Wearing a perfectly fitting bra isn't the only important aspect you should be paying attention to, how you wear it also makes a whole lot of difference to your breasts' health. Most of the women would do anything to get firmer and perkier boobs, but when it comes to wearing a bra the correct ways, not many know how to go about it.
So, don't be shock ladies, I'm here to tell you that you have likely been doing it wrong for your entire life. But don't worry, let me show you the correct ways to put on a bra!
Put on the straps and lean forward slightly so that the breasts fall nicely into the cups. Then, fasten the hooks of the bra.
For a new bra, you should always wear it on the loosest hook (outer hook), the band should fit snuggly without digging in. The tightness of your bra band should allow only 2 fingers to slip underneath and move freely. The reason of start wearing your new bra on the loosest hook is so you can tighten over time and extend the life of your bra.
If you've had your bra for a while and you're wearing it on the tightest hook, it's time for a new bra! This indicates your bra band has lost its elasticity from frequent wear and it doesn't provide much support to your breasts as it should.
WARNING: If you started on the tightest hook, it means you're wearing the wrong size and you should consult a bra fitting specialist.
Besides that, always ensure your bra band is parallel to the floor to hold the breasts in the right position.
Adjust your bra straps to make sure it doesn't fall off easily or digging into your shoulder or leaving indentations on your skin. Your straps should sit snugly on your shoulders with only 1 finger that can fit underneath and move freely under the strap.
This indicates that the strap is not too tight and able to provide maximum support to your breasts.
DO YOU KNOW? The bra straps should not be doing all of the heavy lifting but it does provide 15%-20% of support to our breasts. We would suggest you look for a bra with wider straps that are at least 15mm wide as it can better distribute your breasts' weight more evenly so you're less likely to slouch or feel like you've got a heavy weight pulling on your shoulders. This can effectively prevent you from experiencing shoulder strain, neck strain, and muscle tension headaches.
First, bend your body 45 forward and use your hand to hold up the bra cup's wired area. If you're adjusting the right side, hold with your right hand and vice versa. Then, slip one hand into the back of your bra and sweep fatty tissues forward and into the cup.
Now, repeat the same step for your armpit area. Extend your hand to the back of your armpit then sweep the fatty tissue from the armpit area forward and into the cup.
Once you've done with the side, stand straight and hold your underwire once again. Now, slip your hand into your cup to scoop all the fatty tissues that sit around the wire or band area upward and into the cup. Remember to lift your breast gently while holding the wire in its correct position with the other hand.
After you've performed both SWOOP and SCOOP, you will realize that now your breast will look overflow. All you need to do is just slip one finger into the cup and gently smoothen the bra line. Repeat all the 3 STEPS: SWOOP, SCOOP & SMOOTH to the other side, and you're done!
After you've done all 3 STEPS: SWOOP, SCOOP & SMOOTH:
(1) Your bra cup should look fuller
(2) No spillage on top of your bra cup and the side (armpit area)
(3) No excessive bulges at the back and under the bra band