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6 Signs That You’re Wearing The Wrong Bra


From misbehaving straps to painful underwires and inadequate cups, a bad fitting bra can make your day an agony.
Most women often do not recognize these symptoms and go on living a difficult and uncomfortable life. But, addressing these bra fitting issues is utterly crucial for the health and wellness of your breasts.
Find them. Fix them. Breathe easy.

How to identify an ill-fitting bra?


Riding back band

Problem: The band at back creeps upwards while the breasts in front droop down creating a see saw effect. Oh, such an ugly and painful affair! Fix this now.

Solution: The band must go round and perfectly leveled from front to back. Try reducing the band size but increase the cup size.

Problem: The band at back creeps upwards while being so tight that it may even leave marks.

Solution: Increase the band size immediately to get rid of such common bra problems. Remember to go down the cup size if your previous cup size was fine.


Quad boobs
Problem: Breasts spill and bulge out of the cups from top of the bra or from underarms creating an illusion two sets of breasts. No, thank you! We are fine with just one set, please.

Solution: The cups simply too small. Most of us think that cup size C is the biggest one could go up to. That’s not true, there are cup sizes till J. Go up the cup sizes till you find the right fit. Adjust the band size as well till you get the perfect fit besides being comfortable.


Lifting underwires
Problem: The underwires or the centre gore are lifting away from the body. The underwire is meant to sit snugly just under the breasts. The centre gore should sit comfortably against the body and not float away from it.

Solution: The cup size is too small. Try changing the size. You may also be using a bra not right for your body shape. Try our Fit Test to get bras ideal for your body shape.


Headlight effect
Problem: Hi, is the weather chilly today? You don’t need to answer, your body is answering for yourself. This is the most embarrassing effect of cold weather.

Solution: You could buy bras with light padding to avoid this undesired show. Alternatively, you could get bras with opt-in concealing petals. In crisis situation where above alternates are not handy, just pat some cotton into a lightweight leveled pad and use it. This is one of the smarter and quicker bra problems and solutions combos!


Puckering Cups
Problem: Puckering cups = yuck! This means that the cup is too big or not the right shape for your breasts. There is a gap left in the cup resulting in dimpling of fabric. This often shows in fitted tees, blouses. Get rid of it now!

Solution: Go down a cup size. Make sure the band has a snug fit.
You may also be wearing the wrong cup shape. Try using our fit test to determine the right shape for you.


Back bulges
Problem: The band is so tight that the flesh is spilling over creating unsightly back bulges

Solution: Try increasing the band size but reduce the cup size. If that does not help, get a bra with broad back bands that will hold the back fat eliminating bulges. Check our range here.


Digging straps
Problem: Painful straps can even make you change your posture. Don’t go stooping all your life when an easy solution is at hand.

Solution: Try adjusting the straps once. If that is not the problem, then you need to reduce your band size. Close to 80% of support to your bust is provided by the band and not the straps. If it’s loose, your shoulders will bear the extra burden. You can also consider wide set straps and cushioned strap linings to relieve stress on shoulders.


Slipping straps
Problem: In a recent survey conducted, over 30% men pinned a girl pulling her bra straps from under the shirt neckline as the biggest turn off. Do your straps also spend more time slipping down the arms than resting comfortably on your shoulders?

Solution: Assuming that you have tried to adjust the length of the straps which didn’t help, most likely your bra is worn out. Yes, even good quality elastics get worn out over time. If this is not the case, then you may have narrow sloping shoulders. Try getting a halter or a multiway bra or buy a bra clip that can convert your regular bra into a racerback. Check our range here for more bra solutions.

Rachika Singh

Rachika Singh

Senior Brand Manager at Clovia
Dipped in glitter and soaked with thoughts, Rachika just wants to share her experiences with the world. She is a foodie, a pet-lover and a writer, based out of Delhi and is obsessed with beauty, fashion, and food. Being a fashion enthusiast, she loves keeping herself updated with the latest trends.
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