In a world of vanity sizes and mysterious designations like “medium,” you usually have to try clothes on before you have any clue if they fit. Bra sizing would seem to be different, since it involves numbers and math, but I’m here with bad news: There is no such thing as Your One True Bra Size.
I didn’t believe it at first, either. When I first heard about the Būband, I googled up review after review looking for someone who could verify that it was a ridiculous garbage gimmick. But most of what I read was positive, so I told you guys all about it. I even bought one for myself, and now? I’m a believer.
Some guys may be surprised to hear this, but bras are a pain in the butt to wash, and many of us put off the chore for as long as possible. (We wash everything else though, we swear.) That’s gross, but is it actually bad for you?
When the fabric gives and an underwire pokes out from your bra, it can be painfully distracting, to say the least. For a quick fix, apply moleskin (available in first aid kits or a pharmacy) to put the wire back in place, stop the stabbing, and save your bra.
It’s hard to build an exercise habit without functional, comfortable gear—and for large chested women, a good sports bra is as essential as the right bike saddle or running shoes.
Not all tops are made for traditional bras. Sure, you could always wear a strapless bra. You can buy specialty clips that hide your straps, too. But if you don’t have either, or you’re in a pinch, a simpler option is to just use a paper clip.
When you find the right bra, it can make a huge difference in both how your clothes fit and how you feel in them. Certain types of bras, however, work better with certain tops. Here are the best bras for different types of clothing.
Bra shopping is such a challenge that when you find a bra that actually fits well, you have to hold onto it for dear life. Brayola aims to end that torture by showing you bras that match your current bras' style and size.
If you don't want to have to replace your bras more often than necessary, try rotating your bras every day, giving the band time to rest between uses.
The humble salad spinner is great for washing leaves of lettuce without bruising them, but according to Busty Girl Comics, a blog that chronicles the issues that come with being large-chested, it's also a great tool for cleaning bras that can easily get mangled in the washing machine.