There are some key signs to look out for that’ll tell you if the bra you’re wearing isn’t right for your shape. Obviously it’s going to feel pretty uncomfortable, but it could also be affecting your health and body.
While many of you won’t know how to properly measure yourself to find out what you should be wearing, lots of women don’t bother getting new bras when their bodies change (like after having a baby or losing weight). This means you’re wearing something that no longer fits and is probably doing more harm than good.
I don’t mean to scare you, but there are a few health issues you need to be aware of here. Wearing the wrong bra can cause you pain and especially if you’ve got big boobs, it might put strain on your back. The idea of a bra is to support you – so make sure it does!
You’ll also notice it might ride up and not sit properly under your breasts if it’s not fitted correctly, plus it could make your boobs seem lumpy and like they’re the wrong shape underneath your top – the last thing anyone needs! If you’re spending money on a gorgeous new outfit, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your bra makes you look like you’ve got four boobs. This is a pretty obvious sign your bra is too small.
In more extreme cases, an ill-fitting bra can start to irritate your skin and if there isn’t enough support, your breasts will move around too much and you might even get stretch marks.
Another really clear way of telling if your bra’s too big of small is how comfortable it feels. If you’re wriggling around and feel like you need to keep pulling it down all the time or adjusting the straps, it obviously doesn’t fit you fit. If a bra fits properly you shouldn’t even notice you’re wearing it and it should appear seamless under your top.
Loads of lingerie shops offer free bra fittings so take advantage of them! The sales assistants are there to help and will be trained on how to take your measurements and ensure you’re wearing the right bra.
Guest post by Janine Brahm.
Janine Brahm is a fashion enthusiast and freelance blogger who loves looking for new trends, like womens blazers or cheap bodycon dresses.