Bras are a complicated piece of clothing. There are so many varieties in the gigantic world of bras. Contour, convertible, stick on, strapless, minimizer, padded, wired and what not, all these are the different types of bras which are suggested to be owned by all women. And this list is quite long. But apart from being complicated, a bra is an extremely important piece of clothing also the closest to a woman’s heart 😛 Hence, it is essential to choose a bra, very wisely. Also, there are some mistakes that women tend to commit while taking care of their bras.
Here are the common bras mistakes which women make around the world:
- IGNORING THE QUALITY
There is a huge difference between a 50 and 500 bucks costing bra. The quality will not be compromised in the latter and the fit will be amazing. It is essential to choose a bra that has good quality. The fabric, the elastic, the bands, the straps, everything should be good and should support your breasts well. Most of the women tend to save money and go for cheap quality bras. The catch is not to buy an expensive bra but to invest in a good quality bra that will fulfill all the requirements of your boobs.
- LOOOONG GAP BETWEEN FITTINGS
Measure yourself occasionally. At times we tend to lose or gain few pounds and as a result our bra size changes. When we take long gaps between fittings, we often continue wearing a wrong sized bra which is bad for our breast health.
- WEARING SAME BRA DAILY
It is suggested by women’s’ health experts that the same bra shouldn’t be worn for 2 days consecutively. And the reason is that perspiration can spoil the elastics and bands of your bra, this will make your bra a little less supportive and ill-fitted. At least have 3 bras in your closet- one for wearing, one for washing and one at rest. This cycle will ensure that you don’t repeat the same bra.
- DRYING THE BRAS IN DRYER
Every bra has different fabrics, cups, wires, trim and care requirements. Most of the bras are delicate and hence they shouldn’t be put in the dryer. Wash them carefully. You don’t have to hand wash them, instead just put them in a lingerie bag and wash them in the machine. Then lay them flat on a surface for drying. Don’t put them in the dryer and don’t hang them.
- WRONG STORAGE OF BRAS
It is essential that your bras are stored in a right manner. You can’t just throw them in your closet. Don’t fold the bras which are padded that might alter their shape. Allot a drawer to the bras and stack them one into the other row-wise. This will ensure their shape and increase their lifespan.
- WEARING A WHITE BRA UNDER WHITE CLOTHES
This is a complete no!!! Never wear a white bra under your white clothes. Go for the colors that are closest to your skin tone like, nudes, beiges, tans or blacks. The color of the bra should blend with your skin. It should look like a part of your body. Wearing a white bra under a white shirt is a big fashion faux pas.
- NOT COMPLETING YOUR WARDROBE
There are different dresses, tops, and attires which require different types of bras. Every bra has different cup, shape, size, and fabric, which serve different support and fashion purposes. Most women tend to wear the wrong bra under a dress which makes the shape of their breasts appear bad. We need to complete our wardrobes with at least all the basic types of bras. T-shirt/ contour bra, push up bra, minimizer bra, sports bra, seamless bra, stick on bra, strapless and a convertible bra, these are the basics that every woman should own.
So these were few common bra related mistakes that every woman is guilty of committing. If you are doing any of these, then discontinue it and never repeat it. All these mistakes shorten the lifespan of your bras and the wrong bras in return harm your breasts. So ladies, pay attention to these and take care of your bras and boobs.