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Style Are You Wearing the Wrong Bra Size?

20:08  30 november  2017
20:08  30 november  2017 Source:   seventeen.com

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This is your band size —the numerical part of your bra size . If you get an odd number, round up to the next even number. Watch the pros do it here You can usually spot potential bra pet peeves in the fitting room, so before you get stuck wearing the wrong bra (and adjusting your straps 3475698

- Here are 14 signs your bra is the wrong size . Finding the right size can change the way you feel about your breast . If you are a company/business and wish to contact me to review a product or if you have any other business opportunities for me

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Nip slips, quad-boob, bands that ride up, straps that fall down - is there anything as annoying as a bra that doesn’t fit right? It’s no wonder, like, half of tumblr is embracing the braless look rn.

But if your bra isn’t supporting you like it should, you might just be wearing the wrong size. According to Orit Hashay, founder of the online bra retailer Brayola, there are a few easy ways to tell if you need to re-measure:

· Your band rides up in the back. “The band provides the majority of the support,” Hashay says. “It’s crucial that it’s tight enough. If it’s riding up your back, it’s not.”

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· Your straps dig in. When your band is too loose, your straps have to do all the heavy lifting, and that’s never comfy.

· You’re on the tightest hook. This typically means your band is getting worn out or was too loose to begin with.

· You have underboob. “A perfect-fitting bra will lie flat against your body when you raise your arms,” Hashay says. “If you’re flashing side boob or underboob, the band is too tight or the cups are too small.”

Here’s how to measure your size the right way - because when you find a bra that actually fits, it’s almost as liberating as free-boobing.

1. Measure your band size.

Wrap a tape measure around your ribs, just under your boobs. “Exhale to get the smallest measurement possible, and don’t try to stand up super straight or stick out your chest more than normal,” Hashay says.

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“When women are wearing the wrong size , they can be miserable and uncomfortable,” Christina Faraj, a bra fit expert in Beacon, New York, told Fox News. (However, while breast size may contribute to back pain, some studies suggest that bra fit doesn't.)

Did you know that most women wear the wrong bra size without ever realizing? Here are the signs that will tell you if you are one of them, or you found the. The first and most important sign that you are wearing the wrong bra size , is a feeling of discomfort.

This is your band size - the numerical part of your bra size. If you get an odd number, round up to the next even number.

2. Measure the fullest part of your bust.

This is the first step in figuring out your cup size. Wrap the tape measure securely around your bust, but don’t cinch it. (There should be no boob-smooshing happening.) If you’re between two numbers, round up.

3. Subtract your bust measurement from your band size.

Once you’ve rounded up whatever needs to be rounded up, subtract your band size from your bust measurement. The difference between the two numbers determines your cup size:

Less than 1”: AA

1”: A

2”: B

3”: C

4”: D

5”: DD

(If the difference is more than 5”, you may want to head to a specialty bra retailer to get fitted by a pro so you can make sure you’re getting the extra support you need.)

Quick example: Say your bust measurement is 36.5” (rounded up to 37”) and your band measurement is 33” (rounded up to 34”). The difference is 3 inches, so your ideal bra size is most likely 34C.

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4. Try before you buy.

You can usually spot potential bra pet peeves in the fitting room, so before you get stuck wearing the wrong bra (and adjusting your straps 3475698 times a day), here are a few things Hashay says to check:

· Make sure the “gore” - the piece of fabric between your cups - is touching your skin. “If the gore isn’t flat against your chest, your bra is the wrong size,” she says.

· Raise your arms and check for underboob.

· Ask a friend or salesperson to slide her hand under the back of your band, then twist her hand 90 degrees. Your band shouldn’t be any looser than the width of her hand.

· If there’s an underwire, it should wrap around your boob. “If the underwire is a finger's width or more lower than your breast, the band size is probably too small,” Hashay says.

Once you’ve found the perfect bra, you can move on to more important things - like figuring out whether you’ve been putting your bra on wrong your whole life.

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