Wearing bras is something that most women do most days of their lives under their clothes. It is something that becomes fairly routine and you might be forgiven for thinking that this should make it something that comes simply and naturally. However the opposite can sometimes be true, and by becoming complacent about how to wear a bra, it is easy to ignore some of the finer points and not to pay as much attention as you should to getting it right.
There are many issues involved in wearing a bra correctly that make it very important such as health, comfort and appearance – even improving your posture and having slimming effects. At the same time a good bra can boost your confidence and mood and change the way people react to you. By buying the right bra you also invest in materials that will last you a long time and that will not need replacing any time soon.
When you choose your bra then, ensure that you adjust the straps to their maximum length and to try leaning forwards into the cups. Next hook the bra on to the middle hook and put the straps on, position your breasts into the cups by lifting them with your hand to avoid them getting pinched. Then tighten the straps lightly to offer firm support without cutting into the skin.
There are then some warning signs which can help you realise when a bra is not right for you. For example you might find red marks on your shoulders or back where the straps are digging in too hard which suggests the bra is too small and too tight as a result. Meanwhile if the band is falling down then it may be too large. You should also check that the cups cover more than half your breasts for the best appearance and the most support.
The center of the bra meanwhile should touch your breast bone or it is too small or too large, and the band (which provides around 80% of the support) should sit firmly against the body to prevent it riding up or moving around.