10 SIGNS YOU'RE WEARING THE WRONG BRA SIZE

 Ahhhh, the dreaded bra shopping, no one really likes it and until that underwire just can’t be pushed back in, we usually put it off as long as possible. Well ladies, listen up. There is no longer any need to put up with excessive side boob or overflow, the dreaded ‘uniboob’ (boobs that appear as one instead of two), slipping straps or backs riding up. Below is some advice on what to do to get the best fitting bra. Better yet, you can drop into VIVID BLACK anytime and we will do all the hard work for you. Bra fittings are free and there is absolutely no pressure to buy.

  1. Your straps keep falling down. First, tighten them a bit. They might have stretched out in the wash. If your straps keep slipping even after you adjust them, then they aren’t being supportive and you should try going down a band size.
  2. You have spillover over the top, sides, or bottom of the cups. If you have the dreaded ‘Uniboob’, it’s time to go up a cup size.
  3. Your cups are wrinkling or baggy. When the cup is too big, the fabric bunches and you should go down a cup.
  4. You wear your bra on the tightest hook. You should feel most comfortable on the loosest or middle hook. That way, when your bra stretches over time, you can tighten it. If it’s already too loose, go down a band size.
  5. Your band rides up in the back. When you stand to the side and look in the mirror, is your band even? Your band should fit firmly and horizontally across your back and if it’s riding up in the back, it’s too big. Go down a band size, like from a 14 to 12 (AUS).
  6. You have dents on your shoulders. It’s not about how heavy your boobs are. Your bra’s band isn’t giving you the support it should and so your straps are taking the slack and digging into your shoulders, so try a smaller band size.
  7. The centre of your bra is lifted off your chest. The middle piece between the cups (the gore) should sit flat on your rib cage. If there’s any space, your cup size is too small and you should try going up a size. You should be able to lift your arms over your head without the underwire rising up.
  8. The underwire in your bra pokes you. Don’t think all underwire is uncomfortable. Go up a cup size to keep it from digging into your skin.
  9. You have back bulge.Despite the popular nickname, it’s not back fat — it’s literally just your bra being too tight and squeezing your skin. Your band is likely to be too small.
  10. You neck or back hurts.You may not be getting the right support from your bra because it’s the wrong size or type. Drop into Vivid Black for a bra fitting. It’s free, worth the time and you will feel great in a bra that is right for you.

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