So you’re saying I’m not a 10C?
Remember when you were 13 and all you wanted in the whole wide world was your very own bra? The day your mum finally agreed to let you ditch your crop tops and find out your real bra size was momentous to say the least.
After your slightly awkward fitting, you picked out a selection of fluorescent bras (embarrassing now but the height of tween fashion) and swore you’d wear them every day for the rest of your life.
But oh, how times have changed. In 2017, the majority of us (myself included) would rather go braless whenever the fabric permits. We see you, Kenny!
But when you’re rocking a look that really does need a bra (or at least a bralette) you might as well find one that fits, right?
This might sound pretty obvious. I mean, obviously you’re going to pick the right size… But in reality, this is a whole lot easier said than done.
Many of us are oblivious to the fact that our bras are in fact too big (or small) for us. You put up with the pain – bras aren’t meant to be fun – and just repeat the mantra, “Beauty is pain, beauty is pain.”
Girl, who are you kidding!? Fashion might come at a cost, but crushed ribs (courtesy of sharp underwire) and unsightly boob bulges well exceed this price point.
The solution: supress those cringe-worthy memories of failed fittings past and book in for a proper fitting. Take down your measurements and keep them in mind next time you’re in the lingerie department. And even then, experts recommend a new fitting session every six to 12 months.
Remember, bras are just like other clothes: some brands fit differently, you may be between sizes, and nothing should be taken for granted. No woman in her right mind would buy a pair of jeans without trying them on, and the same goes for your bra.
Forget pinching, gaping or any other uncomfortable sensations and step into a world where bras aren’t half bad! Plus, it’s an excuse to shop. You’ll be feeling practically angelic in no time – well, almost.
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