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Make sure your bra fits

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An ill fitting bra can not only make you look bad, it can really effect your health. Badly fitting bra’s can lead to bad posture and back pain.  We have all heard the statistic that over 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra but how do you tell?

1.       Check if there is excess fabric bunching around the cups. This probably means that your cup is too big. If your breasts are spilling up out of the cups, the cup size is too small.
2.       The bra should fit snugly against your sternum.
3.       The straps should rest comfortably against your shoulders and not dig in.
4.       The band of the bra should not ride up your back. If the band is riding up your back the band is too big. What happens is that because girls cannot find big enough cup sizes, they go bigger around the back eg. From a 34 to a 38 just to get more in the cup.

The most important thing is to get fitted by someone who knows what they are doing. Just because you want to be a 34B does not mean that a 34B is going to fit you. Rather embrace the figure that you have been blessed with and support it with a bra that fits you well.

Here is a photo of Mel with a badly-fitting bra and a perfect fit.
Spot the difference!