We all know that it's a struggle to find a good bra; one that is comfortable and supportive, that feels like it was designed for just our body. And when we find that bra, we know that we have found a gem. It becomes our go to bra; the one we wear when it's an important day and we know we have to feel good and look good. We rely on it. We wear the living daylights out of our favorite bras. And when they reach the end of their useful lives, we try to hold on to them for just a little longer.
How do you know when it's time to say goodbye? Often we know the bra doesn't fit the same way that it used to; the level of support just isn't there anymore. But we're reluctant to acknowledge the bra's decline. Here are some guidelines to help you know when it is time to say goodbye to your favorite bra.
The bra becomes uncomfortable. Even good bras lose their shape over time and eventually don't support as well as they once did. Underwires can break free of their casings and poke or dig. As soon as a bra begins to hurt, it's time to retire it. Remember the Big Girls Bras mantra, no bra should hurt. Not now, not ever.
The elasticity is failing. Bra designers engineer fabrics to achieve just the right amount of stretch. Time and heat cause elasticity to loose its ability to return to its original shape and size, when that happens, the bra can no longer support us the way it once did.
When a bra becomes discolored or faded it has lost more than it's "just home from the store" appearance. As time and laundering cause the fabric to dull or discolor, the fabric is also losing its strength, flexibility or elasticity; the bra no longer functions as it was designed to function.
As reluctant as we are to part with a favorite bra, once it begins to fail it will quickly lose its favored status. It is time to replace it.
Whether you're replacing bras that have served you well or looking for something different, Big Girls Bras can help you find just what you want. We carry an extensive variety of bra styles and bra sizes, especially if you are looking for a bigger bra, so you don't have to settle for an almost right bra. We help you find the right bra for your body with online resources like How to Size a Bra, Bra Fitting Instructions and a knowledgeable and caring customer support staff that is just a phone call away.
Here are some BGB customer favorites that could become your next favorite bra: Aviana Plus Size Underwire Bra 2452, Anita Seamless Underwire Bra 5490, and Elomi Caitlyn Underwire Side Support Bra 8030.