Boobs and bras go together, but anyone who wears a bra knows there are a few tricks to wearing and caring for them. So we bring you these really, really good tips and hope that you find them useful whether your boobs are real or synthetic.
Boobs are beautiful. They’re also practical (at least for natal women). That doesn’t change the fact they’re also a huge pain in ass.
It doesn’t matter if they’re monstrous or tiny, boobs have to be dealt with. Society tells us to strap ’em up, smoosh ’em down, and for goodness’ sake cover up those nips. Dealing with boobs almost always means wearing a bra, a complicated piece of underwear that comes with its own long list of do’s and don’ts.
Chances are you’ve heard hundreds of myths, facts, and old wives’ tales about how to wear and care for these delicate garments. Many of them were probably time consuming and half were probably wrong.
So we’re here to set the record straight with some bra tips, tricks, and hacks you can actually use. You’re welcome
If your bra rides up in the back, it means the band size is too small. Go get fitted for a new one and follow these steps to adjust the straps and back band clasp.
Use a paperclip to turn a conventional bra into a racerback in a pinch. Underwire poking through? Buy yourself some time by repairing with moleskin tape.
Underwire poking through? Buy yourself some time by repairing with moleskin tape.
Wash bras in a pillowcase or lingerie bag to protect them from being crushed and caught on things in the washer.
If your bra sits too low in the back, it means the band size is too big. Go get fitted for a new one.
Sew the front half of a cheap bra into backless or low-back dresses for extra support
When it comes to sports bras, two chambers (i.e. cups) are better than one. Separation ensures better support, reduces bounce, and minimizes that sexy “unaboob” look
Kill two birds with one stone by handwashing sports bras in the shower while you’re soaping your sweaty bod.
Use a mini safety pin to keep bra straps tucked away when wearing a wide-neck shirt.
Put your bras on a “one day on, two days off” rotation. This way they can rest for two days after being worn. They’ll last longer.
If the center gore of the bra isn’t firm against your sternum (or isn’t touching at all), it means the cup size is too small. Go get fitted for a new one.
Bras should be sized to the largest hook, not the smallest. The others are there to pick up the slack as the bra stretches out over time.
Use a dollar store bra clip in the front to hide unsightly straps under your halter top.
Bras should never be folded in half with the cups tucked into each other. Store them flat in a drawer or hang them.
You can even DIY this rad hanging system for multiple bras!
If the underwire is resting on breast tissue (instead of your rib cage), it means the cup size is too small. Go get fitted for a new one.
Never, ever put your bra in the dryer. It will only harden the plastic and ruin the cup form. Try a salad spinner instead!
If there’s a huge gap between your boob and the cup, your bra is too big. Go get fitted for a new one.
Use this trick to keep your strapless bras from sliding down to your stomach.
Wearing something lacy or sheer? Choose a front-closure bra to prevent it from snagging on the hook of a back-closure.
If the straps are digging into your shoulders, leaving grooves and marks, it means the bra band has lost its grip and the straps are doing all the work. Go get fitted for a new one.
Is it time to wash your bra? Here’s a helpful chart for figuring that out.
This article reprinted from Distractify.com