Helping You Help Your Breasts
Putting your best bust forward is one of the simplest ways to look younger, slimmer and healthier. It’s been said that from seventy to eighty-five percent of American women are wearing the wrong bra. Let’s change that, shall we? As you age, breakdown of the skin and breast tissue causes your breasts to sag. This problem occurs on small breasted women as well. Wearing the correct bra is simply healthier for you and your breasts. Here are some bra pointers to help you help your breasts. • If you gain or lose 15 pounds or more get refitted for a new bra. • The perfect position for your breasts is midway between your shoulders and your elbows. • An under-wire should surround and support your breast—not poke into it. If the wire pulls away from the body in the center, then the cup size is too small. • The cups should be secure against the breasts with the center of the under wire flush against the cleavage area. • If one breast is larger choose the cup size that fits your larger breast. • The band should fit around the smallest part of your back not across your shoulder blade. • Your bra should be level front to back. Avoid securing your bra band too high on the back, causing the band to ride up and the cup to fall forward. • Comfortable does not mean loose. A firmer band will ensure a better fit. • You should be able to remove the straps without the breast falling much. Eighty percent of the support comes from the band and the cup not the straps. • If you’re large busted lift your arms up after securing the bra band to make sure they are not dropping out of the bottom of the cup. • When your clothing size changes, so does your cup size. Refit and resize regularly. • Every brand fits differently, depending on the style and where it is manufactured. YOU NEED TO TRY SEVERAL ON. • As a bra’s band size increases, so does the cup size. For example: a 38B has a larger cup than a 36B. • When part of your breast actually bulges out of the top creating four instead of two breasts, the cup is too tight
If you live in the Minneapolis area allow me to recommend my favorite shapewear expert and bra fitter extraordinaire: Lonnie Eiden. You can contact her HERE.