Check Your Bra Fit Points Use the guide below to check the fit of your bras at home.
B A N D You want the band to fit like a "snug hug" on the smaller part of your back. It should sit horizontally around your body, and not ride up your back. If the band is angled up toward the back, it is too big. 90% of your bra's support is your band ... not your straps. Now, raise your arms. The bra should remain rooted firmly against your ribcage. If it pulls away, your band is too big.
C E N T E R G O R E The center of the bra should sit flat against your sternum. If it pulls away, your cups are too small. (And you probably have a uni-boob!)
U N D E R W I R E The underwire should sit entirely behind your breast tissue. Invite all your breast tissue into the cup using a "swoop & scoop" motion. If the underwire cuts into breast tissue, not only is it uncomfortable, but over time you can have migrated breast tissue - - breast tissue that has gone in search of another place to live because there's no room for it in too-small cups (usually in your armpit).
You've found the most perfect bra & panty set and you want it to last FOREVER! It's so tempting to wash it along with your other laundry, but special garments require special care if they are to last.
Hand washing & air drying is definitely the way to go when caring for your intimates. And it is best to use lingerie wash or baby detergent. At Anna Bella, the favorite among our customers isGLAMOROUS WASHby Tyler Candle Company. And don't we all want to be a bit moreglamorous! This wash is not only delicate for your most wonderful intimates, it makes everything smell DELICIOUS in your home when you wash!
It's a bittersweet time. Flying the nest & heading off tto college! In addition to dorm supplies, it's equally important to send her off with proper foundations (such an old-fashioned word for undergarments but completelyapropos!) Make sure she is ready for anything with bras that fit properly & are comfortable - possibly a strapless bra for those little tops & dresses - and maybe a bra-sized sports bra for excercise to keep those Freshman 15 at bay.
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