As women, we will never forget that first trip to the store with our mother to get our first bra. It was confusing, embarrassing, and all around no picnic. You think it would have gotten easier since then, but shopping for a bra is still a struggle for many women. But finding the right bra doesn’t have to be so elusive. There are a couple of basic points that need to be addressed, then it should be smooth sailing from then on.
Know Your MeasurementsThe first thing every woman should do before buying a bra is get fitted. This entails getting measured directly under the bust and across the fullest part of the bust. Studies show that around 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra. And getting fitted once does not solve the problem forever. Just like your body weight changes, so does your bra size. It is suggested that anytime your body weight fluctuates by 10% (which can be a result of pregnancy, nursing, exercise, dietary changes, hormones, menopause, puberty, and weight gain), you should be refitted.
Go for Both Quantity and QualityThe more bras you have, and the better they are, the less often you will have to find yourself replacing them. Technically, you shouldn’t be wearing the same few bras week after week, or even the same bra for two days in a row. Research shows that women are wearing four bras or fewer, but they really should be wearing seven to ten. If you have more wacoal bras, you can rotate them and stop overusing the same ones. And a less expensive bra will wear out faster, so quality is important.
Bras are definitely an investment for women, so do your research and don’t skimp when it comes to building your bra collection.