4 Signs You Seriously Need To Invest In A New Bra – And Pronto!

It only takes a few minutes to get fitted for your correct bra size and you wont be sorry that you did. Here's why.

Woman in a bra

We all have different shaped and sized boobs and it’s about time we start giving them the support that they need (literally). In fact, Triumph lingerie have launched an entire campaign about it called Find The One urging women all over the world to get fitted properly. Adorable promo video aside though, they highlighted some pretty important reasons why it’s a good idea to regularly invest in a well-fitting bra.

Not sure what to look out for? Well, if you’re experiencing any of the following it’s deffo time to hotfoot it down to your local lingerie shop.

1. Back pain

Wearing the wrong sized bra can place a large amount of strain onto your back and shoulders, especially if you have a larger bust. So if you notice that your over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder, isn’t quite doing its job, and you’re feeling tight, uncomfortable aches across your upper back and shoulder blades, the fix maybe as simple as going up a cup size.

2. Irreparable ligament damage

The breast biomechanics team at the University of Portsmouth say that wearing the wrong type of bra could lead to fragile ligaments in your boobs becoming irreparably stretched. The really bad news? Continued strain on your boobs will ultimately lead to stretch marks and sagging. Eek. If that’s not a good enough reason to splurge some extra spends at Victoria’s Secret then we don’t know what is…

3. Damage during exercise

During exercise, breasts move up to 21cm (8.26inches), up and down and side to side, but most bras just limit vertical movement. We’re big advocates of fitness and health here at STELLAR but make sure when you’re doing it, you’ve prepped yourself correctly. A supportive, well-fitting sports bra is the only way to go.

4. Breast lymph constriction

Many physicians and researchers now agree that wearing a tight fitting bra can cut off lymph drainage, which can contribute to the development of breast cancer, as your body will be less able to excrete all the toxins you’re exposed to on a daily basis. For this reason alone, you should definitely hit up a specialist to make sure you’ve got your sizing just right.