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Things that affect your Bra Size

By now you'll know that understanding your size (and regularly checking your size) as well as understanding style/s of bra is most flattering on you is key to looking and feeling great in your bra. So what else can affect which bra you should buy?

Age
Your boobs change over time, this is inevitable, but it doesn't mean you can't look great. Just as you wouldn't wear the same clothes you wore as a teenager when you're in your 50s, neither should you be wearing the same underwear! Most women find that their boobs lose volume as they get older, especially if you have ever breast fed. To give your boobs their best silhouette you should opt for a full cup bra that gives you a full rounded shape by lifting and separating your boobs.

A wire bra will always give you more lift but wirefree bras have come a long way in design and give you a beautiful look. Wirefree is best if you have delicate boobs or have undergone surgery. Remember that whatever your age, your boobs are a defining part of your figure and deserve to be dressed well.

Weight
Some women find that their weight affects which bra they can wear. Thin women with very little upper body fat may find that wired bras dig into them. Because your band must be snug in order to give you great support you should consider wearing a wirefree bra or a wired bra with a deep or soft band.

If your upper body has extra weight you can experience problems with chafing and pinching. Fit is everything, but in addition you should consider wearing a bra that is breathable this will reduce the risk of persperation getting trapped against your skin which causes chafing.

Activity
Just as you wear the appropriate outfit depending on what you're doing, the same applies to your underwear. You'd be surprised at how demanding the average day is. Whether your job is physically demanding or you're running round after little ones, your boobs need to be supported. This is when you need great Full Cup bras.

Styles like Balconette and Plunge are really only designed for low impact activities like going out for dinner and looking fabulous!

Hormones
We tend to think that hormones only apply to teenagers, but in reality they affect your shape your whole life. Some women find that their boobs change by an entire cup size during their period. It is essential to buy properly fitting bras to wear during this time. You'll feel more comfortable and it's much better for your boobs.

There are lots of changes that happen when you become pregnant and of course your bras need to change accordingly. Check out our maternity/nursing section to learn more.

As you get older your boobs may lose some of their volume as your hormone levels decrease. To keep your silhouette looking fabulous, opt for a full cup bra that gives you a smooth look. Full Cup bras lift your boobs giving you a great figure.