Bra shopping can be seen as a massive chore for many women, and often we find ourselves playing a guessing game of what style and size we need.
And it turns out that this is a bigger issue than we thought, after a study conducted by global lingerie manufacturer, Triumph, found that 80 percent of women are wearing an incorrectly fitted design. No wonder they’re so uncomfortable…
The study found that 70 percent of women surveyed wore bras that were too small, while 10 percent wore excessively large fits.
But that’s not the worst of it. According to Paula Svoboda, Triumph bra fitting specialist of more than 16 years, wearing the wrong bra could be causing headaches and bad posture.
“Headaches can be triggered by bras which are either too tight or too loose, but more often they are caused by looser fits,” Ms Svoboda told MailOnline
Other signs your bras are incorrectly sized may be chronic back pain, repetitive neck strain and chafing under the arm if the bra rides too high.
“Women walk with their backs slightly hunched if the bra is too loose – a proper fitting traditional bra or a cross-backed sports bra will give you better posture,” she said.
“One size D breast weighs 500 grams, so if you are a D you are carrying one kilo on your chest at all times – you need support, and that is true of every cup size.”
Svoboda also revealed how to check you’re wearing the right size.
If your straps are falling down your shoulders during the day, the support isn’t there. Similarly, if you’re popping out in all the wrong places, then you’re probably wearing something too small.
Svoboda also stresses that underwire should never press on the breast tissue.
Turns out we should also be replacing our bras every six months, which makes you sigh internally if you’re a Victoria’s Secret fan.
Well if the professionals say so…
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