Many of us are all too familiar with that feeling of an uncomfortable bra, it can make you feel agitated and can sometimes become intolerable. It’s safe to say that feeling or removing your bra after a long day is unrivalled. If you feel like wearing a bra all day is driving you crazy, you are in luck. In this article we take a look at some of the different causes behind an uncomfortable bra.
What are the main causes of an uncomfortable bra?
Finding the right bra can seem like an impossible task, but it is definitely one investing your time and money into, after all, the right bra will keep you comfortable and supported all day. So, what is causing your discomfort?
Like shoes, if you wear a bra too small, it is bound to cause discomfort and even breast pain. If your bra is too big, it won’t support your breast properly. There are some common signs that your bra doesn’t fit you, such as:
- You can fit more than two fingers under the bra band
- You don’t fill the cups
- Your breasts spill over the top or bottom of the cups
- The back band of your bra sits too high or too low on your back
- You’re in pain or discomfort
Surprisingly, a study by Victoria’s Secret discovered that more than 80% of women in the UK are wearing the wrong bra size. Fortunately, many shops offer a free bra fitting service or you can access a bra size calculator online.
Your wearing a style that is not suitable for you
Another reason why your bra may feel uncomfortable is because the style might not be suitable for your shape. While balconette bras can look beautiful, if you have larger breasts, you could end up spilling out of the cups. By choosing a bra style that suits your breast size, you will feel more comfortable and ultimately more confident.
Round breasts- T-shirt bra, Balconette bra, Plunge bra.
Bell shape breasts- Underwired full cup bra.
Tea drop breasts- Underwired balconette bra, demi cup bra.
Asymmetric breasts- T-shirt bra, padded bra.
Slender breasts- Seamed bra.
Close set breasts- Plunge bra, triangle bra.
Wide set breasts- Plunge bra, padded bra.
You bra is worn out
You may have a particular bra that you have always relied upon due to its comfort and support. However, as time has passed, you have begun noticing that it isn’t quite as comfortable as it once was. If your band is stretched out, the straps are falling off your shoulders when tightened or you can see the outline of your bra cup, it is probably time to replace it. It is recommended that you throw away your bra after around 6 months of regular wear.
Where to buy bras
If you are unsure about where to buy bras online, one of our favourite stores is Bras and Honey who stock a range of the highest quality brands at great prices with free delivery. Whilst they specialise in bras for bigger breasts, they have an excellent selection to choose from to suit all shapes and sizes. They also offer a virtual fitting appointment to help you get the right bra size and style meaning you can shop online with confidence.