Underwires that dig into your side, push up bras that give you an unsightly overhang and straps that seem to endlessly fall off your shoulders. Is it the best feeling of the day when you get to take off your bra and throw it at the wall?
Being comfortable in your underwear shouldn’t be this hard, right? If you want to change your relationship with your lingerie then read this handy guide for wearing it well.
The Most Important Element. Size.
You are a 36D or a 34DD? Getting your bra size wrong is terrible for comfort but also for your health. Without the correct support added strain is put on your back. Repeat the cycle every day and you could do lasting damage when you hit later life.
High Street department stores offer a really great solution to finding out your size. Don’t go just before or during menstration. Get measured when you are mid cycle and your breasts aren’t at their fullest.
If you prefer to measure your own then here is a useful guide for self fitting Make sure you have a tape measure and a pen and paper ready to make a note of your size. To really ensure you have the correct cup size though heading out for a professional fitter is best. The wrong cup size is the most common reason for underwire dig just below your armpit.
Style is Everything
Once you have the correct size you can head out and buy that gorgeous set you saw online right? Wrong. The style of your bra is just as important to comfort as the size. Petite firm breasts will suit almost every style going but if you have a fuller, less firm pair then you will need to think twice before grabbing that ultimate plunge bra.
Get into a shop and play with the various cup shapes. One of the most wearable and flattering styles on the market today is the half cup bra, or balconette. Collections such as Aubade give maximum support but real feminitiy. They are an excellent shape for both day and evening giving you confidence without worrying about the unsightly overhang.
If you want to impress in the bedroom you can go wild. There are even bras made out of feathers and leather! Have a look at our bedroom inspiration to make you feel good in the bedroom too!
Lace, Satin or Tshirt material. There are so many different materials on the market. A really good everyday bra should not interfere with your other clothing. Whilst satin may feel really luxurious It isn’t the best choice to wear under lycra or satin itself, as there is no purchase. Also there is potential to snag. Lace is a textured material so if you are wearing a tight fitting top the pattern of your bra will be on show for all to see. T Shirt material or cotton are best for comfort and fitting under your clothing without any dramatic, unwanted shows.
Getting your underwear right is not an area of your clothing that you should leave to chance. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get it right. Find the right size, shape and material and you won’t even notice it’s there. Unless you want to that is!