- Have yourself properly fitted. Many women do not wear the correct bra, and they end up with something that doesn’t do its job.
- Look for a quality store which specializes in bras and foundation items. This can be a department store, specialty shop, or foundation store. These stores employ staff who are knowledgable and stock a wide selection of quality products and bras for harder to fit women.
- Consult with a professional and have your body properly measured. Many quality lingerie stores and department stores offer this service for free.
- Feeling shy? That’s normal. Bring a female friend, a relative, or your mother. It’s always nice to have someone at your side for morale support to make you feel comfortable
Select the correct bra for your needs.
- Choose a bra with a wide back strap. The wider the back strap the more support you get in front. This may include bras with 3-6 hooks. You may like the look of a lacy bra with a one hook closure in the back, but it won’t support larger breasts. Fortunately, colorful, lacy, cute, and/or sexy supportive bras can now be found in even the largest sizes.
- Choose a bra designed to support large breasts. Many companies make structured bras designed to hold larger breasts firmly and comfortably.
- Wear a supportive sports bra. This is particularly important in sports that have a lot of movement and bouncing, like running, soccer (football), and rugby. Larger breasted woman may need to shop for specialty sportswear online or in catalogs. Though it might be tempting, do not double up with sports bras. There are better options available even for the largest breasted women.
- Put on your bra correctly. Take the proper amount of time to get dressed and be sure your straps are adjusted to your back. Straps tend to move around and get twisted during laundering.
- Lean forward when putting on your bra to ensure your chest is centered and perky. Also, make sure the middle of the bra is centered with your body.
- Look for the mid-point on your arm and your nipple line should be level with that middle area of your arm. If it is too low you aren’t getting enough support.
- Consult your physician. He or she might have some ideas that can help, or reassure you that your body is perfectly normal.
- Your health care specialist may suggest a weight loss plan. It is common for women to gain weight in their chest. Don’t be offended if your doctor puts you on a diet–you can’t escape your genetic code. Your body may store fatty cells in your breast tissue, whereas other woman store it in their hips, thighs, and abdomen.
- Avoid yo-yo dieting. If you are constantly changing cup sizes, the repeating weight gain and loss will inevitably stretch your breast tissue.
- Report persistent back pain. You may need supplemental back support or a prescribed custom bra for your needs.
- Avoid going braless. Gravity will inevitably cause your breasts to sag. Going without a bra for extended periods of time will further stretch the breast tissue.
- Stop obsessing. There’s nothing wrong with large breasts if they’re put in a flattering, well-fitting bra.
- Don’t compare yourself to other women. Everybody’s body is different. “Sagging” breasts, for example, are often simply healthy and perfect breasts that need a little support to look and feel their best. That’s just as normal and healthy as women with tiny breasts.
- Specific back exercises can help alleviate back pain associated with having larger breasts. By strengthening your back muscles, you will be able to support your chest without odd leaning and poor posture. Many women develop their breasts quickly and underdeveloped back muscles may lack the strength necessary to support the growing chest. Make back workouts a frequent part of your workout plan.
- Work on your posture. Again, while it doesn’t change the breast itself, it will make your chest look even better. Always hold your shoulders back.
- Launder your bra correctly. A worn bra will not support or protect you correctly. Hand wash or utilize a lingerie bag. Wash your bras in a gentle laundry soap with cold water. Hang to dry or dry flat and don’t expose the bras to the heat of the dryer. The dryer heat will deteriorate the elastic.
- Buy bras regularly. An average woman’s bra will last 3-6 months under typical use. After that, they start losing support.
- Lift and separate. Keep your breast lifted and separate with bras and appropriately fitting tops. Don’t squish them together or flatten them down. It won’t flatter you.
- Forget “miracle creams” or “bust breams.” They don’t work and are a waste of money.
- If you have pendulous breasts, avoid clothing items with little or no support, like spaghetti-top dresses, shelf bra camis, and so on. They won’t look flattering and won’t support you.
- Consider plastic surgery only in extreme cases. Keep in mind that plastic surgery is real surgery with real risks of mistakes, injury, and death.
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