GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) — Are you wearing the right size bra? Surprisingly, many women don’t. Besides a better overall look, the right size bra can help with back pain and posture. Here are three tips to ensure your girls are treated right:
1. Go to the right place
Whether you need a larger size or like certain styles, let that dictate where you go bra shopping. Certain stores and boutiques specialize in different styles and have educated staff to help fit you. The first step to the perfect fit is shopping at the right place.
Local store to try: Unique Bra Boutique. At Unique, you can schedule an appointment for a personalized fitting.
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2. Know your body type and be open minded about your size
Don’t be stuck in a size rut. Different brands will be sized different, and you might be wearing the wrong size to begin with. Also, stay conscious of your body type. If you are larger on top or ‘apple shape’ a full coverage bra instead of a demi.
Local store to try: Meme’s Foundations. They custom fit you for full body and find solutions to any questions you may have.
3. Take good care of your bras
Once purchased, it’s up to you to make your bras last. Hand washing is best. If you don’t have the time, try investing in a protective, mesh garmet bag for the washer, and never put bras in the dryer.