Always Do These Things To Find The Perfect Bra

Let’s face it girls, finding the perfect bra that is comfortable and makes our assets feel properly looked after is a real pain in the neck. Selecting a comfy bra calls for more than finding the “prettiest” one or finding your favourite colour. It is more about finding one that won’t predispose any health complications and one that allows you to be comfortable. Prettiness is important, but not the most important thing. 

A small bra that offers too little support and doesn’t fit well can cause displacement of breast tissues, thrusting it under the arm or flattening it on the chest cavity. Too big bras that leave large spaces don’t provide adequate support and can make the breast tissues stretch causing them to drop and sag.

Many health practitioners and fashion gurus emphasise the need to know your “size,” but this is just the beginning. You need to find the right style, right brand and right support for your body. Let’s look at a few tips that can help you get the perfect bra:

1. Bra Size

It is important to find a bra size that is comfortable and supportive. The easiest way to find the right size is by trying out various bras of different sizes and styles. You can rest assured you’ll end up with a bra that offers the right support and one that provides utmost comfort. However, having an idea about your bust measurement can help you speed up the process as it gives you a hint of where to start. Bra sizes are denoted by a number and a letter. The number is the size of the back strap, and the latter represents the cup size. For example, 34B denotes a bra with size 34 back straps and a B cup size. When you want to know your Back Strap Measurement, have someone put the tape measure around your bust below the breast. Ensure that during the measurement, the tape measure is lying flat against your body and assumes a straight line across your back. When it comes to Cup Size Measurement, have someone place the tape measure around your chest, this time on top of your breast. Once you get this measurement, you can use the difference between the two to get a rough estimate of your cup size. You can also look at ‘sister’ sizes, which means you might go up a cup size but down a strap size, or vice versa.

2. Always Try It On Before Purchasing

Don’t walk into a clothing store and pick a bra that you think fits you correctly, try it out first.  Try out different brands and styles. Some bras brands have variations, and some will fit better than others. Try the bra in front of a mirror and check out for any wrinkling on the cups or pinching and bulging to be sure that the size is perfect.

Know that bras are like breasts, and they change over time. If you want to the get the most life out of it, buy one that is a little snug and one that you don’t have to put on the tightest setting.



3. Be Practical

Avoid being caught up in colours. While embroidery and lace may look pretty, they have a tendency of peeking through most fabrics. Sometimes, making sure people don’t see your bra is important. You don’t want to ruin your outfit! When going shopping for bras, take a few tops that you often wear such as a blouse, T-shirt or a favourite dress and judge the bra by the look and feel when you are in each of favourite garments.

4. Get Out of your Rut

Even if you have a bra type that you like, it is important to be diverse and open minded to new brands and styles. Women tend to be wedded to one bra from a specific brand. Try new things.

5. Wear and Care

Make sure you take care of your bra when you’ve found the right one for you. You should wash it after every couple of wears, following care instructions on the label. Be aware that most bras are only made for around 300 days of wear. Yours might still be fine after that, but knowing when to replace them is important!

Happy shopping!

Not A Team Player? 4 Sports You Will Enjoy!

If you look back at your school days, do you have negative memories of sport and exercise? Yet these days, you’re a gym bunny who loves to smash their personal best? This type of scenario is a lot more common than you might think. In fact, it describes me perfectly. Many of us hated sports in school or college, yet grew to love it as we got older. In a lot of cases, this is because we moved from team sports to individual sports. It always sounds a little negative when you say ‘I’m not a team player’, but in terms of sports, it isn’t necessarily a bad thing! It simply means that you operate more efficiently alone, without relying on other people. If this sounds like you too, take a look at these top sports you can do that aren’t team related, and that can keep you fit too.


Swimming has been given a new lease of life recently thanks to the Olympic Games and megastars such as Michael Phelps. It is perfect for those who want to avoid high-intensity exercise, or for those who are just getting started on their fitness journey. Or, if you’re a sportsperson who is currently injured, it can be a great way to stay active whilst regaining your health.This is because it’s low impact. Swimming is a perfect all over body workout, using most of the muscles in the body. 


Running is either loved or hated, but there’s no denying that it’s a great way to become more active, get fitter and lose weight. Plus, if you’re not a team person, it is the ideal form of exercise. If casual jogging isn’t your thing, consider taking part in local competitions. Many people find it much more motivating to compete against others, so see what is going on in your area. Or, set up your own contest with friends, and use a company such as Trophies Plus Medals to source fun prizes for each other.




We’ve all watched tennis competitions like Wimbledon and giggled at the infamous grunts players make whilst hitting the ball. But, in all seriousness, tennis can be a great way to up your overall fitness. It is cardiovascular, as you will need to be on your toes at all times, and it can also improve your agility when you are lunging for the ball. There are also other pros to tennis that aren’t just to do with fitness, such as improving your concentration or your hand to eye coordination.

Horse riding

This might not be the first sport that comes to mind when you’re looking to get fit, but horseback riding is a great option for those looking for a fun individual sport to take part in. The good thing about riding is that it can be as high-intensity to as low-intensity as you want it to be. Go out on a gentle hack in the countryside, or brace your stomach muscles for a vicious cross-country course. Whatever you choose, it’s a great way to get fit and spend more time outdoors.

Which of these sports will you try?