Wearing a properly fitted bra, should make your breasts look lifted, upright or perky no matter your age. If a bra sags and doesn’t give you an upright or perky look, it’s time to buy a new bra!
While sagging breasts are a natural part of the aging process, you can’t escape gravity, if you are wearing the right bra it can lift your breasts and give you a much more flattering look.
How can you tell if your bra is giving you the support you need?
Check your profile in the mirror.
If you are wearing the right size bra, your nipple will be halfway between your shoulder and your elbow. If your bust is lower than this point, you can be sure, your bra is not fully supporting your breasts, and it’s definitely time to buy a new bra.
Finding The Perfect Band Size For Your Bra
Firstly, check to ensure you are wearing the correct band size.
Almost all of support a bra offers should come from the bra band.
If your band is too loose, the band will rise towards your neck and the weight of your breasts will pull down the front of your bra, not offering support or lift.
If you can fit more than two fingers under your bra band, the band size is too big.
Try going down one band size and up one cup size. For example, if you are sagging in a size 36C bra, try 34D instead.
For more help with bra sizing, visit http://www.lindasonline.com/bra-fitting-calculator
Proper Bra Care And Maintenance
Are you still saggy in a properly-fitted bra?
Chances are, your bra is “dead”, they don’t last forever!
Bras will only last from six to nine months – and that also depends on the size of your breasts and how you wash and store them. Besides wearing the wrong size bra in the first place, the most common bra mistake that women make is wearing their bras too long. Bras are under a lot of pressure and will stretch and weaken in time. You have to replace your bras regularly if you want to keep your breasts supported and not saggy.
One hint to get the most out of your bras is to buy bras that fit on the loosest hook. As your bra stretches, you can go down to the tighter hooks to prolong the life of the garment. Also remember, you should never put a bra in the dryer! Heat damages the elastic band and causes the bra to lose its support.