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Your guide to choosing the right bra

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Source: sizechart.com

Buying a bra can be very confusing, and there are several questions women have when it comes to finding a perfect bra, the most common ones being ‘How do I select a perfect bra’ or ‘What is my correct bra size?’. Well, don’t worry! By the end of this blog, you will have solutions to all your problems.

Finding the perfect fit: Ladies, remember your bra size keeps changing. Factors like weight gain, weight loss, pregnancy, periods and menopause are some reasons why your breast size can change. Our advice? Don’t rely on your old size. Always remember to measure your bra size before making any new purchase.

Know Your Boob Shape:
Find your boob shape

Source: Cosmopolitan

Identify the bra that suits you best:

It is important to focus on your breast shape as it helps determine which bra is suitable for you. For e.g., If you have an east to west breast type or side set breasts having ample space between them, an underwired bra is the best for you. Your breast shape is the first step to a close-to-perfect bra size indicator.

 

Types of bras

Source: The Bra Closet

What should I know before I buy a bra? 

A bra supports your breasts. While some girls don’t wear one, others like to wear them, especially when they play sports. All bras are shaped to fit around both your chest and your breasts.

• Some bras are sized small, medium, or large. Bras sized this way, such as sports bras, fit snugly but comfortably. A well-fitting sports bra can prevent breast pain during sports or running.

• Fitted bras have both a breast cup size and chest size. The cup sizes range from AA (smallest) to H (largest), and the chest sizes range from about 30 inches to 40 inches (this is the number of inches around your chest at the fullest part of your bust). Not all stores will carry very small or very large sizes, so you may have to check out a few stores or shop online to find the size that fits you the best.

• You or a clerk at the store can measure you for the right sized bra. Take the time to try on many bras to find the most comfortable size and style for you. Finding a well-fitting bra is important to prevent breast discomfort, back pain, and shoulder pain.

Know your bra size in three simple steps:

Step 1: Measure your band. Wear a lightly lined (non-push-up) bra so your breasts are as close to natural as possible. Wrap a measuring tape directly under your breasts. Make sure it’s directly parallel with the bottom of the bra band.

Step 2: Now measure your bust. Place the tape at the fullest part of your bust. Make sure it’s parallel to your band again.

Step 3: Subtract the band size from your bust size to find the right cup size. Every inch equals to one cup size up. Remember that the measurement chart is different for every brand.

Washing and caring for your bras:

Hand washing your bras is one way to go. But if you intend to machine wash your bras, it’s best to put them in a laundry bag for the duration of the wash, as it helps to keep the wire and elasticity intact. We’re pretty sure that after this blog you’re an expert on finding the right size for you! Also, one-size-fits-all is not a theory for bras and we understand the same applies to periods as well. Nua packs can be customised with heavy, medium and light flow pads. Get yours now on nuawoman.com

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Source: sizechart.com

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