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My Bra Hurts Me: What Now? Understanding and Remedying Discomfort

Wearing a bra is a daily ritual for many women, but it’s not uncommon to experience discomfort from time to time. Whether it’s a pinching underwire, digging straps, or an overall sense of unease, dealing with bra discomfort can be frustrating. In this blog post, we’ll explore common reasons why your bra might be causing discomfort and provide practical solutions to help you find relief and enjoy a more comfortable fit.

The Common Culprits Behind Bra Discomfort

Understanding the root causes of bra discomfort is the first step toward finding a solution. Here are some common factors that can contribute to bra-related discomfort:

1. Wrong Size: An ill-fitting bra is a primary cause of discomfort. A bra that’s too tight or too loose can cause problems and proper sizing is crucial.

2. Underwire Woes: Many women experience discomfort from underwire bras. This doesn’t have to be the case! An underwire bra needs to fit just right to avoid discomfort. They should never be restricting and the wire shouldn’t poke or pinch you. If this is a common issue you are having, find an underwire bra that fits correctly, or find a bra that is wire-free and supportive!

3. Strap Struggles: Digging bra straps can be irritating. Straps often dig in due to an improper fit. You can try adjusting your straps, and if this doesn’t solve the problem, get a bra fitting!

4. Band Issues: An uncomfortably tight band can lead to discomfort and even pain. This often means that your bra is too small. This is a simple and quick fix with a bra back extender.

Finding Your Perfect Fit

Now that you understand what might be causing discomfort, it’s time to find a bra that fits you perfectly.

1. Professional Bra Fitting: We encourage everyone to seek out a professional bra fitting! It may seem “extra” or unnecessary, but it makes a world of a difference when it comes to getting properly fit and finding lingerie that suits your breast shape the best. We offer virtual bra fittings and would love to discuss how we could find your perfect fit!

2. Measuring at Home: You can measure yourself at home with some measuring tape if you feel more comfortable doing that. You want to measure above your waist right underneath your breasts, as well as measure around your bust right in the middle of your bust, right at the nipples. Subtract the number you get for your band size (your measurement under your breasts) from your bust size (the measurement around your boobs) to get your cup size. 

3. Try Different Styles: It is so important to try different bra styles and brands to find the one that suits your body shape and preferences best. Bras truly are not made equally, so make sure to try some different styles and brands to see what suits you best!

Dealing with bra discomfort can be a real pain, but it’s not something you have to endure. By understanding the causes of discomfort, getting a proper fitting, and exploring alternative bra options, you can find relief and enjoy a comfortable fit every day. Remember that your comfort and well-being should always come first, and finding the perfect bra should enhance, not hinder your daily life. So, whether it’s time for a new fitting or a switch to a more comfortable style, take the steps necessary to ensure that your bra no longer causes you pain or discomfort. Your comfort matters, and you deserve a bra that makes you feel your best.



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