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  • Michele Bourque

5 Bra Issues and The Fix

Updated: Feb 15


Trying to find the right bra, can be a frustrating experience.

Here are 5 bra issues I hear about all the time and how you can address them.

  1. Bra Rides Up in the Back – if your bra rides up in the back, it is probably too large around the midriff. Go down a size i.e. from a 38 to a 36 or maybe even a 34 but to make up for this, you may need to go up a size or two in the cup C to D or E. When you try a new bra on, it should be snug but not so tight that it stops you from breathing. And if you’re the type that likes a loose fitting bra, well, your bra will likely ride.

  2. Straps falling down – If your bra straps are always falling off your shoulders, you probably have narrow shoulders and a petite frame but perhaps the girls are fuller. To fix this, make sure you get a bra with 100% cotton straps. Remember, elastic is the first thing to go in a bra, because it stretches over time, and especially after the second and third wash.

  3. Overflow – if your breasts are popping out of the top of your bra, you are probably in the wrong size cup. Go up a cup or two and this should be rectified.

  4. Loss of Breast Tissue – If you have lost a substantial amount of weight or when you get older, gravity sets in and your breast tissue may drop or disappear. To fix this, add a little padding in the top of your bra and it will stay put if you have a pocket.

  5. Breast Tissue under the Arms – If you wear a bra that is too small for you, and you squish the girls inside, they flatten out but where do you think the breast tissue goes; under your arms of course. To fix this, make sure you get a bra with directional guides that keep the breast tissue in front, where it is supposed to be.

Ottawa Bra Clinic is happy to provide a personalized fitting appointment free of charge. Call for your appointment today. We are located in South Keys and we will do home visits for Seniors or those with disabilities. Call Michele today 613-400-9101 or 521-9100. Your feedback would be appreciated.


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