Common Bra Problems and Solutions

Pear Shape
 
Problem
  • The bra underband arches up the back. This is caused by the underband being too big or loss of elasticity in the bra from wear-and-tear.

Solution

  • Decrease your underband size. As the underband reduces, you may need to go up a cup size. Replace older bras.
Rectangle Shape
 
PROBLEM
  • When the cups are too small "double busting" is caused. The bust is not fully encased in the cup and spills out over the top or under the arm.

SOLUTION

  • Increase your cup size, eg. choose a B instead of an A. Check that your underband still fits correctly.

 

Hourglass Shape
 
PROBLEM
  • Underwires lift away from the bust at the bottom of the cup. This happens when the cup is too small - the wires should always sit under the breast.

SOLUTION

  • Increase your cup size, eg. choose a B instead of an A. Check that your underband still fits correctly.

 

Oval Shape
 
PROBLEM
  • Pain or discomfort at the sides of the breasts. It's important to check the wire positions, as breast discomfort can cause health issues.

SOLUTION

  • Check the cup size and the underband. You should be able to fit two fingers beneath the underband.

 

Inverted Triangle Shape
 
PROBLEM
  • Cups wrinkling or sitting away from the breasts. This is a sign that the cups are too big for the breast size causing a looser fit and less support.

SOLUTION

  • Reduce the cup size and check the 
    underband fits snugly. Slightly adjust
    your bra straps.

 

Diamond Shape
 
PROBLEM
  • Strap discomfort/cutting into your shoulders, is caused when the straps are over tightened to try and pull the cup up for greater support.

SOLUTION

  • A well fitting bra should fit correctly in the cup and around the back. The 
    straps should just hold up the cup.


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