WHAT IS THE CORRECT WAY TO PUT ON A BRA?
The following steps explain how to put on a bra the correct way. Wearing your bra properly is as important as finding the correct bra to wear. Take these steps:
- Place your arms through the straps and slide them over your shoulders.
- Bend forward from the waist and adjust your breasts so that the nipples are on the fullest point of the cup. Make sure your breasts are completely in the cup.
- Fasten the hooks to the middle position.
- Stand up straight and adjust your straps again so your breasts are at the right level in the bra.
- Make sure your bra fit is comfortable and sits in the middle of your back.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN MY BRA DOES NOT FIT PROPERLY?
There are ways to know that your bra sizing is incorrect. Some immediate signs are:
- Rising up in the back: When your bra rises up in the back, this means it is not supporting the weight of your bust.
- Shoulder Pulling: If you find yourself leaning or hunching forward regularly or if your shoulders are strained from pulling forward, chances are your bra is not the right size for your bust.
- Falling Breasts: Your breasts are not being properly supported if they do not sit upright in a central position on your chest.
- Falling Straps: If your straps slide down your shoulders or leave red marks in your flesh, your bra is probably too big around the bust and too small in the cup area.
WILL A T-SHIRT BRA WORK FOR ME?
T-shirt bras are perfect for every body type. Often seamless, a t-shirt bra is frequently made with molded cups, which gives you great lift and support, and looks great under the thinnest of material.
WHAT IS A CONVERTIBLE BRA?
A convertible bra has its place in every woman’s bra collection. Convertible bras are all-purpose – they have detachable and changeable straps that can accommodate a one-sided shirt, a halter or criss-cross top or a racerback tank top. The straps are removable and can be changed around depending on the top you are wearing.
You can also do away with the straps completely for a strapless bra look. The beauty of the convertible bra is that it gives you so many options. You can wear it under a variety of different shirts and still get the support of a full coverage bra. Choose a convertible bra with proper support so that no matter which way you decide to wear it, you still look your very best.
WHAT IS BEST WAY TO CARE FOR MY BRA?
After spending the time to be fitted and searching for the perfect style, caring for your bra properly is important. Wash your bra by hand daily. This will lengthen the life of the bra and remove all dirt and oil from the bra fabric that might have accumulated during the day.
CAN I WEAR MY BRA FOR MORE THAN ONE CONSECUTIVE DAY?
Avoid wearing your bra for two consecutive days. Your body exudes heat and heat makes the Lycra in the bra stretch when it is warm. Wearing your bra for more than one day in a row will cause it to deteriorate faster. Lycra needs at least 24 hours to cool off — so alternating bras each day will go a long way towards good bra care.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO STORE MY BRA?
Caring for your bras properly also means taking measures to store them correctly. In many cases, bras are haphazardly placed into a lingerie drawer with other bras and lingerie items. This contributes to wear and tear on your bra because the hooks and snaps on your intimate apparel can snare the fabric and cause tears in your bras. It is best to store bras in a separate drawer, folded neatly so they can stay in top condition.
WHAT COLOR BRA SHOULD I BE WEARING UNDER A LIGHT COLORED SHIRT?
Nude colored bras are a great fall-back if you are unsure what color bra to wear under a lightly colored shirt. They come in a variety of styles and cuts and help to create a smooth seamless shape. Nude is the surefire way to avoid wearing the wrong color bra under your shirt or blouse. When choosing a bra to wear under a light-colored or sheer shirt, pick a bra close to your skin tone. That will help the bra show up less than if you picked pure white.
WHAT KIND OF BRA SHOULD I BUY FOR MY TEEN?
After training bras and before those with fuller breasts, there are bras for teenagers. Teenagers should look for bras with good support, which is important during the development years. However, little tops are usually a staple of teenage style, which means bra straps are usually visible.
For this purpose, allow your teenager to have fun with their bra collection. Mix and match fun colors, funky patterns and different fabrics to match their ever-changing wardrobe.
But do not let the proper fit fall by the wayside. Don’t purchase “fun” bras that offer little to no support and be sure that the style of the bra coincides with the measurements of your teenager. This is an important factor for girls whose breasts are still developing.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I BE MEASURED?
An average woman goes through 11 different bra sizes during her lifetime.
You should be measured – If you are experiencing changes in weight, diet or level of exercise, or if you are pregnant or nursing.
WHY DOES MY BRA RIDE UP?
A bra that creeps up your back during the day is never fun.If your bra rides up in the back, check the shoulder straps and adjust them to a comfortable length without having them cut into your shoulders. Also, try hooking your bra more snugly, so it fits better.
MY BRA CUPS WRINKLE WHY?
If the cups of your bra wrinkle, it usually means your bra is too big. You may need a smaller size. Cups should contain each breast completely and fit smoothly.
WHY DO MY BRA STRAPS SLIP OFF MY SHOULDER?
If straps keep slipping off your shoulders, they may be too long, or the cups may be too big. If you are not filling out the top of the cup, your straps will slide down your shoulder. Try a smaller cup size.
MY BRA CUTS INTO ME WHEN I MOVE, IS IT THE WRONG SIZE?
If your bra is uncomfortable when you move, try hooking the back closure less tightly, or try the next larger band size.
NO MATTER WHAT BRA I CHOOSE, I BULGE OVER THE TOP AND SIDES. WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN?
If your breasts bulge over the top or sides of your bra it may be too small for you. Check to see if it is the right size by taking your measurements. Then, check the style of your bra. You may be more comfortable with a bra cut for a fuller shape.
WHAT IS A T SHIRT BRA?
T shirt bras are best worn under t shirts and other fitted tops. They provide seamless comfort and accentuate a natural bust shape.
WHAT IS UNDERWIRED BRA?
Underwire bras give you more support and lift, it also gives you more control over the way your bust looks.
WHAT IS A BRALETTE?
A bralette is a flirty layer slip made of very thin fabric that ultimately serves the purpose of a bra. Bralettes are a bit longer than actual bras and cover a bit of the ribcage to give your torso a more narrow appeal.
WHAT IS A PADDED BRA?
A padded bra is a bra with padding added to the cups to add size and definition.
WHAT BRA CAN I WEAR UNDERNEATH THE DEEP V NECK DRESS?
The deep V-neck is a sexy summer staple, but your basic bra is going to cramp your style by peeking out where you don’t want it to. So if you like to wear a lower-cut try a bra that has a lower center panel but still has you comfortably supported.
WHAT BRA SHOULD I WEAR IF I AM VERY BUSTY?
Minimizer bras is a blessing for women, who want to make her breasts appear sleeker and thinner.
WHAT IS A CUP?
The fullest part of your Bust is the Cup of the Bra and the best example to measure the same is Bust Measurement – Band Size = Cup Size.
WHAT KIND OF BRA CAN I WEAR TO APPEAR A LITTLE BIGGER THAN I CURRENTLY AM?
If you wish to appear a little bigger than you are you should consider wearing the Push Up Bra as this will also give you a little extra cleavage.
HOW DO I PREVENT MY PANTIES FROM RIDING UP?
If this is a constant problem, you are probably in the wrong size. Measure yourself using the steps on our Size & Fit Guide page and you will probably find that you need to go up a size. However, if the size is correct, your panties may have lost their shape and need to be replaced.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPLACE MY PANTIES?
That is a very individual question because it depends on how many panties you have and how you wash them. In general, if you are constantly fighting panty ride up, the elastic is stretched out, the fabric is yellowed or fraying, or you would frankly be embarrassed if anyone saw you wearing them, they need to be replaced.
HOW CAN I LOOK AFTER MY SWIMWEAR?
Your swimwear has been carefully designed and constructed to give the best fit, comfort and performance in the water. However, factors such as chlorine, strong sunlight or heat, sun lotions and perspiration can all degrade the fabric or colour and cause your suit to age prematurely.
By following these simple care guidelines you can maximise the life of your suit:
- Thoroughly rinse your suit in fresh, cool water immediately after use.
- Hang your suit to dry naturally after use.
- Always follow the manufacturer’s care instructions on the garment label.
- Wash your suit using soap or detergent.
- Dry your suit in direct sunlight, on a radiator or in a tumble dryer.
- Roll your suit in a towel after use. This retains any remaining heat and chemicals in close contact with the fabric, which can accelerate deterioration.
TRY TO AVOID
- Sun creams and lotions coming into contact with your suit.
- Saunas, spas and hot tubs.
- Rough surfaces which could snag or tear the fabric.