Because uncomfortable bras can really ruin your day.
Finding the right bra – and sports bra – is like finding a best friend. It gives you the right support no matter what you’re doing and helps you to look and feel your best. Anyone who has ever worn an uncomfortable bra out will know that this is too true. Let’s be honest: Nobody wants to walk around with straps digging into their shoulders or an underwire cutting into their skin. Keep these five points in mind the next time you go bra shopping to never leave with ill-fitting lingerie again!
Get fitted by an expert
We know, we know. It’s super awkward standing around the store while shop assistants flit around you to measure your boobs. But there’s honestly no better way to get your sizing right. Keep an open mind as well: your bra size might vary depending on brands and cutting of different styles. When trying on a bra, you can also ask a sizing expert to help you see if what you chose fits well.
Know your boobs
Depending on the shape of your boobs, different bras can offer varying degrees of support. If your girls are on the petite side, consider getting a push-up bra to make your boobs look fuller. And if you’re well-endowed, make sure you pick styles that can offer enough support – especially when choosing a sports bra! We like the sloggi Fly High Sports Bras that come in two back designs to complement any workout. The sloggi Fly High Sports Bras are also made from a silky moisture-wicking fabric for extra comfort and breathability.
Check the fit
A well-fitted bra shouldn’t be digging into your skin or squeezing out unsightly armpit fat. This applies for both normal bras and sports bras alike. When trying on a bra in the fitting room, look at yourself honestly and try to spot any gaps or bulges. The bra’s band should sit nicely flushed against your skin – not digging into your flesh or riding up. Make sure you turn around and check the fit from the back too.
Know what styles you’re after
Every bra has its own functions. For example, if you’re looking for a bra to wear under a formal evening gown, a strapless or plunge option is your best bet. But if you’re dressed in summer gear and want to show off your back and shoulders, picking a style to accentuate that is a good idea. Try the sloggi Show Time bras that come with interchangeable straps you can wear seven different ways. Both the sloggi Show Time and sloggi Fly High bras ($74.90 each) come with matching undies ($24.90-29.90 each) and are out in stores now.
At the end of the day, you’ve got to pick a bra that’s both supportive and comfortable. After all, you’ll be spending a good many hours in it! Try moving around in the fitting room by raising or swinging your arms. The bra shouldn’t hinder your movement, and there shouldn’t be any wires cutting into your skin as well.