1.Wrong size

A huge percentage of women are wearing the wrong sized bra. It is our recommendation to get correctly fitted at a Lingerie boutique or Department store. A bra that is the incorrect size will not properly support you and could result in long-term sagging and or ligament damage.

Related post: Top 10 tips for buying the perfect bra

2.Sacrificing quality for price

Invest in bras that are made from quality fabrics and trims. It is noticeable at first glance if a product is well made. The elastics should be firm and should not have too much give. A good quality bra will often have multiple layers and feel substantial to touch.Cheaper bras are made from inferior fabrics and trims. These bras will often lose their elasticity and ability to support after a few washes. Purchasing quality should mean that you would feel more comfortable and supported for longer.

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3.Purchasing the incorrect style for your body shape

Not all bra styles will suit every woman. Our bodies are all different including our breast shape and form.

  • Plunge bras are wonderful for a smaller busted woman who tends to be heavier at the base of the breast.
  • Balcony styled bras are good for women who have a rounder more even weight distribution in the breast.
  • Full coverage bras are ideal for women who are larger in the bust. The full cups are designed to cover the entire breast area resulting in more support and a secure fit.

4.The back band is too big

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This is one of the most common mistakes. The back band of the bra should fit firmly and parallel across the back. It should not rid up or feel too loose. Should the back band start to feel loose when done up on the tightest hook. It is time to throw it away and purchase a new one.

5.Not getting fitted

Going and getting fitted at your local bra boutique or Department store is worth the effort. A bra fitter is professionally trained and will access your body type/shape and provide you with options they have available.Buying bras can often be a frustrating experience. Going to professionals cuts out all of the frustration leaving the customer happy and supported.

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One of the first signs of pregnancy is a growing bust. Every woman’s body is different, but most women grow 1-3 cup sizes during the course of their pregnancy.

Some women also need to go up a band size because of their expanding belly and rib cage. However, don’t go too loose. The bra band is responsible for 90% of the bra’s support, so a snug band that stays in place is very important.

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The quickest change comes right after you give birth when milk starts to flow. This is called engorgement (and for good reason!). Engorgement is the point when your breasts are their largest and heaviest.

If you plan on nursing, your breast size can change from day to day in the beginning. Once you and baby are on a regular feeding schedule, you can go back to wearing a constant bra size.  Many women go back to their pre-baby back size but need to wear a cup size that is 1-3 sizes larger than before.

Your first breast feeding bras should be soft cup nursing bras. These non-underwire nursing bras allow room for your breasts to grow during engorgement and have flexible sizing that will help you stay comfortable during the first few weeks of nursing. You should have at least two soft cup nursing bras to alternate wearing during this time. After your cup size goes down, these bras will make great sleep nursing bras. Great for those middle of the night feedings!

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Once your baby is breastfeeding on a regular schedule, you can really expand your nursing wardrobe! Modern nursing bras are available in a wide variety of colors and styles, so you’re not just stuck with unflattering white bras.

Most women can comfortably wear an underwire nursing bra at this time. Underwire feeding bras provide great support for heavy breasts. It is very important that you are wearing the right bra size. In the correct cup size, the underwire will lie comfortably under the breast and not interfere with milk production.

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About Bra Sizing

We’ve all heard the statistics: 75% or 80% of all women are wearing the wrong bra size. Is it true? We sincerely hope not. The truth is that our bodies change all the time (even just within a year or two), as we gain or lose weight, as we gain or lose muscle tone with exercise, with pregnancy or nursing, and simply as we age. So even if you were wearing the right size just last year, you may need a change now. We’re here to help.

Measuring Band Size

There are two ways to measure your band size. The best bet is to do it both ways to see if you get a consistent measurement.

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1. Bring the measuring tape around your back to the front, keeping it under the arms and bringing it up across to the middle of your chest (see image). If you get an odd number, round up to the next even number to get your band size.

2. Measure across the bottom of your band, directly under the bust and across your ribcage. Make sure to keep your measuring tape straight around the back to front. Again, if you get an odd number, round up to the next even number to get your band size.

Measuring Cup Size

This is where it gets tricky- if you already have a bra and can talk us through how it’s fitting, we might be better off stopping here- we can help you troubleshoot your fit. You can also Check Your Fit and see our Bra Fit Q&A for help assessing your fit. The first step (above) will tell us if you might be in the wrong band size. This one becomes much more subjective. Here’s how to do it:

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1. Measure loosely around the fullest part of your bust, with the tape straight across and around your back, bringing it to the front.

2. Subtract your band measurement (from step 1) from this bust measurement. The difference calculates your bra size- each inch represents a cup size. For example, if you measure a 34 inch band size, and a 36 inch cup size, the difference is 2: which would indicate a B cup.

Bra Size Chart

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