Come on, Brah

Even though the title of this post is an extremely corny attempt to tie my blog topic to today’s cool kids lingo (“c’mon bruh”, get it?), the subject is something we all should take quite seriously…wearing the right size bra.

Since it’s the start of a new year, I thought it would be great to get a professional fitting and purchase a few new bras for my collection.  My last blog post was an open invitation to judge one of my recent style choices and I’m still recovering from all of the finger shaking (I kid), so I won’t divulge the amount of time that has passed between my last two bra fittings. Let’s just say it’s rather embarrassing because I know how critical and essential a properly fitted bra is to my wardrobe. The right bra can take that cashmere sweater or v-neck blouse from blah to BAM! Your undergarments are the foundation to any and every look you present to the world each day. 

Not convinced of the wardrobe changing effects a shiny new bra can provide? Check out some of the benefits below: 

1. Wearing the proper size bra can reduce health challenges

As a person who suffers from frequent migraine headaches, it was interesting to learn that my headaches could be caused by bras that don’t fit properly. If the bra strap is too thick and the cup size is too small, then your shoulders will absorb the pressure, which can increase your chances of experiencing headaches and/or neck pain.  Ill fitting bras can also negatively affect your breathing and circulation because of the pressure the underwire or tightness of the bra can put on your bones. Okay, so we have head problems, neck problems and breathing problems, all caused by wrong sized bras. What are you waiting for? Make your bra sizing appointment today!

2. Wearing the proper size bra can make you look skinnier

It’s true. I’m a petite and busty girl and some of my older bras were giving the illusion that I was heavier than I am. I really didn’t notice the difference until I got re-sized and purchased a few new bras. The difference was definitely noticeable. Not only did I not look as bulky, but the new bra made my “girls” a lot more perky and provided better definition between my boobs and my torso. Don’t believe me? Give it a try.

3. Wearing the proper size bra can improve your posture

I think this benefit is pretty much a no brainier. Have you ever wore a bra with straps that fit tightly on your shoulders or underwire that is completely uncomfortable? If so, you know that the discomfort unconsciously makes you slump your shoulders and hunch your back. It’s a coping mechanism for the agitation. Putting on the right size bra takes the pressure off of your shoulders, which enables your back to be appropriately aligned. 

So there you have it! All of the motivation you need to update your bra drawer. I challenge you to schedule an appointment with a bra specialist at a retailer like Nordstrom or Soma Intimates and purchase a few new bras for your collection. I promise, it will change your life!


shannon b.


3 thoughts on “Come on, Brah

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you Shannon.This was so informative. I knew I needed to replace my bras but I’m doing it sooner than later now. So much aggravation when a bra doesn’t fit well. The girls thank you too!!!

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    • Thanks, Darlene! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. It’s really easy to forget about purchasing and getting resized for bras regularly, because they’re expensive and it’s not an article of clothing the world gets to see. Go bra(h) shopping crazy and let me know if you notice a difference.


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