Can Wearing the Wrong Bra Size Damage Your Health?
Many women wear the wrong bra size without giving it a second thought. After all, if they were measured 10 years ago in a department store, then why worry? But the truth of the matter is that wearing the wrong bra size can lead to many health problems.
If you wear an ill-fitting bra, you will not have the sleek, elegant look that you want. Instead, your whole form will look shapeless and unattractive. An ill-fitting bra will also draw unnecessary attention to the bust area.
Wearing the wrong bra size can cause scarring underneath or on each side of the breasts, which is not immediately noticeable. But over time, a bra that is far too tight will end up creating a scarring effect, where the bra has dug into the flesh.
Large breasted women often have a battle on their hands to find bras that fit well and provide them with the correct amount of support for their shape. All too often, many large breasted women opt for a smaller size bra, which might look more attractive than a "granny bra", but a smaller size will actually cause more problems than it solves. A bra that fits properly should not ride up at the back; nor should bra straps dig into the shoulders, leaving behind red marks. An ill-fitting bra will not provide enough coverage for the breasts. If your breasts are spilling out of your bra from all angles, then you are wearing the wrong size bra.
Women who wear the wrong size bra often have problems maintaining correct posture. This can lead to slouching rather than sitting and standing upright, as well as unexplained back and neck pain.
The best solution to wearing the wrong bra size is to visit a department store and have yourself measured, not once every few years, but every single time that you go shopping for a new bra. The reason for this is that a woman's bust size will change throughout her life due to hormonal reasons, pregnancy, weight loss and other factors. Wearing the wrong bra size can cause health problems, but allowing yourself to be measured each time you go bra shopping will ensure that you buy the correct bra size. This will eliminate the health problems that can occur while wearing the wrong bra size.
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Signs of the Wrong Bra Size
Your bra size can vary by manufacturer or bra style and be influenced by gaining or losing as little as five pounds. So what you think of as your bra size and what your bra size actually is are often two different things: it's estimated about 60% of women consistently wear the wrong bra size.
The key to discovering your exact bra size is knowing your exact measurements and using them as a reference for each and every bra you try on. While your measurements are vital, it's important to remember that one brand may put you in something slightly bigger or smaller than another brand. So your bra size is a reference, not an absolute.
It's pretty easy to determine if you're wearing the right bra size or not. If your bra is terribly uncomfortable, chances are you're simply in the wrong size. Remember that your exact bra size not only changes from brand to brand, it can also change depending on the style of bra you're picking. What may look like a large bra size in one style could end up being a medium bra size in another style.
If the only things supporting your bust are your straps, you're in the wrong band or cup size.
If the straps and/or band dig into your body, you're wearing the wrong band or cup size.
If the band rides up in back, you're wearing the wrong band size.
If your bust falls out of the bottom of the bra when you raise your hands, you're wearing the wrong band size.
If the cups of your bra are so tight that they create a double bubble effect, you're wearing the wrong cup size.
If the cups are so loose that the fabric is folding, you're wearing the wrong cup size.
Problems with wearing the WRONG BRA SIZE
Walking around in an ill-fitting bra is damaging to more than just your mood. Wearing the wrong bra size can have an unflattering appearance, ruining your whole look. The wrong bra size can also change your posture. This not only makes you look unattractive, it can lead to serious neck, shoulder or back problems.
(information prepared by Aysha Schurman - http://www.life123.com/beauty/style/bra-shopping/bra-size.shtml)