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3 Bra Mistakes You’re (Probably) Making

Throughout my years in the industry, I’ve seen it all - bra mistakes made by countless women who have been misinformed along their lingerie journey. I’m here to help correct some of these mistakes to make sure you’re wearing a bra that fits perfectly, every time you put it on.

Mistake #1: Throwing your bras in the washing machine.

I talked about this in a past blog post, but washing machines wreak havoc on the elastic, spandex and memory foam, causing them to wear out much quicker than they should. Instead of tossing your bras into the wash, spend five minutes hand washing them with our Lingerie Care Kit. All you need is a dab of soap and some warm water, and you’ll have a squeaky clean bra in no time.

For full instructions on how to hand wash your lingerie, check out the Lingerie Care section of our website.

Mistake #2: Not lifting your breasts into your cups when you put your bra on.

Most women I know simply strap their bra on and head out the door, but this can lead to ill-fitting bras and ultimately make it feel like you’re wearing the wrong size bra. Instead, once you put your bra on in the morning, stand in front of a mirror and lean forward, gently lifting your breasts upward into your bra cups so that they fill them out. This will help them sit where they’re supposed to in the center of your bra cups and ensure your bra fits perfectly.

Mistake #3: Wearing your bra on the tightest hook.

When trying on a bra for the first time, make sure you’re wearing your bra on the loosest hook - not the tightest. Since bra bands and straps are often made of elastic or spandex (materials that can both stretch out over time), the loosest hook is the best option so that you can still tighten the band as your bra naturally stretches over time.

Having other fit issues? These Fit Issues - and Solutions - may help solve your bra woes.