Bra-blems (Problems with bras) Part 7 Underwire Bra Pain
A painful underwire is one of the most common bra complaints.
A lot of women believe they can’t be comfortable wearing a bra with an underwire.
The good news is that there is a solution to this problem!
If you are wearing the right size, an underwire bra should be perfectly comfortable.
The underwire should surround the whole breast and lie flat against your side without pinching or poking. If you are spilling out of the sides or under the bra, then the cup size is too small.
Don’t Let Your Cups Runneth Over
To ensure that your wires sit comfortably you must ensure that you are wearing the correct bra size, to do this, either measure yourself or get professionally fitted to find your correct bra size.
Check out the very simple directions for measuring your cup size on http://www.lindasonline.com/bra-fitting-calculator
Because the cup size is harder to measure than the band size, you may have to go up or down a size after trying on your correctly measured size.
Don’t worry about having a “normal” bra cup size!
Its better to feel comfortable and look great in a larger cup size than torture yourself in a size you want to be.
After you’ve measured yourself for the correct size, you should adjust your breasts so that all of your breast tissue is inside of the wire.
Here’s a little trick to ensure your breasts sit where they should be – after you put on your bra, lean forward and wiggle a little. It sounds silly, but it works!
Another method is simply to scoop the breast into the wire with the opposite hand.
When Not to Wear an Underwire bra
While most women can wear an underwire bra comfortably, there are a few exceptions.
If you are wearing the correct size bra, and still have underwire pain, it’s possible that you may have a high rib cage. Luckily, there are plenty of great underwire – free bras available.
There are also times in a woman’s life when an underwire free bra is best.
It’s recommend that soft cup bras for pregnant women and women who are undergoing surgery are best.
Some medical conditions, like hiatal hernias, make underwire uncomfortable as well.