Back-Saving Bra Hacks Every Woman Should Know

January 30, 2015  |  
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Finding just the right bra can be an infuriating process — unless you know these back-saving bra hacks. Read on to banish your bra problems for good.

This Fool-Proof Fit Test

Are you sure your bra fits?

Lift your arms over your head. The band should lay falt against your rib cage. The cups should contain all of your breast tissue with no gaps or spillage.

Get Your Underwire Under Control

Just cut and stick a Dr. Scholl’s moleskine pad over the hole the underwire is protruding through. Can’t make it to the store? Cut a panty liner to fit and stick it over the area.

Keep At Least Four Bras In Rotation

Rotate them once a week to help them all keep their shape and elasticity.

Cold Water Is A Must

Hot water breaks down the elastic that’s giving you great fit. For extra protection, clasp your bras and place them in a lingerie bag before you wash. And remove pushup pads.

Invest In A Bra Expander

A bra is too small if you can’t comfortable fit two fingers under the strap.

But a bra expander is all you need. This small piece of fabric will change a near-perfect fit into a perfect one with just a few dollars’ investment.

Keep Your Strapless Bra In Place

For bustier ladies, strapless bras can be risky. Keep them in place with this quick convertible bra hack.

Mod Your Backless Dress

Don’t want to invest in backless bra? Just sew the cups of a cheap bra into the front of the dress.

Keep A Paper Clip On Hand

It’s the easiest way to convert a regular bra into a racer back. Want to make sure it stays comfortable and in place? Have a friend wrap it with a piece of fabric tape.

When your bra situation no longer qualifies as an emergency, invest a few dollars in a bra clip. It will do the same job, just a little more stylishly.

Hide Your Bra Straps For Good

These sew-in tabs are super easy to DIY with this quick video tutorial.

Bra Too Loose?

Try a band tightener before you invest in a new one.

Calculate Your Actual Bra Size

You don’t have to go to a specialist to get a great fit. Try this Victoria’s Secret calculator to apporximate your size without the guess work.

Learn To Swap Similar Sizes

Switch between sister cup sizes with this helpful chart.

Troubleshoot Difficult Fit

Spilling over? Cups wrinkling? This chart will help keep you straight.

Invest In Covers

It’s cold out there.

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