It is a fact universally known that women love shopping. However, there is an exception. We don’t really like shopping for bras. Not only is it uncomfortable and disappointing to try different bras, but it can also be downright traumatizing for some! Alas, the support that bra’s provide is the support we need in our lives. You would be surprised to know how many women wear bra’s that are not right for them. There are so many factors that confuse us like bra size, cup size, material, usage, etc. To help you avoid having to ask questions, we have come up with everything that you need to know about bra! How do I know if my bra is not right for me? This is one of the first questions that women ask, so we are going to address this first. Before you walk into your room after a long day’s work and take off your bra, take a minute or two. Notice if anything is pinching you or maybe the hook is scratching your back? We tend to block out these inconveniences. But things like your strap slipping away or the wires digging in suggest that you need to revisit your choice of bra’s and make some changes. Know your ‘sister size’ in bra Do you know how in certain brands, your size doesn’t fit you? Since there is a wide variety of brands, the size can vary from one company to another. Similarly, in bras, the size can vary in company and styles too. This is why it is helpful to know your size and an alternate size (sister size) that fits you. For example, a 32C could fit into a 30B or a 34D. The band matters the most The band is the main part of the bra. It is what holds the whole thing together. If the band is the right fit, it will fit you well. The bra is too tight for you if you are unable to fit a finger between the bra and the body. You should also check the bottom of the cups. If there is a gap there, then the band is looser than it should be. It may cause your boob to slip through it. Are your breasts of two different sizes? It is not uncommon for a woman to have breasts of different sizes. But it can further complicate the bra shopping experience. You should go with the size that feels the best for you. However, going with the bigger fitting can be more comfortable. You can add removable pads to make the experience comfortable. Are the straps cutting into your shoulder? If the cups are not able to contain your breasts, then they are not the right size for you. This might be causing more weight around the straps, making them dig into your shoulders. It is time you try on a larger cup size. Are the bra straps too loose for you? This is another problem that may have you reaching for your straps time and again. A simple adjustment can help tighten the straps. The straps should not be too tight or too loose. They should rest on your shoulders without falling off. However, if they do fall off often, you might want to try a smaller cup size. Different styles and materials mean different things Your bras should complement the wardrobe. Along with versatility, you want comfort so you can wear them throughout the day without facing any discomfort. Have multiple options, so you don’t stretch out the straps or the bands quickly. Ideally, you should have a traditional bra, sports bra, a strapless one, etc. Depending on the size of the breasts, they do carry weight. A bra helps provide support for the weight and makes you comfortable. The variety of bra’s can sure be intimidating. But once you figure out what works for you, life will be much easier. The fabric and the technology used matters too. Even the most comfortable bra comes with an expiry date. To help make them last longer, wash them with your hands. This helps avoid extra stretching. When you finally find your ideal size and cup size, you will no longer look forward to taking them off at the end of the day.