Breast health and back health are extremely important and unfortunately, women must take extra strides to keep from getting back injuries, breast cancer, and other health issues that can occur from wearing a bra incorrectly. 
Breast health and back health are extremely important and unfortunately, women must take extra strides to keep from getting back injuries, breast cancer, and other health issues that can occur from wearing a bra incorrectly. 
 
Most people would be lying if they said they liked bra shopping. Standing under unflattering lights in a small stuffy room being forced to look at yourself, warts and all in a full-length mirror. Wires jabbing, cups bulging. Be honest now. You know it doesn’t fit. But at this stage you’ll take anything to be back in your clothes and out of that door. 
 
But having a good fitting bra could be your ticket to smoother lines, higher bust and most importantly comfort and confidence! 
First things first, chuck away that tape measure! This exercise is not about agonising over numbers and breathing in at the right moment. This is about what works for you. Put on the bra that you think fits you best and stand in front of a mirror. 
Taking the back of your palm pull away the back band of the bra. If this comes away more than an inch, the band is too big. Not coming out as far as that, too small. You may not want this band to be tighter, but trust me, the snugger the better. This is the band that holds 80% of the support of the bra. It is what gives you lift. Adjust the straps so that you can comfortably lift away from the shoulder whilst still feeling a good level of resistance. 
Now for the dreaded cups. 
 
Here we’ll start with where all the wires hit your body. The wires in the middle should be sitting flush against your chest without pressing too hard. The wire at the side of the cup should be sitting just past your breast tissue but not as far as your arm pit. If you need to go up a cup, you should go down a back band and vice versa. This is because the cup size and band size are relative to one another. For example, a D cup in a 30 back is smaller than a D cup in a 34 back. 
 
Although this might all seem a little more laborious that just whipping out the tape measure, in the long term this will show you what works for you and allow you to keep more in tune as to when your size may have changed. 
In all, just remember this is about comfort and confidence, with the bonus of looking slimmer and not the other way around. Now go and try this and see what you think! 
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