| What Size Do You Need? |
Why Do We Wear Bras, Anyway?
| Getting the support you need, when you need it. |
By Julie Kostecky
Bra straps can dig into your skin, leaving unattractive and sometimes painful indentations. The bra band can inch up your back, annoying you and causing discomfort. Many women may be familiar with the annoyances of an ill-fitting bra, but did you also know that there can be health consequences to wearing the wrong size? Here are just a few:
A well-fitting brassiere can provide the necessary support to take tension off the breasts and other parts of your body, alleviating or preventing these potential problems.
If you would like to determine the correct bra size for you, just follow these few simple steps. You also may want to be professionally fit -- it's usually free; most department stores have salespeople who can do this for you.
Also, remember that your breast size often changes over time. So whatever your bra size is now, it probably won't be the same size you'll wear for the rest of your life. Because pregnancy, menopause, and weight gain or loss can change the size and shape of your breasts, you should re-measure your breast size at least every two years.
| How Can You Tell You're Wearing The Wrong Size? |
There are several easily identifiable signs that the bra you're wearing does not fit: