Monday, January 23, 2012

Bra Selection Tips

Finding a comfortable, supportive bra is difficult for most women; and, it is a particular challenge for a woman who wears a large dress size. For some women the problem is finding cups or bands which are large enough. For others the problems come with finding comfortable support or a bra with straps that don't fall down. Regardless of the challenge, there are solutions.

Here are a few tips to help you develop your bra wardrobe:

  • Be sure you are wearing the right size. - Most women are wearing the wrong size bra. Take a few minutes, grab a tape measure and check your correct size on the Bra Size Calculator. Who knows, maybe your "real" size is as a 54A or 52B! 
  • Select a style that works with your body style. - Some women prefer to show a little more cleavage and some want to minimize their overall bra size. Some may feel most comfortable with a traditionally-styled bra, but they would prefer a front closure. The styles available today are easy to find in larger cup sizes and band widths.
  • Have a wardrobe of bras to wear with various fashions. - Having a variety of bra styles in your lingerie drawer is not a luxury — it is a necessity. Check out the various types of plus size bras and make sure your bra wardrobe meets your particular needs.
  • Wear the right bra for each activity. - You don't have to be a cross country runner to need the specialized support of a sports bra. There are many types of sports bras available. The Grand Style retailers have many types of sports bras available. For example, Junonia has plus size bras which result in minimal bounce as well as more supportive sports bras that stop bounce entirely.
  • Replace bras frequently. - Bras wear out. Laundry can cause bra cups to become misshapen. Your bra size will also change as your weight fluctuates. Watch for bra sales throughout the year, check your current size and take that opportunity to buy several bra styles to refresh your bra wardrobe.

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