Welcome to the woomen.pk fit blog series, where we’ll be sharing all the common bra fitting problems and their solutions. Subscribe to our newsletter and stay informed of our new posts. The first episode in our fit blog series is “Why bra rides up in the back and how to stop it?”
Three things that contribute to the bra rides up your back
- Too tight straps
- Wrong band size
- Time to change your bra
Firstly, I would like to clear the misconception that the support to the chest comes from the straps. Do you believe it? I heck not. Most women adjust their bra strap tight to lift the breasts which is not the right way to do it. When you put the whole weight of the bust on the straps and gravity pulls it down the band rides up. So loosen them up and see if the bra band sits flat and parallel to the breast or not.
If you want to lift your bust for a firm round shape then try the pushup bras. They have a specially contoured foam padding in the cups that pushes your bust upward and creates a nice cleavage.
Check the band/wing of the bra
A bra is the most complex undergarment to manufacture. It has many small pieces attached together that form a unique bra. One major component that actually supports the breast is the band or wing. Yes! you read it right. The underband is a section that stretches around your back and is the foremost source of support. On average women wear two sizes up from the actual band size, strange right?! And if the band/underband size of your bra is not right, it can have a huge impact on how your dress look and the shape you want.
Are you aware that most women are wearing the wrong size bra? If you are one of those, don’t fret it we’ve got your back!
Watch if your bra rides up your back, this means your band size is too big. It should sit flat, parallel to your bust at the front; if it is riding up it is too large. A loosely fitting band can strain your shoulder straps which can lead to shoulder pain. A correctly fitted bra should not have any movement to be able to ride up; it should fit firmly around your back and adequately support your breasts.
Find a new bra
After loosening the straps and tightening the band, you still feel you are forever pulling down and readjusting the bra, then go ahead and buy a new bra for yourself. You can try a smaller band size with one size up the cup size. This will keep your cup size the same but with a small band. Let me give you an example if you’re wearing a 38-B and the bra band rides up in the back then you can try 36-C. The cup size will remain the same if you choose 36-C over 38-B confused, no need to be. We’ll explain it in the coming post. A correct band size may feel snug at first if you have been using a larger band size, but soon it’ll become the norm.
Knowing whether you are wearing the right size bra can be tough, so if you have any doubts about your size, experience any pain or discomfort. Go ahead, measure yourself, and get fitted! Your breasts will thank you!