7 BRA MYTHS WHICH SHOULD BE IGNORED October 3, 2017 – Posted in: Fashion – Tags: Bra
Whether you heard them from your mom, your best friend, or an ill-informed bra salesperson, these are the myths which aren’t true, and should be ignored.
1. Women Stay the Same Size Their Entire Life
This is one of the bra myths you shouldn’t believe. We have hormones, we are aging, we are gaining weight and losing weight…all these can change the size of our bra. Therefore, it is recommended to have a bra fitting once every 6 months. Come and let Triumph help you to Find The One!
2. Women Are the Same Size in Every Brand and Every Style
Bra sizes are not universal. It is necessary to get a bra fitting whenever you change brand or style. Don’t get hung up on bra size too. Keep in mind that it’s the fit that matters most. You may wear both a B and a C for different brands or styles.
3. Wearing Bra Can Cause Breast Cancer
Dr Amber A. Guth, MD, breast surgeon and an associate professor of surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center explained: “The way the lymphatics work is they go from the edge of the breasts to the nipple area, then out into the underarm. So it’s not being compressed or stopped by a bra because it’s happening away from where the underwire is.” Other studies have also found there is no significant evidence that wearing a bra is connected to breast cancer risk.
4. You Cannot Put Your Bra in the Washing Machine
This myth does hold a bit of truth, because bras wear out faster when tossed in the washing machine. It’s recommended to hand wash your bra in cold water with a gentle detergent.
But as long as you accept that you’ll have to replace your lingerie more frequently, there’s nothing wrong with washing your bras in the machine. Always use a cool water cycle, a gentle detergent, and not forgetting to place your bras in a hard-shell laundry bag.
5. There’s Only One Way To Put on Your Bra
We usually recommend you to lean forward, fix the straps over your shoulders and hook the bra at the back. After that you stick your hands into the cups, and scoop your breasts into the centre.
But this is not the only way. If you have difficulty to hook the bra at the back, here’s what you can also do, without the need to buy front-clipped bra.
Step 1: Place bra upside down and inside out.
Step 2: Hook bra in front of torso.
Step 3: Twist bra around.
Step 4 : Pull straps onto shoulders.
Step 5 : Stick your hands into the cups, and scoop your breasts into the centre.
6. A New Bra Should Fit at the Last Hook
Buying a bra to fit perfectly at the largest band size isn’t necessarily the best method. Instead try fitting a bra to the middle hook. That way you can move to the outside hook if you’re on your period, since women tend to get a little bigger during that time. And if it gets a little stretched out, then you move it to the tightest setting.
7. You Can Keep Your Bra Forever
If the bra still fits, wear it, right? Hmm… Even if your boobs stay the same size, you shouldn’t hang on to your favorite bra for all eternity. “A general rule of thumb is a year,” said Jené Luciani, author of The Bra Book. “But if it’s a bra you don’t wear very often, you could have it for three years. It all depends on how often you wear it and how well you take care of it.” Toss bras when they’re fraying around the edges, the cups are stretched out, the underwire is bent, the tops are falling down, or you’ve started using the tightest row of hooks.