Bra shopping and wearing can be quite a hack if you’re well-endowed because size options are rather limited and more often than not, the bigger the cup, the bigger the price tag.
Did you know that approximately 80% of women wear the incorrect bra size? And it seems that the importance of a well fitted bra can quickly be forgotten when we’re exposed to the hefty price tags or when we’re desperate to find something… anything that sort of fits.
I had the most awful day earlier in the week because my bra just wasn’t working for me – it was poking me under my arm and the straps kept falling down. I even tried taking it off and closing my jacket but these girls don’t allow me to get away with no bra in public so I had to put it back on and suffer for the entire day.
It’s obviously time to shop for some new bras because there really is nothing worse than uncomfortable underwear or clothes.
So because I am going on the bra hunt I thought I would fill you in on the things that I have learnt to do when bra shopping.
Obviously this is the first step and I will admit that I haven’t done a proper fitting in years.
Always try it on
I have said it before and I will say it again, try everything on because sizes are not consistent or standard for any clothes and that includes underwear. Rather take the 5 minutes to try it on and make sure it fits how you need it to than having to return it later.
Thick girl, thick straps
Big breasts are heavy so the thicker the straps, the better. Thick straps will also offer more support and won’t dig into your skin as much as thinner straps will.
Put your hands in the air like you just don’t care
A quick test to see if the bra you’ve tried on fits properly is to put your hands up. The band should stay flat on your rib cage and not move up exposing the bottom of your breasts and the cup should contain all of your breast tissue – no bulge on the sides or in between your cleavage.
Bend it like Becky
Apparently (I have never tried this) you should place your boobs into the cup while bent over and then stand up and hook the closure. This way you will know if the cups are the correct fit for you.
Now that you have some tips on how to shop for a bra, here are some places/brands that cater for a large bust.
Do you have any tried and tested tips for bra or underwear shopping?