How To Tell If You’re Wearing The Wrong Bra Size Lifestyle News
IS your bra digging into your shoulders, stabbing your ribcage or riding up above your boobs? You might be doing the underwear thing all wrong.
Here, Amber Tolliver, model, entrepreneur and designer of the size-inclusive new lingerie line Liberté reveals her tips for upgrading your underpinnings.
If you need a lift, tighten your band — not your straps
Women will often tighten their bra straps to avoid sagging. Tolliver says that’s a bad idea — and not just because it makes the straps dig into your shoulders.
“Ninety per cent of your support is supposed to come from the band,” she says.
So, if your bra feels too loose, it probably means you need to tighten your band.
Plus, says Tolliver, if you hoist the girls up with your straps, they’re going to fall out of the bottom of the bra.
If you’re gaping or bulging, it means you have the wrong size cup
If your breasts are bulging out of your bra, you need a larger cup.
If you find that your boob is resting on the bottom of the cup, leaving a gap up top, then you need a smaller one.
In general, says Tolliver, when you go up a cup size, you’ll want to go down a band size, and vice versa.
If your underwire is tightly stitched into the bra, get another one
Tolliver says to feel the inside of the bra to check if the underwire has some give and room to move.
Apparently, a wire that won’t budge under the fabric can be not only uncomfortable, but dangerous: “It will poke through [the fabric] and stab you,” she says.