5 Pointers for Finding a Bra That Fits

5 Pointers for Finding a Bra That Fits

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Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right, ladies.

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Eighty-five percent of women wear the wrong bra size. Here’s how to pick the perfect one.

SEEK EXPERT HELP
SEEK-EXPERT-HELP

“The biggest mistake is not getting a professional fitting,” says Intimacy bra-fit stylist Dee Binyard. And go twice a year: Weight changes and pregnancy can impact breast size.

WATCH YOUR BACK
WATCH-YOUR-BACK

Women often get a band that’s too big. “The band has to be snug—it provides 90 percent of the support,” says Kim Caldwell, director of marketing at Linda’s Bra Salon in New York City.

GIVE IT A REST

GIVE-IT-A-REST

“Avoid wearing a bra two days in a row,” says Binyard. Rotating a few bras a week allows each to snap back to its original shape and prevents it from getting stretched out too quickly.

HANDLE WITH CARE
HANDLE-WITH-CARE

Caldwell recommends laundering bras with a detergent made for silk or lingerie, such as Le Blanc Silk & Lingerie Wash. After five wears, soak the bra for 30 minutes, wash it by hand, and hang dry.

KNOW WHEN TO QUIT
KNOW-WHEN-TO-QUIT

Bras can last up to 12 months, but ones worn by women with bigger busts work harder, so they don’t last as long, says Caldwell. A bra is past its prime if it becomes uncomfortable or misshapen or starts fraying.

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