Simple statistics suggest that 85 percent of women – or more – may be wearing the wrong bra. Much of that is due to the fact that most women are simply wearing the wrong bra size. If you’re one of our readers, though, you know all about the wrong bra size – and how to find the right bra size for you! (If not, visit our bra fitting page!) But more goes into the equation than size. Many women listen to their pocketbooks over their common sense when it comes to buying a bra. Don’t let your pocketbook affect your judgement; spend a little more to find the right bra for you!
Not Just Any Bra Will Do
It’s a simple fact that all bras are not made alike. If you want to look and feel great, not just any bra will do. In some cases, it comes down to bra design; bras with a higher band under the arm, for example, might not work as well for women with short torsos. It has nothing to do with the quality of the bra, and everything to do with design and a woman’s body. But it’s also true that higher quality bras tend to be more comfortable to wear, and to have more thought put into design and fit. These bras come with a higher price tag. Which leads me to:
You Get What You Pay For
As in most everything else in life, you get what you pay for when you buy a bra. Some women are perfectly happy to spend $15 to $20 on a generic or entry-level bra. If you don’t have big busts, or have a slim, easy-to-fit body, these bras might work perfectly well. But if you have special requirements, such as a full bust, a full-figured body or even just all day comfort, these inexpensive, entry-level bras don’t cut it. Be prepared to spend a bit more for a higher-quality bra; one that will last longer, will fit you better and will be a joy to wear!
The Longer You Want to Wear a Bra, the More You Should Spend
As a general rule, the cheapest bras are the ones that become uncomfortable the fastest. Your $20 bra might fit fine trying it on in the store for 5 minutes, but after you’ve been wearing it for 10 hours, you might find the underwire digs in uncomfortably, the hook-and-eye closure is scratchy or the straps are driving you crazy. Generally speaking, the longer you want to wear a bra, the more you should be prepared to spend.
Pay a Little More to Look and Feel Great!
Ultimately, you don’t have to break the bank to look and feel great. Just be prepared to spend a little more on your bras for high-quality, well-fitted products. Last week, we took a look at Conturelle’s detailing and the thought and effort they put into creating comfortable, beautiful bras. Look for bras with that level of thought and design detailing, and you’ll look and feel great!