Many of us are used to our weight fluctuating and feel thankful for our “fat jeans” on those dreaded days, but how often have you thought about how changing dress sizes can affect your bra size? Wearing an ill-fitting bra can lead to headaches, neck pain and bad posture.
Taryn Palacios at The Bra Guru recommends having yourself measured regularly to make sure you’re still wearing the correct bra size, even after your weight has fluctuated. “It’s normal to change bra sizes multiple times throughout your life,” she says.
The Right Bra For Your Bust?
There are two measurements to take into consideration when finding the right bra. Firstly, your band measurement (this is the circumference of your torso). Secondly, your cup size. Your cup size is measured by finding the fullest part of your breast – usually over the nipple area.
“The Bra Guru stocks a variety of different kinds of bras to make sure we cater for the different preferences of every woman we assist,” says Palacios. Selecting a style that suits you can be tricky but the best way to find your perfect fit is to try on a few different styles and check the fit of each according to this handy guide…
1. The centre of your breast should be positioned midway between your shoulder and elbow.
2. The bra band should sit parallel to your body, back and front.
3. Check that the bras centre wires are lying flat against your sternum wall, separating your breasts comfortably.
Remember, it’s as important if not more to work out in a sports bra that gives you the correct support. Use the same measuring techniques while shopping for your next sports bra and you’ll feel the benefits.
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