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It’s an all-too-common problem that many of us women have faced in the past. When you notice that your bra band starts to rid up your back, it can be seriously annoying. You will likely find that this is uncomfortable and irritating. Needless to say, you absolutely have to do something about this problem sooner rather than later. Luckily, it’s easy to solve.

Here are some of the things that you should do next: 

1.  Try adjusting your bra straps

First of all, you might want to adjust your bra straps. If these are pulled too tight, you could find that the material is being hoisted upward on your back. When that happens, not only will the straps dig into your arms and shoulders, but the bra will not support your breasts in the way that you need. Take a moment or two to adjust the straps, making them longer and shorter. Then, see if it makes a difference to how the bra fits.

2.  Check your cup size is right

Warning: You may be wearing the wrong bra size here. It should come as no real surprise that this is one of the main reasons your bra band is riding up at the back. When your cups are too big or too small, your bra may have trouble staying in place. That is a genuine problem and one that happens more often than you think. You may need to get fitted again to see what the issue is here.

3.  Plus, check your band size

Equally, the problem could lie in the band size being wrong. Surprisingly, your bra will likely ride up at the back if your band size is too big or too small. When you’re wearing a larger band size than you need, the material will naturally start to move up your back. The same is true when it’s too small, though, since the straps of your bra will be tight and cause it to move. Either way, it’s important that you notice this issue and do what you can to solve it.

Related: Why Do So Many Women Wear The Wrong Bra Size?

4.  Try a different style

Have you considered that this bra may not be the one for you? It could be the truth of the matter! Breasts come in different shapes and sizes. That much is undeniably true. So, logic follows that some styles will suit some breast shapes better than others. If you’ve looked into some of the above options and found that nothing works, you may want to think about trying new styles of lingerie out instead. Give it a whirl!

5.  Take a look at the fabric

Quick question: How long have you had the bra itself? If you can’t even remember buying it, the chances are that it’s simply getting old and worn out. It happens! It doesn’t matter how much care you put into looking after your lingerie, this problem is out of your hands. Take a close look at the fabric to see if it’s fraying or pulled. You may find that the bra band has become stretched out, which is why your bra is riding up at the back.

6.  Throw the bra out altogether

Should you find that – no matter how long you spend trying to adjust the bra – it simply does not fit you, it could be a lost cause. It may be time to throw out the bra or recycle it instead. Wearing a bra that is riding up at the back is not only painful (at times!), but it’s also not doing you any favors. Since you’re not giving your boobs the support that they deserve, you won’t feel secure or confident. Wave goodbye to that bad bra forever.


Finding a bra that fits you perfectly may be tricky but it’s the smartest thing you can do. When you notice certain problems with your lingerie, like this one, you have to take action to solve them. The more you ignore the fact that your bra is riding up at the back, the worse it will be in the long-run. Don’t make that mistake! Follow our advice and get it sorted as soon as you can.

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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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