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Five things to remember when buying bras

Bra shopping is a lot more complicated than it looks. It’s not just about picking a design you like and wearing it (Shutterstock)

Bra shopping is still one of those tricky areas for women. It is a lot more complicated than it looks because it’s not just about picking a design you like and wearing it.

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Experts say that most women still don’t know their accurate bra size to date so we are all probably guilty of wearing the wrong shape and size at some point.

Thankfully, we have some essential tips below to help you out when going for bra shopping. Here we go.

  1. Test the straps

The straps of the bra play a huge role in how it looks and feels. Although they are adjustable, you still need to pay attention to how it rests against your skin. If the straps are digging into your skin even after adjusting, it means it could be too small. If they are barely stable and easily slip off, it’s probably not the right bra for you. Ensure that the straps fit just right and you’re good to go.

  1. Test the cup

Many of us still make mistakes when it comes to cup sizing. One assumption is that a cup that fits tight enough to give spillage automatically turns it to a push up bra. Similarly, we sometimes assume that a cup that’s big with empty spaces is the right one because it’s more comfortable. The cup should never cause an over spill. It should also not have empty spaces in between. Paying attention to such details will help you choose the right bra when you shop for one.

Are you guilty of wearing the wrong shape and size? (Shutterstock)
  1. Your weight fluctuates

Our weight fluctuates over time for different reasons. You might be working out and losing weight. You might even be gaining weight. Because of such bodily changes, your bra size can change over time. These factors are especially important if you love online shopping because you might not have a chance to try them directly. Ensure that you measure yourself correctly and get quality bras that have room for such fluctuations.

  1. Have a bit of everything

The classic bras are great but they don’t always work for every occasion. The goal is to always look well put together so having the right bra will make a huge difference. When wearing strapless dresses or tops, the last thing you want is to have bra straps sticking out. If you are wearing something with a plunging neckline, you don’t want the bridge of your bra to be visible. Invest in different types of bra designs that are suitable for different outfits.

  1. You’ll need a nude bra

Until recently, I thought that nude was only a light pink shade. Although it was originally a shade related to Caucasian skin tones, its definition has changed over time. We have different skin tones so nude can be a color that is closest to your skin tone. A nude bra is specifically essential for every woman because it works best for white shirts as well as sheer tops. Instead of wearing a white bra, black bra or a brightly colored one under these tops, get yourself a bra that is closest to your skin tone.

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