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In a properly fitted bra, your breasts should look lifted, upright and perky no matter your age. If a bra doesn’t give you this look, it’s time for a new bra!
While sagging breasts are a natural part of the aging process, the right bra can lift your breasts for a much more flattering look. How can you tell if your bra is giving you the support you need? Check out your profile in the mirror. In the right fit, your nipple will be halfway between your shoulder and your elbow. If your girls are heading south, your bra is not fully supporting your breasts.
Finding Your Perfect Band Size
First, check to make sure you are wearing the correct band size. Almost all of a bra’s support should come from the bra band. If your band is too loose, the weight of your breasts will pull down the front of your bra. If you can fit more than two fingers under your bra band, the band size is too big. Try going down one band size and up one cup size. For example, if you are sagging in a size 36C bra, try 34D instead. For more help with bra sizing, visit our bra fitting room page.
Proper Bra Care
Are you still saggy in a properly-fitted bra? Chances are, your bra is “dead”. Your bra’s not a Mercedes, ladies, it won’t last forever!
Bras only last six to nine months – depending on your breast size and how you wash and store your bras. Besides wearing the wrong size in the first place, the most common bra mistake that women make is wearing their bras too long. Bras are under a lot of pressure and will stretch and weaken in time. You have to replace your bras regularly if you want to keep your breasts supported and not saggy.
One hint to get the most out of your bras is to buy bras that fit on the loosest hook. As your bra stretches, you can go down to the tighter hooks to prolong the life of the garment. Also remember, you should never put a bra in the dryer! Heat damages the elastic band and causes the bra to lose its support.