Are You Wearing The Right Bra?

The best part of my day is always taking my bra off. That feel of relief that you’re not going out for the rest of the evening is pure brilliance. It made me start thinking though how many people are actually wearing the wrong bra and after a quick Google search, I discovered that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong size. So here are a few pointers to follow by next time you feel like splashing the cash on a new bra.

Are you uncomfortable?

Do you find the underwire stabbing you where it shouldn’t and the straps digging into your shoulders? They’re generally hints that your bra is too small but I’d say the biggest sign is just feeling uncomfortable in your bra. Even if it’s the strap feeling a bit loose then immediately you should know it’s time to buy a new bra!

Get fitted

Ignore all this crap about measuring your size yourself, just get off your bum and go and get fitted! I tend to get fitted once a year but the rule of thumb is generally to get fitted after gaining/losing 5 to 7 pounds.

Spend a little extra

For girls with the awkward sizes which aren’t available in shops, it’s inevitable that you’re going to have to spend a bit more. It’s worth spending £30 on a decent bra that fits you well rather than spending a fiver on a cheap one from Primark which provides no support and falls apart in the washing machine!

All bras are different.

You will never be the same size in all bra shapes, end of. If you’re trying out a balconette style when you’re used to wearing plunge bras then make sure you try a variety of sizes on before buying! The same goes when switching between different brands, you may be a 30C in M&S and a 32B in La Senza!

Are you on the tightest hook?

I can tell you straight away that if you’re wearing your bra on the tightest hook then you’re in need of a new bra! We should wear our bras on the loosest hook and if you’re able to wear them on the first then maybe go down a band size.


  1. 06/02/2015 / 16:26

    I got measured recently in bravissimo and I was shocked to learn how badly I'd been being to myself. I went from wearing a 38E to a 36H and I've never been more secure, comfortable and happy in how I'm now sitting.
    Wearing one of my old bras now just feel ridiculous . Although spending £30 on a bra is hearbreaking, it totally outweights the 4 boob issue I had in EVERY top I wore before.
    Great post 🙂
    Gill x

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