You’d naturally think that, because most women wear bras almost every day of their lives, they’d know the right size and style for their shape – but this isn’t usually the case.
Good underwear can make a great difference!
Underwear used to be called ‘foundation garments’ and, even though this is an old-fashioned word, it reminds you that the fit of your underwear forms the basis of what you wear over it.
Saggy, washed-out old bras that no longer provide any support can make you feel saggy and washed-out too, so consider replacing them with some fresh, lovely new pieces!
If your underwear fits you well, you’ll be able to forget about it and get on with all that you have to do, but if it doesn’t, you’ll notice it the whole day! You’ll find yourself constantly pulling up your bra straps when they slip down, readjusting your bra as it slides up or noticing if it’s too tight, too loose or just generally uncomfortable.
Try this test to see if your bra is giving you sufficient support and a good shape:
Fold your arms and notice where the point of the bust is. Ideally, it should be half way between your shoulder and the level of your elbow. If your bust is hanging low onto your arms, this will make you look and feel heavier because there is less space between the bottom of your bra and your waist.
If you have a small bust
It’s generally a whole lot easier to get bras to fit a smaller bust. You can pop into all sorts of stores and choose a bra that’s a pretty little slip of lace or a simple cotton design, because there are so many styles that will fit you and look good on you.
Also, most clothes are designed for flatter chests as this makes the line of the garment fall more easily, unhindered by the ‘inconvenience’ of a bust-line! So, take advantage of the elegant way that your clothes look on you and appreciate the wide range of lovely bras that are available to you.
If you have a large bust
A bigger bust, however, needs more support and a good fitting is therefore a lot more important. It’s worth investing in good, well-fitting, attractive underwear if your bust is large. You don’t need to have loads, but a few beautiful, comfortable bras will make all the difference to your life.
There are gorgeous bras available that make the most of your figure and that will improve and enhance the look and feel of your clothes. Take the time to be properly fitted for the right cup size and the right chest size – both are important.
The feel of lovely underwear can also lift your spirits
If you have a job that requires you to be very professional and practical, pretty underwear can make you feel happy, free and confident, no matter what you need to wear on the outside.
When you have the right bras for you, ones that feel as if they’ve been made for you, you’ll feel more comfortable, free and able to get on with your life. No more tugging and feeling pinched, strangled, scratched, self-conscious, uncomfortable or restricted!