Bras are pretty much a necessary evil, right? They’re sort of the worst though because they can be really uncomfortable and annoying. I really don’t think there is a better feeling than taking your bra off when you get home. When I got fitted last year, I found out that I had been wearing a bra two sizes too small! Bras are so common and simple so you probably don’t think much of it, but your bra is really important. You need to be wearing the right one!
There are a lot of things about your bra that you probably don’t know. There are also a lot of myths floating around about bras. Some argue that you don’t even need a bra at all. That might be true for some people, but for us full-chested ladies, wearing a bra provides some much needed comfort. I wanted to take some time and debunk these bra myths for you:
Myth: You Don't Need To Be Fitted
You absolutely do! Most people are walking around in the wrong size, and wearing the wrong bra size can cause a ton of health problems. While you can certainly measure yourself, it's best to leave it to a pro and get fitted. It's not that bad, we promise!
Myth: Your Size Works At Every Store
False! Have you ever noticed that your size at Victoria's Secret is a little different than your size at a different store? That's because not all sizes are created equal. It's best to get fitted every time you shop at a new place so you can get the best bra for your ladies!
Myth: Cups And Straps Do All The Work
Guess what? Your bra's band does 90% of the supporting. That number in front of your cup size is super important so make sure you find the right one that works for you.
Myth: You Have To Wash Your Bra Everyday
Bras are not like underwear, which need to be washed everyday. It's actually bad for your bras to wash them too often. You should wash your bra every 2-3 wears, and it's best to handwash to preserve the elasticity and shape.
Myth: You Don't Need A Sports Bra
Any time you're doing physical activity, you need to put your twins in a sports bra. It might not seem like a big difference, but when you're breasts are bouncing around, it's bad for them. Sports bras help give them the support that regular bras can't during activities. Also, doubling up on sports bras doesn't give you more support. It actually smushes your boobs and can cause more harm than good. Do yourself a favor and get a really supportive sports bra.
Myth: You Need To Sleep In A Bra
This sort of depends on you. Obviously, when your boobs aren't being held up, they're going to sag. But wearing a bra 24/7 isn't the solution either! Sleeping in a bra isn't necessarily helpful or harmful, so it's really up to you. If you have bigger breasts, you might feel more comfortable sleeping in a bra because you need the support.
Myth: Underwire Causes Cancer
There's a common myth that underwire bras cause breast cancer. Well, there's really no evidence to support this at all. There are many causes for breast cancer from age to genetics, but your bras aren't one of them according to science.
Now watch Cheyenne give you these facts in the most hilarious way possible!
Did you believe any of these myths? Are there any other bra myths you can think of? Tell us in the comments!