Bra code: Why it is important to get fitted for the correct size

Women, it is possible for your bra to be comfortable - if you buy a well-fitting one, that is. And this is why it is important to get fitted for the correct size

It is said that nine out of 10 women are wearing bras of the wrong size because bra sizes change throughout their lives, so it is important to get regular fittings.
It is said that nine out of 10 women are wearing bras of the wrong size because bra sizes change throughout their lives, so it is important to get regular fittings. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
Bra fitter Kate Pedersen from Change Lingerie at Cluny Court helping the writer to find the right bra fit.
Bra fitter Kate Pedersen from Change Lingerie at Cluny Court helping the writer to find the right bra fit. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Until recently, I thought that wearing a bra was a cruel and unusual punishment. The straps cut into my shoulders. There was chafing on the sides. By early evening, I would have backaches. My girls did not look good in a T-shirt or sweater.

What I did not know about bras was a lot.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 22, 2020, with the headline 'Bra code'. Subscribe