Buying a Bra? 7 Tips You Should Not Missed Out When Buying It

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Most women would think that buying a bra is a fairly simple thing, but the truth is that most women don’t know how to buy a bra that truly fits them properly. The guess on their cup size and everything else, just to get to something close so they can get on with their day. The truth is that getting a bra that fits you properly can help with a lot of problems that you may not be aware of. A bra that supports you correctly can help alleviate back pain and discomfort, as well as help your overall balance as you walk and do other daily routines.

There are several things to keep in mind when you are buying the right bra for you and several steps that you need to take before you go shopping for the right one. Depending on your size a bra can be quite expensive, but it’s worth it in the long run to feel the comfort and support that a new fitting bra can give you. This guide should help you get the perfect bra for you so you can feel the comfort that women everywhere are getting once they’ve found the right one.

1. Get Measured

Some women can measure themselves depending on their size and others may need a little help. To get the right measurement for your bra use a measuring tape that is very flexible, this will make sure that each curve is measured properly. Use the measuring tape to circle yourself in a straight line, making sure that the tape is even and passes over the very tip of your breasts across the nipples. It’s best to do this measurement while you are not wearing a shirt or another bra because these things can make the measurement be off by just a bit.

2. Determining Your Cup Size

Just because for the last ten years you may have been wearing a D cup doesn’t mean that you are indeed a D cup. Many things are taken into account when determining your cup size. You need to make sure that the cup of the bra fits snug and that you are not falling out of the top, bottom, or sides of the cup. The cup should surround your entire breast and be comfortable, not to tight and not to loose. This will give you the support that you need.

3. Do You Need A Bra With Under Wire

Many times women have had children and their breasts being to sag down just a bit. If you are one of these women then you may want to look into getting a bra with an under wire. The under wire is designed to give you a bit of a lift. Many people don’t know that the under wire can also give added support even if you don’t need it for lifting purposes. It can add a certain perkiness to your breasts and also help enhance the shape of your breasts.

4. Clasps

Bras are available with all kinds of different clasps to close it. Most bras clasp in the back with 2 to 5 clasps depending on the size. Larger women with larger breasts tend to need bras with wider bands. This leads to having more clasps in the back. These full size bras give more support to women with larger breasts and are usually a lot more comfortable. Smaller women with smaller breasts usually have less clasps in the back. Some bras clasp in the front. These bras usually have less overall support, but do have a certain sex appeal to them. They are not great for daily wear, but can be nice to spice things up after dark.

4. Colors

Most bras are available in the three basic colors of white, tan, and black. These are the main colors used because they work with most women’s wardrobes. It’s important to have at least a black bra and a white bra in your collection because they look better with their specific colors. Black bras show through white clothing and this looks tacky. White bras don’t look as nice with darker clothing because if you happen to slip a strap it is very obvious to anyone that you are around.

5. Shopping For The Perfect Bra

There are lots of companies out there that make women’s under garments. Many of these companies are great to shop with, however there are not many out there that custom make bras. Unless you are the typical sizes, it may be best for you to get a custom bra. The difference in half a cup size or a half inch on the band can make all the difference when you are looking for great comfort and support. If you’ve tried several store brands and can’t find one that you are very happy with, then it may be time to seek a company to make a bra especially for you. There is nothing wrong with this because all women’s bodies are different and some require a little more effort.

6. Sports Bras

A lot of women work out and during these times it is a good idea to own a couple sports bras that will fit you snug so that you have the comfort and support you need while getting yourself more healthy. Sports bras are sized differently than normal bras, but there is a rule of thumb you can follow to make sure that you get the right size. A size small usually fits a woman with a cup size A or B. Medium usually fits a C cup. Large fits a D cup. Extra large fits DD. If you have breasts larger than a DD or you are a plus sized woman, you may have to try a few different sizes until you find the one you are most comfortable with.

7. Prices

Everyone can go to their local retail store and buy a bra for less than twenty dollars, however you are probably not going to get the comfort and support that you want. The average cost of a bra that is going to last you a long time and over that time give you what you need is about $50. The cost will vary depending on the size that you need. Even though they are more expensive, they are going to save you money in the long run. They will also probably save you a backache as well.

A lot goes into buying the right bra for you, but using these guidelines you should be able to find a bra that will fit you well, give you the support that you need, and be comfortable for you to wear all day long without leaving red marks or getting you poked in the side with under wire. We all know what this feels like and it isn’t pleasant. Just remember to take your time while shopping for the bra you want and if you end up making a purchase that you aren’t happy with, return it and try again. Soon you will find a brand and size that fits you just right!

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A Bra Wearer January 26, 2012 at 6:44 pm

This article is terrible, and doesn’t seem to be written by a woman! There are spelling errors (“not to tight and not to loose” should be ‘not too tight and not too loose’) and grammatical errors (“own a couple sports bras that will fit you snug” should be ‘own a couple of sports bras that will fit you snugly’). The tone is condescending and sounds as if it was written by a non-native English speaking male in the 1950′s! I am a woman who was interested in tips on bra-buying; I feel like I’ve been lectured on how the right bra can make my life perfect merely by adding “a certain perkiness” or that somehow I am less than ideal because “some require a little more effort”. Honestly! The “EDITOR” should be ashamed of this article.


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JSR March 29, 2012 at 6:41 am

Actually, the misuse of too/to/two is a grammatical error. Either way, it is misused in the article. Sometimes I wonder how people get paid for such shoddy writing!


ginny April 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

thanks to the first commenter. it was horrifying to read such incorrect grammar, to the point that i was having difficulty determining what the writer was trying to say.


kathe September 20, 2012 at 1:22 am

ya gotta get a life.


sue August 12, 2012 at 2:58 am

why wear a bra at all


kathe September 20, 2012 at 1:23 am

so the girls dont drop to the knees too early – gravity


Jan September 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Incomplete — lack of information. OK — measure. What do those numbers mean in terms of size and cup? What was the writer doing submitting an
incomplete and inane piece??


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