Five Signs You’re Wearing the Wrong Bra

Quick! What would you say is the most underestimated tool women can use to fight the effects of aging? A good moisturizer? Nope. A flattering wardrobe? Nope. Believe it or not, one of the best tools to use against signs of aging is a bra.

Not just any bra – a properly fitting bra. It is that simple, but surprisingly many women do not wear the right size bra. As we age, it is important to keep in mind that along with many things our bra size will change, too. It is time to ditch those push-ups from 10 years ago and re-evaluate what you’re using to hold the girls up. Book an appointment at a proper bra store to get fitted and make sure to do so around once a year. Having the right bra means everything you wear will fit better, too.

The good thing is that once it is pointed out to you, it’s easy to know if you’re wearing the wrong size bra. Here, we share the top five signs that you need a new bra.

If the back of your bra rises: chances are your bra is too loose. The back of your bra should sit snug across the middle to lower part of your back and it should stay there all day. If it’s riding up your back, it’s not doing its job of holding up your bust.

Your bra is giving you the common problem of “back fat”: no, this does not mean you need to stop eating bread. You’re not the problem – the bra is. This is also a sign that your bra is too big. Make sure the band sits around your mid to low back and is snug enough to stay there.

You are spilling out of the top: if you are falling out of the top of your cup, it is definitely too small. If you always have this problem, try a different shaped cup. A full cup might work better than a demi cup.

Your straps are slipping off your shoulders: your bra is too big. A common problem since many bra stores offer a small range of sizes. Look for a store that carries a variety of sizes from A-J instead of A-DD. This will broaden your horizons and give you a better chance of finding your proper size.

You can always see your bra through your shirt: always bring a plain T-shirt while trying on bras for the smooth cup test. Lacey, patterned bras are appealing, but make sure you look for a plain staple to go with everything in your closet.