Your bra CAN be your best friend! Here’s how.

PrintHere are a few tips to make your bra experience better. Below are very common, bra related questions that I am often asked, and the answers below will change your relationship with your bra from it being your worst nightmare, to becoming your bosom buddy (pun intended!).

My bra’s back clasp is always hovering 2 inches above the rest of it. What gives?

Your bra brand is too big or the bands elastic is worn out from overuse. Try a smaller band size. the perfect band should not ride up and feel snug on your back.

I have breast tissue spilling over the top of the cups. What do I do? (more…)

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Underwired Bras: Yay or Nay?

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Every woman, at some point in her life or perhaps daily, has wondered while wearing an underwired bra, is this really necessary? We can confidently say, yes it is! Underwired bras are definitely better for support and overall control over your chest than soft cup bras are.

I hear endless complaints about how an underwired bra feel like B-prison. Well, they don’t have to! The first thing you need to do is find your correct size. Wearing the right sized underwired bra will make all the difference in how you feel in it during the day. A major point to keep in mind is the quality of underwire of the bra. When picking an underwired bra style, try to twist and turn  the wire gently. If it moulds easily without a lot of strength, you’ve got a winner! If it’s hard and does not, put it aside. At Buttercups, I ensure we use the most flexible yet strong wires, to ensure comfort and great support. (more…)

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The Bra Stories – Part 2

In part two of our ongoing series, we take a closer look at Strapless and Adhesive bras. Yep, this one’s about bras without straps!

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Strapless Bras

Sometimes, going bare shouldered, with a spring in your step and a toss of hair over your shoulder is a fabulous feeling. And when you go strapless, you need a supportive strapless bra! Be it sleeveless dresses, tank tops, tube tops, halter tops, sundresses or strapless evening gowns, all of them demand a well fitting strapless bra to look their best. Please don’t wear bras with straps under any of these styles, and especially not those transparent straps! (more…)

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Bra sizes. As easy as A, B, C? Think again!

 

screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-22-10-33You’ve been buying bras forever. But have you ever really paused to figure out what all those number and alphabet combinations really stand for? For example, if a woman wears a 40 bra size, does that mean she is well endowed or just broad built? Correct Answer: broad built! Now if she had a cup size of F, it would be a different story. Let’s talk about what a bra size really means.

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Your bra has its consequences!

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Here’s why you need a serious bra makeover:
1) Posture: You could practice balancing a book on your forehead, all day long. But your posture essentially depends on your bra. The wrong bra size could make you slouch, rather than help you stand and sit up tall.

2) Pain: Wearing an ill-fitted bra is a pain! Literally! If you are wearing a band size too loose, you tighten your straps to feel support, so much so that it adds pressure on your shoulders OR you wear a band size so tight, it collects all the strain and sends it back up you neck. Both ways, this causes severe back, neck and shoulder pain. (more…)

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Your Bra size – The Myths and Truths

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I most often hear “I am a 32”, “I always wear a 34B”, “I fit into 36C”. Sounds familiar? How many of you have said the same, when you have walked in to purchase a bra? That’s exactly the problem – Numbers and alphabets are not deciders of your bra size, there’s a lot more that you need to watch for, to find your perfect size and fit.

A lot of women think these common sizes are the norm and continue to buy a set size (typically within the size range of 32B to 36D) without caring about how the bra fits. (more…)

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