Wearing the right bra can boost your confidence, streamline your silhouette and completely transform your posture. Yet most of us walk around with the wrong band and cup size or let our bras fall to ruin far too quickly. Check out our bra guide below to make the most of yours.
HOW TO GET THE RIGHT FIT
The size of your breasts changes constantly, which is why it’s so important to get measured regularly. When trying on bras, make sure that the band of the bra isn’t riding up your back. If there’s a gap between the middle of the bra and your chest, it’s too big. If your breasts spill over the edge of the cups, go for a larger cup size.
DOs AND DON’TS
- Alternate your bras. This gives the elastic a break between wears, ensuring you don’t stretch it out too much.
- When wearing a bra for the first time, clip it closed on the loosest set of hooks. Doing this means you can tighten the bra as the elastic stretches over time.
- Machine-wash your bras on a normal cycle. If you aren’t able to wash them by hand, use the “delicate” or “silk” setting of your washing machine.
- Clip your bra closed on the tightest set of hooks – this is the fastest way to wear it out.
THE T-SHIRT BRA
With basic underwire and no excessive lace detail, it’s no wonder the T-shirt bra is the one women reach for most often. Moulded cups mean the cups keep their shape at all times, and the silky fabric means it can be worn under tight items of clothing with ease.
THE BALCONETTE BRA
A wider band makes this bra a great option if you’re in need of more support, while the low-cut cup shape ensures a more rounded look.
THE FIRM CONTROL BRA
If you’re on the fuller side, look no further! This bra style offers maximum support and coverage, and often has wider straps to prevent your shoulders and back from straining.
THE SEAMLESS BRA
Seamless bras are ideal for light to medium impact sports, with additional hold and support. Fit for exercising and multi-tasking.
MULTI-WAY RACERBACK BRA
Multi-way bras come with convertible straps (and sometimes even detachable straps) which makes them a versatile option – perfect to wear under tops and dresses with unusual back styles.
- Your cup should not spill over! The whole breast must fit in the cup without it creating an ‘extra boob’. If the boob doesn’t fit, you need a bigger cup size.
- The cup must not fit right under your armpit. If it does, you either have the wrong size cup or the wrong fit/style of bra.
Now that you’re in the know, get to Jet and find the perfect bra for you.