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Posted on January 17, 2023
Our bras are one of the most important parts of our outfit, they keep us comfortable and confident every day. Yet despite this, many of us do not actually know how to put on a bra correctly. According to Insider, most women put on their everyday bra by doing the clasps up at the front, before swiveling the bra around and then putting their arms through the straps. You might be surprised to hear that this is not the recommended way to put your bra on. In fact, it can lead to you stretching or loosening the fabric and straps unnecessarily. Never fear, Triumph is here to give you the details of how to put on a bra correctly, from everyday options to special occasion choices.
Bras began in their (almost) modern form in the 1860s, however they only became fashionable after the first world war. In the 1930s, bras began to acquire the essential features they have today, including eye-and-hook fastening and adjustable straps. By WWII, most women were wearing them.
As the addition of more flexible and adjustable features goes to show, when it comes to the right bra, fit is everything. While it is important to put on your bra correctly, the right technique can’t make up for a bad fit. After you know how to put on a bra, you should also check if it fits correctly.
How to put on a bra correctly
As time passes you’ll also need to adjust your bra straps to make them a little tighter as the material stretches. If the straps can no longer provide enough support, then it’s time to go bra shopping.
How to put on a strapless bras
Strapless bras can be put on in a similar way to everyday bras – the trick is to make sure you fasten them in a way that will prevent them from slipping down once you are wearing them. Make sure you wrap the bra band underneath the bra cups, ensuring that it is lying flat against your body. You shouldn’t be able to fit more than 1 or 2 fingers beneath the band. You can then fasten the hooks behind you.
While different bras should be put on with different techniques, putting on your bra correctly is all about preventing the fabric from stretching and making sure you feel comfortable. Make sure you replace your bras when they wear out, and that you’re always wearing the right fit. You can use our size calculator and perfect fit tips to help find the best fit for you. If you have breasts that are different shapes or sizes you’ll also need to find the right bra for uneven breasts.