It’s not the most comfortable piece of clothing, but it’s certainly indispensable. I’m talking about bra. It may seem hard to believe, but most women don’t know how to choose their bra. That is one of the reasons why it is so uncomfortable.
Today I will teach you how to choose a bra that will make you feel and look good.
First things first. Normally each bra has a letter and a number. The letter is the cup size and the number is the circumference of the back in centimeters (European numbers).
You must make two measurements. One over the most prominent part of the breasts and one just below the breasts. The difference between the two is the cup. The size varies slightly depending on the manufacturer, but it’s somewhere around the following dimensions: A cup – maximum 13 cm difference, B Cup – 14 to 15 cm, C cup -16 to 17 cm, D cup – 18-19 cm, E cup – over 20 cm. Therefore, if the first measurement of (the breast) is 90 cm, and the second 75 cm, then you need a 75B/ 34B bra.
However, things are quite complicated. The easiest way to choose a cup that suits you is to try on the bra. The cup shouldn’t stop on your breasts creating an unsightly crease nor must make your breasts appear to have been lost somewhere in it. A cup that fits you should copy your breast contour.
If you know what your bra number is, you purchase the one that should fit you, but still don’t feel good in it, there is an explanation. It’s not the right cup shape. Every woman is different, so are her breasts. The same circumference breasts does not mean identically breasts. Also, you should take in consideration the distance between the breasts. Some bras have cups nearest then others, just to fit everyone.
Most of the time the straps are adjustable. Be careful not to squeeze too hard because it will leave unsightly and painful marks on your shoulders. Don’t let them too loose because you will get shoulder and back pain. In addition, if you have big breasts, and heavier, I recommend you to wear bras with thicker straps.
Other things that would need to consider:
- If the bra has underwires, those shouldn’t cause you discomfort in any way;
Under no circumstances you should wear bras that make your breasts get out on the side. First, it is not healthy at all! Second, is unsightly. A smaller bra doesn’t have push-up effect.
The cups should support most of the weight of the breasts. If your bra is too loose, the weight will be supported by your back and shoulder.
If the bra has eyes and hook, be sure it feets you at the last (the largest);
The bra shouldn’t rais on your back or in front when lift the hands, nor to leave you creases.
In the next article we’ll talk about what types of bras you can wear according of the clothing style. Until then:
Remember: You are beautiful…