All About Bras: Care For Them, Facts & Problems

To us ladies, bras are so important.

A good bra is hard to come by but we hope that we’re able to fix that. Our lingerie offering can fit ladies from A to J, you just need to know what to look out for. Our number one advice would be to snap up a couple of bras when you find it in your size!

ABOUT ELLY MAYDAY

Notice the scar on Elly Mayday’s stomach above? The campaign model for Addition Elle is an ovarian cancer survivor. At 25 years old she was diagnosed and the prognosis wasn’t good. You can read more about her experience over at Refinery 29 and find her on social media here. We’ve got to say that we’re impressed!

DID YOU KNOW?

– More than 70% of all women wear the wrong bra size.
– A poorly fitted bra can cause back pain, headaches, stretch marks, permanent grooves in the shoulders, bruises under the armpits and loss of elasticity in the breast tissue!
– A woman’s bra size changes at least six times during her lifetime.
– Support comes from the band, not the straps. Make sure you’re wearing the right band size.
– You should own a minimum of 3 bras; the one you’re wearing, one ready for wear and the one that needs washing.

CARE FOR YOUR BRA

– Give your bra a break! To maintain elasticity, avoid wearing your bra 2 days in a row. This allows the spandex to regain its shape.
– Wash in cold water! Wash by hand in cold water with a soap made for delicate fabrics. Regular soaps or bleach can harm fabrics and laces.
– Extra Protection. When washing your bra in a washing machine, attach the back hooks and place the bra in a lingerie bag to project the fabrics. Select the coolest water and most gentle cycle.
– No dryers. EVER! Hang to dry. Dryers distort cups and cause wire casing to shrink, weakening underwire and making it break.
– Keep the shape. Store your bras in smooth finish drawers with enough room to avoid distorting the cup. When travelling, keep your bra together by placing the cups into one another.

Shop bras: Deesse Contour Flirt with Lace Bra
Shop the: Deesse Contour Flirt with Lace Bra

SOLVE YOUR BRA PROBLEMS

– Straps digging in or slipping off? Both scenarios are the result of a band that’s too big. Try sizing down.
– Are there gaps or are you sagging? The cup should hug your curves. Try going down a cup size.
– Is your underwire digging in? The underwire should fit flat against your ribcage. If it’s uncomfortable, try a bigger band size.
– Is your band riding up or digging in? Your band should be comfortably snug. Try a bigger band size if it’s digging in and a smaller band size if it’s riding up.
– Are you popping out? If you’re overflowing at the top or the sides, try a larger cup size.

Do you have any good bra advice for our readers? Share them in the comments below.