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How to Put on a Bra

Have you ever wondered if you're doing it right when you put on a bra? Have you had trouble getting bras to fit properly, or felt like there had to be a better way to get your bra on? Here's everything you need to know about how to put on a bra, how to get it to fit your breasts properly - and how NOT to put on a bra!

Putting on a Bra "The Right Way":

1. Slip the bra straps over your arms

2. Lean forward so your breasts fall into the cups

3. Reach behind you to hook the bra

If you're wearing an underwire bra, you may need to adjust the band so that the wire is laying flat against your chest wall and cradling your breast. The underwire should never lay directly on your breast tissue, or it can cause discomfort, and over time, can deform your breasts.

Ideally, if you're putting on a new bra for the first time, you should be hooking it on the loosest setting. If you're using the middle or tightest setting, you won't have anywhere to go once the bra band starts to stretch. If you use the loosest setting, you can switch to the mid and then the tightest set of hooks as the bra wears - which means you get a longer lifespan from your bra.

Next: How NOT to Put on a Bra


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