A lot of women hate bras simply because they’ve never had a comfortable one. When you’re dealing with something that you wear every day, it’s important that you actually feel comfortable in it. This is by no means an impossible task – you’ll just want to be sure to consider the following factors to find a comfortable bra:
Correct Bra Size
Majority of women are actually walking around in the wrong size bra. If your straps are digging into your flesh or slipping down your shoulders and your cups are crinkling or riding up on you, you’re one of these women. It can be tricky to measure yourself accurately at home, so it’s worth getting a professional to do it. In fact, many department stores now offer free bra-fitting services. Once you start wearing the right size bra, you’ll not only notice a major improvement in your overall appearance, but you’ll feel much more comfortable.
Getting Enough Support
Even if a bra is technically the right size for you, it might not be giving you all the support you need. Depending on the size and shape of your breasts, you may feel more comfortable in a sturdier bra with underwires (that don’t dig in) and fuller cups. If you’re a fan of pretty, stylish bras, it’s not impossible to find one that’s also practical and supportive. Nowadays, there are so many options that you should be able to find pieces that look and feel the way you want them to.
Just like with shoes, the better the quality the more comfortable the bra will be. For this reason alone it’s worth spending a few extra dollars on good-quality bras for everyday wear. We’re not saying you necessarily have to spend a fortune – there are plenty of brands that offer good quality for a good value.
With such a wide variety of strap styles available (classic, halterneck, racerback, etc.) there is truly something out there for everyone. Experiment with a few different styles to find out which one is the most comfortable for you. You may also want to consider investing in a convertible bra that allows you to alter the strap styles. Or, depending on how much support you need, you may find that you actually prefer a strapless bra.
Most people forget this one, but it’s a biggie as fabric affects comfort, shape, and support. The good news is that whether you’re looking for something that breathes or something that’s as soft as it is supportive (or all of the above), it’s out there. People tend to think that cotton is the most comfortable option, but that’s not necessarily true – nylon, polyester, satin, lace, spandex, and various light microfibers can be just as smooth and even more supportive (though some lace can be a bit itchy). Typically, your best bet is a fabric blend.
So there you have it, once you know what to look for, the task of finding a comfortable bra will become much easier. And once you do find one, bra-wearing will never be the same!