal detailing and try to avoid wearing an underwired bra while the area recovers.
Post mastectomy bras have hidden pockets to insert breast forms for a natural shape.
If you have had a partial or full mastectomy and need a prosthesis, the right prosthesis and bra will help you feel more comfortable and confident.
We understand the needs of women who have undergone breast surgery and offer discreet and personalized service with tender loving care.