Not Your Mother's Bra, Part 6 - Care Tips

Give your bra a break!

-To maintain the elasticity, avoid wearing your bra 2 days in a row. This allows the spandex to regain its shape.

Wash in cold water!

-Wash by hand in cold water with a soap made for delicate fabrics. Regular soaps or bleach can harm fabrics and laces.

Extra protection!

-When washing your bra in a washing machine, attach the back hooks and place the bra in a lingerie bag to protect the fabric. Select the coolest water and most gentle cycle.

No dryers. Ever!

- Hang to dry. Dyers distort cups and cause wire casing to shrink, wrecking underwire and making it break.

Keep in shape!

- Store your bras in smooth finish drawers with enough room to avoid distorting the cup. When traveling, keep our bras together by pacing the cups into one another.

Not Your Mother's Bra, Part 5 - Did You Know

- The majority of your bra's support is from the band (90%)

- You should fit your band and your cup size separately

- Your band should be snug enough to fit two fingers under the band comfortably

- The side boning helps to support the wire and shape of the bra

- When trying and wearing a bra, it should be hooked onto the middle clasp’s (that is the measurement of the band)

Not Your Mother's Bra, Part 4 - 6 Bra Facts That You Must Know

1.  A woman's bra size changes AT LEAST six times during her lifetime.

2. More than 70% of all women wear the wrong size bra.

3.  A poorly fit bra can cause back pain, headaches, stretch marks, permanent grooves in the shoulders, bruises under the armpit and loss of elasticity in the breast tissue.

4. A properly fitted bra improves posture, overall appearance and body confidence.

5. Support comes from the band, not the straps - make sure you're wearing the right band size.

6. You should own a minimum of 3 bras - one you're wearing, one you're ready to wear and one that needs washing.

Not Your Mother's Bra, Part 3 - Fitting Tips

- Straps are digging in or slipping off?

Both scenarios are the result of a band that's too big. Try sizing down.

- Are there gaps or are you sagging?

Your cup should hug your curves. Try going down a cup size.

- Is your underwire digging in?

The underwire should fit flat against your ribcage, try a bigger band size or deeper cup.

- Is your band riding up or digging in?

Your band should be comfortably snug. Try a bigger band size if it's digging in and a smaller band size if it's riding up.

- Are you popping out?

If you're overflowing at the top or sides, try a larger cup size.

-The band should sit straight across from front to back

-             -The gorge, where the two wires meet, should sit flat on the rib cage

- The wire should be sitting in the fold of the bust tissue (not on the stomach, not away from the body and not on the bust tissue itself)

-The cups should sit flush with the bust tissue, nice and smooth (no gaping or spilling over)

-To check if your bra is fitting correctly, lift your arms above your head (like you’re at a concert). Your bra shouldn’t pull away from your body, ride up or expose your bust from under the bra line.


Not Your Mother's Bra, Part 2 - Cross Fitting

Cross-Fitting is when you must use “bra math” to adjust the size you are wearing.

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The equivalent of any size can be found by going up one band size and by going down one cup size. Or by going down one band size and by going up one cup size.

For Example: If you wear a 40DD

Go UP one band size = 42

Go DOWN one cup size = D

Therefore, 40DD = 42D

Going up and down band and cup sizes can be confusing, but one does effect the other.

To change one you must also change the other.