Tackling One Bra-blem at a Time

9:30 AM

Alright, ladies. We're about to talk about something that is the bane of all of our existences... bras.

I don't know about you, but the very first thing I want to do when I get home after a long day is rip off my bra. (I lied, I totally know that's how you feel, too.) Even after years of wearing one, I have to admit that I'm probably not wearing the right size. It makes such a huge difference, which is why picking the right bra and knowing how to do so is so important.

With the help of ThirdLove, I've learned how to fix each bra-blem, one at a time.

For starters, when you have the right fit, you'll have a tight band. Make sure to start on the loosest hook. With more wear, you can adjust to the next hooks to keep the band feeling like it did on your first wear. Along with making sure your band stays tight, you need to adjust your straps at least every other month to keep them just as supportive! Lastly, make sure the cups fit perfectly by pulling back the wire and adjusting yourself or the bra as needed.

Now that you know how to wear a bra, what about those bra-blems we all deal with?

For me, I'm always adjusting and fiddling with the straps on one bra and then pulling down the band on another. The first problem is easy to tackle. If you're struggling with slipping straps too, just remember to adjust the straps. It sounds simple, but we so often ignore it and simply deal with the nuisance because apparently fixing the problem is too painstaking. If the problem persists, it's time to try a different style to find the right one for you.

On the other hand, if your band is riding up, try purchasing a smaller band size next time you go shopping. Don't forget, a smaller band size means a bigger cup size! A good trick is to slip two fingers under the back of the band. If they fit, you've got the right size.

If your straps are digging in rather than slipping off, it's still time for a change. Especially if it's an old bra, you should invest in a new bra, this time maybe with a smaller band size. Once your straps start to dig in, it means your bra has stretched out.

As for a problem I'll never have? If it looks like your bra isn't doing its job and it's hugging you too tightly, you need to go up a cup size and get some more room. Another problem with the same solution is if you're showing some serious side boob. This means your cups are too small and you need to size up as well.

On the flip side, if you've noticed something that ThirdLove calls cup gaping, you may have the opposite problem. Before you go and drop your hard-earned cash on a new bra, try tightening the straps. That may fix your problem altogether. If the gaping persists, you need to be wearing a cup size smaller.

I hope this helps with any bra-blems you may be dealing with! If we have to wear it on a daily basis, we may as well be wearing it comfortably.

If you've realized you need a new bra after reading this, check out ThirdLove's collection and use my exclusive promo code "BRABLEMS" to get 15% off your entire order!

Images and content were provided by ThirdLove. There was no monetary compensation for this post.

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  1. In love with this bra style! x

    Have a nice week,

  2. Great advice! Love these bra tips.


  3. Love the title!


  4. Great tips! I rarely wear bras honestly so it feels so weird when I do X

  5. This is such a great info! Thanks for sharing.

    Oh Dear Bumblebees

  6. The title is really funny, I love this post!

    Lauren x | http://www.huggled.co.uk/

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  8. Great post, funny title! xo, Sophia from http://www.sistersandglitters.com

  9. I'm going to save this post, since I really need new bras! Haha! Thanks so much for these tips, these are awesome <3

    xx BASH |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

  10. These are great tips! I get measured every time I go shopping for new bras as things can change so easily, always wise to get fitted for the right sizes.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  11. Such a great post, love these bra styles too. :) Hope to hear from you soon! x

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance

  12. I recently was properly fitted for my bra. Turns out I was wearing a cup size too small! No wonder I was so uncomfortable wearing them! And I'm totally with you, the first thing I do is rip my bra off too! lol!

    xoxo Rina

  13. Great post, good bra is really important. Gemma x

  14. Nice tips and I totally agree that the first thing getting home is taking off the bra....and the shoes ;)
    Coco and Jeans by Marisa

  15. Great tips! I was not familiar with this brand so I will check ThirdLove out! xoxo


  16. I'm definitely with you on wanting to whip my bra off as soon as I get home! But having the right bra for you really can make such a difference to your comfort.

    Musings & More

  17. Finding the right size and constantly getting re-measured every 6-12 months is essential. And you've made a great point about adjusting the bra straps - I was about to throw a couple away last month before realising I just needed to adjust the straps. It's surprisingly easy to forget?! haha. Have a lovely week :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  18. This is a great post! I just realized with some of my bras that I could tighten the strap and now it fits soo much better.

    Sam | My Beauty Cloud

  19. I have been wanting to try Third Love so bad! Glad to hear you love it...

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  20. I so dislike bras.. Especially in an NYC SUMMER! I mean give me a break.. What's the point? I try to go bra-less at this time as often as possible ;)

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  21. Girl, I feel you! I just find bras to be so annoying to be quite honest, even if I'm wearing the right size, haha. Speaking of, you've shared some great tips on finding the perfect fit, most of us have been/are guilty of wearing the incorrect size, so this post is extremely helpful! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having the best day so far!



  22. I have such a love/hate relationship with wearing a bra! Good advice on finding a good fit, would never have thought of some of these x


  23. I don't know this brand, thanks for sharing my dear! Have a nice day, kisses and thank you for your visit,

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

  24. Great tips!

    I personally have a problem of my straps falling off my shoulders all the time which is super annoying.

    I think a new style is in order :)


  25. It can be so difficult to find the right bra! I have a couple from VS that fit me well, but the sizes don't match up at all across different brands! Thanks for sharing hun, and thanks for the discount code! <3


  26. It is so difficult to find the right bra. I will need to check out this brand! xx

  27. Love the tips!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

  28. Awesome tips! I definitely have that same problem with my straps falling off my shoulders or with the cups gaping haha such a nuisance!

    ~Andrea Tiffany~

  29. There's nothing like having cute and comfortable undergarments. May have to give this brand a try. Thanks for sharing!


  30. Thanks for sharing these great tips. A good bra is really so important.

    Face to Curls | http://facetocurls.com

  31. Great tips! It's not everyday that bloggers talk about this topic but it's so important. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  32. These are such great tips. Wearing the right size is so important. It totally changes how an outfit looks!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  33. You just reminded me that I need to get fitted again. It's been way too long but these days I pretty much live in sports bra which is the most comfy for me. :-/

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  34. Great fit tips! I am guilty of wearing bras that don't fit quite right!

    pumps and push-ups

  35. Great post. I absolutely hate wearing bras but I’m lucky enough to be able to get away with bralettes & sports bras haha & I agree, straps falling down is so annoying! But thanks for sharing these tips.


  36. Ohh, this is a new site for me. Have to check it out! :)


  37. Super helpful, girl!
    -Kate // www.classyandkate.com

  38. Great bras! Thank you for all tips!
    Inspiration and greetings from MissGrey.ro

  39. "Bra-blem" ahah, love it. Very useful tips here!



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