Things you must know about your Bra! – When it comes to talking about the most quintessential part of the dressing, we either shy away or seek corners to whisper. There is no surprise in the fact that more than 80 percent of women wear a wrong sized bra. I wore the wrong size for ages, and probably you did the same. Many times, we assume that lump of fat near hooks is just the new adjustment or slightly tight bra. No, it clearly indicates you have got a wrong fitting garment, my dear!
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Does your Bra fit you correctly?

We all have read and heard about this many time, but how do we actually know if the bra size is wrong?
Do you feel getting rid of your bra as a priority after coming back from work? Or does the lump of fat on the back around hooks make you feel uncomfortable? Do you face wardrobe malfunctioning, in terms of bra straps sliding off the shoulders? Straps digging into the skin, bulges around the sides?
Well trust me when I say this – You are probably wearing a wrong sized bra.
Different brands offer dissimilar sizes and one has to be very careful with the shape and look, before making the purchase. The best route is asking an expert, every store has a lingerie expert you can ask if a particular garment fits your body well. You can also measure it yourself by the rib cage and bust area with a measuring tape. However, asking an expert is advisable.

Understanding the shape of your Breast

Yes, its just not our face or body even the breasts have different shapes. Make sure you identify yours before choosing a bra.

  • Bell Shaped
  • Slender
  • Round
  • East West
  • Asymmetric
  • Teardrop
  • Side Set

These seven types of breast shapes make it easy to categorize and get a right bra accordingly. Depending upon the shape and size one can select the correct match. For example; if you have bell-shaped breasts, full coverage style bra will give you right fit and extra support.
For those who have east-west shape and breasts gravitate towards the sides, a T-shirt bra will provide the right coverage and fullness in the center.

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Why do I bother about the right Cup Size?

Well, honestly you should if want a correct fit and feel sexy in every outfit.
A right bra will make you feel happy and confident to carry off any outfit with style. Hence, correct fit and style is the way to go my lady. Cup size also gives the desired look to the garment. How many times does it happens to you, when you wish to wear an outfit but just because of a badly fitting bra the whole look gets affected?
So next time you go for lingerie shopping make sure to get you’re A, B, C, Ds correct.

Is it really essential to invest in a good Bra?

There is no second thought on good bras being expensive. But you have to make this choice logically. Buy some cheap lingerie and spoil your posture and shape forever or invest in some good stuff that goes well with most of the outfits.
The perfect fit bra provides right body posture and is comfortable. There are plenty of reasons why you must avoid ill-fitting bra, such as breathing problems, back muscle pain, fat accumulations etc.
P.S. A perfect fit bra lives longer than its expected life.

Do I need to know different types of Bras?

Quick guide to know if you wearing a right type of Bra. Bra types, breast types, wash care and much more.
Of course, Yes! One kind of lingerie isn’t an answer to all dressing needs. Today we have a variety in every women’s wardrobe, hence you need a matching bra. For example, T-shirt bra gives you correct look over a body-hugging garment.
Bralette serves you dual purposes – a premium look and can also be topped up as saree blouse etc. Sports bra provide firm support and comfort while your fitness training, underwire bra gives you desired push and support.
You must have at least one bra of each type in the wardrobe.

I know my size, why trials needed?

Well, that’s what I always do and recommend everyone too. Each brand has different sets of sizes and fittings. It’s better to try before taking a final call, also you will be familiar with the look and appeal of the garment.
Another reason for having a trial is, to seek the expert’s advice available at the store.

Adjusting it just right

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Our body keeps changing its shape regularly hence we always require certain tweaking here and there. Keep adjusting the bra according to the needs and requirements. Many brands also include an extra changeable strap in packaging. The body of bra may not get faded with time, but the strap does. You can always change the strap and make it good as new.
So is with the hooks, generally, every bra has three options to fit in use as per the need.

Wash Care & stacking of the Bra properly

I am guilty of this; machine wash is easy and organized but it dismantles the bra when it gets tangled with other garments. Especially the underwire bra, I have spoiled a lot in a machine wash. Best is hand wash and line dry, but since you do not have time for handwash get a lingerie wash bag.
This bag is made especially for your lingerie, put all in this washable bag and the bag goes in the washing machine. All heavy wear and tear will be handled by the bag and lingerie are safe inside it. Untangled, un-ripped, and clean.
Store them neatly by clasping the hooks so that they do not tangle with other garments and do the damage. Also, with clasping hooks together the shape of bra remains sturdy for a longer time.
These are a few things you must know about the most important garment – Bra which we usually ignore. Take care of such essential clothing items and in return, they will take care of you.

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40 Comments

  1. Post me likha har word sach hai 👍👍 bra agar sahi na ho to confidence hi khatam ho jaata hai, kai baar to galat bra ki wajah se shoulder pain bhi ho jaata hai
    Thankfully meri mummy ne mujhe hamesha hi sahi guide kiya, aur ab store me experts rehte hain hi 😊
    Maine bhi bahut bra washing machine me barbaad ki hai, ab to handwash k liye hi deti hu 😊
    Thanks for all tips n information 👍👍

  2. Hi Dipika,

    Your post is very informative. I must admit I had little knowledge about the different types of bras. I agree with you that it is important to feel comfortable in your inner-wear. That is the best indicator of what size and fit to choose.

    Thank you for sharing this post. Have a great weekend. 🙂

  3. I totally believe in a bra can make or break your look and posture too. More than our outer wear I think we need to invest on innerwear. Very nicely described article Deepika. Sharing it.

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  4. Earlier, I mean as a young girl even I was not aware of the advantages of wearing right bra but later with age realised the importance of wearing right shaped and fit bra.
    I too love the range from Zivame.

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  5. It took me more than a decade to understand my right bra size. Wearing a wrong size bra makes you uncomfortable and at times result in body ache as well. Well written bog, I am going to share it with my friends.

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