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bra guide reduce long term sagging

Rich women in the earlier centuries wore corsets to help elevate, reveal, and enhance the appearance of their breasts. Then, in the 1920s, the bandeau bra was introduced because wearing a bra was said to help improve posture, reduce back pain and prevent sagging. But according to many, bras were created merely for style and not for service. 

I remember the first time I was introduced to the ‘thing’, which would keep my newly expanding chest intact. I was excited. I, all of a sudden, felt like a mature woman because I now wore a ladies bra beneath my school shirt. I wanted to tell the world that I was a young lady now. I would no more be the skinny little girl I used to be. I was transforming into a woman, with a bosom, just like the ones I would admire in the ‘Femina’ magazines back then.

But, slowly, in a few months, I began to dislike the bra I was once so excited about. I felt suffocated every time I wore it. Yes, my bust size had increased, and my mom bought me a size bigger, but that one just ended up being slightly loose and unusable, which would be more irritating than the tight ones. And, loose ones are dangerous, too, especially when you jump and play during the sports period at school. Boys can always add to the discomfort of your wardrobe malfunction. So, we tried various types of bras available then but in vain. Finally, I just stuck to the one that kept my breasts in place though the lookout, for the right one, was still on.

Fast forward to when I shifted to India. India had a variety of different sizes and types of bras for various purposes, and I was amazed at the variations. There were more than 30 types of bras since the first bra was introduced, for different outfits and different events, but what I did was, buy the right bras for the right occasion. Firstly, to reduce long term sagging breasts, you need to know which bra to wear and when. The four basic ones I use are as follows:

bra guide
the bra guide
  1. T-Shirt Bra – This is a good bra for daily use. A T-shirt bra is suitable for wearing under simple tops. I wear padded and wired one because I wear a lot of self-coloured tops. It’s great for a girl’s day out!
  2. Strapless Bra – Though the bra strap mark is still visible on my shoulders, this type of bra is apt for stylish tops and tube dresses. The silicone band helps keep the bosom in place.
  3. Stick-on – This type may not be called a ‘bra’ but is fantastic for backless outfits. The only disadvantage is that you can use it around eight times only until you have to buy new ones.
  4. Sports Bra – This bra is the latest trend designed to prevent discomfort during physical activity. Those of you who run, exercise or dance, do read about this and avoid embarrassing videos of you with bouncing mammary glands.

Further, you need to know your exact cup size not only your band size. If you are actually a 34D and you are wearing a 34B, there is high possibility that your breasts will not only lump out from the sides, you will also end up with bruises by the bra strap. You need to make sure your band size is right, cup size is perfect and your straps are adjusted correctly. Then, choose your bra according to your activity, and you will have the perfect breasts until you are 50 years old at least. All the best!

Cindy D'Silva
Cindy D'Silva
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  1. Very important post. Not wearing proper bra can cause discomfort as well as lead to sagging. I usually wear sports bra, find them very comfortable but you can’t wear them with every outfit. I avoid wearing wired bras.

  2. Simrit Bedi says:

    This is a very informative post. It is very important to wear the right kind of bra. Unfortunately most women are not aware about it

  3. Arushi Seth says:

    Many of us do not see the need to wear a right size and type of bra. This is a very important post and a very informative one too. Thanks for sharing

  4. This us very informative post. It always a tough job to find the right bra for a particular dress. And as you mentioned cup size matters a lot. Thanks for sharing this insightful read.

  5. ginia says:

    I also remember my first bra experience. My mom and elder sis took me to a really nice bra boutique where they used to customise according to size and shape. But overall for ladies with a heavier bust it is still difficult to get stylish affordable lingerie in India till date.

  6. Brinda says:

    The correct bra size and fit are definitely necessary for every woman. It improves posture and gives confidence when you look and feel good about yourself. Great post!

  7. Jhilmil D Saha says:

    this is really a helpful guide for women who has trouble finding the right bra. thanks for sharing this, it is very informative.

  8. Archana says:

    So informative post, correct size and style of inner garment plays vital role in any dressing sense, and also to get utmost comfort.

  9. Dr Bushra says:

    Choosing the right bra is not easy. I too wear t-shirt bra comfortable in daily wear. This post is informative

  10. Tina Basu says:

    good intimate wear is so important for ladies. This is such a helpful post.

  11. Varsh says:

    The right bra is important for good fitting and long term too. Sagging is so common in women. Informative post!

  12. Ruchi Verma says:

    This is really helpful for many ladies out there …I too feel right undergarments should be more important and on priority!!

  13. I will refer to this post when next time I will go for a purchase. Thanks for the sharing h lots of options available according to the need.

  14. Amrit Kaur says:

    It is definitely necessary for females to wear the right bra as it helps to prevent sagging and further health issues.

  15. Humaira says:

    Indeed wearing the right bra and a correct bra with ur outfit is very imp. This is an informative nd useful post for ladies.

  16. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    I swear by t-shirt bras to wear on a daily basis. Sports bras are the most comfortable but unfortunately can’t be worn under everything! A useful post.

  17. This Is a great post. Indeed wearing the right bra and a correct bra with ur outfit is very imp. I had once gone to gym wearing a regular bra n I know how much discomfort I had. I ran and got myself a sports bra after that.

  18. Loved reading through this wonderfully written post. Am passing it now to my wife … She would appreciate this 🙏

  19. Correct bra size matters a lot and very few bloggers talk about it openly. This is such an insightful blog post as comfort comes first when fashion is the subject.

  20. This is a great thing you took up, a topic usually not taken up but a required one for woman. Girls should be directed to this post.

  21. Mominprocess says:

    I know.. it used be just a thing few days back but with time I have realized how important it is to choose the right size and the right brand..

  22. Manisha Garg says:

    We must emphasize on the right size of the bra otherwise you may suffer and get pain. Helpful post I liked the chart you shared with different types of bra.

  23. Mrinal Kiran says:

    I usually go for full coverage, shaper bras as they serve me well… Really nice post!

  24. Jenifer says:

    Yes right brand with right size.

    Before I didn’t use to follow but more since 2-3 years I wear right bra and also sports bra during exercise.

  25. Silja Nair says:

    Selecting a correct size is very important & i am very bad in that so this blog is completely helpful to person like me.

  26. I agree selecting a correct size bra is somewhat tricky and many women did not know how to do it. thanks a lot for sharing this useful information with this post, will help lots of women in selecting correct one for themselves.

  27. A great guide to buying the right bra for every occasion. Hope more women read and learn from it.

  28. Pinal Shah says:

    Ohhh..This is an informative nd useful post for ladies..would help so many girls out there. Thnks for sharing. Shall share with my friends..

  29. Alpana Deo says:

    Wearing a proper bra and at the right time is very important. You are right, market is full of different type of bras these days that it’s actually easy for young girls to pick one accordingly to their comfort and need. When we were growing up, I don’t think we had these many options. Thanks for educating me on the names.

  30. Sagging is one thing that I’m unable to over come. This is an important topic to talk on as a zillion of people wear the wrong size and also don’t know on the different types of bras.

  31. I didn’t know most of the styles like plunge, balconette, bandeau. this is very useful for ladies who have got done with breastfeeding their babies.

  32. Akanksha Singh says:

    This reminded me of my first introduction to bra, and how it was a hush hush thing to go and buy from a shop. I remember a lady used to come with all sorts of ladies stuff to our society and every lady would buy her bra from her with out even knowing what are the options available out there

  33. MeenalSonal says:

    This post is.perfect that shares tips for many woman. Shall share with my friends

  34. Urvashi says:

    Oh this is so useful for all the ladies who are clueless and often shy away from the lingerie section. Nicely put together.

  35. This is a very informative post. Would help so many girls out there. It’s not more than 3 or 4 years when I discovered the bra world, till then as you said, it was that one basic bra.

  36. Salma Shajahan says:

    Always selecting one is a difficult task for me. You have made me think more on this

  37. Nitya says:

    I didn’t even know so many types of bras exist that are meant for a particular purpose… Such an informative post.

  38. Kinshoo says:

    Super helpful post. Sagging is such a deep problem especially after breastfeeding and ageing.

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