Shopping for a Bra
It is a rite of passage for you to start thinking of and shopping for a bra once you enter into adolescence. However, you do not remain with your first bra for a long time. The changes that your body goes through make it necessary to shop for a different type of bra. Issues to do with bra do not end at that point. You still need to wear a comfortable and well fitting bra even as you age. Although body changes can make shopping for the right bra a challenge, keeping the following factors in mind should make shopping for bra an easy and enjoyable experience.
According to female fashion stylists, about 85% of women wear wrong size of bra. The stylists indicate that this is caused by the fact that very few women get fitted before they go shopping for bra. They encourage women to go for what they call “bra check-up”, which involves measuring to obtain the full measurement from under the burst across to the full part of the other burst. Obtaining that measurement at any particular time does not inform the right size of bra to buy. You need to remain alive to the fact that the right size of bra to buy will change depending on whether or not you gain weight, become pregnant or nursing among other changes.
Ascertaining the right size of bra to buy is not the only important consideration you need to take into account when shopping for a bra. You need a bra that supports your breasts comfortable in addition to positioning them correctly. Ideally, a well fitting and supportive bra should lift and position your breasts at the center of your burst, midway between your elbows and shoulders. It is therefore very important that you take into account a bra’s cup before you buy.
Although most bras are made of elastic materials including spandex and Lycra, it is important that you take into account how far they can stretch over time. Choose a bra that can stretch an still fit you well but let it remain in your mind that a bra can stretch out, meaning it can become permanently loose and non-functional.
This is one thing that most women fail to consider when shopping for bras. Shop for a bra with a cup structured with a seam. This is because your breast tissue rest on the seam and a seamless cup will not give your breasts the desired shape. A seam makes your breasts look full.
Although bras are under garments, do ensure that you wear the right top garment when shopping for a bra. You need to wear a top that is fitting to be able to see how different bras fit you as you try them on.
These are just a few of the factors you need to take into account when shopping for a bra. Even as you do so, it is very important that you know how you will care for any bra that you buy. Apart from buying high quality bras, it is also important that you pay attention to tag instructions. Sticking to such instructions will make you bra last long so long as it still fits you well.