The survey of over 1000 women was conducted by lingerie firm Bravissimo to mark the 100th anniversary of the creation of the bra. The survey also found that many women hadn’t had a proper fitting in two years.
Many wear bras that are too small because they believe that they cannot find attractive ones in larger sizes (which is simply untrue now-a-days), or are unwilling to admit that their breasts are larger than DD – the biggest size in many ranges. Many bras use, what I call "commercial sizes" to fit you into their bras, but are not considering proper support and bra fit.
I created a bra fit video to help you find your proper bra fit. Once you find your proper bra fit, you will look better, feel better about yourself and gain confidence in your shape and size. A Bravissimo spokesperson said: ‘We’d noticed that there were a number of booby traps women were falling into, normally because they’ve never experienced a proper fitting and they simply don’t know how to spot the signs that their bra is no longer giving them the support they need. By identifying the seven classic bra faux pas..., we’re hoping that women everywhere can become more knowledgeable about what makes a really good fitting bra.’
You're bra size continually changes, so continuing to get fitted by a certified bra fitter (such as myself) is important to do every 6 months. The survey also noted that over a two year period, three quarters (77%) of the women surveyed have lost or gained weight, 62% have changed their clothes size, 17% have gone through menopause and 10% have had a baby, all potentially impacting upon their bra size.
Here are just a few tips, but there are more if you watch my video (below):
1. The strap around your body should be firm but comfortable.
When you stand side-on at a mirror, the strap that runs around your body should be horizontal and should not ride up at the back at all.
4. You shouldn't have any ridge or bulging over the top or sides of the cups, even if you are wearing a balconette style or lower cut shape.
View my first bra fit video and please subscribe for more informational videos coming soon. You can also Skype me at nnnlingerie if you want a personal bra fit and assistance.
Don't fall into the Boobie Trap! Realistically, you should realize that you are certainly not alone. Obviously, the invention of the bra was an ever evolving item. However, with some knowledge, you can look your best! Check out Naughty and Nice Lingerie for a wider range of bras in all sizes up to a J cup and other lingerie, adult novelty and more to help you feel beautiful underneath it all.
Until next time lingeristas,