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How do you put on your bra? It might sound like an odd question but many of us haven’t got a clue how to get it right! You likely learned how to put it on years ago when you were a mere teenager and haven’t changed a thing since. We’ve all been there. But… what if… the thing you’ve been doing for years is wrong? With that in mind, here’s how you should be doing it!

First of all, loosen the straps

When you first buy yourself a beautiful new bra, you might be tempted to go ahead and put it right on. Stop! Before you do anything else, you should loosen the straps. If you put the bra on without doing this first, you will likely find that it stretches out the material and puts unnecessary strain on it. That’s a huge mistake.

Take a moment to loosen the straps so that they are comfortable. Don’t worry if it feels too loose to start off with – you can always tighten them up in a bit. Right now, it’s just about making sure that you can get the bra on without damaging it at all.

Gently put the bra on

Next, it’s time to slip on the bra. Of course, there’s no ‘wrong’ way to do this, but there are a few things that you should remember. For example, you should be as gentle as possible when it comes to putting the piece of lingerie on.

Underwear is often quite delicate and the last thing that you want is to put stress on the fabric. Don’t be heavy-handed with it or you might regret it further down the line. Treat your lingerie right and it will last.

Find the right hook for you

When everything is in place, it’s time to hook things up. One of the biggest mistakes that all-too-many women make is fastening their bras on the tightest hook right away. If you need to make the bra super tight, the chances are that you’re wearing the wrong size for you. That’s something that you’re going to need to think about.

The first time that you wear a bra, you should only need to fasten it on the loosest hook. It’s that simple. Reach around the back and find the least tight clip. Hook it up and make sure that the back of the band sits comfortably on your back. Comfort is everything.

Related: 3 Important Factors That Determine Your Bra Band Size

Scoop all of your breast tissue into the cups

Of course, you need to make sure that your breasts are secure in your bra and that they get all of the support that they need. When you have fastened the hook, it’s time to consider how your breasts sit in the bra and what you can do to make them more comfortable.

Many women find that the easiest thing they can do is reach into the cup and scoop up their breasts. Don’t be afraid to try this a few times before you get it right. The idea is that you feel as supported and secure as possible. Keep going until you get it right.

Adjust, adjust, and adjust!

How are the straps feeling? Do you feel as though your bra is the right fit? The next step is to adjust your bra so that everything feels ‘right.’ You should allow yourself a few minutes to get this job done. Now is the time to tighten up those bra straps and get them in the best possible position. Remember, they should never dig into your skin.

Instead, you should ensure that they sit flat on the top of your shoulders. Use the clasps to adjust the bra straps as much as you need. If you’re not confident about doing this yourself, you might want to get someone to help you. Make sure that the straps are even.

Tighten the bra now and then

Here’s a secret – over the course of your lingerie’s lifespan, it will get looser. Bras typically start to loosen up after a month or so as the fabric becomes more worn out. You should make a habit out of tightening up the straps every now and then.

Doing so will give the lingerie piece more longevity and mean that you’re comfortable. Of course, there will come a certain point when you need to throw the bra out. But this tip will help it last!

Now that you know the facts, what are you waiting for? It might be time to rethink how you slip on your bra and start a whole new dressing regime. Looking after your lingerie should always be a top priority. When you treat it well, it will do the same back! Enjoy.

Related: Why Do My Bra Straps Fall Off My Shoulders?

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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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