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Top 5 Bra Myths Busted by Leading Expert

THE Top 5 Bra Myths You Should Stop Believing

We’re separating fact from fiction to help you make the best bra buying decisions.

Think you’ll remain the same bra size for life or that only push up bras can provide lift? Think again. Whether they are old wives’ tales or just well-meaning advice passed down through the generations, it’s time to put a lid on these lingering bra myths!



Your bra size never changes

This one couldn’t be further from the truth. We gain weight. We lose weight. We have babies. We age. These life changes (and others) can affect a woman’s breast shape and size over the years. Every time you go up or down seven pounds, guess what? Your bra size can change. So, no, you probably won’t wear just one bra size for life.



Bra support is all about the cups and straps

Nope. The key element here is really the bra band—up to 70% of your bra’s support comes from the band itself. To experience the best and most comfortable bra fit, make sure you correctly size both the band and cups. The band should fit snugly without feeling too tight. Don’t forget to make use of the hooks to achieve a more precise fit.



If you want some lift, you’ll need a push up

Many women believe only a push up bra can provide the lift and cleavage they desire, but that’s also wrong. You can absolutely give your boobs a boost without turning to a padded push up. Our expertly designed Ultimate Lift™ bra collection lifts your bustline up to one inch for a look that’s as comfortable as it is flattering.



Underwire bras are uncomfortable

This is another huge misconception. Underwire bras are actually very comfortable and offer great shape when your bra fits correctly for your breast size and shape. If you’re not sporting the right cup size, you may find the underwire digging into your breasts or poking under your arm. And if the band is too big, your bra will shift around as you move, causing friction and discomfort. With a proper bra fitting, you’ll soon discover just how effortless underwire bra styles can be.



Bra sizes are the same across brands

Not true. Bra brands hold themselves to a variety of fit expectations, so you may need a different bra size depending on where you shop. Here at Wacoal, we own our entire bra-making process, from design and development to manufacturing and testing. You can always count on us to bring you consistent, comfortable, and high-quality bras no matter the style—find yours using our Bra Finder.

True or false? Top bra expert and our very own Head of Design, Miryha Fantegrossi, debunks some of the most common bra myths around!

If you need help finding your perfect bra size or have a particular bra fit issue, we’re here for you. Make an appointment with one of our amazing Fit Experts today! Prefer to give it a go on your own? Check out our online Bra Fit Calculator to determine your exact bra size using a step-by-step guide.