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Jul 29, 2008
Are you wearing the right bra size?

In a 21st Century full of technological advances within the bra industry it's hard to imagine that 8 out of 10 women still wear bras that do not correctly fit. The important thing to consider when you go to shopping centres in the UK is, do you know whether your bra fits you correctly and does it really matter all that much if it doesn't?

The most common reason many women do not wear the right bra size may simply be because they do not know how to choose the right bra size, type or cup or feel uncomfortable about being measured and have therefore have never been measured properly by a trained lingerie specialist. Hence women are suffering in silence with ill fitting bras.

There are of course aesthetic effects of wearing an ill fitting bra. If the chest size of a bra is wrong then the bra band will either appear too tight or too loose and as a result will feel uncomfortable. When the bra band is too tight it tends to force in the rib cage, or too loose and it will ride up. Too petite in the cup and the breasts will be squashed and possibly end up bulging at the sides. Too large and the material of the bra will pucker and look obvious under your clothes.

Aside from the potential embarrassment of wearing an ill fitting bra, there are also health problems to take into account. Wearing the right bra is particularly important when playing sport and can help prevent injury of the breast tissue. It is also important for the posture of larger breasted women. Back problems and muscle tension can occur as a result of not wearing a correctly fitted bra. In the long term if your breasts do not get the support they need from a bra then they will start to droop and sag which is the last thing any woman wants!

It is quite easy to get an indication of whether you need to replace your bra if you see any signs of the following; slouching, boobs swinging, straps falling or red marks on your shoulders or back caused by your bra.

Finding the right size bra for you does not have to be difficult. Many shopping centres in the UK actually offer a free bra fitting service and staff are trained to find the ideal fit for you.

They can also help you with the style of bra to choose. Whilst you may prefer the softness of cotton or the support of an underwire bra, a lingerie specialist can help you find a bra to suit you and your requirements.

If you enjoy a lot of physical activity and sports then it is recommended that you invest in a sports bra. Designed to provide flexibility and support, the sports bra fabric keeps sweat and moisture at bay on the outside. Larger breasted women should ideally opt for a bra with both wide back and shoulder straps in order to get maximum support. A full cup is preferable to a half cup for coverage and aids in shaping the breast. Again an underwire bra will help with providing additional support.

For the smaller ladies out there, a balcony type bra gives the appearance of cleavage and padding at the sides and beneath the bust is a definite must!

Remember that most shopping centres in the UK have bra fitting experts that can help you!! So don't continue on in discomfort - even if you are not sure if your bra is the wrong size as it is always worth double checking. Finally go for a bra that above all offers comfort.
About the Author
Take advantage of the free bra fitting service offered by many shopping centres in the UK . Visit Bravissimo and many other stores at thecentre:mk for a free fitting or for more information visit thecentre:mk at http://www.thecentremk.com.
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