The Best Tips for Making Your Bra Work for You

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The Best Tips for Making Your Bra Work for You

Do you wear a bra?  I’m sure most of us do.  And the undergarment has certainly gone through many metamorphoses over the years.  There are so many different types, colors and varieties, but considering women’s bodies are so varied–there should be a large variety.   I know many women don’t want to discuss their undergarments or even go shopping for them.  I get it.  But trust me, a good foundation for anything is essential!  Nowadays you can google bra fitting and come up with all the rules and  tips you need to know. But let me review 5 basic fundamentals:  (The first & fifth ones are key)

1-After you put on your bra and before anything else goes on top (each day), you should do one evaluation to check fit (it takes 30 seconds):  Stand sideways in the mirror, bend your arm so it is parallel to the floor and check.  Are your nipples halfway between your shoulder and elbow?  If not, you might be able to adjust your straps, or you need a different sized bra.

2-You may need your bra altered.  Not everyone is symmetrical.  Not everyone fits into ready to wear.  You most likely have your clothes altered, so why not your bra?

3-If you’re wearing a good fitting bra, you are ready to take it off at the end of the day.  There is a reason for this—just think of all the hard work it has had to do for hours on end.

4-I love pretty bras.  And yes, you can find them in your size…especially with the internet.  But let’s be practical, too.  At a more mature age, there are very few of us who can get away with a one clasp band.  Your band is the workhorse of your bra, so get one that is thick (at least 2-3 inches) which means at least 2 clasps if not more!

5-Now when you put on your bra, make sure to tuck everything in properly.  As we age, all of our tissue sags, so you want to include the tissue under your arm (pull it forward) into your cup….then it won’t spill over the band.

This is one piece of clothing that can be expensive, and as thrifty as I am, I will spend the extra money (usually over $100) on it!  Because of all the intricacies of this garment, it’s a perfect example of “you get what you pay for.”  If someone complains to me that they can’t wear under-wire bras,  I’d bet you money, it’s because of a bad fitting bra and not the under-wire that is causing the problem.

Making your body look better is easier with a wonderfully fitted brassiere!

Good fitting bra  Photo from People magazine June 1, 2015

Just look at Jane Fonda…she’s in our older generation and see how nicely her bra works?

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