Thursday, January 21, 2010

Quick Tips for Bras

Since I've already told you all about my deodorant, I thought I'd just go ahead and make this TMI week here at Unintended Housewife.

When my in-laws were here last weekend, we did our Christmas gift exchange. As usual, I got a crisp $50 bill, among other things! Guess what I'm going to do with it. What I do with it every year: buy new bras.

For a long time I adjusted my bras incorrectly. Once I figured out what I was doing wrong, it changed everything. I'm voluptuous, so support is important.

When you buy a new bra, find one that feels a little tight on the loosest hook. Bras stretch over time, so you want to be able to use the tighter hooks as the bra loses elasticity.

Most of the bra's support should be coming from the back, not the straps. If you've got your straps cinched tightly or they're digging into your shoulders, it's probably an indication that you need a smaller back size. Loosen the straps, but tighten the back. It will feel better instantly.

Though the back size you're wearing is probably too big, your cup size is probably too small. The cup should hold all of your breast tissue, including the tissue on the sides and at the top. I can't tell you how many women I see with quad-boobs because their bra cup is cutting into their breast. (Yes, I can see it through their tight shirts.)

Even if you know your size, you should still try bras on before you buy because each manufacturer makes each bra differently. This drives me crazy because I prefer shopping online, but I always try bras on.

If you're going to wear a white or light colored top, choose a nude bra. I once had an ex-boyfriend who called these "granny-colored" bras. They may not be sexy, but they're very necessary. White shows through white. Similarly, if you're wearing a dark top, it's best to wear either a nude bra or a black bra because a light colored bra shows through black clothing if a flash photograph is taken.


  1. I just realized the nude bra under a white shirt thing a few months ago. I can't believe I never heard of that tip before! It's made wearing white so much easier. :)


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