Last week, we took a look at what some women think about bra sizing. Many of the bra sizing comments were related to fit. Realistically, bra fit can present quite a challenge to some women! Even if you find a bra in the right size, you may face some unique fit challenges. Today, we’re going to look at the right bras for women with narrow-shoulders. If you’re petite on top, here’s what you need to know about finding the right fit:
The Challenge of Narrow Shoulders
Women who have closer-set shoulders may have trouble finding a good bra fit. Many of today’s bra designs feature wide-set straps that offer a flattering neckline, and coordinate well with shirts and dresses of varying cuts. Unfortunately, this can present a problem for women with narrow shoulders: the straps may be constantly slipping down or falling off, or it may not provide the support and fit you want.
This is where it really helps to be aware of your body when you’re shopping for bras. Look at the bra design. Are the shoulders wide-set? Do they hit the model close to the neck, or near the edge of the slope of the shoulder? Bra straps that come up from the side of the cups are typically too wide-set for women with narrow shoulders. Look for bras with straps that are more centered above the cups. Racerback bras and convertible bras tend to be great choices for women with this fit challenge.
Top Bra Picks for Women with Narrow Shoulders
The Glamorise Front Close Wire Free Bra 9265 is perfect for women with narrow shoulders. This comfortable bra features closer-set straps that are more centered over the top of the cup, and a racerback-style design that helps keep straps from slipping. Inner support band provides the bulk of support and shaping, with padded straps for comfort – it’s easy to see why this bra is one of our top picks.
The Grenier Comfort Cushioned Straps Double Layer Cotton Underwire Bra 8467 is another great pick for women who don’t have wide shoulders. The soft cushioned underwire casing and cushioned shoulder straps make this an extremely comfortable bra, and the underwire and bra band provide more support than a wire-free option for women who are fuller-busted. This bra features a back adjustment with a clasp for racer back bra option, which can help keep straps in place, and the design of this bra also means that the straps aren’t as wide-set which makes it suitable for women with narrow or sloping shoulders.
A convertible bra, like the Femi Basic Convertible Underwire Plunge Bra F1000, provides flexibility for a narrow-shouldered woman. The straps are wider set, but they can be worn in a criss-cross design which helps prevent slipping and makes them a bit more suitable for a woman who doesn’t have broad shoulders. This bra features smooth, seamless cups, which makes it great for t-shirts. Underwire offers lift and support, and the deep plunge works with low-cut tops!
Remember, ladies: size is only half the battle. Find a bra that fits your body, and you’ll love the way you look and feel!