10 Signs You’re Wearing A Wrong Bra Size

You’ve probably heard the statistic: 80% of people wear bras that are the wrong size for them. Are you one of those 80%? Is your number (band size) correct? What about your letter or cup size? While it’s best to buy your bra with the help of a bra-fit specialist, they’re often not available in stores and intimate apparel departments. Chances are that you bought your bra on your own and are just not sure whether it fits the way it’s supposed to. Even if you did receive a fitting when you originally purchased it, weight changes, pregnancy, and breastfeeding may have since changed your size and shape, creating new doubts in your mind. Not to worry. With the help of a mirror, there are some easy ways you can determine on your own whether you’re wearing the wrong size. The key areas to look at are the principal components of every bra: the band, the cups, and the straps.

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1: Spillage — Do you experience any kind of spillage at the tops and the sides? You need to find a bigger band and a bigger cup size! A nicely fitted bra should cover the entire breast area and not leave anything left at the sides.

2: Puckering Cups — If those cups crinkle and pucker when you put them on, you are wearing a bra size that is way too big for your breasts. Find a smaller size that flatters your figure.

3: Back Riding Up — The bra should fit in nicely without getting the back part riding up and slipping off. If your bands slide up or down when you wear them, then get one with a tighter band.


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