Our bodies are constantly changing; therefore, it is important that we pay attention to what our bodies need so that we can quickly adapt when needed. Up to 80% of women are wearing the wrong-sized bra. Wearing a badly fitted bra can actually make you physically ill! Both headache and neck pain can be caused by the wrong sized bra. Did you know that breasts have no muscles? If not supported correctly, the weight pulls downward, causing major strain on your throat and facial tissue. The reason why ample support is needed is to assist the surrounding muscles in your body to create good posture, and good blood circulation.
In addition to the health problems that a badly fitted bra can cause, it can also alter the way you look as a whole. Badly fitting bras make your bust look bulky and strange, while adversely affecting your posture. On the other hand, a well fitted, supportive bra can make you look slimmer while allowing clothes to look and feel better on you, as well as improve your breathing and energy levels.
A common issue is that many women wear bras with too large a band size and too small a cup size. In such cases, the breasts are supported by the shoulder straps, which will cause a lot of unnecessary pressure on the shoulders. With a correctly fitted bra, the breasts are supported from underneath and not from the shoulder straps. This way it will be almost no pressure on the shoulders.
In order to provide you with additional insight into the importance of wearing the correct size bra and how to go about ensuring this, we have answered some frequently asked questions, as well as equipped you with some knowledgeable tips and tricks on how to find your true bra size, below.
What does bra fitting involve?
Getting professionally measured is usually a quick and simple process. You’ll be asked to take off any layers so that you’re just in your current bra or a vest. The fitting specialist will then measure your rib cage with a tape measure. She will then suggest and bring you some bras to try on, adjusting the straps as she goes, until, like Cinderella, you find the right fit!
What difference does finding the right bra make to your appearance?
A good fitting bra will help your posture, give you confidence in your outerwear, and even make you look slimmer and discover your waist again. If you have a special occasion bring your outfit to your bra fit appointment and we can fit your bra with your outfit.